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11 thoughts on “The Romanovs: 1613-1918

  1. says:

    For those who like their history both interesting and readable, this is your book. This author writes in a very journalistic

  2. says:

    Fascinating story. The geneology gets a bit complex at times, but it certainly helps explain the Russian mindset that led them back to what is essentially an autocracy under Putin. It was interesting to learn that the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty was very reluctant to accept the mantle of leadership when

  3. says:

    Human history is full of violence and ineptitude. Nothing makes that clear than Mr Montefiore's examination of the Romanov dynasty. This is a well researched, well documented, and well written volume that is essential to anyone interested in reading European history. You will be amazed, astounded and disgusted

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    The author does the best job he can to uncomplicate this incredibly complicated story. In Russian history it seems as though there must have been only a handful of names to choose from, so in this story there are multiple Alexanders, Peters, Nicholas's, Maries and Alexandras etc. Makes it difficult to wrap your brain around, but fascinating nonetheless. I could've done with about their personal lives and less about all the wars an

  5. says:

    This book is a must if you are into Russian history it tells the story of the Romanovs, since the first one to the fall of the dinasty. It is definitely some heavy reading in some parts you have to think that you cannot understand Russia without, at the same time, knowing something of what was happening in Europe and the Middle E

  6. says:

    I found Romanovs to be a very intriguing and enlightening read. As my heritage (on my paternal grandfather's side) is Russian, I found the book extremely interesting, and I learned a history of this dynasty that I know I never would h

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    This is a sensational and dramatic account of the family that ruled Russia for 300 years, characterised by Simon Sebag Montefiore's lurid prose and blunt (and often humorous) commentary about a dysfunctional family successfully presiding over the expansion of an empire despite (and possibly because of) their ecce

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    This is, appropriately for the subject matter, a dense and heavy book how else could it be, given the complexity of the Romanov dynast

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    I think most people only know the 20th century part of Russia. The end of a so called tyrannical Tsar and the brutal October revolutionaries who took over to the current Kremlin incumbent. The Romanovs were a major force of War and Politics f

  10. says:

    Very broad in scope. From an author who knows Russian history having written two books on Stalin. He doesn’t dwell on eac

  11. says:

    History can be stranger than fiction. This long narrative history is never dull. The author writes with masterly facility. Here we h

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The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Building overshadowed by palace conspiracy family rivalries sexual decadence and wild extravaganceDrawing on new archival research Montefiore delivers an enthralling epic of triumph and tragedy love and murder that is both a universal study of power and a portrait of empire that helps define Russia today. I think most people only know the 20th century part of Russia The end of a so called tyrannical Tsar and the brutal October revolutionaries who took over to the current Kremlin incumbent The Romanovs were a major force of War and Politics for over 300 years and some of their descendants are scattered throughout the world The deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family is still gut wrenchingly sad to read Totally unnecessary Simon has written with well researched detail the extraordinary life of not just the family but all the characters who play their part with them on the World Stage I cannot recommend this book enough His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch power and a The Doctors Dating Bargain portrait of empire that helps define Russia today. I think most The Collection people only know the 20th century Whispers of Feathers part of Russia The end of a so called tyrannical Tsar and the brutal October revolutionaries who took over to the current Kremlin incumbent The Romanovs were a major force of War and Politics for over 300 years and some of their descendants are scattered throughout the world The deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family is still gut wrenchingly sad to read Totally unnecessary Simon has written with well researched detail the extraordinary life of not just the family but all the characters who Entrepreneurial Vernacular part with them on the World Stage I cannot recommend this book enough

Summary The Romanovs: 1613-1918

Epic history on the grandest scale Game of Thronesseems like the proverbial vicar's tea party in comparison Financial TimesThe Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times ruling a sixth of the worlds surface for three centuries How did one family turn a war ruined principality into the world. Fascinating story The geneology gets a bit complex at times but it certainly helps explain the Russian mindset that led them back to what is essentially an autocracy under Putin It was interesting to learn that the first tsar of the Romanov dynasty was very reluctant to accept the mantle of leadership when it was offered While the dynasty ended in blood and tragedy it was also born during a period of blood and tragedy Apart from Peter the Great Catherine the Great and Alexander II there was little to distinguish the other Romanov tsars in terms of improving the lot of their subjects during their respective reigns While the story of Nicholas II and Alexandra and the end of the dynasty has been told by many other authors I didn t realize until I read this book how much Nicholas contributed to his own demise and that of his family by the decisions he made during his time as tsar Probably wouldn lt have changed the course of history but it might have saved his life and that of his immediate and extended family

Free read ✓ E-book, or Kindle E-pub · Simon Sebag Montefiore

S greatest empire And how did they lose it allThis is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas some touched by genius some by madness but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition Simon Sebag Montefiores gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire. This book is a must if you are into Russian history it tells the story of the Romanovs since the first one to the fall of the dinasty It is definitely some heavy reading in some parts you have to think that you cannot understand Russia without at the same time knowing something of what was happening in Europe and the Middle East But in general the prose if fluid full of details yet not overwhelmingly technical or for the scholar

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  • The Romanovs: 1613-1918
  • Simon Sebag Montefiore
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  • 23 November 2017
  • 0307280519

About the Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore

Simon Sebag Montefiore is the internationally bestselling author of prize winning history and novelsHis latest books just out in paperback are VOICES OF HISTORY SPEECHES THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and WRITTEN IN HISTORY LETTERS THAT CHANGED THE WORLDA new updated revised edition of JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHY the wider history of the Middle East through the lens of the Holy City covering from pre history to 2020 from King David to Donald Trump is just out in paperbackMontefiore’s history titles include THE ROMANOVS JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHY YOUNG STALIN STALIN THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR and CATHERINE THE GREAT amp; POTEMKIN as well as the anthologies of letters and speeches He is the author of the Moscow Trilogy of novels SASHENKA RED SKY AT NOON and ONE NIGHT IN WINTER Montefiore is also the author of a series of childrens’ novels ROYAL RABBITS OF LONDON co written with Santa Montefiore Montefiore has won prizes for his works both non fiction and fiction His novel ONE NIGHT IN WINTER won the Best Political Novel of the Year Prize and was longlisted for the Orwell Prize Among his history books CATHERINE THE GREAT amp; POTEMKIN was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Duff Cooper and Marsh Biography Prizes STALIN THE COURT OF THE RED TSAR won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards YOUNG STALIN won the Costa Biography Award UK the LA Times Book Prize for Biography USA Le Grand Prix de la Biographie Politiue France and the Kreisky Prize for Political Literature Austria JERUSALEM THE BIOGRAPHY has now sold over a million cover internationally was a global number 1 bestseller number 1 in the Sunday Times non fiction bestseller list for many weeks and won the Wenjin Book of the Year Prize awarded by the Library of China in Peoples Republic of China and the Book of the Year Prize from the Jewish Book Council USA THE ROMANOVS won the Lupicaia del Terriccio Literature Prize Italy was chosen as one of Oprah Winfreys Books of the Year USA and has been a bestseller all over the world including the UK Australia Brazil Spain and the USA where it was in the New York Times bestseller list for eight weeks Many of his books are now being developed as TV drama series or movies Montefiore read history at Gonville amp; Caius College Cambridge University where he was awarded his Doctorate of Philosophy A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and Visiting Professor at the University of Buckingham Dr Montefiore has written and presented fiver BBC TV series including Jerusalem 2011; Rome 2012 and IstanbulConstantinople Byzantium a tale of 3 cities 2013; Spain Blood amp; Gold 2015 and Vienna 2016Follow the author on twitter simonmontefiore For information wwwsimonsebagmontefiorecom