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Rasputin: The Man Behind the Myth

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Here, for the first time, is the full story of Grigori Rasputin, the controversial 'Holy Man' of Russia, as told by his daughter Maria Rasputin.

Drawing on her first-hand knowledge, stories told to her by her father himself, and by her mother and sister, a recorded account of Rasputin's life by the family servant, Dunia (Rasputin's life-long friend, later mistress, and a s
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Published June 1st 1978 by Warner Books (NY) (first published 1977)
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Lorraine Montgomery
Feb 04, 2015 Lorraine Montgomery rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people interested in Russian history
Author Patte Barham, after a lot of research, and interviews with white Russians both in London and in Paris, has worked with Maria Rasputin to write a very clear picture of Maria's father, the controversial starets (a lay holy man) of the court of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Eighteen years old at the time of her father's death, Maria had spent the last 8 years of his life with him in Petrograd, observing the many devotees who lined up daily for the opportunity to see her father, to ask them for ...more
Dan Harvey
A surprisingly engaging book about the life of Rasputin through the eyes of his daughter, Maria. It is told in a simple style, but the man's remarkable life more than makes up for it in substance. It clearly comes across that Maria adores her father and sees his motivations as primarily good ones, and tends to gloss his less reputable actions and is uncritical of his supposed spiritual powers. If you are looking for a balanced historical document, this isn't it, but it is an interesting perspect ...more
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Maria Rapsutin (Matryona Rasputina) was the daughter of Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin. After the Russian revolution she emigrated, eventually moving to the United States where she died in 1977.
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“Ти мислиш да я вземеш,момичето де,като кифла и да я изядеш.Що за любов е това?Макар че,наистина и такава любов има.Но ти се опитай да я обичаш по друг начин.Отдръпни се на една крачка и я обичай.Остави пролука за Бога-да застане между вас.
А може би и за дявола ...
Може в пролуката да се окаже не Бог,а дяволът.”
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