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“A larger-than-life drama.”—Saturday Review
“A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek
“A wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. Mr. Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding. . . . They come vividly before our eyes.”—The New York Times
“An all-too-human picture . . . Both Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance.”—Newsday
“A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include Nicholas and Alexandra, Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), The Romanovs: The Final Chapter, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War, Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea, and Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.See all Product Description
I really love Jude Deveraux's historical work: Temperance is a headstrong, intelligent and feisty character but I also loved her sense of humor and adventure. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Caroline
Excellent writing, and if my memory serves me, I read it before many years ago in my high school library. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Vincent
Robert K. Massie delivers a compassionate history of the life and times of Russia's last royal family. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Ben Oboe
My first Jude Deveraux was A Knight in Shining Armor, and I loved it. Then comes The Mulberry Tree, and thought the story had a great plot. Temptation, however, was a disaster. Read morePublished on June 21 2004
I was beginning to think Jude Devereaux didn't have a good, funny romances left in her. But ta-da, here is Temptation, a return to the "old" style of romance and humor I loved. Read morePublished on June 10 2004 by Melissa McCauley
"Nicholas and Alexandra" is a fantastic history book that I can thoroughly recommend to all readers. Read morePublished on March 31 2004 by Andrew Desmond
An excellent book about the story behind the Romanov family. It is very descriptive. It is a must read.Published on March 15 2004