1995 first edition (mfg. code 10-1); "Prince Felix Youssoupov and the Murder that helped bring down the Russian Empire"; A Citadel Press Book; softbound; very good condition with unmarked pages.
The author of the highly acclaimed Russian biography The Last Empress uncovers the truth behind the murder of one of Russia's most notorious figures.On December 16, 1916, Prince Felix Youssoupov and a group of conspirators, in what they considered to be a patriotic act, murdered Grigori Rasputin.
Nearly eighty years later, the events surrounding the assassination continue to provoke speculation. In order to get at the truth, this meticulously researched work covers the lives of both these men, from their youth right up to their ultimate collision. The Man Who Killed Rasputin is a superb retelling of a major historical event and is based on new revelations from the St. Petersburg police files. The book features many previously unpublished photographs, including the recently released Rasputin death pictures.
At the time of the murder, Prince Youssoupov owned palaces throughout Russia. Just two years later, he and his wife were reduced to selling their possessions to survive. And wherever he went, he was always pointed out as the man who killed Rasputin.