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Alix and Nicky : the passion of the last tsar and tsarina

Author: Virginia Rounding
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A study of the marriage of the last Russian tsar and tsarina offers psychological insights into their relationship and covers the Empress's ill health, their relationship with confidante Ania Vyrubova, and their reliance on the infamous Rasputin.
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Genre/Form: History
Biographie
Biography
Case studies
Named Person: Nicholas, Emperor of Russia; Alexandra, Empress consort of Nicholas II Emperor of Russia; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia; Alexandra, Empress consort of Nicholas II Emperor of Russia; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia; Alexandra, Empress consort of Nicholas II Emperor of Russia; Zarin Alexandra (Russland; Zar II ) Nikolaus (Russland; Alexandra, Empress consort of Nicholas II Emperor of Russia; Nicholas, Emperor of Russia
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Virginia Rounding
ISBN: 9780312381004 031238100X 9781429940900 1429940905
OCLC Number: 740628661
Description: xxv, 368 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, genealogical table ; 25 cm
Contents: Setting the scene : the Romanov tercentenary --
The empress's illness, and her friend Ania --
Mystical circles, and the struggle to produce an heir --
Autocracy in crisis --
Beginnings --
After the coronation --
Family matters --
Grigory the wonder-worker --
Upsets at home, and the beginning of war --
The great fight --
From command to abdication --
From ex's to icons.
Responsibility: Virginia Rounding.

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Few characters in history are as fascinating or controversial as Nicholas and Alexandra. From their passionate love to their horrifying execution, they are alternately viewed as innocent victims of  Read more...

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