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. The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be equally shared. Like a modern day detective, russia, helen rappaport draws on new and never-before-seen sources from archives in the US, Spain and the UK, creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion.
The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family #ad - 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, other governments, 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, and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar.
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 murder of the romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today.
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at EkaterinburgSt. Martin's Press #ad - 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.
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. 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.
The Last Days of the Romanovs: Tragedy at Ekaterinburg #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.
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. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, we learn that they were intelligent, 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. 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. They were the princess dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century.
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. Helen rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections.
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the EdgeSt. Martin's Press #ad - There, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, clubs, offices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, businessmen, diplomats, governesses, bankers, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. From the new york times bestselling author of the romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.
Between the first revolution in february 1917 and lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd the former St Petersburg was in turmoil – felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an english nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva.
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge #ad - Helen rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action – to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a "red madhouse. ".
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room MassacreAbbott Press #ad - G. 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 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.
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. But for nicholas ii, princess alexandra of Hesse, and his wife, tsar of all the Russias, the ending would be different.
The Romanovs' Murder Case: The Myth of the Basement Room Massacre #ad - Every fairy tale contains the story of a prince, and once the prince meets his princess, they often live happily ever after. Bolen also provides, details of the united States intelligence officer, for the first time, Homer Slaughter, 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. 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.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Tsar Nicholas II, and His FamilyChord Publishing #ad - In september 1905 pierre gilliard entered Tsar Nicholas II’s household as the French tutor of Duchesses Olga Nicolaievna and Tatiana Nicolaievna. He would go on to spend a further thirteen years in the close company of the Romanov family. Within that time he would be a witness to one of the most remarkable and tragic events of modern history as a close-knit family was torn apart and executed in the midst of the Revolution.
But this book is more than simply an eyewitness account of the Revolution. As one of the books early reviews notes, and the few of their attendants who were left to them, more closely together, and when the tragedy that had befallen the Royal house inevitably drew its members, Gilliard ‘had unusual opportunities of knowing their simple domestic life, he was able to learn more and more intimately the ties that bound them together and the difficulties that had brought them to such a doom.
The tabletthroughout his thirteen years Gilliard built strong personal relationships with those at the Russian court and his eyewitness account of that time is a beautifully intimate portrayal of the family. From little aleksey who despite his haemophilia remained the centre of attention to his mischievous sisters, their anxious mother and proud father, Gilliard provides vivid sketches of each of the family members.
Thirteen Years at the Russian Court: A Personal Record of the Last Years and Death of the Tsar Nicholas II, and His Family #ad - He was also witness to figures outside of the family circle, including the infamous Rasputin. Throughout the account there are extremely personal notes interspersed with humour which provide a humanising view of the Romanov family, including the moment when Gilliard forgets to censor some of the language in Les Miserables to which Tsar Nicholas II teases with him: “You are teaching my daughters a very curious vocabulary, monsieur…”In 1914 Russia descended into war and over the coming years as the situation on the front becomes more tense so too does life within the court.
The strain upon court and nation comes to a climax in March 1917 as the Revolution begins.
The Romanovs: The Final ChapterRandom House #ad - A fascinating account. Chicago tribune “A masterpiece of investigative reporting. San francisco Examiner & Chronicle . Massie presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, America, and Great Britain, whose findings, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, 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. But were these the bones of the romanovs? and if these were their remains, and film, books, really Grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs provides the answers, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts to discover the truth.
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter #ad - . Riveting. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Unfolds like a detective story. Los angeles times book review in july 1991, siberia, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before.
A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British MonarchySt. Martin's Press #ad - As she did in her critically acclaimed the last days of the Romanovs, Helen Rappaport brings a compelling documentary feel to the story of this royal marriage and of the queen's obsessive love for her husband – a story that began as fairy tale and ended in tragedy. After the untimely death of prince albert, the queen and her nation were plunged into a state of grief so profound that this one event would dramatically alter the shape of the British monarchy.
Drawing on many letters, rappaport offers a new perspective on this compelling historical psychodrama--the crucial final months of the prince's life and the first long, as well as the newspapers of the day, diaries and memoirs from the Royal Archives and other neglected sources, dark ten years of the Queen's retreat from public view.
A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy #ad - . She draws a portrait of a queen obsessed with her living husband and – after his death – with his enduring place in history. For britain had not just lost a prince: during his twenty year marriage to Queen Victoria, Prince Albert had increasingly performed the function of King in all but name. The outpouring of grief after albert's death was so extreme, that its like would not be seen again until the death of Princess Diana 136 years later.
Magnificent obsession will also throw new light on the true nature of the prince's chronic physical condition, overturning for good the 150-year old myth that he died of typhoid fever.
Memories of the Russian CourtDemesne Press #ad - In october 1917, the russian Empire was ripped apart by the effects of the Revolution. The court of tsar nicholas ii, once one of the most glorious courts in the world, was devastated in a few short months and the lives of those who knew it were changed irredeemably. Anna viroubova, a lady-in-waiting and confident of the Tsar’s wife, Alexandra Feodorovna, witnessed this destruction first-hand.
Her memoirs, through the subsequent twelve years that she spent with the tsar’s family, takes the reader from her entry in 1905 into the world of pomp and power at the center of the Russian Empire, Memories of the Russian Court, finally providing captivating insight into the turmoil of the Russian Revolution shook the foundations of her world.
Particularly fascinating are the chapters that focus on grigori Rasputin as she attempts to set the record straight again detractors like Alexander Spiridovich who claimed that Viroubova was Rasputin’s "fanatical admirer, the driving force of his cult, and was at the head of his loyalists". Viroubova explains of the great strain that the First World War placed upon her country and how she assisted as a nurse through those years before she was arrested and thrown into prison by the Bolsheviks.
Memories of the Russian Court #ad - But even through these dark days viroubova remained in contact with the Tsarina Alexandra through letters thus providing continuing insight into the last few months of the Imperial family’s life. Memories of the russian court has been published to commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution and to provide readers with a view into how life was before, during and after this momentous event for those at the top of Russian society.
Anna virobouva eventually escaped prison to Finland where she lived out her final days in Helsinki in 1964. This book was first published in 1923.
Hitler and the Habsburgs: The Führer's Vendetta Against the Austrian RoyalsDiversion Books #ad - When germany seized austria in 1938, deported to Germany, they were the first two Austrians arrested by the Gestapo, and sent to Dachau. And he uncovers the family members' courageous fight against the Führer. Five youthful years in Vienna. Within hours they went from palace to prison. They were outsiders in the greatest family of royal insiders in Europe, which put them on a collision course with Adolf Hitler.
That hatred drove hitler's rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and the Holocaust. The royal orphans of archduke franz ferdinand-offspring of an upstairs-downstairs marriage that scandalized the tradition-bound Habsburg Empire-came to personify to Adolf Hitler, and the Habsburg's multi-ethnic, and others, all that was wrong about modernity, the twentieth century, multi-cultural Austro-Hungarian Empire.
Their tenacity and personal courage in the face of betrayal, torture, treachery, and starvation sustained the family during the war and in the traumatic years that followed. The women in the family, including the Archduke's only daughter Princess Sophie Hohenberg, declared their own war on Hitler. It was then and there that adolf hitler's obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans.
Hitler and the Habsburgs: The Führer's Vendetta Against the Austrian Royals #ad - Through a decade of research and interviews with the descendants of the royal Habsburgs, scholar James Longo explores the roots of Hitler's determination to destroy the family of the dead Archduke. As he rose to power hitler's hatred toward the Habsburgs and their diverse empire fixated on Franz Ferdinand's sons, who became outspoken critics and opponents of the Nazi party and its racist ideology.
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov DynastyRandom House #ad - Massie's Catherine the Great. Praise for nicholas and Alexandra“A larger-than-life drama. Saturday review“A moving, rich book. 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.
This revealing, densely documented account of the last Romanovs focuses not on the great events. Mr. But on the royal family and their evil nemesis. 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.
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty #ad - Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Robert K. The story of the love that ended an empireIn this commanding book, Pulitzer Prize–winning author Robert K. Not only the main characters but a whole era become alive and comprehensible. Harper’s. They come vividly before our eyes. The new york times “An all-too-human picture.