The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret In this international bestseller investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsibleThe murder of the Romanov family in Julyhorrified 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 inby a huge ceremony 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 governments, 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 equally shared The question of asylum for the Tsar and his family was an extremely complicated issue that presented enormous political, logistical and geographical 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with a heartbreaking conclusion With its up to the minute research, The Race to Save the Romanovs is sure to replace outdated classics as the final word on the fate of the Romanovs


10 thoughts on “The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

  1. Dem Dem says:

    July 17 2018 Marks the 100th year Anniversary of the murder of the Russian Imperial family I wanted to read another book on the Russian Imperial Family and when I listenend to Helen Helen Rappaport s interview onDan Snows History Hit Podcast , I just had to get my hands on a copy ofThe Race to Save the Romanovs The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue


  2. Chrissie Chrissie says:

    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 tha


  3. Valerity (Val) Valerity (Val) says:

    It seems I ve always had an affinity for the story of the Romanovs, reading books about them long ago and being interested in them for years It s just such a captivating tale, with the large wealthy family in Russia, the ill son that they all dote on, especially when he s unwell And of course, the crazy monk that seems to cast a spell over them when he is seemingly


  4. Alexw Alexw says:

    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


  5. Gill Paul Gill Paul says:

    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


  6. Janet Janet says:

    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 embarks on a quest to uncover the various international plots and plans to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the w


  7. Marialyce Marialyce says:

    Going to place this one on the dnf shelf It was a bit to detailed oriented for me I was lookingfor a story of the Romanovs than I was about the various designs that were thought of to save them.


  8. Mandy Mandy says:

    What a great read Easy enough to say now that someone should have saved the Romanovs, but Helen Rappaport, with her meticulous and exhaustive research, explores how indeed many people, including the crowned head 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


  9. Rose Rose says:

    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 wonderful gymnasts during the Olympics This book was an eye opener and actually made be feel like I had been living blindly to previous world eve


  10. Joanne Joanne says:

    I have forever been fascinated by the story of the last of the Romanovs Any news item, any documentary I m in Therefore, I really was interested in this book With all the power and influence held by European royalty during the first 20 years of the 20th century, I wanted to know why they were never given asylum or taken to safety.This book explains that in clear terms There was a combination of so m


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