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Secret Lives of the Tsars- Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery,


Secret Lives of the Tsars- Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Mur...
Secret Lives of the Tsars- Three Centuries of Autocracy, Debauchery, Betrayal, Murder, and Madness from Romanov Russia
Type : epub |
Size : 2.51 MB |
English |




Descirption: "Michael Farquhar doesn't write about history the way, say, Doris Kearns Goodwin does. He writes about history the way Doris Kearns Goodwin's smart-ass, reprobate kid brother might. I, for one, prefer it."--Gene Weingarten, two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and Washington Post columnist

Scandal! Intrigue! Cossacks! Here the world's most engaging royal historian chronicles the world's most fascinating imperial dynasty: the Romanovs, whose three-hundred-year reign was remarkable for its shocking violence, spectacular excess, and unimaginable venality. In this incredibly entertaining history, Michael Farquhar collects the best, most captivating true tales of Romanov iniquity. We meet Catherine the Great, with her endless parade of virile young lovers (none of them of the equine variety); her unhinged son, Paul I, who ordered the bones of one of his mother's paramours dug out of its grave and tossed into a gorge; and Grigori Rasputin, the "Mad Monk," whose...