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The Romanovs by Robert K. Massie
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Mar 14, 2012

really liked it
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Read from March 11 to 14, 2012

After reading Mr. Massie's tomes on Catherine the Great and Nicholas and Alexandra, I was surprised by the (short) length of this book. Written in his usual, readable prose, the stories are historically fascinating.

Parts read like a soap opera: the legal battle for Anna Anderson's tissue sample, the infighting for the status of pretender, the squabble over the rights to the remains. Yet, Mr. Massie never loses the tragic human component of the story.

It is a shame that Mr. Massie has not updated this volume with information about the 2007 discovery of the remains Alexei & one of his sisters, that effectively resolves that mystery....and makes one really wonder about all those crazies who swore that they were escaped Romanovs.

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