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The Resource Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs, Douglas Smith

Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs, Douglas Smith

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Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs
Title
Rasputin
Title remainder
faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Smith
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure. A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe."--
Summary
On the 100th anniversary of his murder, a biography of the mystical faith healer and close friend of the last Tsar of Russia describes his strange rise to power, his penchant for debauchery and his involvement in the end of the Romanov dynasty
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Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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10541779
Cataloging source
JOV
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1962-
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Smith, Douglas
Dewey number
  • 947.08/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich
  • Romanov, House of
  • Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich
  • Romanov, House of
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HISTORY
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Politics and government
  • Russia
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • History
  • Europe
  • Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs
Label
Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs, Douglas Smith
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 683-715) 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
Introduction: The Holy Devil? -- Holy pilgrim: 1869-1904 -- Our friend: 1905-1909 -- Scandals: 1910-1911 -- A time of miracles: 1912-July 1914 -- War: July 1914-1915 -- The final year: 1916 -- The aftermath: 1917-1918 -- Epilogue
Control code
21272889
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xx, 817 pages
Isbn
9781250141262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1010499575
Label
Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs, Douglas Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 683-715) 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
Introduction: The Holy Devil? -- Holy pilgrim: 1869-1904 -- Our friend: 1905-1909 -- Scandals: 1910-1911 -- A time of miracles: 1912-July 1914 -- War: July 1914-1915 -- The final year: 1916 -- The aftermath: 1917-1918 -- Epilogue
Control code
21272889
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Picador edition.
Extent
xx, 817 pages
Isbn
9781250141262
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1010499575

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