The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution

The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution

by Mark D. Steinberg, Vladimir M. Khrustalev
     
 

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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,

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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.

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:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xv
Note on the Documents xvii
Introduction Nicholas and Alexandra, an Intellectual Portrait 1(38)
Revolution
39(77)
Under Arrest at Tsarskoe Selo
116(53)
Siberian Captivity
169(108)
Death in Yekaterinburg
277(90)
Chronology 367(12)
Glossary of Personal and Institutional Names 379(17)
Genealogy of the Imperial Family 396(3)
Notes 399(20)
Select Bibliography 419(4)
Document and Illustration Credits 423(10)
Index 433

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