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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
Based on ten years' astonishing new research, here is the thrilling story of how a charismatic, dangerous boy became a student priest, romantic poet, gangster mastermind, prolific lover, murderous revolutionary, and the merciless politician who shaped the Soviet Empire in his own brutal image: How Stalin became Stalin. From the Trade Paperback... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.00
This widely acclaimed biography of Stalin and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist leader, and Russian tsar. Based on groundbreaking research, Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals the fear and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, family life and murderous cruelty... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 16.00
In the bestselling tradition of Doctor Zhivago and Sophie's Choice, a sweeping epic of Russia from the last days of the Tsars to today's age of oligarchs -- by the prizewinning author of Young Stalin. Winter 1916: St. Petersburg, Russia, is on the brink of revolution. Outside the Smolny Institute for Noble Girls, an English governess is... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00
?It's a wonderful book . . . [Montefiore] really tries to tell you what the life of the city has been like . . . why it means so much to everyone and why it?s so spectacular. You fall in love with the city and it breaks your heart that people can?t make peace over it, because it?s a treasure.? ?President Bill Clinton, #1 holiday book pick on the... more...
- Transworld 2011; US$ 12.68
Winter, 1916. I n St Petersburg, snow is falling in a country on the brink of revolution. Beautiful and headstrong, Sashenka Zeitlin is just sixteen. As her mother parties with Rasputin and her dissolute friends, Sashenka slips into the frozen night to play her role in a dangerous game of conspiracy and seduction. Twenty years on , Sashenka... more...
- Orion 2010; Not Available
'One of the great love stories of history, in a league with Napoleon and Josephine, and Antony and Cleopatra ... Excellent, with dazzling mastery of detail and literary flair' Economist It was history's most successful political partnership - as sensual and fiery as it was creative and visionary. Catherine the Great was a woman of notorious passion... more...
- Random House 2013; US$ 11.27
Winner of the Political Fiction Book of the Year 2014. By the author of the world-wide bestsellers, Jerusalem , and Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar , and based on a true story, a heart-breaking, addictively readable love story set in Stalin's Russia. If your children were forced to testify against you, what terrible secrets would they... more...
- HarperCollins 2014; US$ 8.49
Inspired by a true story, prize-winning historian and acclaimed novelist Simon Sebag Montefiore explores the consequences of forbidden love in this heartbreaking epic of marriage, childhood, danger, and betrayal that unfolds in Stalin's Moscow during the bleak days after World War II. As Moscow celebrates the motherland's glorious victory over the... more...
- Orion 2016; Not Available
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world's surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world's greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 35.00
The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world?s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world?s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired... more...