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    Helen Rappaport(Author)

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A vivid and compelling account of the final thirteen days of the Romanovs, counting down to the last, tense hours of their lives.

On 4 July 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room.

This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule and began an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression.

"Stunning, chilling and poignant, this is how history books should be written." (Alison Weir)"That perfect but rare blend of history, sense of place, human tragedy, drama and atmosphere" (Susan Hill)"Helen Rappaport brilliantly assembles the intricacies of the story in untroubling prose with some colourful re-imaginings to make this account utterly compelling." (Daily Telegraph)"To coincide with the anniversary (of the death's of the Romanovs), their last wretched days have been chronicled in an explosive new book. Using previously overlooked documents and witness accounts, it tells the story of the family's final moments in unprecedented detail." (Daily Mail)"A deeply touching anniversary tribute" (Independent on Sunday)

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  • PDF | 272 pages
  • Helen Rappaport(Author)
  • Windmill Books (2 April 2009)
  • English
  • 7
  • History

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  • By Guest on 13 August 2017

    A well written book which provides a comprehensive insight into how the last tsar and his family were dealt with after his abdication and the political machinations behind the ultimate decision to kill the family. A very poignant story which is worth reading.

  • By Lindsey Walker on 24 July 2017

    This was really interesting and humanised the family very well. However at times it felt that the author was trying too hard to sugar coat the family and stress what a great husband and father Nicholas was, he may well have been but that doesn't change the way he behaved towards his people and what led to them being in that situation. That aside, you sympathise with the family and the descriptions of their final hour are chilling and very moving.

  • By Quirky on 13 March 2016

    Brilliant, well written, well researched, as gripping as a novel. You feel you are there with the Romanovs experiencing those last chilling days of July 1918. (Only downside, I had nightmares after reading!). I finished this book and immediately bought another by the same author. This is how history should be written.

  • By Guest on 30 July 2017

    It was a book that went into the details of the last days ,the story's of any that were not killed ,done away with ,

  • By Bookworm on 19 February 2017

    A brilliant book.

  • By witchy on 26 August 2017

    Brilliant book. There are some information in the book that I never knew.


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