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Mysteries almost explained,
This review is from: Rasputin: The Last Word (Paperback)
A fasincating book, which does explains not only how Rasputin became so important, but, also the social, religious and political factors which affected Russia at this time.
But, it still does not explain Rasputin. He is called "this mysterious man" throughout the book and indeed the heart of the man remains a mystery. Mystical healers and "Holy Men/Women" abounded at that time and belief in them absolute in some quarters. The book partly explains what made Rasputin different from they others, but, not completely.
The book certainly made me want to know more.