The acclaimed account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.
Robert Service is a Fellow of the British Academy and of St Antony's College, Oxford. He has written several books, including the highly acclaimed Lenin: A Biography, Russia: Experiment with a People, Stalin: A Biography andComrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. His bookTrotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London.
Brilliant, original and compelling -- Saul David * Evening Standard
The best book yet on Nicholas after his abdication -- Dominic Lieven * Financial Times *
A myth-busting account of the final months of the ruler's life, from abdication to execution * Guardian *
Detailed and painstakingly researched -- Peter Conradi * Sunday Times *
A clear-eyed portrait of Nicholas and his limitations . . . an essential corrective * TLS *