The Resource The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore ; read by Simon Russell Beale

The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore ; read by Simon Russell Beale

Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918
Title
The Romanovs
Title remainder
1613-1918
Statement of responsibility
Simon Sebag Montefiore ; read by Simon Russell Beale
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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, and peopled by a cast of adventurers, courtesans, revolutionaries and poets, from Ivan the Terrible to Tolstoy, from Queen Victoria to Lenin. To rule Russia was both imperial-sacred mission and poisoned chalice: six tsars were murdered and all the Romanovs lived under constant threat to their lives. Peter the Great tortured his own son to death while making Russia an empire, and dominated his court with a dining club notable for compulsory drunkenness, naked dwarfs and fancy dress. Catherine the Great overthrew her own husband - who was murdered soon afterwards - loved her young male favourites, conquered Ukraine and fascinated Europe. Paul was strangled by courtiers backed by his own son, Alexander I, who faced Napoleon's invasion and the burning of Moscow, then went on to take Paris. Alexander II liberated the serfs, survived five assassination attempts, and wrote perhaps the most explicit love letters ever written by a ruler. THE ROMANOVS climaxes with a fresh, unforgettable portrayal of Nicholas and Alexandra, the rise and murder of Rasputin, war and revolution - and the harrowing massacre of the entire family
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sebag Montefiore, Simon
Dewey number
947.046
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not applicable
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Literary text for sound recordings
biography
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PerformerNote
Read by Simon Russell Beale
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Beale, Simon Russell
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Romanov, House of
  • Russia
  • Russia
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Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore ; read by Simon Russell Beale
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Publication
Copyright
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digital storage
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audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
4 MP3 CDs (28 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781409166450
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
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unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
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unknown
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MP3 discs can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
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not applicable
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Label
The Romanovs : 1613-1918, Simon Sebag Montefiore ; read by Simon Russell Beale
Publication
Copyright
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
  • sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
  • spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
12 cm.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
4 MP3 CDs (28 hr., 45 min.)
Groove width / pitch
unknown
Isbn
9781409166450
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
unknown
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • s
Other physical details
digital
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
unknown
System details
MP3 discs can only be played on MP3 compatible sound systems
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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