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Rasputin

Rasputin

by Brian Moynahan

Editeur : Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780306809309
Broché: 432
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Taille du fichier: 11 Mb
Date d'affichage: 2020-07-04
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Grigory Efimovich Rasputin—drinker, thief, womanizer—arrived in St. Petersburg in 1903 as if from the medieval past . . . tattered, black-clad, muttering. By the time of his sensational murder thirteen years later, the peasant was the ”beloved Friend” of Czar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra, with a seemingly supernatural power to stop the bleeding attacks of their hemophiliac son, Alexis. How could it have happened? As on society lady of the time asked, "How could so pitiful a wretch throw so vast a shadow?”Drawing on confidential police reports, cabinet meeting memos, and many documents only now available, Moynahan sheds new light on Rasputin’s life and disputes some of the widely ...