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The Romanovs by Robert K. Massie
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bookshelves: russia, romanov-family

What happened to the Romanovs after they were shot, firing squad style in 1918? The short story is that their bodies were covered in acid, burned, and tossed into an unmarked mass grave and left. In the 1970's a small handful of individuals took it upon themselves to try and locate the final resting place of the last Tsar of Russia, and by piecing together tiny fragments of information over 50 years old, and spending a LOT of time in the forests around Ekaterinburg, they finally found 9 of the 11 Romanov skeletons. (Spoiler, several years after this book was published the other 2 were located, which included the Tsarevich Alexie.) Massie details the murder, the cover up, the exhumation, and the ensuing political battle on what to do with the remains of the last Tsar of Russia. He also includes information on several of the most famous Romanov impersonators and details on the contemporary survivors of the Imperial family.
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June 17, 2015 – Shelved
June 17, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
June 27, 2015 – Started Reading
July 1, 2015 – Finished Reading
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: russia
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: romanov-family

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