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The Resource Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia, Michael Farquhar

Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia, Michael Farquhar

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Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia
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Secret lives of the tsars
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three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia
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Michael Farquhar
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eng
Summary
-- Washington Post 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 mesmeric domination of the last of the Romanov tsars helped lead to the monarchy's undoing. From Peter the Great's penchant for personally beheading his recalcitrant subjects (he kept the severed head of one of his mistresses pickled in alcohol) to Nicholas and Alexandra's brutal demise at the hands of the Bolsheviks, -- Praise for -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- "A terrifically accessible history."--Kirkus Reviews From the Trade Paperback edition
Biography type
collective biography
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Farquhar, Michael
Dewey number
947/.046
Index
index present
LC call number
DK37.8.R6
LC item number
F37 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Romanov, House of
  • Romanov, House of
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Historical
  • HISTORY / Europe / Eastern
  • HISTORY / Europe / Former Soviet Republics
  • HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
  • Royalty
  • 18th Century
  • Russia (pre- & post-Soviet Union)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Kings and rulers
  • Russia
  • Russia
  • Russia
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Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia, Michael Farquhar
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http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2D1A2E0F-F2EE-45A3-9D6B-A9D29D2E0DA5
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  • This is an Overdrive title
  • Includes index
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Contents
Introductory chapter: The Time of Troubles and the rise of the Romanovs -- Ivan V and Peter I (1682-1696): one autocrat too many -- Peter I (1696-1725): the eccentricities of an emperor -- Catherine I (1725-1727): the peasant empress -- Anna (1730-1740): "a bored estate mistress" -- Elizabeth (1741-1762): the empress of pretense -- Peter III (1762): "nature made him a mere poltroon" -- Catherine II (1762-1796): "prey to this mad passion!" -- Paul (1796-1801): "he detests his nation" -- Alexander I (1801-1825): Napoleon's conqueror -- Nicholas I (1825-1855): "a condescending Jupiter" -- Alexander II (1855-1881): "a crowned semi-ruin" -- Alexander III (1881-1894): "a colossus of unwavering autocracy" -- Nicholas II (1894-1917): "an absolute child" -- Nicholas II (1894-1917): "gliding down a precipice" -- Nicholas II (1894-1917): a bloody end -- Concluding chapter: Aftermath
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ocn882104835
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9780812985788
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2D1A2E0F-F2EE-45A3-9D6B-A9D29D2E0DA5
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(OCoLC)882104835
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Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia, Michael Farquhar
Link
http://calgary.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=2D1A2E0F-F2EE-45A3-9D6B-A9D29D2E0DA5
Publication
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  • This is an Overdrive title
  • Includes index
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductory chapter: The Time of Troubles and the rise of the Romanovs -- Ivan V and Peter I (1682-1696): one autocrat too many -- Peter I (1696-1725): the eccentricities of an emperor -- Catherine I (1725-1727): the peasant empress -- Anna (1730-1740): "a bored estate mistress" -- Elizabeth (1741-1762): the empress of pretense -- Peter III (1762): "nature made him a mere poltroon" -- Catherine II (1762-1796): "prey to this mad passion!" -- Paul (1796-1801): "he detests his nation" -- Alexander I (1801-1825): Napoleon's conqueror -- Nicholas I (1825-1855): "a condescending Jupiter" -- Alexander II (1855-1881): "a crowned semi-ruin" -- Alexander III (1881-1894): "a colossus of unwavering autocracy" -- Nicholas II (1894-1917): "an absolute child" -- Nicholas II (1894-1917): "gliding down a precipice" -- Nicholas II (1894-1917): a bloody end -- Concluding chapter: Aftermath
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ocn882104835
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unknown
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1 online resource (pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780812985788
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
2D1A2E0F-F2EE-45A3-9D6B-A9D29D2E0DA5
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(OCoLC)882104835
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