Nicholas And Alexandra

Author: Robert K. Massie
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307788474
Size: 34.76 MB
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The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for Nicholas and Alexandra “A larger-than-life drama.”—Saturday Review “A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek “A wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. Mr. Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding. . . . They come vividly before our eyes.”—The New York Times “An all-too-human picture . . . Both Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance.”—Newsday “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

Frenemies In The Family

Author: Kathleen Krull
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399551263
Size: 44.97 MB
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One minute you can't live without them . . . the next minute you don't want them breathing your air! Siblings everywhere will relate to this humorous look at famous brothers and sisters whose important bonds have shaped their accomplishments . . . (mostly) for the better. They blame you when they get in trouble. They seem like your parents' favorite. They are the only enemy you can't live without. Almost everyone has a juicy story about their siblings--even famous people. Meet those who got along, those who didn't, and everyone in between! * Demi Lovato and her sister * Tennis superstars Serena and Venus Williams * Walt and Roy Disney * Princes William and Harry * Stephen Colbert and his eleven older siblings * Quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning * The Jacksons (Michael, Janet, and family) * Reality TV sensations, the Gosselins * Queen Elizabeth I and the queen who history remembers as Bloody Mary * Conjoined twins Chang and Eng Bunker * John Wilkes Booth (the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln) and his brother Edwin * Vincent and Theo van Gogh * Airplane inventors, the Wright brothers * The Romanovs * The Kennedys Oh, brother! This could get ugly. . . .

From Bear Rock Mountain

Author: Antoine Bear Rock Mountain
Publisher: TouchWood Editions
ISBN: 192736681X
Size: 18.86 MB
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In this poetic, poignant memoir, Dene artist and social activist Antoine Mountain paints an unforgettable picture of his journey from residential school to art school—and his path to healing. In 1949, Antoine Mountain was born on the land near Radelie Koe, Fort Good Hope, Northwest Territories. At the tender age of seven, he was stolen away from his home and sent to a residential school—run by the Roman Catholic Church in collusion with the Government of Canada—three hundred kilometres away. Over the next twelve years, the three residential schools Mountain was forced to attend systematically worked to erase his language and culture, the very roots of his identity. While reconnecting to that which had been taken from him, he had a disturbing and painful revelation of the bitter depths of colonialism and its legacy of cultural genocide. Canada has its own holocaust, Mountain argues. As a celebrated artist and social activist today, Mountain shares this moving, personal story of healing and the reclamation of his Dene identity.

My Father The Prince

Author: Milena Petrovic-Njegos Thompson
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781462825141
Size: 50.54 MB
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MY FATHER, THE PRINCE MY FATHER, THE PRINCE by Princess Milena Petrovi-Njego Thompson Copyright 1991, 2000

Hollywood S World War I

Author: Peter C. Rollins
Publisher: Bowling Green State Univ Popular pr
ISBN: 9780879727567
Size: 41.16 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Rough Guide To St Petersburg

Author: Dan Richardson
Size: 65.46 MB
Format: PDF
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The Rough Guide to St Petersburg is the definitive guide to Russia's most beautiful city. Features include lively accounts of all the great sights, from the grandiose Nevskiy prospekt to the peerless art collection of the Hermitage. Candid reviews of the best places to stay, eat and drink, in all price ranges. Detailed accounts of day-trips to the imperial palaces of Peterhof and Tsarskoe Selo, and the ancient city of Novgorod. Informed coverage of St Petersburg's history and politics, from Peter the Great to the post-communist era.

St Petersburg

Author: Dan Richardson
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781858282985
Size: 28.79 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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St. Petersburg is the linchpin for travel to and around Russia, and this guidebook covers it all in this detailed city-guide format. From the historic Peter and Paul fortress to the remarkable art collection at the Hermitage, "The Rough Guide to St. Petersburg" brings this extraordinary European city fully up-to-date and makes it the most timely guide available. Four pages of color maps. 35 maps and plan.

Film Video Finder

Author: National Information Center for Educational Media
ISBN: 9780937548295
Size: 33.85 MB
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Principles Of Genetics

Author: D. Peter Snustad
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Size: 22.33 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In the rapidly advancing science of genetics, currency and accuracy are critical in any book. This book presents the most up-to-date developments in genetics as well as the fundamental principles. It stresses how genetics is done and provides historical and biographical insights to the people and events that have made genetics a pre-eminent science. The new edition incorporates organizational changes to make the book more modern, including earlier DNA coverage. A new design also highlights numerous practice problems that help reinforce important concepts. * Provides a comprehensive and balanced view of both Classical Mendelian topics and modern Molecular topics. * Incorporates the latest findings from Genomics and Proteomics. * Includes numerous high-quality illustrations with stepped-out art to help readers visualize complex processes. * Offers the analytical tools that readers will need for problem solving.