Rasputin - Frances Welch

Rasputin by Frances Welch is an eye-opening short biography, which draws on previously unpublished material. Frances Welch turns her inimitable wry gaze on one of the great mysteries of Russian history. Grigory Rasputin, the Siberian peasant-turned-mystic, was as fascinating as he was unfathomable. He played the role of the simple man, eating with his fingers and boasting, 'I don't even know my ABC...' But, as the only person able to relieve the symptoms of haemophilia in the Tsar's heir Alexis, he gained almost hallowed status within the Imperial court. During the last decade of his life, he and his band of 'little ladies' came to symbolise all that was decadent and remote about the royal family. His role in the downfall of the tsarist regime is beyond dispute. But who was he really? Prophet or rascal?

Book Title: 

Rasputin

Subtitle: 

A short life

Author: 

Welch, Frances

Publisher: 

Marble Arch Press

Edition: 

Later

Year Published: 

2014

Binding: 

Soft cover

ISBN: 

9781476755502

Pages: 

205

Dimensions: 

21.3 × 13.9 × 1.3 cm

Book Weight: 

0.359 kg

Condition: 

Second hand, front cover and initial pages curled

Price: 

ZAR60.00 

In Stock: 

1

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