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Marilyn Sweezy in Rasputin: The Mad Monk

Rasputin: The Mad Monk

1997 NR

Once a peasant, shady monk Rasputin worked his way into the confidence of Emperor Nicholas II, eventually becoming a dominant player during Russia's final imperial years. But why did the royals tolerate his corrupt and scandalous behavior? Through the analysis of leading historians, period accounts and rare photos, this biography delves into Rasputin's power over the Czar, his role in the Revolution and his death at the hands of aristocrats.