According to Hutchinson,The Race to Save the Romanovs is "an incredible detective story" that will piece together and reconstruct the complex behind-the-scenes royal, diplomatic and unofficial efforts to secure a sanctuary for the Romanovs. In the process it will reveal "bitter family rivalries, secret plans, a chain of blame and recrimination and devastating betrayals". ...
|Title||:||The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family (The Romanov Sisters)|
|Number of Pages||:||464 pages|
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The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family (The Romanov Sisters) Reviews
On the 100 th anniversary of the deaths of the Romanovs, Rappaport has reviewed the documents, memoirs, and monographs of the governments’ and groups attempts to rescue them. This is a companion study to the suthor’s book on the Romanov Sisters. Bloody Nicky was in jeopardy from the time he abdicated. The history of revolutions has few examples of monarchys ending without violence, especially when they become a rallying point for counter-revolution. I think they knew what was coming and were pre ...more
Fascinating -- but ultimately sad -- retelling of the last days of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family...and the aftermath of their murders in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. The author has mastered a staggering amount of primary source material, even uncovering some documents that have not previously figured in other books on the subject. I liked the italicized offsets the author uses to comment on her search for papers -- and how she incorporates these findings into her narrative. The plethor ...more
A thoroughly researched analysis of the obstacles to rescuing Czar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra and their children in 1917-1918. Rappaport argues that there was a very narrow window of opportunity for the Imperial family to escape because of the internal political situation within Russia. Rappaport includes her own notes on her research process and how she built on the work of previous authors who have examined efforts to rescue the Romanovs by Europe's monarchs.
I found Rappaport's analysis o ...more
Extremely detailed examination of 1917-1918 events in regards to who did or did not (most) try to save the Romanov family from their murder in Ekaterinberg.
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
Very nearly one hundred years to the actual day the Romanov family was butchered in Ekaterinberg, mystery still surrounds the several plans to save Nicolas, Alexandra and their children.
Thanks to Helen Rappaport, who continues to dig through all the lies, deceits and cover-ups of European Royal families and their governments to hide the fact that could have been a rescue attempt.Had countries put aside their hatred of one another and found away our for the family even though World War I was rag ...more
This, Helen Rappaport’s latest book, looks at the flow of events that led to the last Romanovs’ incarceration and subsequent 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 fa ...more
Helen Rappaport uncovers behind the scenes attempts at saving the Romanov family from execution. In the beginning of the book Rappaport explains how Nicholas and Alexandra fell from power and how the received numerous warnings from other monarchs that they were closely related to begging them to listen to the people and make a change in order to not lose their title of Tsar and Tsarista. Alexandra and Nicholas failed to listen to their people and fell from power.At first Nicholas had no interest ...more
An exhaustive examination of the various attempts--some real, some fantastical and all of course ineffectual--to rescue the Russian imperial family following the 1917 revolution. The author has combed through a massive amount of documentation, filling in some missing gaps and refuting earlier speculations--although our knowledge remains incomplete due to known documents found missing (possibly destroyed or--as the author points out--just misfiled in massive archives) and some royal archives (not ...more