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Candace Fleming tells the story of the end of the Romanov dynasty with great effect by contrasting the lives of the privileged, insular,and wealthy Romanovs with stories of Russia's masses of poor peasants, factory workers, and ill-equipped soldiers. The Tsar's level of denial and lack of understanding about the true living conditions among his own countrymen is hard to fathom. That many felt extreme animosity toward the royal family is understandable, and seen through history's lens, the tragic ...more
I enjoyed reading this book, although it was very sad, it gave a lot of good and interesting information. The pictures in the book were amazing, and really highlighted the text. The pictures were a good way to create a mental image of what happened, and were very good.