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Alexandra: The Last Tsarina by Carolly Erickson

By Carolly Erickson

Benefiting from fabric unavailable until eventually the autumn of the Soviet Union, this biography of Alexandra, the final tsarina, explores: her early life bereavement; her lengthy fight to realize her romantic target of marriage to Nicholas; the discomfort of her pathological shyness; the struggles together with her in-laws; a fake being pregnant; her expanding eccentricities as she turned extra preoccupied with issues of religion; and her turning out to be dependence on a chain of occult mentors, the main infamous of whom used to be Rasputin.

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In 1929, wrote a scathing account of the horrendous conditions he encountered.

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