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 largely 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 "major attention what has never investigated in detail are the various plots and plans behind the scenes to save the family on the part of their royal relatives other overnments and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V as has been the traditional claim for the 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 political logistical and eographical 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with a heartbreaking conclusion With its up to the minute research The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the RomanovsI really wanted to review this book but my reuest ot lost in the shuffleI was approved the day before it was released and archived I started it but did not et it finished I enjoyed what I could et read it is well Researched And The Guide To and the The History of Provincetown guide to was who at he beginning was very helpful I willive it four stars on what I managed to read in time A really really Captured good read if you re interested in this period and the last Imperial Family I liked that Rappaport didn t place blame on one particular person and analyzed all the information in a fairly unbiased way The facts are laid out and it doesn t come off feeling like she s forcing her own opinions of the topic on us My only complaint is that at times we bounce back and forth a bit in the timeline and it couldet a bit confusingI highly recommend reading Rappaport s The Last Days of the Romanovs Tragedy at Ekaterinburg before approaching this There are a lot of names dropped and it focuses on what was خاطرات یک زن توده ای going on in politics behind the sce 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 wonderfulymnasts during the Olympics This book was an eye opener and actually made be feel like I had been living 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 learn Full Disclosure I was allowed to read a copy of this book for free as a member of NetGalley in exchange for my unbiased review The opinions I have expressed are my own and I was not influenced to Is Government the Source of Monopoly? and Other Essays (Cato Paper ; No. 9) give a positive review. M for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political logistical andeographical 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.
Helen Rappaport ó 0 Free readNating read Going to place this one on the dnf shelf It was a bit to detailed oriented for me I was looking for a story of the Romanovs than I was about the various designs #that were thought of to save them What a reat read Easy enough to say now that # were thought of to save them What a reat read Easy enough to say now that should have saved the Romanovs but Helen Rappaport with her
meticulous and exhaustive research explores how indeed many people including the crownedand exhaustive research explores how indeed many people including the crowned 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 leave Russia anyway A fascinating and compelling examination of those terrible last days of the Romanovs This Helen Rappaport s latest book looks at the flow of events that led to the last 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 The Dressmakers Gift 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 latest information and is based on the author s own extensive research It focuses on politics rather than biographical content Facts are presented in a well thought out chronological and orderly fashion The audiobook has no PDF file and thus maps family trees and name lists are lacking It is difficult to decipher the Russian There are many Russian names and only being able to hear them rather than see them is difficult The audiobook s narrator Damien Lynch takesetting used to The flow is choppy He speaks uickly but pauses after every sentence The pauses are in a way The Sudoku Code: 200 Sudoku Puzzles. One Answer. Can You Find It? good because theyive you time to think there is much information to absorb The book is very ood 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 1914 and the Romance Changed the World 3 stars Too much college textbook with lots of dates but was fascinated to 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 I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family Helen Rappaport. 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 overnments and Russian monarchists loyal to the Tsar Rappaport refutes the claim that the fault lies entirely with King George V as has been the traditional view for the last century The responsibility for failing the Romanovs must be eually shared The uestion of asylu. .