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Les Romanov 1613 - 1918 (Documents, Actualités, Société) by Simon Sebag Montefiore

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Les Romanov 1613 - 1918 (Documents, Actualités, Société) The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times ruling a sixth of the world s surface for three centuries 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 Simon Sebag 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 with a global cast of adventurers courtesans revolutionaries and poets from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin to Bismarck Lincoln Queen Victoria and Lenin

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Jerusalem is the universal city the capital of two peoples the shrine of three faiths it is the prize of empires the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today s clash of civilizations From King David to Barack Obama from the birth of Judaism Christianity and Islam to the Israel Palestine conflict this is the epic history of years of faith slaughter fanaticism and coexistence br br How did this small remote town become the Holy City the centre of the world and now the key to peace in the Middle East In a dazzling narrative Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals this ever changing city in its many incarnations bringing every epoch and character blazingly to life Jerusalem s biography is told through the wars love affairs and revelations of the men and women kings empresses prophets poets saints conquerors and whores who created destroyed chronicled and believed in Jerusalem As well as the many ordinary Jerusalemites who have left their mark on the city its cast varies from Solomon Saladin and Suleiman the Magnificent to Cleopatra Caligula and Churchill from Abraham to Jesus and Muhammad from the ancient city of Jezebel Nebuchadnezzar Herod and Nero to the modern times of the Kaiser Disraeli Mark Twain Rasputin and Lawrence of Arabia br br Drawing on new archives current scholarship his own family papers and a lifetime s study Montefiore illuminates the essence of sanctity and mysticism identity and empire in a unique chronicle of the city that is believed will be the setting for the Apocalypse This is how Jerusalem became Jerusalem and the only city that exists twice in heaven and on earth, The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times ruling a sixth of the world s surface for three centuries How did one family turn a war ruined principality into the world s greatest empire And how did they lose it all br br 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 Simon Sebag 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 with a global cast of adventurers courtesans revolutionaries and poets from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin to Bismarck Lincoln Queen Victoria and Lenin, 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 br br 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, Inspired by a true story prize winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage childhood danger and betrayal that unfolds in Stalin s Moscow during the bleak days after World War II br br As Moscow celebrates the motherland s glorious victory over the Nazis shots ring out on the crowded streets On a nearby bridge a teenage boy and girl dressed in traditional nineteenth century costumes lie dead But this is no ordinary tragedy because these are no ordinary teenagers As the son and daughter of high ranking Soviet officials they attend the most elite school in Moscow Was it an accident or murder Is it a conspiracy against Stalin or one of his own terrifying intrigues br br On Stalin s instructions a ruthless investigation begins into what becomes known as the Children s Case Youth across the city are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents As families are ripped apart all kinds of secrets come spilling out Trapped at the center of this witch hunt are two pairs of illicit lovers who learn that matters of the heart exact a terrible price By turns a darkly sophisticated political thriller a rich historical saga and a deeply human love story Montefiore s masterful novel powerfully portrays the terror and drama of Stalin s Russia