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Alexandra: The Last Tsarina

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  • Posted December 28, 2010

    If you like reading about the end of imperial Russia, check this out.

    Engagingly written. New information about this enigmatic personage. "Nicky" was more than just a nice guy in the wrong role. He was inept but possessing royal arrogance. It is still amazing how this couple "slipped into revolution" with no sense it was on the horizon.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 22, 2009

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    Alexandra is dimensional in this book

    I have read many books about the doomed Romanovs, and never before have I had an opportunity to see Alexandra in this light. The author has done a wonderful job bringing the Tsaritsa to life, allowing the reader to see her as woman and mother in addition to living the part of the wife of Russia's last autocrat. Most often, the perception of Alexandra as haughty and aloof became the reality to those who were not given this valuable insight.
    Alexandra has become an icon of history in her own right, a minor German princess thrust into being the mother of all Russia.
    I found this book thoroughly enjoyable, moving, frustrating at times, only because we all know what happens at the end of every story about this tragic family. This is the first book I have read that has told Alexandra's story. I feel as if I understand her more now. Hers is a tale both worth telling and reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Alex

    Is lead in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2013

    Woman

    And im not really alex i wanted him to be free to

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    Well written

    Erickson did such an amazing job on "Great Catherine" that i've decided to read this bio for my History of women in Russia course.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2003

    Factual Yet Enticing

    Never before has a biography appealed to me, yet when I began reading the first few sentences of "Alexandra: The Last Tsarina" I realized that the people in history were not really that boring (imagine that). In conclusion, I DEFINTLEY recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good read that delievers intellect as well as longetivity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2002

    Wonderful biography

    C. Erickson is a wonderful biographer. I never was interested in bios until I read her novel "Great Harry". That book was so great, I have bought and read all her other bios I could find. Alexandra was not a disappointment. I look forward to anything else Erickson will write!

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