Alexander II: The Last Great Tsar

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Simon and Schuster, 2006. nov. 14. - 462 oldal
"It is a tale that runs on parallel tracks. Alexander freed 23 million Russian slaves, reformed the justice system and the army, and very nearly became the father of Russia's first constitution and the man who led that nation into a new era of western-style liberalism. Yet it was during this feverish time that modern nihilism first arose. On the sidelines of Alexander's state dramas, a group of radical, disaffected young people first experimented with dynamite, and first began to use terrorism. Fueled by the writings of a few intellectuals and zealots, they built bombs, dug tunnels, and planned ambushes. They made no less than six unsuccessful attempts on Alexander's life. Finally, the parallel tracks joined, when a small cell of terrorists, living next door to Dostoevsky, built the fatal bomb that ended the life of the last great Tsar. It stopped Russian reform in its tracks.".
 

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Edvard Radzinsky has taken advantage of perestroika and glasnost to rummage around in previously secret Russian state files and come up with some pretty interesting aspects of the life of the man he ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Excellent! Covers both the life of the tzar and political environment of that time. Good coverage of Russia's underground movement, and People's Will in particular. I read other historical works by Radzinsky and seems that every subsequent work gets better. Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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The Harsh Fate of Heritage
3
Heir to the Throne
24
His Fathers Empire
39
How to Bring Up a Caesar
47
The Great Time
103
An Awakened Russia
152
Anni Horibiles
166
Love
187
The Birth of Terror
205
The Lonely Palace Cliff
231
A Hollywood Story
241
the return of the tsar liberator
355
Selected Bibliography
429
Index
441
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Edvard Radzinsky is the author of the bestselling The Last Tsar, Stalin, and The Rasputin File. He is one of Russia's most celebrated playwrights. He lives in Moscow, where he is also an award-winning television personality.

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