The Romanovs: 1613-1918

ISBN9780307280510
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedMay 16, 2017
Pages784
AuthorSimon Montefiore
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight1.0 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Depth1.7 in.

The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Montefiore

PAPERBACK

May 16, 2017

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?
 
This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence, and wild extravagance.
 
Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Simon Montefiore

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ISBN9780307280510
PublisherRandom House Inc.
PublishedMay 16, 2017
Pages784
AuthorSimon Montefiore
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight1.0 Kg.
Height9.2 in.
Width6.1 in.
Depth1.7 in.

Synopsis

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?
 
This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon Sebag Montefiore’s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence, and wild extravagance.
 
Drawing on new archival research, Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy, love and murder, that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today.

Buy The Romanovs: 1613-1918 by Simon Sebag Montefiore at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

Editorial Reviews

“Don’t let its size fool you: There’s never been a more inviting 700-plus-page historical tome. That’s because the author, who matches rigorous scholarship with a novelist’s eye for delicious details, is clearly having so much fun. And why not? In three centuries, the Romanovs produced titans and weaklings, war and peace, and enough salacious behavior to make us say, ‘Turn off thy Kardashians! Pick up thy Montefiore!’”

– O, The Oprah Magazine (Oprah’s 10 favorite books of 2016)

“Spellbinding . . . it takes true historical daring to tackle such an immense subject. . . . Montefiore’s novelistic gift of drawing vivid characters with a few choice words never fails him. . . . The main portraits are invariably memorable. . . . This monumental work is an essential addition to the library of anyone interested in Russian history and the doomed dynasty of the Romanovs.”

– Olga Grushin, The New York Times Book Review

“[The Romanovs] reveals the author’s gift for storytelling and research acumen. . . . Montefiore’s compassionate and incisive portraits of the Romanov rulers and their retinues, his liberal usage of contemporary diaries and correspondence, and his flair for the dramatic produce a narrative that effortlessly holds the reader’s interest and attention despite its imposing length.”

– Publishers Weekly