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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review - Alexandra The Last Tsarina by Carolly Erickson

Title: Alexandra The Last Tsarina
Series: N/A
Author: Carolly Erickson
Genre: Non Fiction, Biography, History
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Received: Swapsite
Release Date: September 2001
Pages: 384

What is it About?

Biography of Russia’s last Tsarina.   We follow her from before her wedding until her horrific death.

My Thoughts:

The last Tsarina of Russia, Alexandra, is told to marry a cousin she doesn’t care for specially after she meets the Prince of Russia, Nicholas.  After many years of begging to the Queen of England, Alexandra’s grandmother, if she could marry Nicholas the Queen agrees. Her destiny to be Queen of Russia, her love of Nicky and their 5 children can only end in tragedy.

I learned so much about Alexandra’s personality. I did not know she had illnesses that ailed her.
Most of the book I knew about but I love to read about the Romanov’s.  There is just these attraction of love for each other and their natural beauty. Alexandra loved her family and Russia she try to keep both together for her husband was not natural leader like Alexandra he was
lover not a fighter.  I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about Russia and the Romanov.



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