The Man Who Killed Rasputin

The Man Who Killed Rasputin

Prince Youssoupov and the Murder That Helped Bring Down the Russian Empire

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The author of The Last Empress retraces the lives of the mysterious monk who ruled the royal family, and the second richest man in Imperial Russia that led to the winter night in 1916 when the latter murdered the former. He provides details of the crime pieced together, or at least proposed, from recently released information in the St. Petersburg police files. He also follows the young prince and princess in exile, social lions of the western capitals until the 1960s. Among the newly published photographs is one of the corpse. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Publisher: Secaucus, NJ : Carol Pub. Group, 1995
ISBN: 9781559722957
1559722959
Branch Call Number: 947.083 Ki
Characteristics: xiii, 306 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

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There are very few historical figures so vilified as Rasputin, confessor to the last empress of Russia. He was murdered by a group of titled Russian aristocrats including the scion of one of the most important Russian families, Felix Youssoupov. King delivers a detailed portrait of both the mur... Read More »


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