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Rasputin - Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs

Douglas Smith

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.

On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.
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On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films recount his mysterious rise to power as Nicholas and Alexandra's confidant and the guardian of the sickly heir to the Russian throne. His debauchery and sinister political influence are the stuff of legend, and the downfall of the Romanov dynasty was laid at his feet. But as the prizewinning historian Douglas Smith shows, the true story of Rasputin's life and death has remained shrouded in myth. A major new work that combines probing scholarship and powerful storytelling, Rasputin separates fact from fiction to reveal the real life of one of history's most alluring figures. Drawing on a wealth of forgotten documents from archives in seven countries, Smith presents Rasputin in all his complexity--man of God, voice of peace, loyal subject, adulterer, drunkard. Rasputin is not just a definitive biography of an extraordinary and legendary man but a fascinating portrait of the twilight of imperial Russia as it lurched toward catastrophe.

Language:

English

Narrators:

PJ Ochlan

Length:

33h 4m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

24:04


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

26:47


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

30:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:08


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

40:53


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:46


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:25


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

31:12


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

22:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:19


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:05


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

23:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

47:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

37:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

38:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

26:39


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

43:14


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

27:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

21:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:18


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

11:10


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

23:44


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

32:02


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

31:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

45:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

29:30


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

39:17


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

21:37


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

48:28


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

20:25


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

34:04


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

28:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:50


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

33:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

33:20


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

36:09


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

27:29


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

22:29


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

39:08


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

15:44


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

23:20


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

23:45


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

22:05


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

37:17


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

27:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

34:23


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:28


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

11:22


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

42:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

13:56


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

36:43


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

25:54


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

36:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

17:02


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

23:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

23:08


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

28:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

22:23


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

10:09


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

19:43


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

13:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

39:56


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

27:16


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

30:15


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

17:53


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

20:45


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

13:05


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

14:55


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

35:07


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

30:27