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Author Rounding, Virginia.

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

Imprint New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Nicholas II ROU    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xxv, 368 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., geneal. table ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-347) and index.
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.
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.
Subject Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918.
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918.
Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1868-1918 -- Marriage.
Alexandra, Empress, consort of Nicholas II, Emperor of Russia, 1872-1918 -- Marriage.
Emperors -- Russia -- Biography.
Empresses -- Russia -- Biography.
Married people -- Russia -- Biography.
Love -- Russia -- Case studies.
Russia -- Kings and rulers -- Biography.
Russia -- History -- Nicholas II, 1894-1917.
ISBN 9780312381004 (hbk.)
031238100X (hbk.)

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