Nicholas II: A Captivating Guide to the Last Emperor of Russia and How the Romanov Dynasty Collapsed as a Result of the Russian Revolution Kindle Edition
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- File Size : 4629 KB
- Print Length : 93 pages
- Publication Date : July 31, 2020
- Word Wise : Enabled
- ASIN : B08F3GDPST
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- Language: : English
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- Best Sellers Rank: #210,363 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Nicholas II was a good man who was a poor leader. This book explains clearly his misunderstanding of the Russian people and his inability to look outside himself or his inner circle for solutions. He was blessed with an able partner but the two of them were used to autocratic rule, not compromise. This book explains that in 1991 when the USSR collapsed, the true info about the deaths of the Romanovs would be revealed. In 2000, the Russian Orthodox Church officially canonized the Romanov family as saints.
This book is exceptional in that it explains complex thoughts and ideas in a straightforward way, which makes for an easy understanding of a complex time.
This author argues that "Not only did the tale of Nicholas II lead to an enigmatic assassination of an entire family, but it also marked a distinct turning point for the history of Russia that affected the world" (Loc 45). Readers learn the truth in this claim through the final tsar's history from his birth on May 6, 1868 to his execution on July 17, 1918.
As expected, Captivating History demonstrates its historical diligence through scholarly research and a robust bibliography. Unlike previous releases, however, this title does not feature any visual media. Being able at least able to match names to faces would have been useful. Instead, there is nothing but text.
"Nicholas II" is a wonderful work of historical passion. Its lack of imagery hinders its effectiveness, though. In the end, history fans and casual readers alike will enjoy this volume for what it is: a terrific guide to Nicholas II presented in a concise format.
The author walks us through the events impacting Nicholas from his young years until he took ownership of the throne. He was unprepared to rule and handled his proxy to intermediaries to rule. Such inattention resulted in disarray and cemented his reputation as a distant leader. Curiously, he was a strong leader when it came to foreign relations and foreign policy.
I invite you to read this publication as it will introduce you to the Russo-Japanese War which preceded WW I and the beginning of the Russian Revolution with the event known as Bloody Sunday.
The story touches on Nicholas ll life from childhood to his tragic death. He was I'll equipped to handle ruling a country already in turmoil.
He did the best he could with what was given him but sadly to many it was not enough.
The writer of this book did an excellent job telling Nicholas ll story.