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The Flight Of The Romanovs by John Curtis Perry
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Aug 03, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: non-fiction, favorites, own
Recommended to Sera by: Sara W.
Read in September, 2008 , read count: 1

This book provides an excellent, comprehensive overview of the Romanov dynasty from Alexander II to the late 1990s, but the authors have been able to put this important part of Russian history in easy to read terms. The book is impeccably researched and provides an objective overview of the fall of the monarchy, which posits that most of the family contributed to this downfall, rather than simply Nicholas II and his immediate clan.

I love the Romanvos - so strong in many ways, but so ignorant in others, and ultimately tragic in the end. I've read a number of books about Nicholas II and Alexandra so many of the details surrounding them and their family aren't captured in this book. However, the author's broad focus, while capturing the events of history during the time period in question, makes for a fascinating read. I also found it interesting that as late as 1997, when Yeltsin was in power, that there was still a voice for the reestablishment of monarch rule in Russia, with some of those voices crying out for that rule to be Romanov rule.

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