Nicholas and Alexandra

The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty

By Robert K. Massie
(Modern Library, Hardcover, 9780679645610, 639pp.)

Publication Date: September 18, 2012

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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 naivete, 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"
The Romanovs
Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story. " Los Angeles Times Book Review.

About the Author
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and modern European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His previous books include "Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for Biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, and "Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War.

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