The Last Tsar

The Last Tsar PDF Book Detail:
Author: Edvard Radzinsky
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307754626
Size: 43.68 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 496
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Book Description: Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days.

King Kaiser Tsar

King  Kaiser  Tsar PDF Book Detail:
Author: Catrine Clay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473612519
Size: 12.26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 432
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Book Description: During the last days of July 1914 telegrams flew between the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar. George V, Wilhelm II and Nicholas II, known in the family as Georgie, Willy and Nicky, were cousins. Between them they ruled over half the world. They had been friends since childhood. But by July 1914 the Trade Union of Kings was falling apart. Each was blaming the other for the impending disaster of the First World War. 'Have I gone mad ' Nicky asked his wife Alix in St Petersburg, showing her another telegram from Willy. 'What on earth does William mean pretending that it still depends on me whether war is averted or not!' Behind the friendliness of family gatherings lurked family quarrels, which were often played out in public. Drawing widely on previously unpublished documents, this is the extraordinary story of their overlapping lives, conducted in palaces of unimaginable opulence, surrounded by flattery and political intrigue. And through it runs the question: to what extent were the King, the Kaiser and the Tsar responsible for the outbreak of the war, and, as it turned out, for the end of autocratic monarchy

A Life For The Tsar

A life for the tsar PDF Book Detail:
Author: Михаил Иванович Глинка
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 63.35 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Operas
Languages : de
Pages : 651
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Daily Life In Russia Under The Last Tsar

Daily Life in Russia Under the Last Tsar PDF Book Detail:
Author: Henri Troyat
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 9780804710305
Size: 17.50 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 242
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Book Description: This book is a vivid account of life in Moscow, "the most Russian of Russian cities," in the year 1903, a year before Russia's disastrous war with Japan and two years before the momentous Revolution of 1905. Though the undercurrents of social change were running swiftly, the surface stability of the Tsarist regime show no indication of the turmoil ahead. The author, who is perhaps best known for his biography Tolstoy, describes Russian life through the eyes of a fictional young Englishman visiting a prosperous Russian merchant family. All facets of Moscow life are covered, from entertainment and night life to family life and the devotions of the Orthodox. We learn about Russia's factory workers and peasants, its soldiers and lawyers, its priests and its city officials, its Tsar and his entourage: what they do and what they wear, what they think and what they dream. Concluding chapters take our visitor to the famous fair at Nizhny-Novgorod, which was held every year from July 15 to September 10, and on a boat trip down the Volga.

Tsar

Tsar PDF Book Detail:
Author: Ted Bell
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847399533
Size: 69.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 640
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Book Description: Somewhere in Russia is a man so powerful that no one even knows his name. Yet though he is all but invisible, he is pulling strings - and pulling them hard. For suddenly Russia is a far bigger threat than even the most devoted Cold War warriors ever thought possible. With her finger on the switch to the European economy and her sights on the American jugular, Russia gains a new leader. Not just a president, he has been appointed Tsar, a signal to the world that the old imperial power is back - and plans to have her day. At the same time, a mysterious killer brutally murders an innocent American family, literally blowing up the small midwestern town in which they lived. Just a taste, according to the new Tsar, of what will happen if America does not step aside in preventing Russia's plans to 'reintegrate' her rogue states. Onto this nightmarish stage steps special agent extraordinaire Alex Hawke, the only man - both the British and Americans agree - who can stop the madness.

The Patriarch And The Tsar

The Patriarch and the Tsar     PDF Book Detail:
Author: William Palmer
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 42.57 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Church and state
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Many Deaths Of Tsar Nicholas Ii

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II PDF Book Detail:
Author: Wendy Slater
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134283334
Size: 24.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Book Description: How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are not the only stories connected with the death of the last Tsar. This book recounts the horrific details of his death and the thrilling discovery of the bones, and also investigates the alternative narratives that have grown up around these events. Stories include the contention that the Tsar’s killing was a Jewish plot, in which Nicholas’ severed head was taken to Moscow as proof of his death; tales of would-be survivors of the execution, self-confessed children of the Tsar claiming their true identity; and accounts of miracles performed by Nicholas, who was made a saint by the Russian church in 2000. Not least among these alternative narratives is the romanticization of the Romanovs, epitomized by the numerous photographs of the family released from the Russian archives.

The Tsar S Guard

The Tsar s Guard PDF Book Detail:
Author: L. L. Otto
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480806986
Size: 63.98 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 464
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Book Description: For more than two hundred years, the Tsar's private and elite soldiers have been the core of order and stability in civilized Russia. The Imperial Life Guards were formed in 1690, and their reputation is legendary. In southern Ukraine in the 1850s, however, the historic canvas of decay and poisonous alliances are weakening traditional monarchies and governments. Political unrest abounds, and medieval processes are giving way to contemporary acts of insurrection, greed and disloyalty. Growing up in a small village, young Samuel Orloff is obsessed with learning everything he can about his father's secret past, the Imperial Life Guards, and their mission. Amid a sea of chaotic change, Samuel's father rescues Charles Kovnik, an injured Imperial Life Guard, from a creek near their home and nurses him back to life. Now mentored by Charles and bound by inseparable events beyond his control, Samuel discovers life paths are not always chosen as revelations about his family's history become just as important as the realization for his future. The Tsar's Guard is the compelling story of a boy's coming-of-age journey in mid-nineteenth-century Russia as he attempts to fulfill his dream of becoming one of the Tsar's trusted Imperial Life Guards.