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  • 13 April 2018
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Free download Nicholas And Alexandra Characters ✓ Nicholas And Alexandra ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Cherished son Alexis was born His hemophilia led to their tragic entanglement with the bizarre Siberian mystic Rasputin and eventually to the disintegration of their empireNicholas and Alexandra is the unforgettable intima. 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 representation to the 130 million Russians under his rule The plight of the Russian soldiers especially during WW1 is heinous however much Nicholas might have wanted to provide leadership and support the Russian army pitch cavalry charges with swords and bayonets against German field guns and are literally mown down they are in frontline trenches without gas masks or steel helmets without weapons and ammunition while the Russian railroads are so antiuated that food and supplies can t get through to them It s a surprise really that it took till October 1917 for the Tsar to be overthrownAnd yet it s hard not to at least understand Nicholas and his empress however foolish however alienated from the realities of life however misguided and yes downright stubbornly aristocratic and elitist This book gives a mostly fair account of their lives and the tumultuous history of Russia through to 1917 We need to bear in mind that this was published in 1967 so research has moved on especially with regard to both the manoeuvrings in the run up to WW1 and in terms of recently opened Russian archives but this is still utterly engrossing as popular narrative historyMassie is not unbiased and the fact that he as he tells us in the foreword is the father of a haemophiliac son creates an intimate and sympathetic connection between his view and his reading of historical events He perhaps places too much importance on Alexei s illness too much blame on Alexandra too much emphasis on the role of Rasputin important as all these elements undoubtedly are The narrative is detailed both in terms of family life and personalities and the wider political events There are times where Massie s material gets away from him somewhat so that we re introduced to an important figure and then the story is put on hold while we have a potted life history The history of the Romanov dynasty too is oddly inserted at about 30% of the way through Nevertheless this is a compelling and detailed account of the last of the Romanovs as one of the revolutionary guards says so aptly at Ekaterinburg I began to pity them I pitied them as human beings

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Free download Nicholas And Alexandra Characters ✓ Nicholas And Alexandra ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Te account of the entire imperial family now in a trade paperback format for the first time Told with scrupulous historical accuracy and stunning narrative power Nicholas and Alexandra is a masterpiece of the biographer's a. 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 writes great reviews and inspires me to read nonfiction Hana you re Goodreads famous

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Free download Nicholas And Alexandra Characters ✓ Nicholas And Alexandra ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub History offers few eras richer in drama than the last years of imperial Russia Tsar Nicholas II and his wife Empress Alexandra presided over a glittering world of huge palaces lavish balls and incomparable luxury Then their. NO SPOILERSOn 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 forward There are detailed notes to every chapter You never have to doubt the accuracy of that which you are reading He analyzes all the possibilities Moreover he does all this without ever boring the reader I feel I truly understand who Nicholas Alexandra and Alexis were as people I come away with an understand of who these individuals really were No other books I have read has ever done this to wonderfully The book included photos and a family tree You do have to be awake to read the book 0 At one point there I was getting kind of tired Beyond praising the book I praise the author Massie has written a book on Peter the Great Peter the Great His Life and World and it is said he will come out with a book on Catherine the Great in November Catherine the Great Portrait of a Woman I want to read both very very much I find none of them available in Kindle which is uite a disappointmentbut I haven t given up searchingIf you like crime novel read this instead This is the real thing Oh one thing you must read this book to learn about Rasputin and hemophilia And if there is a moral to the book it is tell people what is going on If you don t others will dream up a bunch of incorrect explanations Through page 358 This book gives an engaging and very clear description of the time period leading up to WW1 The author explains in both in broad terms and then with interesting details I must say very clearly that this book is detailed and it is a book of history There are sections where I am fatigued by military strategies and battles To say this doesn t happen would be untrue Or maybe I am just plain tired and should go to bedThrough page 161 The research is thorough and impeccable There are tons of details but never do I feel swamped I believe some sections will appeal to one reader and others to another None is boring I was less drawn to the detailed analysis of the 1905 Revolution but then the next chapter switched to life at Tsarskoe Selo and I was enchanted The Catherine and Alexander Palaces situated on the grounds although diametrically different are both beautifully described Then the text goes on to describe the minute characteristics of the five children and Alexandra You cannot leave this chapter without feeling immersed into each one s personal traits All is documented and accurately portrayed And terribly interesting Through Part One page 114 The book details the political alliances and military occurrences taking place at the beginning of the 20th century To enjoy this book you must be interested in history The Russian war against Japan the French English and German alliances Kaiser William II s maneuvering all of this is discussedThrogh page 77 If you are curious about the last Tsar of Russia read this book It will not disappoint You are given a thorough understanding of what shaped Nicholas and Alexandra Childhood experiences are always life determining and here they are laid out in a clear and interesting manner You understand why Alexandra is shy why she feels a kinship with the Russian people the serfs freed by Alexander II rather than the elite You come to understand why in turn she was not welcomed by the Russian elite at least not now in the beginning immediately after her marriage with Nicholas You come to understand the tension that arose between her and the Empress Dowager Alexandra s German mother died when she was six She was primarily raised by her grandmother ueen Victoria She and Nicholas were married only one week after the funeral of Nicholas father His death was unexpected He was only 49 She was forced to convert to the Russian Orthodox Church from the Lutheran faith a prereuisite for the marriage She was totally unprepared for what lay before her And the same was true for Nicholas It was a marriage of love they chose each other and they got their way Of course there were several important leaders that approvedNot only do we learn about Nicholas and Alexandra in a fascinating manner but also other individuals We learn of Lenin s Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov syouth He was an excellent student in school and when the other Ulyanov children brought their marks home and solemnly reported them to their parents Volodya as he was called at home simply burst through the door and up the stairs shouting Excellent in everythingpage 76His mother Maria Blank was a Volga German Enough If you find this fascinating I recommend the book to you Having just begun the book I am blown over by the author s way with words Wow can Robert Massie describe landscapes so you can see them sparkle or huddle in the cold I am not going to tell you what the book is about For that you can read the book description Here follows a uote so you can taste the writing Despite the Mediterranean style St Petersburg was a northern city where the Arctic latitudes played odd tricks with light and time Winter nights began early in the afternoon and lasted until the middle of the following morning Icy winds and whistling snowstorms swept across the flat plain surrounding the city to lash the walls and the windows of the Renaissance palaces and freeze the Neva hard as steel Over the baroue spires and the frozen canals danced the strange fires of the aurora borealis Occasionally a brilliant day would break the gloomy monotony The sky would turn a crystal blue and the snowflakes on the trees rooftops and gilded domes would sparkle with sunlight so bright that the eye could not bear the dazzling glare Winter was a great leveler Tsar priest and factory worker all layered themselves in clothing and upon coming in from the street headed straight to the bubbling samovar for a glass of hot tea page 7Don t you want to be there and breathe in the cold crisp air Doesn t the teas scorch your throat For me how a book is written is much important than the plot line This is beautiful writing and the author wonderfully blends in history so you do not even know you are learning I like this book The Black Death, The Great Mortality of 1348-1350: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford Cultural Editions) presided over a glittering world of huge Survive DinotopiaR possibilities Moreover he does all this without ever boring the reader I feel I truly understand who Nicholas Alexandra and Alexis were as A literatura e o leitor people I come away with an understand of who these individuals really were No other books I have read has ever done this to wonderfully The book included Slavery Part 2 photos and a family tree You do have to be awake to read the book 0 At one 1000 paper cuts point there I was getting kind of tired Beyond Wiradjuri Spirit Man Art Australia Book 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