The Romanovs: 1613-1918 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Simon Sebag Montefiore

The Romanovs: 1613-1918

eBookMall Preferred Publisher
Knopf
Publication date: May 2016
ISBN: 9781101946978
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)
Rating starRating starRating star 1 user rated this ebook - write a review of The Romanovs: 1613-1918.

Buy ePub

List price:
$17.99
Our price:
$14.99

You save: $3.00 (17%)

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?

This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, with a global cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin, to Bismarck, Lincoln, Queen Victoria and Lenin.

To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six of the last twelve tsars were murdered. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband (who was murdered soon afterward), enjoyed affairs with a series of young male favorites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul I was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who in turn faced Napoleon’s invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever composed by a ruler. The Romanovs climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas II and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution—and the harrowing massacre of the entire family.

Dazzlingly entertaining and beautifully written from start to finish, The Romanovs brings these monarchs—male and female, great and flawed, their families and courts—blazingly to life. Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, encompassing the seminal years 1812, 1914 and 1917, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
The Romanovs: 1613-1918 ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
217057 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Simon Sebag Montefiore
The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kate Hindley
The Royal Rabbits of London: Escape From the Tower
Kate Hindley & Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore
Simon & Schuster Children's UK, September 2017
ISBN: 9781471157899
Format: ePub
Our price: $10.99
Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Titans of History: The Giants Who Made Our World
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, September 2017
ISBN: 9781474606479
Format: ePub
Our price: $6.99
The Royal Rabbits Of London ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Kate Hindley
The Royal Rabbits Of London
Kate Hindley & Santa Montefiore & Simon Sebag Montefiore
Simon & Schuster Children's UK, October 2016
ISBN: 9781471157868
Format: ePub
List Price: $4.99 Our price: $3.99
Speeches that Changed the World ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Simon Sebag Montefiore
Speeches that Changed the World
Simon Sebag Montefiore
Quercus, May 2015
ISBN: 9781623650995
Format: ePub
Our price: $9.99
Recently Viewed Products