Nicholas and Alexandra


A biography of the last days and last rulers of the Russian Empire – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his wife, Alexandra.

ISBN: 9781801102780 Author: Massie, Robert K. Publisher: Apollo Publication Date: 12th May 2022 Imprint: Apollo Cover: Paperback Dewey: 947.0830922 (edition:23) Pages: 720 Language: English Edition: New edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: , , ,

A superbly crafted and humane portrait of the final days of the last Romanovs – Nicholas II of Russia and his wife Alexandra.

Complementing his Pulitzer prize-winning Peter the Great, in this commanding book Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of imperial Russia to tell the story of the decline and fall of the ruling Romanov family: Tsar Nicholas II’s political naivete; his wife Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin; and their son Alexis’s battle with haemophilia.

Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a family tragedy played out on the brutal stage of early twentieth-century Russian history – the tale of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble.

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