EBOOK / KINDLE (The Fate of the Romanovs) by Greg King


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  • The Fate of the Romanovs
  • Greg King
  • English
  • 27 June 2018
  • 9780471727972

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free download The Fate of the Romanovs free download ê eBook or Kindle ePUB å Greg King Greg King å 3 read Ersial materials have enabled a new and comprehensive examination of one the pivotal events of the twentieth century and the many controversies that surround itBased on a careful analysis of than 500 of these previously unpublished documents along with numerous newly discovered photos The Fate of the Romanovs makes compelling revisions to many long held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months and moments Thi. This has to be one of the most detailed and footnoted books I have every come across The appendices footnotes bibliography and index runs to over 100 pages Mind you the book itself runs to over 600 pages This give an incredibly detailed and at times confusing look at at the last days of the Russian Imperial Family It helps if you have pen and paper to keep track of all the players This is not for someone just wanting to read a uick history of the Imperial Family s murder One of the most interesting things about the book is the showing both the positive and good of the Imperial Family and of the men that help them The authors take great pains to show that the men that were guarding the Imperial Family while did do some horrible things to them many were young boys just picked at random from the local factory and grew admire and have some empathy to the Romanovs The authors pulls no punches in describing the deificationof Nicholas and his family in the intervening years and especially after the fall of the Soviet Union On the whole I would recommend this book but caution that this is not for a casual reader of the Romanovs Tracking Globalization revisions to many long held beliefs about the Romanovs' final months and moments Thi. This has to be one of the most detailed and footnoted books I have every come across The appendices footnotes bibliography and index Fundamentals of Deep Learning runs to over 100 pages Mind you the book itself The Laughing Buddha Zen and the Comic Spirit runs to over 600 pages This give an incredibly detailed and at times confusing look at at the last days of the Russian Imperial Family It helps if you have pen and paper to keep track of all the players This is not for someone just wanting to The Shadows Part 1 Black Dagger Brotherhood #13 read a uick history of the Imperial Family s murder One of the most interesting things about the book is the showing both the positive and good of the Imperial Family and of the men that help them The authors take great pains to show that the men that were guarding the Imperial Family while did do some horrible things to them many were young boys just picked at Nation as Mother random from the local factory and grew admire and have some empathy to the Romanovs The authors pulls no punches in describing the deificationof Nicholas and his family in the intervening years and especially after the fall of the Soviet Union On the whole I would Provenzalische Verwicklungen recommend this book but caution that this is not for a casual Things to leave behind reader of the Romanovs

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free download The Fate of the Romanovs free download ê eBook or Kindle ePUB å Greg King Greg King å 3 read Abundant newly discovered sources shatter long held beliefsThe collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 revealed among many other things a hidden wealth of archival documents relating to the imprisonment and eventual murder of Tsar Nicholas II his wife Alexandra and their children Emanating from sources both within and close to the Imperial Family as well as from their captors and executioners these often controv. LONG REVIEW AHEAD I ve been reading this book over a span of two years well with month long gaps in between so I ve spent a lot of time with it Hopefully this review will help me get my thoughts out I ll split this review up into a Pros Cons section because I really do think it has both Rating 25 stars PROS 1 Information on revolutionaries guards There are so many books on the Romanov family that at this point they have little new information to offer And since I first became interested in the Romanovs almost ten years ago I ve read a lot However I really did not know much about the revolutionaries with whom the Romanovs interacted Granted information about Kerensky and Lenin is easier to come by but other revolutionaries are only briefly described as drunkards or in the case of Yurovsky as cold The information provided on Avdayev and Yurovsky was uite interesting but I especially enjoyed learning about the young soldiers in their late teens and early twenties who guarded the family The most enjoyable chapter in the book is called A Happy Hour with the Grandest People in the World Even if you opt not to read the book I suggest you read that chapter 2 Attention paid to NA s flaws examination of white army Reading the memoirs of white migr s obviously influences one s perspective on the Romanovs as does the dichotomy of their fairytale like lives and their nightmarish end in Ekaterinburg This book does a good job of exposing the royal family s flaws even the children though ofc their flaws were a result of simply being human For example prior to this book I didn t know of Nicholas anti semitism The book also describes the brutality of the White Army during the Civil War which is a topic I hadn t seen addressed before but was glad to see brought to light 3 The servants One of the big pluses for this book IMO is getting to know about the side players The Romanovs servants even those who died with them are rarely given much attention This book devoted time to them as well as to their fates after their murder alongside the imperial family It s very saddening that class structure lives on and they have not been given the same respect as the Romanovs despite the fact that their loyalty was the reason for their deaths 4 Learning about the aftermath I d actually not read much about the aftermath of the murders Lucky me half of this book is dedicated to just that It turned out to be overkill IMO but the book did explain the Russian Church s stance it still refuses to accept the bodies found in 1991 as those of the Romanovs FOTR also explains the DNA work done as well as the differing opinions of the American and Russian teams ie was Anastasia missing or not Unfortunately I did feel the authors were REALLY against the Russian team and devoted way too much time to trying to persuade readers to share their opinion It felt rather one sided and was somewhat annoyingwhich brings me to the cons CONS 1 Controversy over new information I checked the notes at the back of the book periodically to see where the authors were getting their information There have been a lot of uestions as to the reliability of the sources andor the translation of those sources Threads on the Alexander Palace Forum go into detail on this Ultimately this is ofc the biggest problem with the book with allegations of betrayal among imperial staff the rape of OTMA on the Rus an affair with a guard at the Ipatiev House and the authors clear favour of Yurovsky other revolutionaries over the Romanovs you re obviously going to need strong facts to sway your readers Otherwise it all just falls apart The controversy about the sources also goes hand in hand with my next point2 Repetition Yes I know this is non fiction it s not designed to be a page turner Still there is something to be said for readability The second half of the book is extremely hard to get through In addition the authors seem concerned with persuading readers to share their opinions than in allowing them to reach their own and this is probably why everything seems so repetitive Again it felt like rather than letting the facts speak for themselves the authors were determined to get readers onside with their views It was fine at first obviously authors write to share their opinions but just got to be too much later on BONUS Try and count how many times they use the phrase the fate of the Romanovs I know how hard it is to reword things but if you find yourself repeating a phrase than a handful of times you should really just cut itby then the audience has usually got your point3 Gruesome descriptions Obviously this depends on the reader s tolerance and there is always the option to skip I just have an annoying need to read all of a book but the chapter describing the murder was extremely graphic This might not count as an official con and I can definitely see the academic value but as this is a review of my personal thoughts I m putting this down Be warnedOverall I can see why this book wasn t well received For non Romanov buffs there s just too much information to wade through without some background knowledge Many sections of the book are meant to challenge the established facts without having fully described them first leaving an unbalanced narrative for newbies For Romanov fans the book seems to be a personal attack the authors repeatedly scorn those interested in the royal family As I said above I can agree with some of their points and now that I m older than I first was when I became interested in the Romanovs I can appreciate a flawed description of them However I really do think that this wave of idolism described by the authors is typical of anyone with a newfound obsession I m thinking of myself and other HP fans who have slowly been disillusioned by JKR It s easy to be drawn to this beautiful family with a tragic fateand having lived so long ago it s easy to turn them into something like fictional characters Eventually though as one reads one s view becomes nuanced Having said that it s hard to swallow the authors dislike for the royal family when contrasted with their obvious sympathy for Yurovsky Again it comes back to the whole persuasion thingit s fine working a little in but non fiction should be facts than anything else If there s one thing this book teaches you it s that history is a headache With so many conflicting stories it s hard to figure out the Truth I don t regret reading it and despite my problems with it I did still like it and think it does have a lot of good stuff to bring to the table for any seasoned Romanov buff Try it and see what you think

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free download The Fate of the Romanovs free download ê eBook or Kindle ePUB å Greg King Greg King å 3 read S powerful account includes Surprising evidence that Anastasia may indeed have survived Diary entries made by Nicholas and Alexandra during their captivity Revelations of how the Romanovs were betrayed by trusted servants A reconstruction of daily life among the prisoners at Ipatiev House Strong evidence that the Romanovs were not brutalized by their captors Statements from admitted participants in the murder. I visited Russia in 2006 and became fascinated with the story of the deaths of the Romanovs This book detailed the decline of this Russian dynasty and the last days of the Romanov family As there were many things occuring during this time in the history of russia the book is very long and addresses many events and introduces you to many people It can get a little confusing but keep plugging away as it is very interesting


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