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The Book De romanovs
The Author Simon Montefiore
The Publisher Nieuw Amsterdam
Release Date2016-07-05
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789046820704
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: De bejubelde auteur van Stalins jeugdjaren en andere meeslepende biografieën heeft met De Romanovs een toegankelijke, levendige en zeer onthullende geschiedenis geschreven over de uitzonderlijke mannen en vrouwen die Rusland drie eeuwen regeerden. In dit fascinerende werk wendt Simon Sebag Montefiore zijn talent voor geschiedschrijving aan om het verhaal te vertellen van de grootste en meest complexe keizers en keizerinnen van de Romanov- dynastie (1613-1918), over hoe hun hof functio neerde, en over het evenwicht tussen persoonlijkheid en macht bij elke tsaar. Gebruikmakend van archiefmateriaal dat na de val van de USSR beschikbaar kwam, slaagt Montefiore erin de werkelijke wereld tot leven te brengen van legendarische persoonlijkheden als Catharina de Grote en Nicolaas II, en laat hij de lezer kennismaken met een aantal minder bekende, maar alleen al om hun seksuele uitspattingen en andere scandaleuze of decadente wederwaardigheden des te meer tot de verbeelding sprekende leden van deze eminente familie. Een lijvig boek over lusten en onlusten, intriges, samenzweringen, fascinerende karakters, politiek en macht. Een boek dat de diepere wortels van het huidige Rusland genadeloos blootlegt en dat van de eerste tot de laatste bladzij zowel duizelingwekkend informatief als extreem onderhoudend is.


The Book Nicolaas en Alexandra
The Author Robert K. Massie
The Publisher Omniboek
Release Date2018-07-03
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789401912655
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pulitzer-prijswinnaar Robert K. Massie schetst in ‘Nicolaas en Alexandra’ een fascinerend panorama van de laatste jaren van het Russische tsarenrijk. Op 17 juli 1918 werden tsaar Nicolaas II, zijn vrouw Alexandra en hun kinderen vermoord door de bolsjewieken. Massie geeft in dit boek een intrigerend beeld van het hofleven en de politieke ontwikkelingen die aan deze moord vooraf gingen. Zowel in de privésfeer als in de politiek hadden Nicolaas en Alexandra het zwaar. Hun zoon Alexis leed aan bloederziekte en Nicolaas’ politieke naïviteit zorgde ervoor dat de obscure monnik Raspoetin grote invloed aan het hof kreeg. Aan de hand van dagboeken, brieven en memoires geeft Massie in ‘Nicolaas en Alexandra’ een prachtige karakterschets van de hoofdfiguren in dit historische drama. Eerder verscheen van Massie de succesvolle titel ‘Peter de Grote’.


The Book The Flight Of The Romanovs
The Author John Curtis Perry
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2008-08-05
Genre History
Pages 448
ISBN 9780786724864
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A saga of love and lust, personal tensions and rivalries, antagonisms and hatreds, The Flight of the Romanovs describes the last century of the Russian imperial dynasty-a century that saw the greatest social and political upheavals in all of recorded history. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped resources from Russian, British, and American archives, including unpublished diaries of many of the principal characters and never-before-published photographs, Perry and Pleshakov render an indelible portrait of a family and their time, from the youth of Alexander III in the 1860s to the death, one hundred years later, of his daughter Olga Alexandrovna, the last Grand Duchess.Set against the backdrop of this most cataclysmic century, The Flight of the Romanovs is a must-read for anyone interested in this fascinating dynasty, Russian history, and the history of European royalty.


The Book The Curse of the Romanovs
The Author Staton Rabin
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2009-10-27
Genre Juvenile Fiction
Pages 288
ISBN 1442407263
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Alexei Romanov, heir to the Russian throne, is in deadly danger. It¹s 1916, the struggling Russian people are tired of war and are blaming their Romanov rulers for it, and some are secretly plotting to murder the young heir and his family. But nobody outside the palace knows that Alexei suffers from a terrible bleeding disease, hemophilia, which threatens to finish him off even before the family¹s enemies can. The only person able to help Alexei is the evil and powerful religious mystic Rasputin -- and now Rasputin is trying to kill him too! Desperate, Alexei flees through time to New York City in 2010, using a method taught to him by the mad monk himself. In New York, Alexei meets smart and sassy Varda Rosenberg, and discovers she is a distant cousin. Varda is working on a gene therapy cure for hemophilia, as the disease still runs in the family. When Alexei learns that history shows that his entire family will be assassinated in 1918, he and Varda travel back in time to the Russian Revolution, with Rasputin hot on their heels. Will they be able to rescue Alexei¹s family before it¹s too late? Staton Rabin lets Alexei tell his own riveting story in a rousing adventure with stunning surprises -- a movingly authentic look at royalty and revolution in the days of the tsars.


The Book The Fall of the Romanovs
The Author Mark D. Steinberg
The Publisher Yale University Press
Release Date1997-02-01
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 444
ISBN 0300070675
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The compelling and poignant story of the arrest, captivity, and execution of the last tsar of Russia and his family during the revolution of 1917-1918 has been recounted-and romanticized-for decades. Now a new book explores the full range of events and reveals the thoughts, perceptions, and judgments of the individuals involved-Nicholas and Alexandra, their children, and the men who guarded and eventually killed them. "An extraordinary book. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Western history."-Francine du Plessiz Gray, New York Times Book Review "Steinberg and Khrustalev have achieved that rarest of things: they have produced a work of outstanding scholarship which is also an unputdownable read. It is not only the unwritten sequel to The Brothers Karamazov. As a bona fide 'royals' book, it is also the perfect antidote to Andrew Morton."-Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Times "Useful . . . lucid analysis. . . . Contains several important never-before-published accounts of the assassination."-Joseph Finder, Washington Post Book World "[The] book presents a portrait of the political exigencies and passions that determined the family's fate. The documents themselves are of primary interest, but the judicious tone of the introductions to each section offers a welcome contrast to the overheated speculation that has long surrounded the last Tsar."-Susan Jacoby, Newsday Mark D. Steinberg teaches history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Vladimir M. Khrustalev is historian-archivist at the State Archive of the Russian Federation.


The Book The Last Days of the Romanovs
The Author Helen Rappaport
The Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date2009-02-03
Genre History
Pages 272
ISBN 1429991283
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Rappaport, an expert in the field of Russian history, brings you the riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of the Russian Imperial family, in this first of two books about the Romanovs. Her second book The Romanov Sisters, offering a never-before-seen glimpse at the lives of the Tsar's beautiful daughters and a celebration of their unique stories, will be published in 2014. The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16–17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history. The Last Days of the Romanovs reveals in exceptional detail how the conspiracy to kill them unfolded. In the vivid style of a TV documentary, Helen Rappaport reveals both the atmosphere inside the family's claustrophobic prison and the political maneuverings of those who wished to save—or destroy—them. With the watching world and European monarchies proving incapable of saving the Romanovs, the narrative brings this tragic story to life in a compellingly new and dramatic way, culminating in a bloody night of horror in a cramped basement room.


The Book The Fate of the Romanovs
The Author Greg King
The Publisher Lulu Press, Inc
Release Date2014-07-06
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages
ISBN 9781312333819
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Abundant, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefs The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, among many other things, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and eventual murder of Tsar Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra, and their children. Emanating from sources both within and close to the Imperial Family as well as from their captors and executioners, these often-controversial materials have enabled a new and comprehensive examination of one the pivotal events of the twentieth century and the many controversies that surround it. Based on a careful analysis of more than 500 of these previously unpublished documents, along with numerous newly discovered photos, The Fate of the Romanovs makes compelling revisions to many long-held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months and moments.


The Book The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II
The Author Wendy Slater
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2007-06-26
Genre History
Pages 208
ISBN 9781134283330
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are not the only stories connected with the death of the last Tsar. This book recounts the horrific details of his death and the thrilling discovery of the bones, and also investigates the alternative narratives that have grown up around these events. Stories include the contention that the Tsar’s killing was a Jewish plot, in which Nicholas’ severed head was taken to Moscow as proof of his death; tales of would-be survivors of the execution, self-confessed children of the Tsar claiming their true identity; and accounts of miracles performed by Nicholas, who was made a saint by the Russian church in 2000. Not least among these alternative narratives is the romanticization of the Romanovs, epitomized by the numerous photographs of the family released from the Russian archives.


The Book Rasputin
The Author Douglas Smith
The Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Release Date2016-11-22
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 848
ISBN 9780374711238
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputinseparates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.


The Book The Emperors and Empresses of Russia Reconsidering the Romanovs
The Author Donald J. Raleigh
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2015-02-24
Genre Political Science
Pages 450
ISBN 9781317457190
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Since glasnost began, Russia's most eminent historians have taken advantage of new archival access and the end of censorship and conformity to reassess and reinterpret their history. Through this process they are linking up with Russia's great historiographic tradition while producing work that is fresh and modern. In "The Emperors and Empresses of Russia", renowned Russian historians tell the story of the Romanovs as complex individual personalities and as key institutional actors in Russian history, from the empire builder Peter I to the last tsar, Nicholas II. These portraits are contributions to the writing of history, partaking neither of wooden ideologisation nor of naive romanticisation.


The Book In the Land of the Romanovs
The Author Anthony Cross
The Publisher Open Book Publishers
Release Date2014-04-27
Genre Reference
Pages 438
ISBN 9781783740574
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Over the course of more than three centuries of Romanov rule in Russia, foreign visitors and residents produced a vast corpus of literature conveying their experiences and impressions of the country. The product of years of painstaking research by one of the world’s foremost authorities on Anglo-Russian relations, In the Lands of the Romanovs is the realization of a major bibliographical project that records the details of over 1200 English-language accounts of the Russian Empire. Ranging chronologically from the accession of Mikhail Fedorovich in 1613 to the abdication of Nicholas II in 1917, this is the most comprehensive bibliography of first-hand accounts of Russia ever to be published. Far more than an inventory of accounts by travellers and tourists, Anthony Cross’s ambitious and wide-ranging work includes personal records of residence in or visits to Russia by writers ranging from diplomats to merchants, physicians to clergymen, gardeners to governesses, as well as by participants in the French invasion of 1812 and in the Crimean War of 1854-56. Providing full bibliographical details and concise but informative annotation for each entry, this substantial bibliography will be an invaluable tool for anyone with an interest in contacts between Russia and the West during the centuries of Romanov rule.


The Book The Romanovs
The Author Instaread
The Publisher Instaread Summaries
Release Date2016-06-16
Genre Political Science
Pages 40
ISBN 9781683783534
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore | Summary & Analysis Preview: Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs: 1613-1918 is a chronicle of the Romanov dynasty over its 300-year reign in Russia. The book focuses on the personalities, choices, and actions of the royal family including their sexual and romantic relationships. Montefiore provides extensive quotations from the letters and diaries of the Romanovs, many of them unpublished. By telling the story of the Romanovs, Montefiore also tells the story of Russia’s rise to empire. The reign of the Romanovs began after the death in 1598 of Feodor Ivanovich, the last of the descendants of Ivan the Terrible. Numerous false heirs—called the False Dmitris—claimed the right to the throne. At the same time, Russia experienced a brutal famine, and Polish and Lithuanian forces invaded the country. The chaos of the Time of Troubles led a national assembly to choose Michael Feodorovich, nephew of a former tsarina, to be the next monarch. Michael was underage at the beginning of his reign so his father, Filaret, Patriarch of Russia, became effectively the first Romanov ruler… PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of The Romanovs: · Overview of the Book · Important People · Key Takeaways · Analysis of Key Takeaways About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.


The Book The Resurrection of the Romanovs
The Author Greg King
The Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date2010-12-08
Genre History
Pages 432
ISBN 9780470891063
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The truth of the enduring mystery of Anastasia's fate-and the life of her most convincing impostor The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Resurrection of the Romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most enduring Romanov mystery of all: the fate of the Tsar's youngest daughter, Anastasia, whose remains were not buried with those of her family, and her identification with Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the missing Grand Duchess. Penetrates the intriguing mysteries surrounding the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the true fate of his daughter, Anastasia Reveals previously unknown details of Anderson's life as Franziska Schanzkowska Explains how Anderson acquired her knowledge, why people believed her claim, and how it transformed Anastasia into a cultural phenomenon Draws on unpublished materials including Schanzkowska family memoirs, legal papers, and exclusive access to private documents of the British and Hessian Royal Families Includes 75 photographs, dozens published here for the first time Written by the authors of The Fate of the Romanovs Refuting long-accepted evidence in the Anderson case, The Resurrection of the Romanovs finally explodes the greatest royal mystery of the twentieth-century.


The Book The Race to Save the Romanovs
The Author Helen Rappaport
The Publisher Random House
Release Date2018-06-28
Genre History
Pages 400
ISBN 9781473543874
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia’s last imperial family. On 17 July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children – Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey – were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets. Historian Helen Rappaport sets out to uncover why the Romanovs’ European royal relatives and the Allied governments failed to save them. It was not, ever, a simple case of one British King’s loss of nerve. In this race against time, many other nations and individuals were facing political and personal challenges of the highest order. In this incredible detective story, Rappaport draws on an unprecedented range of unseen sources, tracking down missing documents, destroyed papers and covert plots to liberate the family by land, sea and even sky. Through countless twists and turns, this revelatory work unpicks many false claims and conspiracies, revealing the fiercest loyalty, bitter rivalries and devastating betrayals as the Romanovs, imprisoned, awaited their fate. A remarkable new work of history from Helen Rappaport, author of Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs.


The Book Midden in de Revolutie
The Author Helen Rappaport
The Publisher Spectrum
Release Date2016-10-06
Genre History
Pages
ISBN 9789000338603
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: ‘Een wonderbaarlijke waaier van observaties, de meeste misplaatst, sommige ronduit bizar. Een heerlijk en opmerkelijk boek.’ - The Times 'Russische "schelmen" veranderen de geschiedenis.' Lovende boekrecensie in Trouw. In 2017 is het honderd jaar geleden dat de Russische Revolutie losbarstte. Helen Rappaport beschrijft de voorgeschiedenis en de plotselinge ontbranding van de Revolutie aan de hand van brieven en dagboekfragmenten van buitenlanders die zich op het verkeerde moment op de verkeerde plaats bevonden, maar daardoor wel getuige waren van een van de meest ingrijpende gebeurtenissen van de 20ste eeuw. Van de eerste opstand in februari 1917 tot aan Lenins bolsjewistische coup in oktober was het chaos in Petrograd. Britten, Fransen, Amerikanen en andere buitenlanders vulden de hotels, clubs, bars en ambassades in en rond de chique Nevski Prospekt, het hart van het ‘rode gekkenhuis’. Veel van het meest dramatische oproer vond plaats in de buurt van deze straat. Buitenlandse diplomaten, militair attachés en hun echtgenotes, gouvernantes, journalisten, zakenmannen, bankiers, verpleegsters en expatsocialisten zagen het met eigen ogen gebeuren, voor hun voordeur. In hun dagboeken en brieven aan het thuisfront gaven zij, ieder vanuit zijn of haar eigen perspectief, levendige beschrijvingen van wat zij om zich heen zagen. Onder hen bijvoorbeeld de Engelse verpleegster die de Titanic overleefde en vervolgens in Petrograd terechtkwam en de zwarte bediende van de Amerikaanse ambassadeur die net vanuit het Amerikaanse Zuiden was aangekomen. Ook aanwezig was Emmeline Pankhurst, de leidster van de Engelse suffragettes. Zij was in Petrograd om het onverwoestbare Vrouwen Doodsbataljon van Maria Bochkareva te ontmoeten. Hun verhalen illustreren Rappaports unieke, meeslepende en belangrijke boek. Helen Rappaport is historica met als specialisatie de moderne Russische geschiedenis, met een passie voor de tijd voorafgaand aan de Eerste Wereldoorlog. Eerdere boeken van haar hand gingen over Stalin, de Krimoorlog, de Romanovs en Lenin. De pers over De gezusters Romanov ‘De Britse historica schreef verschillende bestsellers over de Russische geschiedenis. Ook haar nieuwe boek is heerlijk om te lezen.’ NRC Handelsblad


The Book The Romanovs
The Author Lindsey Hughes
The Publisher Bloomsbury Continuum
Release Date2008
Genre History
Pages 308
ISBN STANFORD:36105131784485
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A vivid and original portrait of the entire Romanov family, who shaped Russian history and politics for three centuries and whose legacy still sparks the public’s imagination.


The Book The Murder of the Romanovs
The Author Andrew Cook
The Publisher Amberley Publishing Limited
Release Date2010-02-15
Genre History
Pages 320
ISBN 9781445607962
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Based on exclusive access to newly discovered Russian documents, the last word on the fate of the Romanov family.


The Book The Romanovs
The Author Ian Grey
The Publisher New Word City
Release Date2016-04-13
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 750
ISBN 9781612309545
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Romanov dynasty has dazzled, intrigued, and confused the world for more than three centuries. These extraordinary monarchs wielded absolute power over the vast, violent lands of Russia. Savagery and kindness, asceticism and opulence, piousness and cruelty existed side by side in the royal courts. New York Times bestselling historian Ian Grey threads his way through these turbulent centuries, his focus on the private lives of the tsars themselves, the rulers whose personal histories are entwined with the history of the empire. He brings to life the passions, rages, intrigues, and greatness of the remarkable men and women who guided the destiny of Russia and changed the world.


The Book The Romanovs
The Author Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2016-01-28
Genre History
Pages 608
ISBN 9781474600279
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets. Written with dazzling literary flair, drawing on new archival research, THE ROMANOVS is at once an enthralling chronicle of triumph and tragedy, love and death, a universal study of power, and an essential portrait of the empire that still defines Russia today.


The Book Summary and Analysis of The Romanovs 1613 1918
The Author Worth Books
The Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date2017-05-09
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 30
ISBN 9781504046404
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of The Romanovs tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Simon Sebag Montefiore’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of The Romanovs: 1613–1918 includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About The Romanovs by Simon Sebag Montefiore: Award-winning historian Simon Sebag Montefiore’s The Romanovs delves into the reign of the Romanovs, Russia’s most infamous ruling family, showing how the formidable clan rose to power and held on to it for more than three hundred years. In a sweeping chronological narrative of tsars and tsarinas, Sebag Montefiore’s well-researched biography details the drama that characterized Russia’s greatest dynasty, shedding light on the monarchs’ lives and actions. Beginning with Michael’s accession in 1613—marking the end of the Time of Troubles—and ending with the family’s tragic massacre in 1918, The Romanovs shows how generations of Russian tsars ruled autocratically, through violence, greed, and intrigue. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.