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The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution - Robert Service

The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution - Robert Service
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Title: The Last of the Tsars

Author:  Robert Service

ISBN:  9781447293095

Weight:  931g

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The Last of the Tsars by Robert Service

In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution.  Now, on the hundredth anniversary of that revolution, Robert Service, the eminent historian of Russia, examines Nicholas’s reign in the year before his abdication and the months between that momentous date and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918.

The story has been told many times, but Service’s profound understanding of the period and his forensic examination of hitherto untapped sources, including the Tsar’s diaries and recorded conversations, shed remarkable new light on his reign, also revealing the kind of ruler Nicholas believed himself to have been, contrary to the disastrous reality.;

The Last of the Tsars is a masterful study of a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so.  It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky’s February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin’s Soviet republic.

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Title: The Last of the Tsars
Sub title: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition features:

The main body of the book is 300 pages, which includes two sections of black & white illustrations.

The front matter has an additional 15 pages:

Contents [3 pages]
List of Illustrations [2]
Maps [4]
Acknowledgements [2]
Introduction [4]

The back matter has a further 80 pages:

Bibliography [9 pages]
Notes [51]
Index [20]

Overall condition: Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed: On the title page
Book Stats
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Imprint: Macmillan
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781447293095
ISBN 10: 1447293096
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 300 [main body]
Size (h x w x d): 242 x 162 x 37mm
Design Credits
Author photograph: Adele Biagi
Jacket image: GL Archive / Alamy

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