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"--
  • "The definitive biography of Rasputin, spiritual guide to the Romanovs and source of great political intrigue, based on many new documents"--
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  • Provided by publisher
  • Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Douglas
Dewey number
  • 947.08/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DK254.R3
LC item number
S66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich
  • Romanov, House of
  • Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich
  • Romanov, House of
  • Courts and courtiers
  • Politics and government
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs, Douglas Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 817 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374240844
Lccn
2016027558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952567030
  • 1223766
  • (OCoLC)ocn952567030
Label
Rasputin : faith, power, and the twilight of the Romanovs, Douglas Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
xx, 817 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374240844
Lccn
2016027558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)952567030
  • 1223766
  • (OCoLC)ocn952567030

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