Nicholas II : Last of the Tsars.
Ferro, Marc; Pearce, Brian (translator).
Place Published: New York, NY, U.S.A.:
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated,
Date Published: 1995.
Description: TRADE PAPERBACK in illustrated wrappers. 305 page with index plus 16 pages of black & white illustrations. The book and wrapper are FINE. JMVintage specializes in books, magazines, and treasures related to the Duke & Duchess of Windsor..and other curious subjects. Back wrapper reads: "Nicholas II, the last Tsar of all the Russias, remains a haunting and enigmatic figure, surrounded by myth and speculation, a leader at the center of one of the century's most cataclysmic events-the Russian Revolution. Dominated by his wife, Alexandra, herself greatly influenced by the monk Rasputin, his reign was one of continual trouble: a humiliating war with Japan, the 1905 revolution that forced him to accept a constituent assembly, the international crisis of 1914, followed by involvement in World War I, and finally, the 1917 revolution, which precipitated his abduction and death at the hands of revolutionaries. For this important new biography, Marc Ferro, one of France's most eminent historians and a leading member: of the Annales School, has searched extensively in Russian archives to illuminate Nicholas's character: his relationship with his wife and Rasputin; the political and cultural landscape of his times; and still uncertain and shadowy circumstances of the imprisonment and fate of the imperial family. What emerges is a vivid portrait of a reluctant leader, a young man forced by the death of his father into a role for which he was ill-equipped. Published to critical acclaim in France, this authoritative biography goes beyond the lies and half-truths surrounding Nicholas's reign to provide an evocative portrait of this most mysterious ruler-an ordinary man raised to an extraordinary station, who carried an unwanted burden, which crushed him." Cover illustration: Group portrait of the imperial family, from the State Historical Museum, Moscow Oxford Paperbacks Oxford University PressBinding: Soft Cover
Book Id: 3857