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
The imprisonment and assassination of the Romanovs are such an intriguing time in Russia’s history. This book focused on the attempts and obstacles in saving the family before their execution during the Russian revolution. The politics and monarchy of Europe at the time of WWI was quite interesting. The family’s hesitancy to leave immediately reminds me so much of how we wonder why the Jews didn’t leave Europe.... no one wanted them and they couldn’t imagine leaving their home.
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 loyal 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 ...more
Solid work of scholarship and very readable, too. Rappaport details why virtually every royal family (or government) in Europe considered rescuing the imperiled Czar, Czarina and family – and why they ultimately didn’t.
A loathing for the breathtakingly snobbish Alexandra certainly played a part, but political factors did as well. The Russian Revolution had unsettled not just Russia, but had created unrest among the laboring classes in countries as far away as Great Britain. Sovereigns such as K ...more