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Offline Justinian

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Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« on: February 07, 2005, 01:21:08 PM »
Can someone recommend some Pro-Czar books on Holy Nicholas? I'm sorry, but I cant stand the majority of books out there that take the icon of the man on my wall I pray to every night and depict as some money grubbing royal hypocrite. Thanks.

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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2005, 01:23:47 PM »
Can someone recommend some Pro-Czar books on Holy Nicholas? I'm sorry, but I cant stand the majority of books out there that take the icon of the man on my wall I pray to every night and depict as some money grubbing royal hypocrite. Thanks.

You might find some in the Fiction section of bookstores filed next to Saint Constantine.  ;)

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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2005, 01:37:25 PM »
Can someone recommend some Pro-Czar books on Holy Nicholas? I'm sorry, but I cant stand the majority of books out there that take the icon of the man on my wall I pray to every night and depict as some money grubbing royal hypocrite. Thanks.

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I'll just pass over Tom's comment and recommend Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert Massie.
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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2005, 01:47:42 PM »
Tom!  :D

anyway, yes, Nicholas and Alexandra is a very good one to read.

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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2005, 05:39:31 PM »
An Englishman in the Court of the Tsar (by Christine Benagh) is a one that I liked, too, as well as the Massie book. You might want to go straight to Tsar Nikolai's letters and diaries themselves.

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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2005, 12:22:21 AM »
 Well, NIcholas was an historical figure and sometimes we must look at historical figures objectively, warts and all and NIcholas was responible for some extremely poor decisions during his era
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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2005, 05:22:04 AM »
Well, NIcholas was an historical figure and sometimes we must look at historical figures objectively, warts and all and NIcholas was responible for some extremely poor decisions during his era

Such As....?
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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2005, 05:52:27 AM »
Such as sending troops into WWI bear-footed with short supplies of ammo....i guess you go to war with the army you've got ;)
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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2005, 08:39:35 AM »
Yeah, but I hardly think the poor state of the army at the time falls on Nicholas's head. Or WWI for that matter. Nicholas was actually for disarmament at a time that everyone thought that one 'nice, quick' war would solve everything in Europe, and was ridiculed for his position.

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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2005, 10:21:48 AM »
While the Sainted Tsar Martyr was not the greatest ruler in the worldly sense, he was a man of God and reading even factual secular books, especially in Masse's book the way he treated and loved his soldiers and people was fascinating. I know many a person who read this book and not only realized what a saint he was but what true Christian love was. Reading his hagiographical witness written by those Orthodox Christians that new him are even more awe inspiring. Was he perfect? No. Was he a great Worldly ruler? No. But these are not why he is a saint.
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Re: Book on Tsar Martyr Nicholas II
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2005, 06:04:30 PM »
Very good post, Deacon Nikolai. I completely agree.

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