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The Fate of the Romanovs

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Abundant, newly discovered sources shatter long-held beliefs The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed, among many other things, a hidden ... Show synopsis

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Dane

Fate of the Romanovs

by Dane on Feb 3, 2010

If you are a Romanov scholar, or simply someone whos is knowledgable about the life and death of the Imperial Family, you will be dissapointed by this book. The authors present a one-dimensional portrait of the Tsar, Tsaritsa, the Tsarevich and the four Grand Duchesses. This is odd considering that revisionist history has given us a much broader and more nuanced portrait of the Tsar and especailly the Empress, most notably Robert Massie and Dominic Lieven. The authors also dwell on the anti-semitism of the Romanovs to the point of distraction. What is also missing is line editor. The text is full of grammatical errors, and chronological sequences are often out of order. There seems to have been a rush to get this into print. Many of the "evidence" is questionable and is open to debate, eg. Marie's flirtation with one of the guards, and also the role of Yakovlev, and the description of the murders has already been challenged. Buy at your own risk.

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