Books by Edvard Radzinsky

Edvard Radzinsky is the author of The Last Tsar and Stalin. A celebrated playwright and television personality, he lives in Russia.

ALEXANDER II by Edvard Radzinsky
Released: Oct. 18, 2005

"What the country got in return was a worse ruler, making nostalgia for Alexander a popular sentiment at the time of the revolution. Those who share that yearning for long-gone royals will find this portrait a pleasure."
Spare the knout and spoil the serf: an admiring biography of the 19th-century Russian ruler who ushered in modernizing reforms but was assassinated all the same. Read full book review >
THE RASPUTIN FILE by Edvard Radzinsky
Released: May 4, 2000

"A compelling biography of one of the great historical enigmas of the last century. (24 pages of b&w photos and illustration)"
A fascinating history of the Russian visionary Rasputin, whose strange influence over the imperial family during the twilight of the Romanov dynasty reads like something out of a gothic novel. Read full book review >
STALIN by Edvard Radzinsky
Released: April 1, 1996

"At times too rhetorical, and not always clear in its use of sources, Radzinsky's book is, in the fullest sense of the word, a tour de force. (50 b&w photos, not seen)"
A remarkable and gripping biography that may change the way we view Stalin and will certainly change many of the interpretations of his life. Read full book review >
THE LAST TSAR by Edvard Radzinsky
Released: July 17, 1992

On July 17, 1918, Nicholas II—the last tsar in the 300-year- old Romanov dynasty—and his wife, five children, family doctor, and three servants were executed in the storage room of a squalid house in a small Siberian city, their bodies burned, then buried in a mine shaft. Read full book review >