The tale of the affection that ended an empire

In this commanding e book, Pulitzer Prize–successful writer Robert Okay. Massie sweeps readers again to the unusual international of Imperial Russia to inform the tale of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s courageous combat with hemophilia. Towards a lavish backdrop of luxurious and intrigue, Massie unfolds a formidable drama of interest and historical past—the tale of a doomed empire and the loss of life-marked royals who watched it disintegrate.

Praise for Nicholas and Alexandra

“A bigger-than-lifestyles drama.”Saturday Review

“A shifting, wealthy e book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the remaining Romanovs focuses No longer at the nice occasions . . . however at the royal circle of relatives and their evil nemesis. . . . The story is so extraordinary, no melodrama is the same as it.”Newsweek

“A superbly wealthy tapestry, the colours recent and transparent, each and every strand sewn in with a certain hand. Mr. Massie describes the ones peculiar and negative years with sympathy and working out. . . . They arrive vividly sooner than our eyes.”The New York Times
“An all-too-human image . . . Each Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come really alive, as does their nearly storybook romance.”Newsday
“A powerful and intimate image . . . No longer handiest the principle characters however an entire technology develop into alive and understandable.”Harper’s