Tag Archives: Nicholas and Alexandra

Today in history: November 7, 1917

Yesterday’s post was a bit prescient, considering that today is the anniversary of one of the most seismic events of the 20th century: The Russian Revolution (or, at least, that first successful power-grab.) Look at that rogue’s gallery. I love … Continue reading

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The Books: “Nicholas and Alexandra” (Robert Massie)

History Bookshelf: Next book on the shelf is Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K. Massie. The story of the final Tsar and his wife. I’ve read a couple other books about the Romanovs but none so detailed, none so well-written. … Continue reading

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So. Rasputin.

Rasputin is on my mind because I am deeply engrossed at the moment in Nicholas and Alexandra – sent to me off my Wish List from MikeR – Yeah! It’s a story I am highly familiar with, because of my … Continue reading

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