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Rasputin

2017-05 |


• Author :_Douglas Smith
• Pages :_848 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781447245858
• ISBN-13 :_1447245857

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• Description : SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK PRIZENearly a century after his murder, Rasputin remains as divisive a figure as ever. Was he really a horse thief and a hard-drinking ruffian in his youth? Was he a a devout Orthodox Christian, or was he in fact a just a fake holy man? Are the stories of his enormous sexual drive, debauchery, and drunken orgies true or simply a myth? How did he come to know the emperor and empress and to wield so much influence over them? What was the source of his healing power? Was Rasputin running the government in the final years of his life? And if so, was he acting on his own or on the orders of more powerful, hidden forces? Did Prince Yusupov and his fellow conspirators act alone or were they other parties involved in Rasputin's murder-British secret agents or even an underground cell of Freemasons, as has been claimed? And to what extent did Rasputin's murder doom the Romanov dynasty? Drawing on major new sources hitherto unexamined by western historians, Douglas Smith's book is be the definitive biography of this extraordinary figure for a generation. [...] by Publisher : 'Pan Books'



• Author :_Frances Welch
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1476755515
• ISBN-13 :_9781476755519

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• Description : Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin. Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant turned mystic and court sage, was as fascinating as he was unfathomable. He played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, “I don’t even know the ABC.” But, as the only person able to relieve the symptoms of hemophilia in the Tsar’s heir Alexei, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court. During the last decade of his life, Rasputin and his band of “little ladies” came to symbolize all that was decadent, corrupt, and remote about the Imperial Family, especially when it was rumored that he was not only shaping Russian policy during the First World War, but also enjoying an intimate relationship with the Empress… Rasputin’s role in the downfall of the tsarist regime is beyond dispute. But who was he really? Prophet or rascal? A “breath of rank air...who blew away the cobwebs of the Imperial Palace,” as Beryl Bainbridge put it, or a dangerous deviant? Writing for historical aficionados and curious readers alike, Frances Welch turns her inimitable wry gaze on one of the great mysteries of Russian history. [...] by Publisher : 'Simon and Schuster'



• Author :_Joseph T. Fuhrmann
• Pages :_276 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_
• ISBN-13 :_UOM:39015015524872

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• Description : Traces the life of the nineteenth century libertine and religious figure who gained influence over the Russian nobility, and discusses the reasons for his murder [...] by Publisher : 'Praeger Publishers'



• Author :_Robert Alexander
• Pages :_304 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780143038658
• ISBN-13 :_0143038656

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• Description : Interrogated by the provisional government of revolutionary Russia on the details of her father's death, Maria, the daughter of Rasputin, remembers her father's powerful influence over the throne, her struggles over the discovery of his true nature, and the numerous threats to his life. By the author of The Kitchen Boy. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. [...] by Publisher : 'Penguin'



• Author :_Brian Moynahan
• Pages :_432 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0307826465
• ISBN-13 :_9780307826466

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• Description : Grigory Efimovich Rasputin came to St. Petersburg from his Siberian cabin in 1903 like a projectile from the medieval past, tattered, black-clad, muttering. By the time he was murdered thirteen years later, the peasant was the "beloved" Friend of Tsar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra and the sponsor of the most powerful officials in Russia. He had become, a society lady wrote, "a dusk enveloping all our world, eclipsing the sun. How could so pitiful a wretch throw so vast a shadow? It was inexplicable, maddening, almost incredible. " Rasputin's name has become synonymous with evil, but his legend has obscured the facts of his life. In this evocative biography, Brian Moynahan presents us with a flesh-and-blood Rasputin, more fascinating than the myth--a man in whom debauchery coexisted beside a real (if erratic) spiritual sense, a man whose coarseness hid a savvy awareness of human psychology. Drawing on confidential police reports, cabinet meeting memos, and other documents, some available only since the fall of the Soviet Union, Moynahan sheds new light on Rasputin's life and disputes some of the widely held details of his death. The young Rasputin was a drinker, thief, and womanizer. He claimed to have religious visions and became a wandering holy man, preaching that exposure to sin could drive out sin. He stormed the fashionable salons of St. Petersburg, and in 1905 he met Nicholas and Alexandra, who, increasingly despised by the sophisticated, found in Rasputin reassurance that the "real Russia, the simple and pious peasantry, loved them. Rasputin's mysterious ability to stop the bleeding attacks of their hemophiliac only son, Alexis, sealed the approval of the domineering Alexandra. With royal patronage, Rasputin became increasingly reckless, partying with prostitutes, peddling influence, plotting the disgrace of those who crossed him. Ever contradictory, he was also a devoted family man, a defender of the poor, and a figure of immense charisma. As Germany battered Russia during World War I, as Nicholas's ineptitude as a leader became ever more rampant and the masses went hungry, Rasputin seemed to monarchists to be the cause, and not just the symptom, of corrupt government. A group of conspirators gathered--among them a grand duke and a scion of the richest family in Russia--and one of the most famous murders in history was planned. Set against the vivid backdrop of prerevolutionary Russia, Rasputin is a portrait of an age as well as of a man. NOTE: This edition does not include photographs. [...] by Publisher : 'Random House'



• Author :_Joseph T. Fuhrmann
• Pages :_320 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1118239857
• ISBN-13 :_9781118239858

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• Description : Based on new sources—the definitive biography of Rasputin, with revelations about his life, death, and involvement with the Romanovs A century after his death, Grigory Rasputin remains fascinating: the Russian peasant with hypnotic eyes who befriended Tsar Nicholas II and helped destroy the Russian Empire, but the truth about his strange life has never fully been told. Written by the world's leading authority on Rasputin, this new biography draws on previously closed Soviet archives to offer new information on Rasputin's relationship with Empress Alexandra, sensational revelations about his sexual conquests, a re-examination of his murder, and more. Based on long-closed Soviet archives and the author's decades of research, encompassing sources ranging from baptismal records and forgotten police reports to notes written by Rasputin and personal letters Reveals new information on Rasputin's family history and strange early life, religious beliefs, and multitudinous sexual adventures as well as his relationship with Empress Alexandra, ability to heal the haemophiliac tsarevich, and more Includes many previously unpublished photos, including contemporary studio photographs of Rasputin and samples of his handwriting Written by historian Joesph T. Fuhrmann, a Rasputin expert whose 1990 biography Rasputin: A Life was widely praised as the best on the subject Synthesizing archival sources with published documents, memoirs, and other studies of Rasputin into a single, comprehensive work, Rasputin: The Untold Story will correct a century's worth of misconception and error about the life and death of the famous Siberian mystic and healer and the decline and fall of Imperial Russia. [...] by Publisher : 'John Wiley & Sons'



• Author :_Richard Cullen
• Pages :_236 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9781906447076
• ISBN-13 :_1906447071

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• Author :_Alex Grecian
• Pages :_136 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1632155133
• ISBN-13 :_9781632155139

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• Description : In one night Rasputin was poisoned, beaten, stabbed, shot in the head, and drowned, then tied up and thrown in a frozen river. But how did he get from Siberia to the Winter Palace? And why was it so hard to kill him? A supernatural reimagining of the "mad monk." Collects RASPUTIN #1-5. [...] by Publisher : 'Image Comics'



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• Pages :_233 sheets
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• Author :_Andrew Cook
• Pages :_316 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0752472488
• ISBN-13 :_9780752472485

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• Description : The murder of Rasputin on the night of December 16–17, 1916 has always seemed extraordinary: first he was poisoned, then shot and finally drowned in a frozen river by Russian aristocrats fearful of his influence on Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra. Or was he? Dramatic new evidence from previously unpublished documents, diaries, forensic reports and intelligence records now mean the plot takes a remarkable twist. Grigori Rasputin is probably one of the best known but least understood figures in the events that ultimately led to the downfall of the Russian Tsars. His political role as the power behind the throne is obscured today, as it was then, by the fascination with his morality and private life. Andrew Cook's re-investigation ofRasputin's death reveals for the first time the real masterminds behind the murder of the "mad monk." To Kill Rasputin finally provides the answers to the many mysteries surrounding this pivotal moment in Russian history. [...] by Publisher : 'The History Press'



• Author :_David C. Gillespie
• Pages :_98 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780947623081
• ISBN-13 :_0947623086

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• Author :_E. M. Halliday
• Pages :_28 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1640190023
• ISBN-13 :_9781640190023

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• Description : Grigori Rasputin, the “Holy Devil” of Russian legend, was a well-meaning peasant with a psychiatrist’s gift for healing and unusual opportunities for sexual conquest. The tsar, historian E. M. Halliday argues in this essay, might have done better to listen to him more, not less. [...] by Publisher : 'New Word City'