Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution

Was he a kind man who did his best for Russia or a reactionary tyrant who despised the Russian people? Robert Service takes on both of these questions in The Last of the Tsars: Nicholas II and the Russian Revolution.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Service describes the revolution of 1917 as well as the execution of Nicholas and his family in 1918. He also addresses rumors that members of the Romanov family may have survived and what Americans in 2017 can learn about Russia today from its history.

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  1. Arahant Member

    The Third Rome was what Russia and her leadership saw in the mirror before the revolution.

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    • September 12, 2017, at 8:37 AM PDT
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  2. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    John, I always listen to and very much appreciate your interviews with authors. But, IMHO, that music you use is really awful. Might you consider using another tune?

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    • September 12, 2017, at 1:19 PM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    Something by Albinoni would be nice.

    And get off my lawn. :P

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    • September 12, 2017, at 1:45 PM PDT
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  4. John Miller Contributor

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    John, I always listen to and very much appreciate your interviews with authors. But, IMHO, that music you use is really awful. Might you consider using another tune?

    Sorry! Love that song! Thanks for listening anyway.

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    • September 12, 2017, at 6:38 PM PDT
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  5. Mister Dog Coolidge

    It’s not the music itself, it’s the volume. I almost ran my car off the road this morning when it came blasting on at easily twice the level of the podcast that had been playing before. It has been an ongoing issue.

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    • September 13, 2017, at 6:37 AM PDT
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  6. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    John Miller (View Comment):
    Sorry! Love that song! Thanks for listening anyway.

    Since it’s your show, you obviously have the right to any music you want. I’ll still listen to your interviews!

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    • September 13, 2017, at 12:11 PM PDT
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