Rasputin: The Untold Story

Rasputin: The Untold Story

by Joseph T. Fuhrmann

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ISBN-13: 9781118172766
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 421,966
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

JOSEPH T. FUHRMANN, Emeritus Professor of History at Murray State University in Kentucky, received his PhD from Indiana University, one of the leading centers for Russian studies. He attended Moscow University from 1965 to 1966. His first biography of Rasputin, Rasputin: A Life, was regarded as the best book on the subject. Since gaining access to previously closed Soviet archives, he has worked from 1991 in Russian repositories and studied a host of unpublished documents. The first biography inspired documentaries on A&E and the History Channel. He has appeared in three programs as an interviewed guest and as script consultant for two of them.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xv

Cast of Principal Characters, Places, and Terms xix

Prologue 1

1 The Outsider 3

2 Seeker and Teacher 15

3 Nicholas and Alexandra: Waiting for a Friend 31

4 The New Rasputin 39

5 The Church Strikes Back 49

6 The Romanovs’ Holy Fool 57

7 The Captain’s Mysterious Report 67

8 Black Boars Become Bishops 77

9 “You Are Our All” 87

10 “God Has Heard Your Prayers!” 97

11 Spiritual Crisis 107

12 The Woman with the Missing Nose 117

13 Disaster Lurks in Moscow 131

14 The Tsar Takes Charge and Loses Control 143

15 Rasputin Conquers the Russian State 155

16 The Church at the Feet of a “Low Hound” 167

17 “Our Friend’s Ideas about Men Are Sometimes Queer” 177

18 Shadows Come at Twilight 185

19 The Assassin 197

20 Murder at the Palace 207

21 The Aftermath 215

22 Who Really Killed Rasputin? 225

E pilogue 233

Notes 241

Bibliography 263

Photo Credits 271

Index 273

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