The Romanovs

The Romanovs

The Final Chapter

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
The story behind the Romanov murders and the investigation to find their hidden bodies describes Lenin's cover-up and the roles played by such figures as James Baker, Boris Yeltsin, and Prince Philip

Blackwell North Amer
In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before.
But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains - revealed finally after over seven decades - where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family?
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter provides the answers, recounting the horrifying moments of slaughter, revealing the guilt of and the cover-up by Lenin and his lieutenants, and then describing in dramatic, suspenseful detail the fascinating and ultimately successful efforts in post-Communist Russia to discover the truth.
This unique story, written almost as a detective thriller by Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie, presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters - beginning with two enterprising Russians who, against tremendous odds, finally found the secret burial place; documenting the key roles of U.S. secretary of state James Baker, Russian president Boris Yeltsin, and Great Britain's Prince Philip; and reporting the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, including Drs. William Maples and Michael Baden - fiercely antagonistic forensic experts whose findings, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, America, and Great Britain, all contributed to, and then resolved, the controversy.

Baker
& Taylor

The story behind the Romanov murders and the painstaking investigation to find their hidden bodies describes Lenin's cover-up and the roles played by such figures as James Baker, Boris Yeltsin, and Prince Philip. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995
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ISBN: 9780394580487
0394580486
Branch Call Number: 947.083 MAS
Characteristics: 308 p. : ill. (photos) ; 24 cm

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tsartruffy
Jun 27, 2016

This book got me so hooked onto the Russian imperial family history!!!

lbarkema Mar 05, 2015

This may be my own fault, but I was under the impression that this book was about the last days/months of the Romanov family before the were executed. Instead it was about the finding of the bones, identifying them, quarreling over the identification, impostors claiming to be Alexis and Anastasia, and the lawsuits that came about to prove that Anna Anderson was NOT in fact, Anastasia. Whew, a lot of information and it still kept me kind-of intrigued, but it wasn't what I was hoping for. Also, he wrote this book in 1995 immediately after all of this went down and so I found that there were still so many questions left to answer. If he would have waited another few years, more could have been said instead of just ending paragraphs with "he has still not heard from him today" (that was very general and not a real example, but you get the idea). I liked his writing enough though that I will go back and read Nicholas and Alexandra at some point.

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pinkxgurl
Apr 29, 2012

Only read this if you are a serious history buff. Otherwise, it's a little graphic for my taste, but he does cover all the details of the last Russian royal family quite well: http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-the-romanovs-the-final-chapter-by-robert-k-massie

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