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Seems I Ve Always Had I ve always had affinity for the story of the Romanovs reading books about them ong ago and being interested in them for years It s just such a captivating tale with the arge wealthy family in Russia the ill son that they all dote on especially when he s unwell And of course the crazy monk that seems to cast a spell over them when he is seemingly able to help several times when the illness was really bad This book mainly focuses on all the machinations to try to save the Romanovs during the time they were in Tsarskoe Selo and their future was so uncertain After Nicholas had abdicated while on the train and then spent time with his mother was probably the ideal time for any real chance to slip away but with the children ill with measles it would have been so difficult It seems that all the planning after that was kind of futile This book was written with the aid of a whole suitcase of additional newly added papers ent to the author giving insight to that period and makes this very up to date It would appeal to most people who have an interest in this time period in Russia the Romanovs and their fate and the whole story surrounding them My thanks for the advance digital copy that was provided by NetGalley author Helen Rappaport and the publisher for my "review St Martin s PressPub June 26 2018 I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book "St Martin s PressPub June 26 2018 I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family Helen Rappaport embarks on a uest to uncover the various international plots and plans to save them why they failed and who was responsibleThe 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 considered a crime and its anniversary was argely ignored In stark contrast the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge ceremony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox ChurchWhile the murders themselves have received major attention what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family on the part of their royal relatives other governments and Russian monarchists Green Metropolis: The Extraordinary Landscapes of New York City as Nature, History, and Design loyal to the Tsar Rappaport refutes the claim that the faulties entirely with King George V as has been the traditional claim for the The Magic Cake Shop last century The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be eually shared The uestion of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous politicalogistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at warLike a modern day detective Helen Rappaport draws on new and never before seen sources from archives in the US Russia Spain and the UK creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion With its up to the minute research The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the RomanovsI really wanted to review this book but my reuest got ost in the shuffleI was approved the day before it was released and archived I started it but did not get it finished I enjoyed what I could get read it is well researched and the guide to who was who at he beginning was very helpful I will give it four stars on what I managed to read in time What a great read Easy enough to say now that someone should have saved the Romanovs but Helen Rappaport with her meticulous and exhaustive research explores how indeed many people including the crowned head of Europe came up with plans and stratagems and machinations to do just that but how all these ideas were pretty much doomed from the start And would the Tsar have agreed to eave Russia anyway A fascinating and compelling examination of those terrible ast days of the Romanovs. M for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political ogistical and geographical challenges at a time when Europe was still at warLike a modern day detective Helen Rappaport draws on new and never before seen sources from archives in the US Russia Spain and the UK creating a powerful account of near misses and close calls with a heartbreaking conclusion With its up to the minute research The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romano. 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 confusingI highly recommend reading Rappaport s The Last Days of the Romanovs Tragedy at Ekaterinburg before approaching this There are a ot of names dropped and it focuses on what was going on in politics behind the scenes and ess on the Romanovs themselves during that ast year If you don t really know much about the Nicholas II his family and what happened to them I think this would be very confusingI even recommend reading Rappaport s The Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas "And Alexandra Before This Though I Would Say It S "Alexandra before this though I would say it s as necessary for understanding as the other book is July 17 2018 Marks the 100th year Anniversary of the murder of the Russian Imperial family I wanted to read another book on the Russian Imperial Family and when I istenend 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
the Romanovs The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family Helen an acclaimed historian and researcher has written in my opinion an extremely well researched and informative account of the ast few months of the Russian Imperial FamilyThis book is different than anything else I have read concerning the Romanovs as this account embarks on a uest to uncover the various plots and plans to save the family why they failed and who was responsible At The Mother Zone last a book that tries to answer the uestions I had running around in my head while reading other books on the Romanovs Many of the Royal courts of Europe were closely related to the family and what plans if any were out to rescue them is well documented here and they reasons why these plans didn t materialise or if indeed they were ever in place The author puts to bed many myths and inaccuracies surrounding this horrible time in Russian historyA word of warning this book has aot of information dates names and I was grateful to find that the book had two family trees and a glossary of names which I found necessary when trying to keep up with who was who This isn t a book about the Romanovs and their ives although the author does go into uite a bit of detail about their ast few months of their The Poke Cookbook: The Freshest Way to Eat Fish lives but the book concentrates on why European relatives and Allied governments failed to save Czar Nicholas and his family and aot of this information was new to meI istened to this one on audible and while the narrator Danien Lynch is excellent I had to purchase the hard copy as I found the details maps and glossary of names and there are a ot and illustrations necessary in order to get the full benefit of the book This is a book I can honestly say I WILL read again and while this was my first book by Helen Rappaport I The Somme: Heroism and Horror in the First World War look forward now to checking out her other books Too much college textbook withots of dates but was fascinated to Sicilian Lives learn that the Danish Government still has all of the records sealed on the death of Tsar Nicholas which happened over a 100 years ago Going to place this one on the dnf shelf It was a bit to detailed oriented for me I wasooking for a story of the Romanovs than I was about the various designs that were thought of to save them Up until reading The Race to Save the Romanovs and one other newly written book I have had no knowledge of the killing of the Romanovs It was not covered during my school years nor was I ever drawn into discussions of Russia other than watching their wonderful gymnasts during the Olympics This book was an eye opener and actually made be feel Tattoo a Banana: And Other Ways to Turn Anything and Everything Into Art like I had beeniving blindly to previous world events Helen Rappaport s The Race to Save the Romanovs was well written easy to comprehend and made me wish to Alice Oliver learn Full Disclosure I was allowed to read a copy of this book for free as a member of NetGalley in exchange for my unbiase. Mony attended by the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox ChurchWhile the murders themselves have received major attention what has never been investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family―on the part of their royal relatives other governments and Russian monarchistsoyal to the Tsar Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault The Protestant Temperament lies entirely with King George V as has been the traditional view for theast century The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be eually shared The uestion of asylu.
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Read The Race to Save the Romanovs The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial FamilyThis Helen Rappaport s atest book ooks at the flow of events "That Led To The "led to the Romanovs incarceration and subseuent assassination on July 17 1918 It seeks to clarify what actually happened separating fact from the rife speculations and confusion that has clouded history for a century Who was killed and where and how and when How did it come to be that the Romanovs with family ties all over Europe were not rescued The blame game is played who should be pointed at and who is at fault King George V and even Mary his wife Liberal British statesman David Lloyd George the British Ambassador in Saint Petersburg Sir George William Buchanan Kaiser Wilhelm Alexander Kerensky Tsar Nicholas and Tsarina Alexandra and or the other European reigning regents of the time All are examined The only figure not pointed at is Lenin which is rather strange King Alfonso of Spain is praised This is a book of history It is dense and it is thorough It presents the atest information and is based on the author s own extensive research It focuses
politics rather than biographical content Facts are presented in a well out chronological and orderly fashion The audiobook has no PDF file and thus maps family trees and name ists are acking It is difficult to decipher the Russian There are many Russian names and only beingon politics rather than biographical content Facts are presented in a well
able to hear them rather than see them is difficult The audiobook s narrator Damien Lynch takesto hear them rather than see them is difficult The audiobook s narrator Damien Lynch takes used to The flow is choppy He speaks uickly but pauses after every sentence The pauses are in a way good because they give you time to think there is much information to absorb The book is very good but I do not recommend it as an audiobook unless that is your only alternativeIn my view it is better to have read other books on the topic before tackling this Other recommended books Nicholas and Alexandra 5 starsGeorge Nicholas and Wilhelm Three Royal Cousins and the Road to World War I 4 starsThe Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra 4 starsRasputin The Untold Story 4 starsThe Kitchen Boy A Novel of the Last Tsar 4 stars The Assassination of the Archduke Sarajevo 1914 and the Romance that Changed the World 3 stars The Romanovs were closely related to several European royal houses the British German and Danish in particular so why did none of their relatives manage to save them after their arrest following the Revolution And what of the Russian officers oyal to the monarchy who were said to be amassing in Tobolsk and Ekaterinburg Why did none of their efforts succeed Helen Rappaport tells a riveting tale of the political football the Romanov family became during their months of captivity George V has The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data long been blamed for not saving them but what of Kaiser Wilhelm Why did the Danes not do Alfonso XIII of Spain is the only monarch who stuck his neck out and he continued to try to save the women throughout August 1918 unaware they had been murdered alongside NicholasRappaport s research is deep and meticulous She has uncovered memos telegrams and documents not seen by previous historians so this is the most complete and balanced account available She is also pragmatic Russia s northern coastline could only have been an escape route from July to September because it was frozen the rest of the year the vast distances in Russia compounded by the workers seizing of the rail network made any other escape route precarious and the family s unwillingness toeave Russia also played a part I raced through this book and I would urge anyone else interested in the Romanovs and in Russian history to do the same It s a fascinating read A really really good read if you re interested in this period and the ast Imperial Family I iked that Rappaport didn t place blame on one particular person and analyzed all the information in a fairly unbiased way The facts are Tempting Eden laid out and it doesn t come off feelingike she s forcing her own opinions of. In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family Helen Rappaport embarks on a uest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them why they failed and who was responsibleThe 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 considered a crime and its anniversary was argely ignored In stark contrast the centenary of the massacre of the Imperial Family was commemorated in 2018 by a huge cere.