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

Author/Creator:
Rounding, Virginia.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xxv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., geneal. table ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918.
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918.
Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
Emperors -- Russia -- Biography.
Empresses -- Russia -- Biography.
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 -- Marriage.
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918 -- Marriage.
Married people -- Russia -- Biography.
Love -- Russia -- Case studies.
Summary:
A study of the marriage of the last Russian tsar and tsarina offers psychological insights into their relationship and covers the Empress's ill health, their relationship with confidante Ania Vyrubova, and their reliance on the infamous Rasputin.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-347) and index.
ISBN:
9780312381004 (hbk.)
031238100X (hbk.)
OCLC:
740628661
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