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Nicholas and Alexandra The story of the love that ended an empireIn this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize winning author Robert K Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs lives Nicholas s political na vet , 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



10 thoughts on “Nicholas and Alexandra

  1. says:

    Nicholas asked for chairs so that his wife and son could sit while they waited Yurovsky ordered three chairs brought and Alexandra took one Nicholas took another, using his arm and shoulder to support Alexis, who lay back across the third chair Behind their mother stood the four girls and Dr Botkin, the valet Trupp, the cook Kharitonov and Demidova, the Em


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    NO SPOILERS On completion I very highly recommend this book to those interested in Nicholas and Alexandra Romanov, to anyone interested in Russian history, to those interested in the beginning of Bolshevism in Russia and also to those who enjoy historical biographies written by talented authors Massie can write He knows his subject, in and out, backward and for


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    Nicholas Alexandra is the tragic and compelling story of the last Tsar and his family by Robert K Massie, this book was first published in 1968 and is an amazing and historically accurate account of the fall of the Romanovs and the collapse of Imperial Russia but is also The story of Nicholas a husband and father and a family who dealt with a child suffering from ha


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    A sweeping, tragic, impossibly romantic family saga this is history so compulsively readable that I finished it in a single weekend I knew, of course, how the story ends but I found myself caring so much that I longed to see history re written I found myself wishing, hoping against hope, that it would not end that way.Theirs was a true love match though it seemed an unli


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    Is it possible, he asked, that for twenty two years I tried to act for the best and that for twenty two years it was all a mistake The answer to this question is something neither Nicholas nor his beloved and adoring wife, Alix, would ever fully comprehend To the end, they continued to believe every folly that had made them prisoners in the land they once ruled with a single


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    Nicholas added, I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father Gosh, this book I read it with such a dual response the political side of me condemned everything to do with the Tsar from his opulent lifestyle the palaces the yachts the jewels to his stubborn refusal to allow any form of democratic rep


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    I read this biography many years ago and, when it appeared as a kindle deal of the day, a while ago, snapped it up to re read This was first published in 1967, when many of those, who witnessed the events of that period, were still alive indeed, the young ballerina with whom Nicholas had a romance with, was an elderly lady in Paris at the time of publication At that point, most of the


  8. says:

    This is the third biography that I ve read by Robert K Massie He s a fabulous writer and his books have a way of grabbing me from the get go I ve been enjoying reading about Russian history, which I had been quite ignorant about until I started on his books I knew how this story was going to end and how tragic it would be Massie is such a great writer, that I was engaged throughout What I d


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    I was named after Nicholas and Alexandra s daughter Tatiana my mother is kind of romantically inclined like that My name was almost Yolanda or Sabrina, so I guess I should count myself lucky Anyway, this book is one of the things that inspired my mom, and so I really do need to read it sometime But in the meantime, I highly recommend that you read my friend Hana s review She s brilliant and writ


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    Reading Nicholas and Alexandra was like watching a train wreck in progress you knew where it was going, you knew how it had to end, yet you continued to stare, fascinated and horrified, hoping against hope that things might turn out differently, but of course they didn t Massie s account is decidedly sympathetic to the Tsar and Tsaritsa, but their memories have been so dragged through the mud of hist


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