Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

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Nicholas and Alexandra: The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

Format:  Hardcover,

639 pages

Publisher: Random House Inc

Publish Date: Sep 2012

ISBN-13: 9780679645610

ISBN-10: 0679645616

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From the Modern Library's new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie--also available are "Peter the Great "and "The Romanovs"
In this commanding book, Robert K. Massie, prize-winning author of "Catherine the Great, " sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs' lives: Nicholas's political naivete, Alexandra's obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis's brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history--the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.
The Modern Library of the World's Best Books
Nicholas and Alexandra
"A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible."--"Harper's"
Peter the Great
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize
"Enthralling . . . as fascinating as any novel and more so than most."--"The New York Times Book Review"
" "
The Romanovs
"Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.""--Los Angeles Times Book Review"

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Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: Sep 2012
ISBN-13: 9780679645610
ISBN-10: 0679645616
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 639
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.5 x 2.0

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Biography of Massie, Robert K.

Robert Kinloch Massie III (1929-) is an American historian, author, Pulitzer Prize recipient. He has devoted much of his career to studying the House of Romanov, Russia's royal family from 1613-1917. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He spent much of his youth in Nashville, Tennessee and currently resides in the village of Irvington, New York. He studied United States and modern European history at Yale and Oxford University, respectively, on a Rhodes Scholarship.

Massie went to work as a journalist for Newsweek from 1959 to 1962 and then took a position at the Saturday Evening Post. In 1969 he wrote and published his breakthrough book, Nicholas and Alexandra. Massie was the president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991, and he still serves as a council member. While president of the Guild, he famously called on authors to boycott any store refusing to carry Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses. His title Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

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From the Modern Library’s new set of beautifully repackaged hardcover classics by Robert K. Massie—also available are Peter the Great and The Romanovs

In this commanding book, Robert K. Massie, prize-winning author of Catherine the Great, sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.

The Modern Library of the World’s Best Books

Nicholas and Alexandra

“A magnificent and intimate picture... Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”— Harper’s

Peter the Great

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize

“Enthralling... as fascinating as any novel and more so than most.”— The New York Times Book Review

The Romanovs

“Riveting... unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

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