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Rasputin : a short life, Frances Welch

Label
Rasputin : a short life
Title
Rasputin
Title remainder
a short life
Statement of responsibility
Frances Welch
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Told with humor, intrigue, and a shrewd eye for detail, this riveting short biography sheds much-needed light on the life of nineteenth-century Russian icon Grigory Rasputin. Grigory Rasputin, a Siberian peasant turned mystic and court sage, was as fascinating as he was unfathomable. He played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, 'I don't even know the ABC.' But, as the only person able to relieve the symptoms of hemophilia in the Tsar's heir Alexei, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court. During the last decade of his life, Rasputin and his band of 'little ladies' came to symbolize all that was decadent, corrupt, and remote about the Imperial Family, especially when it was rumored that he was not only shaping Russian policy during the First World War, but also enjoying an intimate relationship with the Empress ... Rasputin's role in the downfall of the tsarist regime is beyond dispute. But who was he really? Prophet or rascal? A 'breath of rank air ... who blew away the cobwebs of the Imperial Palace,' as Beryl Bainbridge put it, or a dangerous deviant? Writing for historical aficionados and curious readers alike, Frances Welch turns her inimitable wry gaze on one of the great mysteries of Russian history."--from publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Welch, Frances
Dewey number
947.083/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DK254.R3
LC item number
W45 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rasputin, Grigoriĭ Efimovich
  • Mystics
  • Healers
  • Russia
  • Russia
Label
Rasputin : a short life, Frances Welch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-205)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Marble Arch Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781476755502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862348390
  • 1945675
Label
Rasputin : a short life, Frances Welch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-205)
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st Marble Arch Press trade pbk. ed.
Extent
207 p.
Isbn
9781476755502
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862348390
  • 1945675

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