Автор: Montefiore Simon Sebag Название: Romanovs ISBN: 0297852663 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780297852667 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: 2090 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?
This 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. Montefiore's gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire-building, overshadowed by palace conspiracy, family rivalries, sexual decadence and wild extravagance, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy, from Queen Victoria to Lenin.
To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six tsars were murdered and all the Romanovs lived under constant threat to their lives. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband - who was murdered soon afterwards - loved her young male favourites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who faced Napoleon's invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts, and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever written by a ruler. THE ROMANOVS climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution - and the harrowing massacre of the entire family.
Written with dazzling literary flair, drawing on new archival research, THE ROMANOVS is at once an enthralling story of triumph and tragedy, love and death, a universal study of power, and an essential portrait of the empire that still defines Russia today.
Автор: Santa Montefiore Название: The Italian Matchmaker ISBN: 0340840552 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340840559 Издательство: Hodder Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Montefiore, Santa Название: Italian matchmaker ISBN: 0340840528 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340840528 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 1746 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: As a young guardsman, Grigory Potemkin caught the eye of Catherine the Great with a theatrical act of gallantry during the coup that placed her on the throne. Over the next thirty years he would become her lover, co-ruler, and husband in a secret marriage that left room for both to satisfy their sexual appetites. Potemkin proved to be one of the most brilliant statesmen of the eighteenth century, helping Catherine expand the Russian empire and deftly manipulating allies and adversaries from Constantinople to London. This acclaimed biography vividly re-creates Potemkin s outsized character and accomplishments and restores him to his rightful place as a colossus of the eighteenth century. It chronicles the tempestuous relationship between Potemkin and Catherine, a remarkable love affair between two strong personalities that helped shape the course of history. As he brings these characters to life, Montefiore also tells the story of the creation of the Russian empire. This is biography as it is meant to be: both intimate and panoramic, and bursting with life."
Автор: Simon Sebag Montefiore Название: Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar ISBN: 1400076781 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781400076789 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: от 1410 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
This widely acclaimed biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader, and Russian tsar.
Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous cruelty of this secret world. Written with bracing narrative verve, this feat of scholarly research has become a classic of modern history writing. Showing how Stalin's triumphs and crimes were the product of his fanatical Marxism and his gifted but flawed character, this is an intimate portrait of a man as complicated and human as he was brutal and chilling.
Автор: Montefiore Santa Название: The Italian Matchmaker ISBN: 0340840544 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340840542 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 643 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: Do you believe in love after death? Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure City job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends -- all have
long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters.
In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the
magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The
palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past.
He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn
little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest
Автор: Montefiore, Simon Sebag Название: One Night in Winter ISBN: 0099580330 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780099580331 Издательство: Random House Рейтинг: Цена: 691 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: `An epic adventure story set against the most awful war in history. Ridiculously good` Dan SnowIf your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they reveal? Directed by Stalin himself, an investigation begins as children are arrested and forced to testify against their friends - and their parents.
Автор: Sebag Montefiore Simon Название: Stalin ISBN: 178022835X ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780228358 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: от 1086 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The thrilling biography of Stalin - an international bestseller
Автор: Sebag-Montefiore, Simon Название: Jerusalem ISBN: 1780220251 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781780220253 Издательство: Orion Publishers Рейтинг: Цена: от 1106 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: The epic story of Jerusalem told through the lives of the men and women who created, ruled and inhabited it.
Автор: Santa Montefiore Название: Meet Me Under the Ombu Tree ISBN: 0340898062 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340898062 Издательство: Hodder Рейтинг: Цена: 735 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Описание: A re-issued epic story of forbidden love from one of the fastest-growing names in commercial women`s fiction.
Автор: Santa Montefiore Название: The french gardener ISBN: 034084051X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340840511 Издательство: Hodder Цена: 551 р. Наличие на складе: Нет в наличии.
Автор: Santa Montefiore Название: Sea of Lost Love ISBN: 0340840471 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780340840474 Издательство: Hodder Цена: от 475 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
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