The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue Russia's Imperial Family
I wanted to read another book on the Russian Imperial Family and when I listenend to Helen Helen Rappaport's interview on Dan Snows History Hit Podcast , I just had to get my hands on a copy ofThe Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family
Helen Rappaport an acclaimed historian and researcher has written in my opinion an extremely well researche ...more
This book mainly focuses on all the machinations to try to save the Ro ...more
From the publisher ---
Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various international plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.
The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world, and its aftershocks still reverberate today. In Putin's autocratic Russia, the Revolution itself is consid ...more
I liked that Rappaport didn't place blame on one particular person and analyzed all the information in a fairly unbiased way. The facts are laid out and it doesn't come off feeling like she's forcing her own opinions of the topic on us. My only complaint is that, at times, we bounce back and forth a bit in the timeline and it could get a bit confusing.
I highly recommend reading Rappaport's The Last Days ...more
This book explains that in clear terms. There was a combination of so many elements that, in retrospect, what happened seems almost inevitable. Had the
Revolution in ...more
A loathing for the breathtakingly snobbish Alexandra certainly played a part, but political factors did as well. The Russian Revolution had unsettled not just Russia, but had created unrest among the laboring classes in countries as far away as Great Britain. Sovereigns such as K ...more
England’s King George gets the biggest rap, but Germany’s Emperor Wilhelm seems to have been in a better position, since Germany was dictating terms in the war with Russia. Plus, most of the Romanov women had been German princesses.
Helen Rappaport points out so man...more
Helen Rappaport returns again to the ends days of the Russian Empire with a deep look at all the attempts made behind the scenes to try and protect the lives Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The author leaves absolutely no stone unturned in her extensive coverage, and gives attention from everything ranging from behind the scenes diplomatic wrangling and arguing in Europe's halls of power to a surprisingly wide array o ...more
I found Rappaport's analysis o ...more
"The Race to Save the Romanovs" by Helen Rappaport is a work of nonfiction that goes into depth about the attempted rescue attempts to save Russia's imperial family, none of which succeeded.
I've sad it before, I'll say it again, I really enjoy Helen Rappaport's nonfiction, especially when it comes to the Romanovs. She has such a way that she makes history exciting and interesting without reading like a boring te ...more
Premise/plot: The title says it all. This one is about "the race" to "save" the Romanovs. Of course, the Romanovs were not saved. There may have been many people from quite a few countries talking about trying to save, making plans and plotting. Though they had a LOT of relatives in MAN ...more
Helen Rappaport’s book, completed just in time to mark the anniversary, is the latest attempt by a historia ...more
I cannot put into words how satisfying it is to find a deep, meticulously detailed account of the doomed Romanov family that is equally well-researched and well-written. While I ...more
Rappaport is a well known researcher and author of other Romanov books, but in this story she examined archives from around the world, seeking answers to what really happened among the other heads of state.
Much was a surprise, including the information both Kaiser Wilhelm and King George V were trying to help, though much too late.
Who knew Al ...more
She started out contributing to biograp ...more