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*Includes pictures *Includes the tsar's quotes about his life and reign *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In *Includes pictures *Includes the tsar's quotes about his life and reign *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In Europe and its neighbors to the east, border-changing wars were fought incessantly. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the underlying premises of political, governmental and social structures within several European and Asian states were shaken to the core after centuries of royalty and one-family rule. By the onset of World War I, royal families began to experience a long, slow decline, with some quietly fading into the status of national symbols and others experiencing political overthrow. Some were horrified by the suddenness of a changing public, while others barely noticed. In the ensuing chaos brought about by the Great War, the last ruling family in Russia suffered the most brutal form of regime change at the hands of the Bolsheviks following a revolution in 1917, as the public outcry for individual equality mirrored the violence of the French Revolution from a prior century. The Romanov dynasty, which had enjoyed unbroken control over the throne since the early 1600s, represented a dilemma for a dissatisfied and restless workforce that nevertheless viewed the royal family through the lens of an ancient mystique. The modern Romanov saga was rife with intrigue, including the exploits of and mystique surrounding Grigory Rasputin, suspicion directed toward the German roots of Tsarina Alexandra, and fascination with the almost beatified children of the Tsar, their image buoyed by the powerful new medium of photography. When this mystical and fictitious portrait of the beloved ruler and happy peasant collided with Lenin’s Bolshevik uprising, a movement largely devoid of mercy or sentiment, the pathos of the Romanov executions was felt all the more deeply around the world, and it has remained a topic of intense inquiry well into the following century. At the same time, gossip surrounding their fates, particularly that of the “lost” Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, have ensured that the Romanovs remain relevant nearly a century after their downfall. Tsar Nicholas II and the End of the Romanov Dynasty: The History of the Downfall of Imperial Russia looks at the seminal events that brought about an end to Imperial Russia. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Romanovs like never before.


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*Includes pictures *Includes the tsar's quotes about his life and reign *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In *Includes pictures *Includes the tsar's quotes about his life and reign *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling.” – Tsar Nicholas II of Russia The 17th century was marked by multiple pro-democratic revolutions exploding in both hemispheres. In Europe and its neighbors to the east, border-changing wars were fought incessantly. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the underlying premises of political, governmental and social structures within several European and Asian states were shaken to the core after centuries of royalty and one-family rule. By the onset of World War I, royal families began to experience a long, slow decline, with some quietly fading into the status of national symbols and others experiencing political overthrow. Some were horrified by the suddenness of a changing public, while others barely noticed. In the ensuing chaos brought about by the Great War, the last ruling family in Russia suffered the most brutal form of regime change at the hands of the Bolsheviks following a revolution in 1917, as the public outcry for individual equality mirrored the violence of the French Revolution from a prior century. The Romanov dynasty, which had enjoyed unbroken control over the throne since the early 1600s, represented a dilemma for a dissatisfied and restless workforce that nevertheless viewed the royal family through the lens of an ancient mystique. The modern Romanov saga was rife with intrigue, including the exploits of and mystique surrounding Grigory Rasputin, suspicion directed toward the German roots of Tsarina Alexandra, and fascination with the almost beatified children of the Tsar, their image buoyed by the powerful new medium of photography. When this mystical and fictitious portrait of the beloved ruler and happy peasant collided with Lenin’s Bolshevik uprising, a movement largely devoid of mercy or sentiment, the pathos of the Romanov executions was felt all the more deeply around the world, and it has remained a topic of intense inquiry well into the following century. At the same time, gossip surrounding their fates, particularly that of the “lost” Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna, have ensured that the Romanovs remain relevant nearly a century after their downfall. Tsar Nicholas II and the End of the Romanov Dynasty: The History of the Downfall of Imperial Russia looks at the seminal events that brought about an end to Imperial Russia. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about the Romanovs like never before.

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  1. 5 out of 5

    Tom Hughes

    Waste of time I should have paid more attention to the length of this "book" as it is resembles more of a college paper than a book. The early part of the paper is a good review of the earliest parts of Nicholas 's reign in broad strokes. In the latter part the strokes become even broader. I question even the accuracy of some of the details even referring to Mikeal Romanov as the Czars cousin. The book was disappointing at best. Sloppy writing and editing. Waste of time I should have paid more attention to the length of this "book" as it is resembles more of a college paper than a book. The early part of the paper is a good review of the earliest parts of Nicholas 's reign in broad strokes. In the latter part the strokes become even broader. I question even the accuracy of some of the details even referring to Mikeal Romanov as the Czars cousin. The book was disappointing at best. Sloppy writing and editing.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Jaak Ennuste

    A super compact overview of 300-year Romanov dynasty in Russia. From 1600 to the revolution in 1917. Good for refreshing memory.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Anil Swarup

    The usual to the point stuff from Charles River Editors. They have mastered the art of conveying historical facts and some opinion in a simple manner. This is precisely what they do in this book.

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