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Copyright 1982 in Great Britain, printed and bound in Italy
Hardcover, 127 pages
Published December 31st 1982 by Vendome Press
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Betsy Brainerd
Feb 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: history, young-adult
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
Lisa Dean
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
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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.
Simone
Apr 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
There's no "story" here, although the book does provide enough historical text to get a decent understanding of what life was like for the last Tzar dynasty. The collection of pictures is fascinating.
Katie Hopper
Jan 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Excellent YA non-fiction that satisfies adult readers also.
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Marilyn Pfeifer Swezey is a historian specializing in Russian decorative arts and cultural history.