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The Resource The Romanov Empress

The Romanov Empress

Label
The Romanov Empress
Title
The Romanov Empress
Statement of responsibility
C. W. Gortner
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Language
eng
Summary
Even from behind the throne, a woman can rule.Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women, who witnessed the splendor and tragic downfall of the Romanovs as she fought to save her dynasty in its final years. Barely nineteen, Minnie knows that her station in life as a Danish princess is to leave her family and enter into a royal marriage—as her older sister Alix has done, moving to England to wed Queen Victoria’s eldest son. The winds of fortune bring Minnie to Russia, where she marries the Romanov heir, Alexander, and once he ascends the throne, becomes empress. When resistance to his reign strikes at the heart of her family and the tsar sets out to crush all who oppose him, Minnie—now called Maria—must tread a perilous path of compromise in a country she has come to love. Her husband’s death leaves their son Nicholas as the inexperienced ruler of a deeply divided and crumbling empire. Determined to guide him to reforms that will bring Russia into the modern age, Maria faces implacable opposition from Nicholas’s strong-willed wife, Alexandra, whose fervor has led her into a disturbing relationship with a mystic named Rasputin. As the unstoppable wave of revolution rises anew to engulf Russia, Maria will face her most dangerous challenge and her greatest heartache. From the opulent palaces of St. Petersburg and the intrigue-laced salons of the aristocracy to the World War I battlefields and the bloodied countryside occupied by the Bolsheviks, C. W. Gortner sweeps us into the anarchic fall of an empire and the complex, bold heart of the woman who tried to save it.Advance praise for The Romanov Empress“A lost age and a woman for the ages come to life in this epic tale. Gortner skillfully opens a window into the life of a woman who is both complex and entirely human, and sets the stage for the violent end of the Russian empire. Captivating and beautifully told, this story is a gem as rich as the opulent era it depicts.”—Lisa Wingate, New York Times bestselling author of Before We Were Yours
Summary
Marrying the Romanov heir, 19-year-old Danish princess Minnie becomes empress of Russia and treads a perilous path of compromise in a beloved but resistance-torn country where her son becomes the last tsar
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LibraryReads Favorites, 2018.
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10677146
Cataloging source
BT
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Gortner, C. W
Dewey number
813.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Biographical Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Tsarina Maria Feodorovna
Label
The Romanov Empress
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Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_507798
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780425286173
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Romanov Empress
Control code
BORROWBOX:RHC_507798
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780425286173
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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