He was an itinerant, a pious figure of faith, a lusty man who liked being washed by girls in the bath houses of czarist Russia. He was, of course, Gregory Rasputin. It is true that the world may not need a new look at Rasputin, but it is also true that the world cannot bring itself to look away from him either, and so Joseph T. Fuhrmann’s “Rasputin: The Untold Story’’ scratches a persistent itch among the reading public.
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