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Alix and Nicky : the passion of the last tsar and tsarina, Virginia Rounding

Label
Alix and Nicky : the passion of the last tsar and tsarina
Title
Alix and Nicky
Title remainder
the passion of the last tsar and tsarina
Statement of responsibility
Virginia Rounding
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic story of Emperor Nicholas II and his wife Alexandra Fyodorovna, the last Tsar and Tsarina of Russia{u2014}A penetrating and deeply personal study that gives profound psychological insight into their marriage and how it shaped the events that engulfed them. There are few characters in history about whom opinion has been more divided than the last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his wife the Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna. On one hand, they are venerated as saints, innocent victims of Bolshevik assassins, and on the other they are impugned as the unwitting harbingers of revolution and imperial collapse, blamed for all the ills that befell the Russian people in the 20th century. Theirs was also a tragic love story; for whatever else can be said of them, there can be no doubt that Alix and Nicky adored one another. Soon after their engagement, Alix wrote in her fiancé{u2019}s diary: Ever true and ever loving, faithful, pure and strong as deathwords which met their fulfillment twenty-four years later in a blood-spattered cellar in Ekaterinburg. Through the letters and diaries written by the couple and by those around them, Virginia Rounding presents an intimate, penetrating, and fresh portrayal of these two complex figures and of their passion{u2014}their love and their suffering
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 947.08/30922
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
DK258
LC item number
.R68 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Alix and Nicky : the passion of the last tsar and tsarina, Virginia Rounding
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-347) and index
Contents
Setting the scene : the Romanov tercentenary -- The empress's illness, and her friend Ania -- Mystical circles, and the struggle to produce an heir -- Autocracy in crisis -- Beginnings -- After the coronation -- Family matters -- Grigory the wonder-worker -- Upsets at home, and the beginning of war -- The great fight -- From command to abdication -- From ex's to icons
Control code
ocn740628661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312381004
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011033222
Other physical details
ill., geneal. table
System control number
(OCoLC)740628661
Label
Alix and Nicky : the passion of the last tsar and tsarina, Virginia Rounding
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-347) and index
Contents
Setting the scene : the Romanov tercentenary -- The empress's illness, and her friend Ania -- Mystical circles, and the struggle to produce an heir -- Autocracy in crisis -- Beginnings -- After the coronation -- Family matters -- Grigory the wonder-worker -- Upsets at home, and the beginning of war -- The great fight -- From command to abdication -- From ex's to icons
Control code
ocn740628661
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780312381004
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2011033222
Other physical details
ill., geneal. table
System control number
(OCoLC)740628661

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