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Author Fuhrmann, Joseph T., 1940-

Title Rasputin : the untold story / Joseph T. Fuhrmann.

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Montrose Library Non-Fiction    92 Rasputin,G FUH    Available
Description xxvii, 284 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Note "Published simultaneously in Canada"--T.p. verso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The outsider -- Seeker and teacher -- Nicholas and Alexandra : waiting for a friend -- The new Rasputin -- The Church strikes back -- The Romanovs' Holy Fool -- The Captain's mysterious report -- Black boars Become bishops -- "You are our all" -- "God has heard your prayers" -- Spiritual crisis -- The woman with the missing nose -- Disaster lurks in Moscow -- The Tsar takes charge and loses control -- Rasputin conquers the Russian state -- The Church at the feet of a "low hound" -- "Our friend's ideas about men are sometimes queer" -- Shadows come at twilight -- The assassin -- Murder at the Palace -- The aftermath -- Who really killed Rasputin?
Summary "Legend portrays Rasputin as the 'Mad Monk' who rampaged through St. Petersburg in an alcoholic haze, making love to scores of women. A symbol of excess and religious extremism, he was believed to hold a mysterious power, emanating from his hypnotic eyes, over Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The fact that he was neither mad nor a monk has not stopped scores of writers from repeating these and other bogus claims. In Rasputin: the untold story, Rasputin scholar Joseph Fuhrmann shares the fruits of this two-decade search for the truth about Rasputin through previously closed Soviet archives. The man he discovers is entirely human and even more fascinating than the Svengali-like caricature imagined by millions. This definitive biography unveils the truth behind Gregory Rasputin's storied life, controversial relationships, and much-discussed death. Furhmann unearths previously unknown details from Rasputin's childhood and his early years as a farmer and itinerant preacher to his decade-long relationship with the Romanovs."--Book jacket.
Subject Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich, 1869-1916.
Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich, 1869-1916 -- Religion.
Russkaia pravoslavnaia tserkovʹBiography.
Mystics -- Russia -- Biography.
Healers -- Russia -- Biography.
Russia -- Court and courtiers -- Biography.
Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
ISBN 9781118172766 (cloth : acid-free paper)
1118172760 (cloth : acid-free paper)

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