The Romanovs

By Simon Sebag Montefiore,

Book cover of The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Book description

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. 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…

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1 author picked The Romanovs as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

A very helpful man and a very helpful book when it comes to a comprehensive overview of the Romanov regime and epoch as a whole.

Although it is rather an immense tome and thus perhaps not as accessible for a novice as some of the others I have recommended.

Again, unfortunately, Alexandra is not portrayed particularly sympathetically. 

From Mickey's list on Rasputin and his Russian queen.

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