18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Touching and Romantic,
By A Customer
This review is from: Nicholas and Alexandra (Paperback)
Massie's account of the last Tsar and Tsarina's private life will probably never be bettered - yet as a political account it is lacklustre. I came to this book when I was 9 and I loved it, still do, but it shouldn't be read as the definitive political study on the closing years of the Russian monarchy ( I would point you in the direction of Sir Bernard Pares' 'Fall of the Russian Monarchy' or Khrustalev and Steinberg's 'Fall of the Romanovs.') But it is a touching and highly readable book which does infinite justice to the last reigning family in Russia, to date. Despite being a tad uncritical of emigre accounts, Massie has written a true masterpiece of historical nonfiction and I would recommend it to anyone with an interest in Russian history.