The Fall Of The Romanovs

The Fall Of The Romanovs

by Mark D. Steinberg, Vladimir M. Khrustalev
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300070675

ISBN-13: 9780300070675

Pub. Date: 02/01/1997

Publisher: Yale University Press

The compelling and poignant story of the arrest, captivity, and execution of the last tsar of Russia and his family during the revolution of 1917-1918 has been recounted-and romanticized-for decades. Now a new book explores the full range of events and reveals the thoughts, perceptions, and judgments of the individuals involved-Nicholas and Alexandra, their children,…  See more details below

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The compelling and poignant story of the arrest, captivity, and execution of the last tsar of Russia and his family during the revolution of 1917-1918 has been recounted-and romanticized-for decades. Now a new book explores the full range of events and reveals the thoughts, perceptions, and judgments of the individuals involved-Nicholas and Alexandra, their children, and the men who guarded and eventually killed them.

"An extraordinary book. It is essential reading for anyone interested in Western history."-Francine du Plessiz Gray, New York Times Book Review

"Steinberg and Khrustalev have achieved that rarest of things: they have produced a work of outstanding scholarship which is also an unputdownable read. It is not only the unwritten sequel to The Brothers Karamazov. As a bona fide 'royals' book, it is also the perfect antidote to Andrew Morton."-Niall Ferguson, The Sunday Times

"Useful . . . lucid analysis. . . . Contains several important never-before-published accounts of the assassination."-Joseph Finder, Washington Post Book World

"[The] book presents a portrait of the political exigencies and passions that determined the family's fate. The documents themselves are of primary interest, but the judicious tone of the introductions to each section offers a welcome contrast to the overheated speculation that has long surrounded the last Tsar."-Susan Jacoby, Newsday

Mark D. Steinberg teaches history at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Vladimir M. Khrustalev is historian-archivist at the State Archive of the Russian Federation.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300070675
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/01/1997
Series:
Annals of Communism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
498
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Note on the Documents
Introduction: Nicholas and Alexandra, an Intellectual Portrait1
Ch. 1Revolution39
Ch. 2Under Arrest at Tsarskoe Selo116
Ch. 3Siberian Captivity169
Ch. 4Death in Yekaterinburg277
Chronology367
Glossary of Personal and Institutional Names379
Genealogy of the Imperial Family396
Notes399
Select Bibliography419
Document and Illustration Credits423
Index433

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