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Tsar Nicholas II Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicte Tsar Nicholas II Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicted ruler; a man viewed as kind and generous in his mannerisms yet alleged to be greatly disconnected and apathetic toward the subjects he was supposed to rule over. Inside you will read about... - Nicholas and the Funeral Bride - The Coronation Tragedy - Bloody Sunday - Nicholas' Reluctant Reforms - Three Hundred Years of Romanov Rule - The Tsar and World War I - The Last Russian Tsar And much more! Find out how this last Russian tsar rose to power and oversaw the end of a 300-year family dynasty as it teetered, tottered, and finally fell over the edge of oblivion. This is the story of Tsar Nicholas II.


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Tsar Nicholas II Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicte Tsar Nicholas II Reigning from 1894 to 1917, Nicholas II was the last emperor of Russia. His rule served as the bookends between what were essentially two Russian empires; the one that his forefathers carved out through imperial ambition and the one dictated by the zealous communists of the Soviet Union bent on socialist expansion. Nicholas was by most accounts a conflicted ruler; a man viewed as kind and generous in his mannerisms yet alleged to be greatly disconnected and apathetic toward the subjects he was supposed to rule over. Inside you will read about... - Nicholas and the Funeral Bride - The Coronation Tragedy - Bloody Sunday - Nicholas' Reluctant Reforms - Three Hundred Years of Romanov Rule - The Tsar and World War I - The Last Russian Tsar And much more! Find out how this last Russian tsar rose to power and oversaw the end of a 300-year family dynasty as it teetered, tottered, and finally fell over the edge of oblivion. This is the story of Tsar Nicholas II.

30 review for Tsar Nicholas II: A Life From Beginning to End

  1. 4 out of 5

    Virginia O'Malley

    Tsar Nicholas II – A life from beginning to end Author: Hourly History Publisher: KDP Year: 2017 I found this a nice, well-written, well-presented short read into the lives of the Romanov family and the history behind the last Tsar of Russia reigning from 1894 to 1917. The introduction starts with his grandfather, Tsar Alexander II and the events leading up to his assassination. The role of Tsar had been taken over by the iron fist of his son, Alexander III, Nicholas’ father. Nicholas was 12 years o Tsar Nicholas II – A life from beginning to end Author: Hourly History Publisher: KDP Year: 2017 I found this a nice, well-written, well-presented short read into the lives of the Romanov family and the history behind the last Tsar of Russia reigning from 1894 to 1917. The introduction starts with his grandfather, Tsar Alexander II and the events leading up to his assassination. The role of Tsar had been taken over by the iron fist of his son, Alexander III, Nicholas’ father. Nicholas was 12 years old at that time. It does make you wonder if things could have turned out differently, if he was more like his father or if he had spent more time concentrating on his people rather than with this family life. If Rasputin was a bad omen or just an excuse to overthrow the family. or was it already a bad omen that his wife was named the funeral bride. It is one of those tragic ending stories that you do think about after reading and dwell on the possibility of missed opportunities, unheeded advice that could have changed history. One quote from the conclusion,” It seems that the last of the Russian royals have finally achieved the love and adoration from the Russian public in death that they could not receive in life.” I got this book on a free promotion and there is an additional free e-book offer to avail from.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Howard

    Short Summary on Nicholas II Life This is a good summary on important events in the life of Russia's Last Tsar. It offers some insight into why Nicolas failed as a king and how his decisions brought about the murder of his family. The Romanov Family failed because they refused to ease the suffering of their own citizens. The family took the view of Mari Antoinette, "Let them eat cake!". Only in their circumstances the populace was starving and bludgeoned by corrupt politicians without any means o Short Summary on Nicholas II Life This is a good summary on important events in the life of Russia's Last Tsar. It offers some insight into why Nicolas failed as a king and how his decisions brought about the murder of his family. The Romanov Family failed because they refused to ease the suffering of their own citizens. The family took the view of Mari Antoinette, "Let them eat cake!". Only in their circumstances the populace was starving and bludgeoned by corrupt politicians without any means of achieving human rights for the poor. Royalty abandoned the impoverished to murder and starvation. Life in Russia became so intolerable that revolution or death was preferable to an ongoing monarchy.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Thom Swennes

    Royal dynasties were once common phenomena in Europe. Every country had its emperor, king, prince, or grand duke to lead their countries in both war and peace. Absolute power was the rule rather than the exception. With the passage of time and a changing political sphere, the powers of royalties diminished, giving the real power back to the people. Russia has always been slow. Slow to reform, adjust, and modernize, Russia was far behind the rest of Europe in the second half of the nineteenth cen Royal dynasties were once common phenomena in Europe. Every country had its emperor, king, prince, or grand duke to lead their countries in both war and peace. Absolute power was the rule rather than the exception. With the passage of time and a changing political sphere, the powers of royalties diminished, giving the real power back to the people. Russia has always been slow. Slow to reform, adjust, and modernize, Russia was far behind the rest of Europe in the second half of the nineteenth century. When Tsar Alexander II was eviscerated by an assassin’s bomb in 1881, twelve-year Nicholas was confronted with a horror that would forever mark his life. Whereas Alexander II was a great reformer, his untimely demise caused his son, Alexander III, stopped the reforms and employed draconian policies to assure civil obedience. Nicholas was caught in a quandary when the reins of power were thrust upon his young, inexperienced, and reluctant shoulders. Nicholas neither wanted nor was equipped to rule. Through much of his reign, he depended on others to form and implement policy. He loved his wife and family and preferred their company to the rigors of ruling the largest country in the world. The life of Nicholas II, his family, and the ultimate demise of the Romanov dynasty is a sad one that can invoke many emotions. I have always been fascinated with Russia’s last tsar and the demise of a three-hundred-year-old dynasty. This book exposes the top of a very interesting and emotional iceberg. For people looking for an introduction to Nicholas and his ill-fated family, this book is a good place to start.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Victor Raul

    Historia de el ultimo Zar de Rusia y de la dinastia Romanov. Hombre que no supo conservar el poder viviendo una vida idilica con su familia mientras Rusia se dirigia a la ruina. Autor de decisiones militares equivocadas como la batalla de Puerto Arturo y su entrada a la primera guerra mundial con un ejercito mal preparado, reclutando campesinos y que en consecuencia se produjo una hambruna teniendo que abdicar finalmente y pavimentando el camino a V. Lenin quien si supo corregir los problemas qu Historia de el ultimo Zar de Rusia y de la dinastia Romanov. Hombre que no supo conservar el poder viviendo una vida idilica con su familia mientras Rusia se dirigia a la ruina. Autor de decisiones militares equivocadas como la batalla de Puerto Arturo y su entrada a la primera guerra mundial con un ejercito mal preparado, reclutando campesinos y que en consecuencia se produjo una hambruna teniendo que abdicar finalmente y pavimentando el camino a V. Lenin quien si supo corregir los problemas que aquejaban a su patria. Una historia que debe ser recordada siempre. Finalmente resalta el comunicado que le hizo el gran escritor ruso Lev Tolstoi pidiendole que cambiara el curso de su trayectoria para no afectar a millones de personas y a el mismo. Esto fue profetico. Una historia muy bien relatada.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Johnny Tyrrell

    Great read The last Tsars history has always fascinated me. The stories that came from it always made me think more and more about what it was really like. A day in the life of Nicolas II. Was he really strong leader or weak. Did he in fact rule like his father and if he did was that the reason of his dislike among Russians I wonder if it was more some liked him and some didn't and those that didn't got there way. Russian history is very fascinating and deserves a more in depth study This is a gre Great read The last Tsars history has always fascinated me. The stories that came from it always made me think more and more about what it was really like. A day in the life of Nicolas II. Was he really strong leader or weak. Did he in fact rule like his father and if he did was that the reason of his dislike among Russians I wonder if it was more some liked him and some didn't and those that didn't got there way. Russian history is very fascinating and deserves a more in depth study This is a great introduction into the topic. I enjoyed this read a lot

  6. 4 out of 5

    Jeff Swystun

    I knew I was purchasing a short overview of the Tsar’s life. This is history-lite and reads like a primer for a grade ten history class. While accurate, it has no colour or analysis. However, it does cover the troubling aspects of his reign: distance and lack of awareness, Rasputin, lack of reform, and a war to be avoided. Nicky was a pampered child and grew to be a pompous and incapable leader. His ineffectiveness allowed the Soviet Union to take place in the form of a bloody revolution on the I knew I was purchasing a short overview of the Tsar’s life. This is history-lite and reads like a primer for a grade ten history class. While accurate, it has no colour or analysis. However, it does cover the troubling aspects of his reign: distance and lack of awareness, Rasputin, lack of reform, and a war to be avoided. Nicky was a pampered child and grew to be a pompous and incapable leader. His ineffectiveness allowed the Soviet Union to take place in the form of a bloody revolution on the heels of a bloody war. Fascinating times that requires deeper reading than this work.

  7. 4 out of 5

    ஐ Briansgirl (Book Queen)ஐ

    I skimmed most of this as it was not very enlightening. Feels like it's written by folks who didn't know the specific details. This is more of an overview. Regardless of his life as Tsar, there should have been more in the conclusion about the execution of his family as their death was more infamous than their life. It took up a page and a half in the conclusion. The end of their lives deserved more respect. I skimmed most of this as it was not very enlightening. Feels like it's written by folks who didn't know the specific details. This is more of an overview. Regardless of his life as Tsar, there should have been more in the conclusion about the execution of his family as their death was more infamous than their life. It took up a page and a half in the conclusion. The end of their lives deserved more respect.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Robert Waldo

    I could not agree more with the above review by Thom Swennes, except perhaps to add the participation and influence of the mystic Rasputin in the Royal equation. Although he was likely a charlatan, the desperate royal couple became believers in any person, place, or thing that could save their son from the grip of hemophilia. Suspicion surrounded Rasputin's involvement with the Royal family and he met an early death. . I could not agree more with the above review by Thom Swennes, except perhaps to add the participation and influence of the mystic Rasputin in the Royal equation. Although he was likely a charlatan, the desperate royal couple became believers in any person, place, or thing that could save their son from the grip of hemophilia. Suspicion surrounded Rasputin's involvement with the Royal family and he met an early death. .

  9. 4 out of 5

    Hanna Novotny

    For me a clear overview. I didn't need any maps, for I know where everything took place. I am happy to learn that in 1991 the DNA test of the bodies in the mass grave proofed it was the Romanoff family indeed. Finally closure about the myth that one or more escaped the slaughter. For me a clear overview. I didn't need any maps, for I know where everything took place. I am happy to learn that in 1991 the DNA test of the bodies in the mass grave proofed it was the Romanoff family indeed. Finally closure about the myth that one or more escaped the slaughter.

  10. 4 out of 5

    MissyLynne

    Simple history of Nicholas II.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Annie Erbacher

    Good It is a good depiction of the tsar's life while still being on the shorter easier to get through side one expects from Hourly History. Good It is a good depiction of the tsar's life while still being on the shorter easier to get through side one expects from Hourly History.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Molly

    Wow Very good. Extremely informative, well written (well, kind of), and helped to inform of a very interesting time in history.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    Ok for Jr high Not much in details of really anything of substance. Basic cliff notes edition probably would not get you through a high school exam.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Starfighter

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  15. 5 out of 5

    David Parker

    Who named you king They seemed like a very nice family but unfortunately for them misjudged public sentiment. The October Revolution reminds me of the French Revolution.

  16. 4 out of 5

    SADIK BAYDERE

    What exactly one would expect from Hourly History. Nothing much, nothing less. Just the right amount of info with a smooth flow about the life and reign of The Last Tzar...

  17. 5 out of 5

    beverley Taylor

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