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Rasputin

The Untold Story
Fuhrmann, Joseph T. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Rasputin


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"Legend portrays Rasputin as the 'Mad Monk' who rampaged through St. Petersburg in an alcoholic haze, making love to scores of women. A symbol of excess and religious extremism, he was believed to hold a mysterious power, emanating from his hypnotic eyes, over Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The fact that he was neither mad nor a monk has not stopped scores of writers from repeating these and other bogus claims. In Rasputin: the untold story, Rasputin scholar Joseph Fuhrmann shares the fruits of this two-decade search for the truth about Rasputin through previously closed Soviet archives. The man he discovers is entirely human and even more fascinating than the Svengali-like caricature imagined by millions. This definitive biography unveils the truth behind Gregory Rasputin's storied life, controversial relationships, and much-discussed death. Furhmann unearths previously unknown details from Rasputin's childhood and his early years as a farmer and itinerant preacher to his decade-long relationship with the Romanovs."--Book jacket.
Authors: Fuhrmann, Joseph T., 1940-
Title: Rasputin
the untold story
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. :, John Wiley & Sons,, c2013
Characteristics: xxvii, 284 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm
Notes: "Published simultaneously in Canada"--T.p. verso
Contents: The outsider
Seeker and teacher
Nicholas and Alexandra : waiting for a friend
The new Rasputin
The Church strikes back
The Romanovs' Holy Fool
The Captain's mysterious report
Black boars Become bishops
"You are our all"
"God has heard your prayers"
Spiritual crisis
The woman with the missing nose
Disaster lurks in Moscow
The Tsar takes charge and loses control
Rasputin conquers the Russian state
The Church at the feet of a "low hound"
"Our friend's ideas about men are sometimes queer"
Shadows come at twilight
The assassin
Murder at the Palace
The aftermath
Who really killed Rasputin?
Summary: "Legend portrays Rasputin as the 'Mad Monk' who rampaged through St. Petersburg in an alcoholic haze, making love to scores of women. A symbol of excess and religious extremism, he was believed to hold a mysterious power, emanating from his hypnotic eyes, over Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The fact that he was neither mad nor a monk has not stopped scores of writers from repeating these and other bogus claims. In Rasputin: the untold story, Rasputin scholar Joseph Fuhrmann shares the fruits of this two-decade search for the truth about Rasputin through previously closed Soviet archives. The man he discovers is entirely human and even more fascinating than the Svengali-like caricature imagined by millions. This definitive biography unveils the truth behind Gregory Rasputin's storied life, controversial relationships, and much-discussed death. Furhmann unearths previously unknown details from Rasputin's childhood and his early years as a farmer and itinerant preacher to his decade-long relationship with the Romanovs."--Book jacket.
ISBN: 1118172760
9781118172766
9781118264584
9781118239858
9781118226933
Branch Call Number: 921 Raspu
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