The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Author: Candace Fleming
Publsiher: Schwartz & Wade
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-07-08
ISBN 10: 0375898646
ISBN 13: 9780375898648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia Book Review:

“[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918.” —The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family’s extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. "An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." —Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire "For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." —Booklist, Starred "Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman’s Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin’s Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." —The Horn Book, Starred Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Nonfiction A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction From the Hardcover edition.

We, the Romanovs

We, the Romanovs
Author: Grand Duke Alexander 'sandro' Mikhailovich
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-09-03
ISBN 10: 9781537382586
ISBN 13: 1537382586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We, the Romanovs Book Review:

Grand Duke Sandro Mikhailovich lazing in the grass with Nicky Romanov in May 1883 ... Within twenty-five years, the Romanovs, the most powerful, the most vicious and arguably the most bizarre imperial family of modern times will have ceased to rule Russia through a mixture of haplessness, indolence and fatalism. Sandro was a crucial witness to the collapse of his family. He was the cousin, brother-in-law and close friend of the last tsar, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. He was with Nicky when thousands of Russian peasants died at Khodynka Field during Nicky's coronation; he was with Nicky in the lead-up to the disastrous Russo-Japanese War; he was with Nicky during the failed revolution of 1905-6; he was with Nicky when the Russian Duma was established in an attempt to ward off future revolutions; he was with Nicky as Russia moved determinedly toward a military showdown with Germany; he was with Nicky fighting the German army of the Eastern Front during the First World War; he was with Nicky when he abdicated in favour of his brother, Michael, who refused the throne. This is a riveting first-hand account of the final days of the Russian Empire and of what it was like to be a member of the Russian Imperial Family at that time. And to our great good fortune, while Sandro may have been no Stolypin, he was a keen observer and an excellent writer. Anyone intrigued by the last days of the Romanovs as the ruling family of Russia should read this book.

The Lincolns

The Lincolns
Author: Candace Fleming
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0375836187
ISBN 13: 9780375836183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lincolns Book Review:

Though Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln's backgrounds differed considerably, both were intellectuals who shared interests in literature and politics, as well as a great love for each other.

Nicholas and Alexandra

Nicholas and Alexandra
Author: Robert K. Massie
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-11-08
ISBN 10: 0307788474
ISBN 13: 9780307788474
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nicholas and Alexandra Book Review:

The story of the love that ended an empire In this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Massie sweeps readers back to the extraordinary world of Imperial Russia to tell the story of the Romanovs’ lives: Nicholas’s political naïveté, Alexandra’s obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis’s brave struggle with hemophilia. Against a lavish backdrop of luxury and intrigue, Massie unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history—the story of a doomed empire and the death-marked royals who watched it crumble. BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for Nicholas and Alexandra “A larger-than-life drama.”—Saturday Review “A moving, rich book . . . [This] revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events . . . but on the royal family and their evil nemesis. . . . The tale is so bizarre, no melodrama is equal to it.”—Newsweek “A wonderfully rich tapestry, the colors fresh and clear, every strand sewn in with a sure hand. Mr. Massie describes those strange and terrible years with sympathy and understanding. . . . They come vividly before our eyes.”—The New York Times “An all-too-human picture . . . Both Nicholas and Alexandra with all their failings come truly alive, as does their almost storybook romance.”—Newsday “A magnificent and intimate picture . . . Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible.”—Harper’s

The Romanovs

The Romanovs
Author: Simon Sebag Montefiore
Publsiher: Knopf
Total Pages: 744
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 0307266524
ISBN 13: 9780307266521
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romanovs Book Review:

"The acclaimed author of Young Stalin and Jerusalem gives readers an accessible, lively account--based in part on new archival material--of the extraordinary men and women who ruled Russia for three centuries."--NoveList.

The Romanovs

The Romanovs
Author: Lindsey Hughes
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Continuum
Total Pages: 308
Release: 2008
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105131784485
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romanovs Book Review:

A vivid and original portrait of the entire Romanov family, who shaped Russian history and politics for three centuries and whose legacy still sparks the public’s imagination. >

The Race to Save the Romanovs

The Race to Save the Romanovs
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2018-06-26
ISBN 10: 1250151236
ISBN 13: 9781250151230
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Race to Save the Romanovs Book Review:

In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible. The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored. In stark contrast, the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church. While the murders themselves have received major attention, what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family—on the part of their royal relatives, other governments, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar. Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. The question of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at war. Like a modern day detective, Helen Rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Russia, Spain and the UK, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion. With its up-to-the-minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs.

The Last Days of the Romanovs

The Last Days of the Romanovs
Author: Robert Wilton,George Gustav Telberg
Publsiher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2018-10-29
ISBN 10: 9780344426254
ISBN 13: 0344426254
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Camera and the Tsars

The Camera and the Tsars
Author: Charlotte Zeepvat
Publsiher: Sutton Publishing
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 9780750930499
ISBN 13: 0750930497
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Camera and the Tsars Book Review:

Filled with images from the life of the Romanov family, this document to the fallen Czars also includes anecdotes and quotations that contextualize the more than four hundred pictures and discuss the role of this family in the fall of their dynasty, and the rise of the Soviet Union.

The Last Tsar

The Last Tsar
Author: Edvard Radzinsky
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-03-30
ISBN 10: 0307754626
ISBN 13: 9780307754622
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Tsar Book Review:

Russian playwright and historian Radzinsky mines sources never before available to create a fascinating portrait of the monarch, and a minute-by-minute account of his terrifying last days.

The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar

The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar
Author: Shay McNeal
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2003-10-21
ISBN 10: 9780060517557
ISBN 13: 0060517557
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secret Plot to Save the Tsar Book Review:

On July 17, 1918, the Tsar, his wife, and their four daughters and ailing heir were led down to a basement in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and murdered in cold blood by a Bolshevik firing squad. The DNA analysis and identification of the bones were the conclusive proof the world was waiting for, and the case was considered closed. But is that the real story of the Romanovs? In Shay McNeal's controversial and groundbreaking account, she presents convincing new scientific analysis questioning the authenticity of the "Romanov" bones and uncovers an extraordinary tale of espionage and double-dealing that has been kept secret for more than eighty years. Based on extensive study of American, Allied, and Bolshevik documents, including recently declassified intelligence files, McNeal reveals the existence of a shadowy group of operatives working to free the Imperial family and guide them to safety. Most controversial of all is McNeal's belief that one of the plots to rescue the Tsar and his family may, possibly, have succeeded -- and she has compelling evidence to support it.

The Last Days of the Romanovs

The Last Days of the Romanovs
Author: Helen Rappaport
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2009-02-03
ISBN 10: 9781429991285
ISBN 13: 1429991283
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last Days of the Romanovs Book Review:

Rappaport, an expert in the field of Russian history, brings you the riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of the Russian Imperial family, in this first of two books about the Romanovs. Her second book The Romanov Sisters, offering a never-before-seen glimpse at the lives of the Tsar's beautiful daughters and a celebration of their unique stories, will be published in 2014. The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16–17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history. The Last Days of the Romanovs reveals in exceptional detail how the conspiracy to kill them unfolded. In the vivid style of a TV documentary, Helen Rappaport reveals both the atmosphere inside the family's claustrophobic prison and the political maneuverings of those who wished to save—or destroy—them. With the watching world and European monarchies proving incapable of saving the Romanovs, the narrative brings this tragic story to life in a compellingly new and dramatic way, culminating in a bloody night of horror in a cramped basement room.

Scenarios of Power

Scenarios of Power
Author: Richard S. Wortman
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-10-31
ISBN 10: 1400849691
ISBN 13: 9781400849697
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scenarios of Power Book Review:

This new and abridged edition of Scenarios of Power is a concise version of Richard Wortman's award-winning study of Russian monarchy from the seventeenth century until 1917. The author breaks new ground by showing how imperial ceremony and imagery were not simply displays of the majesty of the sovereign and his entourage, but also instruments central to the exercise of absolute power in a multinational empire. In developing this interpretation, Wortman presents vivid descriptions of coronations, funerals, parades, trips through the realm, and historical celebrations and reveals how these ceremonies were constructed or reconstructed to fit the political and cultural narratives in the lives and reigns of successive tsars. He describes the upbringing of the heirs as well as their roles in these narratives and relates their experiences to the persistence of absolute monarchy in Russia long after its demise in Europe.

The File on the Tsar

The File on the Tsar
Author: Anthony Summers,Tom Mangold
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 430
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9780752849379
ISBN 13: 0752849379
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The File on the Tsar Book Review:

The world was told that the last Tsar of Russia and his family were butchered in the 'cellar massacre' at Ekaterinburg in 1918. Yet diplomats and reporters did not believe it. And the longest court case of the century failed to explode Anna Anderson's claim to be the Tsar's youngest daughter, Grand Duchess Anastasia.Anthony Summers and Tom Mangold spent five years tracking down witnesses and long-lost documents. The search led to Moscow, Tokyo and Washington and their persistence finally paid off when they found a suppressed official dossier - the File on the Tsar. It shows that the public was fed a lie. The Romanovs did not all die at Ekaterinburg, but became pawns in an international power game, involving Lenin, the Kaiser, the British Royal Family and British Intelligence. And in London, over 80 years later, the cover-up goes on.

The Fall of the Romanovs

The Fall of the Romanovs
Author: Mark D. Steinberg,Vladimir M. Khrustalev
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 444
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780300065572
ISBN 13: 0300065574
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fall of the Romanovs Book Review:

Based on documents and photographs from recently opened Russian archives and from Western collections, a surprising new portrait of the last Russian tsar and his family during the Bolshevik revolution challenges long-held views of the Romanovs. UP.

The Last of the Tsars

The Last of the Tsars
Author: Robert Service
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2017-02-23
ISBN 10: 1447293118
ISBN 13: 9781447293118
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Last of the Tsars Book Review:

‘A timely and important book . . . he brings to it rare clarity and common sense. His book is a fast-paced account of the last sixteen months of the tsar’s life; brief, sharp, but laced with well-judged feeling for the dramas of the time.’ Catherine Merridale, Observer In March 1917, Nicholas II, the last Tsar of All the Russias, abdicated and the dynasty that had ruled an empire for three hundred years was forced from power by revolution. In this masterful and forensic study, Robert Service examines the last year Nicholas's reign and the months between that momentous abdication and his death, with his family, in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. Drawing on the Tsar's own diaries and other hitherto unexamined contemporary records, The Last of the Tsars reveals a man who was almost entirely out of his depth, perhaps even willfully so. It is also a compelling account of the social, economic and political foment in Russia in the aftermath of Alexander Kerensky's February Revolution, the Bolshevik seizure of power in October 1917 and the beginnings of Lenin's Soviet republic.

Thirteen Years at the Russian Court

Thirteen Years at the Russian Court
Author: Frederic Appleby Holt,Pierre Gilliard
Publsiher: Andesite Press
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 9781375928762
ISBN 13: 1375928767
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Escaping Jurassic Government

Escaping Jurassic Government
Author: Donald F. Kettl
Publsiher: Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-05-10
ISBN 10: 0815728026
ISBN 13: 9780815728023
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Escaping Jurassic Government Book Review:

Why big government is not the problem. The Progressive government movement, founded on support from Republicans and Democrats alike, reined in corporate trusts and improved the lives of sweatshop workers. It created modern government, from the Federal Reserve to the nation’s budgetary and civil service policies, and most of the programs on which we depend. Ask Americans today and they will tell you that our government has hit a wall of low performance and high distrust, with huge implications for governance in the country. Instead of a focus on government effectiveness, the movement that spawned the idea of government for the people has become known for creating a big government disconnected from citizens. Donald F. Kettl finds that both political parties have contributed to the decline of the Progressive ideal of a commitment to competence. They have both fed gridlock and created a government that does not work the way citizens expect and deserve. Kettl argues for a rebirth of the original Progressive spirit, not in pursuit of bigger government but with a bipartisan dedication to better government, one that works on behalf of all citizens and that delivers services effectively. He outlines the problems in today’s government, including political pressures, proxy tools, and managerial failures. Escaping Jurassic Government details the strategies, evidence, and people that can strengthen governmental effectiveness and shut down gridlock.

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II
Author: Wendy Slater
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2007-06-26
ISBN 10: 1134283326
ISBN 13: 9781134283323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Many Deaths of Tsar Nicholas II Book Review:

How did Nicholas II, Russia’s last Tsar, meet his death? Shot point blank in a bungled execution by radical Bolsheviks in the Urals, Nicholas and his family disappeared from history in the Soviet era. But in the 1970s, a local geologist and a crime fiction writer discovered the location of their clandestine mass grave, and secretly removed three skulls, before reburying them, afraid of the consequences of their find. Yet the history of Nicholas’ execution and the discovery of his remains are not the only stories connected with the death of the last Tsar. This book recounts the horrific details of his death and the thrilling discovery of the bones, and also investigates the alternative narratives that have grown up around these events. Stories include the contention that the Tsar’s killing was a Jewish plot, in which Nicholas’ severed head was taken to Moscow as proof of his death; tales of would-be survivors of the execution, self-confessed children of the Tsar claiming their true identity; and accounts of miracles performed by Nicholas, who was made a saint by the Russian church in 2000. Not least among these alternative narratives is the romanticization of the Romanovs, epitomized by the numerous photographs of the family released from the Russian archives.

The Romanov Conspiracy

The Romanov Conspiracy
Author: Glenn Meade
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 515
Release: 2012-08-07
ISBN 10: 1451611862
ISBN 13: 9781451611861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Romanov Conspiracy Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling author of "The Second Messiah" comes an intriguing thriller about an archeologist who discovers new clues to the mysterious disappearance of Princess Anastasia.