The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution
The acclaimed account of the last eighteen months of Tsar Nicholas II's life and reign from one of our finest historians of Russia.
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 *
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 and Comrades: A History of World Communism, as well as many other books on Russia's past and present. His book Trotsky: A Biography was awarded the 2009 Duff Cooper Prize. Married with four children, he lives in London.