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The Last Days of the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport
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Mar 05, 10


I had traveled to St. Petersberg last year, and had visited such places as the Winter Palace, Peterhof and the Peter and Paul fortress (where the crypts of the Romanov remains are kept along with other tsars and royals). I had read Peter the Great by Robert K. Massie before I went, which was a heroic, eminently readable account of Peter's life and times. This book addressed my fascination with Nicholas, Alexandra and their family. Their execution is presented in extremely gorey detail. The story haunts me, and I susptect, many others. Rappaport tries to present a portrayal of each of the family member's different personalities, and she focusused on their life while being imprsisoned.She also interweaves the political turmoil going on around them. I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in this haunting story.
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