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The Resource The last tsar : the life and death of Nicholas II, Edvard Radzinsky ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz

The last tsar : the life and death of Nicholas II, Edvard Radzinsky ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz

Label
The last tsar : the life and death of Nicholas II
Title
The last tsar
Title remainder
the life and death of Nicholas II
Statement of responsibility
Edvard Radzinsky ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • rus
  • eng
Summary
  • Biography of Tsar Nicholas II providing a portrait of the monarch and detailed account of his last days and assassination
  • The execution of Tsar Nicholas II and his family at the hands of revolutionaries in 1918 is one of the pivotal events of the 20th century, an event that brought the 300-year rule of the House of Romanov to a brutal and tragic end and set the tone for the Stalinist atrocities that would follow. The truth behind these murders remained long buried under more than seventy years of myth, legend, and speculation. Then, in a sensational biography that could not have been written before glasnost, noted Russian historian Edvard Radzinsky unearthed solutions to many of the questions that had remained unanswered since the terrible events in Ekaterinburg on the night of July 16-17, 1918. Mining sources long unavailable--including firsthand accounts of the slaying--he creates both a fascinating portrait of the monarch and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days. Included is documentation linking the order of execution directly to Lenin, as well as the suggestion that two family members may have survived the ordeal. Included, too, is the testimony of ordinary Russians who at last felt free to contribute their own recollections, documents, and handed-down secrets. Radzinsky weaves together scores of firsthand accounts into a haunting, epic narrative. The Last Tsar is an important and momentous work, one that will stand as the definitive account of the terrible last days of one of Europe's greatest dynasties.--Adapted from dust jacket
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
N514r
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DK258
LC item number
.R2813 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The last tsar : the life and death of Nicholas II, Edvard Radzinsky ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Leafing through the tsar's diaries. Prelude: From the archive of blood ; Diary of the young man ; Diary of the new tsar ; Dress rehearsal for the collapse of his empire ; A mighty pair ; The tsar's family ; Diary of the successful monarch ; A novel in letters -- Part II: The death of Nicholas and Alexandra ; The fall of Atlantis ; The prisoner's Siberian diary ; Comrades ; Secret mission ; The last house ; Flight ; Preparations for murder -- Part III: The secret of the Ipatiev night. The investigation begins ; My guest -- Epilogue: Participants in the execution (fates) ; Afterword (new mysteries?)
Control code
32974
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780340569955
Lccn
91046348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25131163
  • (OCoLC)25131163
Label
The last tsar : the life and death of Nicholas II, Edvard Radzinsky ; translated from the Russian by Marian Schwartz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 445-449) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Leafing through the tsar's diaries. Prelude: From the archive of blood ; Diary of the young man ; Diary of the new tsar ; Dress rehearsal for the collapse of his empire ; A mighty pair ; The tsar's family ; Diary of the successful monarch ; A novel in letters -- Part II: The death of Nicholas and Alexandra ; The fall of Atlantis ; The prisoner's Siberian diary ; Comrades ; Secret mission ; The last house ; Flight ; Preparations for murder -- Part III: The secret of the Ipatiev night. The investigation begins ; My guest -- Epilogue: Participants in the execution (fates) ; Afterword (new mysteries?)
Control code
32974
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
462 pages
Isbn
9780340569955
Lccn
91046348
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm25131163
  • (OCoLC)25131163

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