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2.0 out of 5 stars Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth, 17 Mar. 2010
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I have had a life long interest and enjoyment of the Tsarist era and normally buy hardbacks and coffee table style Imperial Russia tomes. Got this out of curioisty. It did make interesting reading as this slant on Rasputin was written by the late oldest daughter of the mystic and dangerous fool. She passingly refers to his involement in sexual dalliances as if it was a pssing illness or minor pastime instead of what it actually was. She does give some very informative information on people and situations behind the normal scenes which were worth reading. One expects her to be a supporter of her father which she was but she goes to rather romantic and extended lengths to give the impression he was misunderstood and not as bad as painted by history. In this vein she is entirely worong and blind. He WAS dangerous was womaniser of the worst kind and was as I say a dangerous man. He was a manipulator and the Imperial Family made a gross mistake in taking him into their circle. The Imperial Police hads him weighted up in much detail. It is worth a read never the less especially on Rasputin family background and day to day personal attitudes. However much has to be taken with a pinch of salt in this attempt to sanitise and re-brand him!
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Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth by Patte Barham (Paperback - 16 July 1979)
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