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The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution

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"All around me is treachery, cowardice, and deceit!"—diary of Nicholas II, on the day he abdicated

"Behave with dignity; do not allow the former tsar and his family to be insulted or treated rudely."—Commissar Vasily Pankratov's instructions to the guard, September 1917

"The bullets...ricocheted off [the jewels in the daughters' corsets] and jumped around the room like hail.
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Paperback, 498 pages
Published February 27th 1997 by Yale University Press (first published 1995)
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Rosie Beck
Feb 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
The well known but heartbreaking story of the last Czar of Russia and his family. A picture is drawn about a charming family, well isolated from the people they rule. His son's hemophilia causes his wife, Alix (who inherited the gene from Gran Queen Victoria) to turn to Rasputin, a mystic healer. When the family realizes their only hope to live is to escape, his cousin, King George turns them away and their fate is sealed.
Caitlin
Oct 23, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Romanov History Buff
Recommended to Caitlin by: Found it at the Library
I liked this book and all the information it held, but sometimes it was really hard to read. It contains documents and letters and archives from 1917-1918. Sometimes I would get confused had to reread things. I didn't like the format it was written in, but it's a great interesting read.
Amy
Oct 28, 2007 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
includes letters from the family and nice photos.an ordinary, down to earth, loving family, despite their royal status sadly,ignorant of the political machines working to destroy them. it's a brutal story.
Linda Lipko
Feb 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended for those, who like me, are obsessed with Russian history.
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A specialist on the cultural, intellectual, and social history of Russia and the Soviet Union in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Mark D. Steinberg is professor of history at the University of Illinois.
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