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Read online Les Romanov 1613 - 1918 (Documents, Actualités, Société).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Les Romanov 1613 - 1918 (Documents, Actualités, Société) 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 by holy autocracy and imperial ambition Simon Sebag Montefiore s gripping chronicle reveals their secret world of unlimited power and ruthless empire building overshadowed by palace conspiracy family rivalries sexual decadence and wild extravagance with a global cast of adventurers courtesans revolutionaries and poets from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy and Pushkin to Bismarck Lincoln Queen Victoria and Lenin by Simon Sebag Montefiore

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Les Romanov 1613 - 1918 (Documents, Actualités, Société)
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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 br br As Moscow celebrates the motherland s glorious victory over the Nazis shots ring out on the crowded streets On a nearby bridge a teenage boy and girl dressed in traditional nineteenth century costumes lie dead But this is no ordinary tragedy because these are no ordinary teenagers As the son and daughter of high ranking Soviet officials they attend the most elite school in Moscow Was it an accident or murder Is it a conspiracy against Stalin or one of his own terrifying intrigues br br On Stalin s instructions a ruthless investigation begins into what becomes known as the Children s Case Youth across the city are arrested and forced to testify against their friends and their parents As families are ripped apart all kinds of secrets come spilling out Trapped at the center of this witch hunt are two pairs of illicit lovers who learn that matters of the heart exact a terrible price By turns a darkly sophisticated political thriller a rich historical saga and a deeply human love story Montefiore s masterful novel powerfully portrays the terror and drama of Stalin s Russia, This widely acclaimed biography provides a vivid and riveting account of Stalin and his courtiers killers fanatics women and children during the terrifying decades of his supreme power In a seamless meshing of exhaustive research and narrative Simon Sebag Montefiore gives us the everyday details of a monstrous life We see Stalin playing his deadly game of power and paranoia at debauched dinners at Black Sea villas and in the apartments of the Kremlin We witness first hand how the dictator and his magnates carried out the Great Terror and the war against the Nazis and how their families lived in this secret world of fear betrayal murder and sexual degeneracy Montefiore gives an unprecedented understanding of Stalin s dictatorship and a Stalin as human and complicated as he is brutal, Some devised methods of torture cruel beyond belief some killed members of their own families others ordered the murders of millions of innocents some were admired statesmen some were maniacs others simply butchers Vlad Dracul prince of Wallachia impaled his enemies on a forest of bloody stakes the Byzantine empress Irene had her son s eyes gouged out the Crusaders massacred innocent Muslims and Jews when they took Jerusalem and the Mongol warlord Tamerlane built pyramids of human skulls In the th century Adolf Hitler slaughtered million Jews Josef Stalin liquidated million Russians while Mao Zedong was responsible for the deaths of million Chinese br br In World Heroes Simon Sebag Montefiore selected his ultimate heroes and heroines here he reveals history s dark side Monsters presents in chronological order compellingly readable portraits of sinister individuals who shared a relish for the brutal exercise of pitiless unbounded power a delight in imposing pain and suffering and a contempt for human life Many of them Nero and Al Capone Genghis Khan and Henry VIII Lucrezia Borgia and Jack the Ripper Lenin and Himmler Charles Manson and Pablo Escobar are notorious Others Byzantine emperor Justinian the Slit Nose Pope John XII who turned the Vatican into a brothel the th century Scots cannibal Sawney Beane Baron Ungern Sternberg who conquered Mongolia in believing he was Genghis Khan reborn vampiric Hungarian countess Elizabeth Bathory Barbarossa the Ottoman pirate king are less familiar br br Each biography is accompanied by an article revealing fascinating aspects of those monsters Sultan Selim the Grim divulges the secret Ottoman methods of royal murder Bloody Mary evokes the heretic s death at the stake we travel with Leopold II of Belgium into the Heart of Darkness that was the Belgian Congo Malawian dictator Dr Banda unveils the strange phenomenon of medical doctors who became murderous tyrants and Papa Doc of Haiti reveals the nature of Voodoo br br Lavishly illustrated interspersed with illuminating quotations both accessible and informative Monsters is a Who s Who of the cruel and murderous the rapacious and depraved and a gripping compendium of stories characters and indispensable lessons from history that no one should forget and everyone should know, Eu cultivei o ideal de uma sociedade democratica e livre na qual as pessoas vivam juntas em harmonia e com oportunidades iguais Este e um ideal que eu espero viver para alcancar Mas se necessario for este e um ideal pelo qual estou preparado para morrer Nelson Mandela br br br Declaracoes de guerra pedidos de paz gritos de liberdade desculpas abertas manifestacoes de ideologias Lideres e discursos que revolucionaram o mundo e uma antologia de celebracao dos momentos que moldaram a historia Comecando com os profetas das grandes religioes e terminando com a eleicao vitoriosa de Barack Obama este livro da voz a lideres de varias nacoes sejam eles revolucionarios tiranos soldados politicos monarcas ou martires