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Read online Les Romanov 1613 - 1918 (Documents, Actualités, Société).pdf 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 by Simon Sebag Montefiore

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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, i Young Stalin i tells the story of a charismatic darkly turbulent boy born into poverty of doubtful parentage scarred by his upbringing but possessed of unusual talents Admired as a romantic poet and trained as a priest both by the time he was in his early twenties he found his true mission as a fanatical revolutionary A mastermind of bank robbery protection rackets arson piracy and murder he was equal parts terrorist intellectual and brigand Here is the dramatic story of his friendships and hatreds his many love affairs with women from every social stratum and age group his illegitimate children and his complicated relationship with the Tsarist secret police Here is Stalin the arch conspirator and escape artist whose brutal ingenuity so impressed Lenin that Lenin made him along with Trotsky top henchman Montefiore makes clear how the paranoid criminal underworld was Stalin s natural habitat and how murderous Caucasian banditry and political gangsterism combined with pitiless ideology enabled Stalin to dominate the Kremlin and create the USSR in his flawed image br br Based on ten years of research in newly opened archives in Russia and Georgia i Young Stalin i companion to the prizewinning a href https www goodreads com search search q Stalin The Court of the Red Tsar title Stalin The Court of the Red Tsar Stalin The Court of the Red Tsar a is a brilliant prehistory of the USSR a chronicle of the Revolution and an intimate biography A thrilling work of history unparalleled in its scope full of astonishing new evidence and utterly fascinating this is how Stalin became Stalin, This widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers killers fanatics women and children during the terrifying decades of his supreme power In a seamless meshing of exhaustive research and narrative Simon Sebag Montefiore gives us the everyday details of a monstrous life We see Stalin playing his deadly game of power and paranoia at debauched dinners at Black Sea villas and in the apartments of the Kremlin We witness first hand how the dictator and his magnates carried out the Great Terror and the war against the Nazis and how their families lived in this secret world of fear betrayal murder and sexual degeneracy Montefiore gives an unprecedented understanding of Stalin s dictatorship and a Stalin as human and complicated as he is brutal