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All around me is treachery cowardice and deceit diary of Nicholas II on the day he abdicatedBehave 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 1917The bulletsricocheted off the jewels in the daughters' corsets and jumped around the room like hail Yakov Yurovsky commissar in charge of the execution of the tsar and his familyThe compelling and poignant story of the arrest captivity and execution of the last tsar of Russia and his family during the revolution of 1917 1918 has been recounted and romanticized for decades Now a new book explores the full range of events and reveals the thoughts perceptions and judgments of the individuals involved Nichola. A little bit outdated but very interesting to see copies of the original documents although extremely dry and heavy reading I think I ve read all the books I can find on the last Imperial Family now I ve gotten to the point where it s hard to find new information and besides that it s a very sad story with lots of innocent bloodshed Time to take a break for a while I think

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The Fall of the Romanovs Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution Annals of Communism Series

S and Alexandra their children and the men who guarded and eventually killed them This deeply moving book is based on documents and photographs from recently opened Russian archives and from Western collections The documents which appear for the first time in English the language in which some of them were originally written include correspondence between Nicholas and Alexandra during the February 1917 revolution; portions of their diaries; minutes of government meetings telegrams and other official papers concerning the arrest confinement and execution of the Romanovs; letters written by the captive tsar and his family to friends and relatives; appeals from Russian citizens concerning the fate of the Romanovs; and testimonies by the revolutionaries who guard. Peerless Anyone interested in the last Romanovs should read this

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Ed and executed themMark D Steinberg sets the stage for this dramatic saga of revolution in a text that provides engrossing narrative and sensitive exploration of ideas and values and that draws on the whole range of archival and published documents He and Vladimir M Khrustalëv also provide notes identifying people and explaining terms Together the text and documents challenge the conventional image of Nicholas as weak and witless and of Alexandra as either the preoccupied mother of a hemophiliac heir or as the treasonous German empress Instead they tell an ironic tale of individuals whose fatalistic spirituality and unbending faith in an archaic political culture allowed them to fall victim to revolutionaries whose political dreams had yet to be proven fals. 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 ueen 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


6 thoughts on “The Fall of the Romanovs Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution Annals of Communism Series

  1. says:

    A little bit outdated but very interesting to see copies of the original documents although extremely dry and heavy reading I think I’ve read all the books I can find on the last Imperial Family now; I’ve gotten to the point where it’s hard to find new information and besides that it’s a very sad story with lots of innocent bloodshed Time to take a break for a while I think

  2. says:

    Peerless Anyone interested in the last Romanovs should read this

  3. says:

    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 ueen

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    Includes letters from the family and nice photos An ordinary down to earth loving family despite their royal status sadlyignorant of the political machines working to destroy them It's a brutal story

  6. says:

    Recommended for those who like me are obsessed with Russian history