Author(s): Robert K. Massie
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 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.
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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
"Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
'A moving, rich and densely documented account of the last Romanovs. The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.' Newsweek. 'Wonderfully rich tapestry...they come vividly alive before our eyes.' New York Times. 'A magnificent and intimate picture...the main characters [and] a whole era become alive and comprehensible' Harpers.
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky in 1929. He studied American History at Yale University and Modern European History at Oxford University, which he attended as a Rhodes scholar. He lives in Irvington, New York.