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by Henri Troyat
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broad-brush narrative restores to center stage important personalities and their interplay in the politics . Publishers Weekly "Troyat's biography of Alexander.
Publishers Weekly "Troyat's biography of Alexander. turns out to be more enthralling than most of the novels I've read lately. Pamela Marsh, The Christian Science Monitor.
Henri Troyat was a Russian born author who was schooled and resided in France for most of his life. The same characteristics that give Alexander of Russia its poignant readability are also its historical difficulties. He is the author of numerous books and novels including several biographies on notable Russian historical figures. His 1980 biography on Alexander I of Russia, originally entitled Alexandre I: Le Sphinx du Nord, was translated by Joan Pinkham and published in 1982. Troyat’s flair for novelistic writing causes him to write quite speculatively.
Henri Troyat, Joan Pinkham. In Paris and London, the crowds hailed him as the man who had conquered Napoleon, as the liberator of Europe, and as a benevolent, enlightened monarch. At home he came to be feared as a reactionary, oppressive autocrat in a country where millions of serfs were still treated as little more than personal property.
Meanwhile, reform was postponed. Troyat has a lively writing style that holds the interests of the reader all way to the end of the book.
In the Early 19th century Alexander was rivaled only Napoleon in terms of esteem yet today men like the Prussian general Blucher Furst von Metternich and lord Wellington seem to get far more recognition in our modern histories. Meanwhile, reform was postponed.
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Main Author: Troyat, Henri, 1911-. Northeastern Illinois University. Location: Book Shelves. Call Number: DK191 T76131982. Check if item can be requested.
Troyat's smirks and shrugs, half-inappropriate in a biographer of Catherine the Great (1980), are wholly inappropriate to dealing with her grandson Alexander I. The abiding questions of Alexander's life-his sincerity as a reformer, his capabilities as a commander, his turn to religious devotion-are. The abiding questions of Alexander's life-his sincerity as a reformer, his capabilities as a commander, his turn to religious devotion-are quashed by treating him from the outset as a dissimulator, ""a weak reed,"" an oscillator, an opportunist.
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