Celebrated Spies and Famous Mysteries of the Great War

Paperback | January 3, 2012

byGeorge Barton

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... Ill THE FATE OF NICHOLAS II -- THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF THE WAR IT would be difficult to name any event of the war of more dramatic interest than the deposition of the Czar of Russia, and the overthrow of the greatest autocracy in the world. While these lines are being written, that country is still in an almost hopeless state of chaos, and time alone will tell the place it is to occupy in civilization. After centuries of despotism the whole false fabric has gone down into hopeless ruin. For the moment the last state of Russia seems worse than its first, but eventually it must work out its salvation on the lines of sanity and justice. The peasants, coming out of the darkness of absolutism, are dazed by the light of liberty. Revolutions inevitably bring the least desirable elements to the surface. Scoundrels and beggars on horseback will have their day. Law and order must come in the long run, and when it does come the experiment of a free Russia will be watched by the world with much interest. The purpose of this volume is not to deal with the history of the war, but rather with the unusual personalities who played their part in the grim struggle. Few possess such interest as the unfortunate Czar of Russia. His overthrow was followed by a disappearance which constitutes, perhaps, one of the greatest mysteries of the great war. To some it is no longer a mystery, but to others who demand absolute proof, it is likely to remain one of the unsolved puzzles of the ages. The present article pretends to do no more than give the facts so far as they are known. The unbiased reader will form his or her own conclusion, but whatever that may be all will agree that the story of Nicholas II contains more drama, more thrills and more human interest than are to 'be found within the pages of the most ...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Excerpt: ... Ill THE FATE OF NICHOLAS II -- THE GREATEST MYSTERY OF THE WAR IT would be difficult to name any event of the war of more dramatic interest than the depos...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217188338

ISBN - 13:9780217188333

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