The Romanovs
Score: 4.5
From 47 Ratings

The Romanovs


  • Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Release Date : 2016-05-03
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 227252453 Bytes


The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. 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. Simon Sebag 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, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln,...

The Last Days of the Romanovs
Score: 4
From 47 Ratings

The Last Days of the Romanovs


  • Author: Helen Rappaport
  • Release Date : 2009-02-03
  • Genre: History
  • File Size: 2128751 Bytes


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...

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II


  • Author : Wendy Slater
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2007-06-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134283330


The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II Book Description :

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 inc...

The Curse of the Romanovs
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Curse of the Romanovs


  • Author : Staton Rabin
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2009-10-27
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1442407263


The Curse of the Romanovs Book Description :

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 cou...

The Romanovs
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Romanovs


  • Author : Simon Sebag Montefiore
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307266521


The Romanovs Book Description :

"The acclaimed author of Young Stalin and Jerusalem gives readers an accessible, lively account--based in part on new archival material--of the extraordinary men and women who ruled Russia for three centuries."--NoveList....

The Fate of the Romanovs

The Fate of the Romanovs


  • Author : Greg King
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2014-07-06
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781312333819


The Fate of the Romanovs Book Description :

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 rev...

In the Land of the Romanovs

In the Land of the Romanovs


  • Author : Anthony Cross
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • Release Date : 2014-04-27
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781783740574


In the Land of the Romanovs Book Description :

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 t...

The Last of the Tsars
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

The Last of the Tsars


  • Author : Robert Service
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2017-02-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447293118


The Last of the Tsars Book Description :

‘A timely and important book . . . he brings to it rare clarity and common sense. His book is a fast-paced account of the last sixteen months of the tsar’s life; brief, sharp, but laced with well-judged feeling for the dramas of the time.’ Catherine Merridale, Observer In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. In this masterful and forensic study, Robert Service examines the last year Nicholas's reign and the months between that momentous abdication and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. Drawing on the Tsar's own diaries and other hitherto unexamined contemporary records, The Last of the Tsar...

Moscow

Moscow


  • Author : Brigitte de Montclos
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822036368280


Moscow Book Description :

From 11 July to 13 September 2009 the Grimaldi Forum in Montecarlo presents an exhibition focused on Mother Russia during the Romanov era. The Romanov dynasty reigned over Russia for three hundred years. Every sovereign was without exception crowned in the cathedral of the Dormition within the Kremlin. The coronation ceremonies used to return the former capital to the splendour it had lost to Saint Petersburg. The exhibition and its catalogue aim to make it possible to rediscover a Moscow that is frequently overlooked by foreign visitors in favour of the northern capital and, through the works of art embodying the dynasty, reveal the reign of the Romanovs, which symbolizes almost three centuries of Russian artistic riches....

The Race to Save the Romanovs
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

The Race to Save the Romanovs


  • Author : Helen Rappaport
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250151230


The Race to Save the Romanovs Book Description :

In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible. The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans beh...

The Emperors and Empresses of Russia  Reconsidering the Romanovs

The Emperors and Empresses of Russia Reconsidering the Romanovs


  • Author : Donald J. Raleigh
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317457190


The Emperors and Empresses of Russia Reconsidering the Romanovs Book Description :

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....

A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin

A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin


  • Author : Robert Service
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 067401801X


A History of Modern Russia from Nicholas II to Vladimir Putin Book Description :

Russia had an extraordinary twentieth century, undergoing upheaval and transformation. Updating his acclaimed History of Twentieth-Century Russia through 2002, Robert Service provides a panoramic perspective on a country whose Soviet past encompassed revolution, civil war, mass terror, and two world wars. He shows how seven decades of communist rule, which penetrated every aspect of Soviet life, continue to influence Russia today. This new edition also discusses continuing economic and social difficulties at the beginning of the twenty-first century, the military campaign in Chechnya, and Russia's reduced role on the world stage....