. The resurrection of the romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most enduring Romanov mystery of all: the fate of the Tsar's youngest daughter, Anastasia, whose remains were not buried with those of her family, and her identification with Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the missing Grand Duchess.
The Resurrection of the Romanovs: Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery #ad - Penetrates the intriguing mysteries surrounding the execution of tsar nicholas ii and the true fate of his daughter, why people believed her claim, AnastasiaReveals previously unknown details of Anderson's life as Franziska SchanzkowskaExplains how Anderson acquired her knowledge, and how it transformed Anastasia into a cultural phenomenonDraws on unpublished materials including Schanzkowska family memoirs, dozens published here for the first timeWritten by the authors of The Fate of the RomanovsRefuting long-accepted evidence in the Anderson case, legal papers, and exclusive access to private documents of the British and Hessian Royal FamiliesIncludes 75 photographs, The Resurrection of the Romanovs finally explodes the greatest royal mystery of the twentieth-century.
I Was Anastasia: A NovelAnchor #ad - When she finally does speak, this frightened, mysterious woman claims to be the Russian Grand Duchess Anastasia. Her detractors, convinced that the young woman is only after the immense Romanov fortune, insist on calling her by a different name: Anna Anderson. As rumors begin to circulate through European society that the youngest Romanov daughter has survived the massacre, old enemies and new threats are awakened.
New york times Bestseller"Compelling and utterly fascinating. Lisa wingate, author of before we were yoursAn enthralling feat of historical suspense that unravels the extraordinary twists and turns in Anna Anderson's fifty-year battle to be recognized as Anastasia Romanov. None survive. This thrilling story is every bit as moving and momentous as it is harrowing and twisted.
I Was Anastasia: A Novel #ad - Now it is your turn. With a brilliantly crafted dual narrative structure, Lawhon wades into the most psychologically complex and emotionally compelling territory yet: the nature of identity itself. The question of who anna anderson is and what actually happened to Anastasia Romanov creates a saga that spans fifty years and touches three continents.
Russia, 1918: under direct orders from vladimir lenin, bolshevik secret police force Anastasia Romanov, along with the entire imperial family, July 17, into a damp basement in Siberia where they face a merciless firing squad. Is she the russian grand duchess or the thief of another woman's legacy? Countless others have rendered their verdict.
The Fate of the RomanovsWiley #ad - Emanating from sources both within and close to the Imperial Family as well as from their captors and executioners, these often-controversial materials have enabled a new and comprehensive examination of one the pivotal events of the twentieth century and the many controversies that surround it. Based on a careful analysis of more than 500 of these previously unpublished documents, along with numerous newly discovered photos, The Fate of the Romanovs makes compelling revisions to many long-held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months and moments.
The Fate of the Romanovs #ad - This powerful account includes:* surprising evidence that anastasia may, indeed, have survived* Diary entries made by Nicholas and Alexandra during their captivity* Revelations of how the Romanovs were betrayed by trusted servants* A reconstruction of daily life among the prisoners at Ipatiev House* Strong evidence that the Romanovs were not brutalized by their captors* Statements from admitted participants in the murders.
Abundant, a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and eventual murder of Tsar Nicholas II, among many other things, his wife Alexandra, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefsThe collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, and their children.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room MassacreAbbott Press #ad - G. Bolen also provides, homer slaughter, for the first time, details of the United States intelligence officer, who was in the Ipatiev House within twenty-four hours of the murders. This study shows that the romanov murders may very well have occurred in different rooms in the house, and that there was no eleven-person massacre.
Bolen investigates the evidence from the site of the murders, the Ipatiev House, ultimately refuting investigator Nicholas Sokolovs report that locates the murders in the homes basement. Every fairy tale contains the story of a prince, and once the prince meets his princess, they often live happily ever after.
Author T. And although this story will never end happily ever after, revealing new evidence to refute the prevailing story will shed new light on the truth. At age fifty, brutally murdered by his subjects, Nicholass body was mutilated and thrown into an unmarked mass grave with eight other people in a swampy bog in the middle of a remote forest.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room Massacre #ad - The romanovs murder case takes a detailed look at the infamous mass murder of this Russian imperial family, stripped of its claim to the throne before being executed in 1918 following the February Revolution. But for nicholas ii, princess alexandra of Hesse, tsar of all the Russias, and his wife, the ending would be different.
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at EkaterinburgSt. Martin's Press #ad - 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.
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 Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg #ad - 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. 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.
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and AlexandraSt. Martin's Press #ad - It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados. The four captivating russian grand duchesses—Olga, Tatiana, their looks, Maria and Anastasia Romanov—were much admired for their happy dispositions, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography.
A 12-week new york times bestseller"helen rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses. People magazine"the public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence.
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra #ad - Publishers weekly starred reviewfrom the new york times bestselling author of The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution, The Romanov Sisters reveals the untold stories of the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it.
The romanov sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Helen rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, diaries and archival sources, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, as well as private collections.
. They were the princess dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century.
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial FamilySt. Martin's Press #ad - 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. 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.
Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V, as has been the traditional view for the last century. 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. In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, why they failed, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, and who was responsible.
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family #ad - The murder of the romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. 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. In putin's autocratic russia, the Revolution itself is considered a crime, and its anniversary was largely ignored.
Anastasia: The Life of Anna AndersonEndeavour Media #ad - On 17 february, 1920, a young woman was rescued from a Berlin canal and taken to a local asylum. His books include isadora: a Sensational Life and Tsar: The Lost World of Nicholas and Alexandra. Peter kurth’s is the first serious attempt to unravel it’ – Sunday TelegraphPeter Kurth has been a journalist and author for forty years, specialising in biography and Soviet history.
. When she did declare herself — as the grand duchess Anastasia, youngest daughter of the murdered Romanovs — she became the centre of a storm of controversy that still continues after her death in 1983. Peter kurth’s brilliant and meticulously researched account shows that the evidence that Anna Anderson was Anastasia is in the end overwhelming.
He has written for publications such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times Book Review and Harper’s Hazaar, and has contributed to Salon. Com. Her body bore the scars of bullet and bayonet wounds. Nevertheless the extraordinary secrecy which still shrouds some of the key evidence suggests that, as her uncle the Grand Duke of Hesse wrote, an investigation of her identity could be ‘dangerous’.
Anastasia: The Life of Anna Anderson #ad - Anastasia’ is a fascinating study of one of the world’s greatest mysteries. A wholly gripping book at the end of which it is hard to believe that the Grand Duchess’s identity has not been proved’¬ – The Times ‘It is, literally, an incredible story, but Peter Kurth makes it utterly convincing.
The Romanovs: The Final ChapterRandom House #ad - . A fascinating account. Chicago tribune “A masterpiece of investigative reporting. San francisco Examiner & Chronicle . Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Riveting. Massie presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters, whose findings, and Great Britain, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, America, all contributed to solving one of the great mysteries of the twentieth century.
Praise for the romanovs: The Final Chapter“Masterful. The washington post Book World“An admirable scientific thriller. The new york times Book Review“Compelling. Unfolds like a detective story. Los angeles times book review in july 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before.
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter #ad - But were these the bones of the romanovs? and if these were their remains, really grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs provides the answers, and film, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, books, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts to discover the truth.
The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas IIWiley #ad - Eilers, author of queen victoria's Descendants and publisher of Royal Book News"Greg King has truly written a tour de force. This book is a great work of scholarship--and a wonderful read. Peter kurth, author of tsar: the lost world of Nicholas and Alexandra and Anastasia: The Riddle of Anna Anderson"A mammoth, monumental achievement.
It's a thoroughly enjoyable and encyclopedic masterpiece that will be a major source for historians and biographers for years to come. Marlene A. He has not only given us a fresh, clear-eyed, and often startling new look at the life of the last Romanovs, but also lived up to the promise of his title. Praise for the court of the Last Tsar"Any book by Greg King is a book to be kept and savored.
The Court of the Last Tsar: Pomp, Power and Pageantry in the Reign of Nicholas II #ad - Fuhrmann, author of rasputin and the editor of The Complete Wartime Correspondence of Tsar Nicholas II and the Empress Alexandra. He has shown us how the whole enterprise worked, from Tsar Nicholas to his lowest cook and chambermaid. No other book captures the essence and the entire scope of life at the court of Nicholas II.
The book is extremely well researched, quite simply, has over 100 illustrations and is, marvelous. Coryne hall, once a grand duchess, and imperial dancer"greg king is emerging as one of the leading authorities in today's liveliest field of Russian studies, author of Little Mother of Russia, and this is a major contribution to the study of late Imperial Russia.
Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the HabsburgsSt. Martin's Press #ad - On a snowy january morning in 1889, a worried servant hacked open a locked door at the remote hunting lodge deep in the Vienna Woods. What happened in that locked room remains one of history’s most evocative mysteries: what led rudolf and mistress to this desperate act? Was it really a suicide pact? Or did something far more disturbing take place at that remote hunting lodge and result in murder?Drawing interviews with members of the Habsburg family and archival sources in Vienna, Greg King and Penny Wilson reconstruct this historical mystery, laying out evidence and information long ignored that conclusively refutes the romantic myth and the conspiracy stories.
Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs #ad - Inside, he found two bodies sprawled on an ornate bed, blood oozing from their mouths. Crown prince rudolf of austria-hungary appeared to have shot his seventeen-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera as she slept, when dawn broke, sat with the corpse for hours and, turned the pistol on himself. A century has transformed this bloody scene into romantic tragedy: star-crossed lovers who preferred death together than to be parted by a cold, unfeeling Viennese Court.
But mayerling is also the story of family secrets: incestuous relationships and mental instability; blackmail, and political treason; and a disillusioned, venereal disease, morphine-addicted Crown Prince and a naïve schoolgirl caught up in a dangerous and deadly waltz inside a decaying empire.