Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned

By: Moynahan, Brian

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Grigory Efimovich Rasputin--drinker, thief, womanizer--arrived in St. Petersburg in 1903 as if from the medieval past . . . tattered, black-clad, muttering. By the time of his sensational murder thirteen years later, the peasant was the "beloved Friend" of Czar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra, with a seemingly supernatural power to stop the bleeding attacks of their hemophiliac son, Alexis. How could it have happened? As on society lady of the time asked, "How could so pitiful a wretch throw so vast a shadow?"Drawing on confidential police reports, cabinet meeting memos, and many documents only now available, Moynahan sheds new light on Rasputin's life and disputes some of the widely held details of his death. The "Washington Post Book World" called the book "balanced and well-researched" hailed its "shrewd analysis of the ways in which Rasputin's manipulative abilities meshed with the emotional needs of isolated, superstitious members of czarist aristocracy. It is an unforgettable portrait of an age as well as of a man.

Title: Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned

Author/Composer: Moynahan, Brian

Categories: Biography/Memoir,

Publisher: Da Capo Press: 1999-12-23

ISBN Number: 0306809303

ISBN Number 13: 9780306809309

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Paperback

Seller ID: 004957

Description: Good Plus Condition: Unmarked. Tight binding. Moderate visible cover wear. Black marker line on bottom outer page edges, minor visible outer soil. Paperback book copy of Rasputin: The Saint Who Sinned by Brian Moynahan. Da Capo Press (Perseus Book Group), 1999. This Da Capo Press edition of Rasputin is an unabridged republication of the English language edition by arrangement with Random House. xii, 400 pages. Illustrations. 5-7/8 x 8-7/8 inches, 23 cm. Current list price 17.95. Shipping weight 2 pounds. Extra shipping charge will apply to international order. From the book cover: Grigory Efimovich Rasputin: drinker, thief, womanizer, arrived in St. Petersburg in 1903 as if from the medieval past, tattered black clad, muttering. By the time of his sensational murder thirteen years later, the peasant had become the beloved Friend of Czar Nicholas and Empress Alexandra, with a seemingly supernatural power to stop the bleeding attacks of their hemophiliac son, Alexis. How could it have happened? As one society lady of the time asked: How could so pitiful a wretch throw so vast a shadow? Drawing on confidential police reports, cabinet meeting memos, and many documents only now available, Brian Moynahan sheds new light on Rasputin's life and disputes some of the widely held details of his death. Brian Moynahan was a foreign correspondent and European editor with the London Sunday Times. He has traveled frequently to Russia and is the author of three previous books on Russian history. Free shipping on domestic orders $25 and over!

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