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The last of the tsars : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution, Robert Service

Label
The last of the tsars : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
Title
The last of the tsars
Title remainder
Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Robert Service
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A detailed account of Tsar Nicholas II's last eighteenth months draws on the Tsar's diaries, recorded conversations, and official inquiry testimonies to create a portrait of a man entirely out of his depth
  • "In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All Russia, abdicated the throne 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, eminent historian Robert Service examines Nicholas's life--in fresh and unprecedented detail--from the weeks before his momentous abdication to his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. The story has been told many times, but Service's deep understanding of the period and his forensic examination of the Tsar's diaries and other newly discovered recorded conversations, as well as manifold testimonies of the official inquiry, shed remarkable new light on his troubled reign, and also reveals the kind of Russia that Nicholas wanted to emerge from the Great War. 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 ferment in Russia that followed the February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917, and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet socialist republic."--Jacket
Summary
A riveting account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of the finest Russian historians writing today
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10578884
Cataloging source
CGL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Service, Robert
Dewey number
  • 947.08/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Nicholas
  • Nicholas
  • Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
  • Kings and rulers
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Royalty
  • HISTORY / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Soviet Union
Target audience
adult
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Nicholas II and the Russia Revolution
Label
The last of the tsars : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution, Robert Service
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tsar of all Russia -- At GHQ -- The February revolution -- Abdication -- Tsarskoe Selo -- Family life -- The provisional government -- The British offer -- Rules and routines -- On the lives of rulers -- Kerensky's dilemma -- Distant transfer -- Destination Tobolsk -- Plenipotentiary Pankratov -- The October revolution -- The Romanov dispersal -- Freedom House -- Learning from others -- Time on their hands -- "October" in January -- The Moscow discussions -- Rescue plans -- The Russian future -- Comrades on the march -- Tobolsk and Moscow -- Commissar Yaklovlev -- The order to move -- South to Tyumen -- Destination to be confirmed -- To the Ipatev house -- The Urals and its Bolsheviks -- Meanwhile, in Tobolsk -- Enduring Ekaterinburg -- A sense of the world -- Civil War -- German manoeuvres -- Last days in the house -- The Ekaterinburg trap -- The Moscow fulcrum -- The man who would not be tsar -- Narrowed options -- Death in the cellar -- Red evacuation -- Murders, cover-ups, pretenders -- The Czechoslovak occupation -- Romanov survivors -- The anti-Bolshevik inquiry -- Dispute without bones -- Afterword
Control code
1897447
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681775012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681775012
  • (OCoLC)1001317911
Label
The last of the tsars : Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution, Robert Service
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-362) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Tsar of all Russia -- At GHQ -- The February revolution -- Abdication -- Tsarskoe Selo -- Family life -- The provisional government -- The British offer -- Rules and routines -- On the lives of rulers -- Kerensky's dilemma -- Distant transfer -- Destination Tobolsk -- Plenipotentiary Pankratov -- The October revolution -- The Romanov dispersal -- Freedom House -- Learning from others -- Time on their hands -- "October" in January -- The Moscow discussions -- Rescue plans -- The Russian future -- Comrades on the march -- Tobolsk and Moscow -- Commissar Yaklovlev -- The order to move -- South to Tyumen -- Destination to be confirmed -- To the Ipatev house -- The Urals and its Bolsheviks -- Meanwhile, in Tobolsk -- Enduring Ekaterinburg -- A sense of the world -- Civil War -- German manoeuvres -- Last days in the house -- The Ekaterinburg trap -- The Moscow fulcrum -- The man who would not be tsar -- Narrowed options -- Death in the cellar -- Red evacuation -- Murders, cover-ups, pretenders -- The Czechoslovak occupation -- Romanov survivors -- The anti-Bolshevik inquiry -- Dispute without bones -- Afterword
Control code
1897447
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Pegasus books hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 382 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781681775012
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681775012
  • (OCoLC)1001317911

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