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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (1,926 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Robert K. Massie Narrator: Geoffrey Howar Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, books, and film, really Grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs provides the answers, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts to discover the truth. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, whose findings, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, America, and Great Britain, all contributed to solving one of the great mysteries of the twentieth century.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Gaile | 2/20/2014

    " Events leading up to the execution of the Romanovs and the later excavation of the remains. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brett Sherman | 2/17/2014

    " Read this a whole ago - a really interesting account of the murder of Russia's last Tsar and his family and the long and ultimately successful search for their remains, which were burned, partially dissolved with acid and hidden in a deep pit in a Siberian forest. Great book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Donna | 2/12/2014

    " Deeply moving and as fascinating as "Nicholas and Alexandra", Massie has a special connection with this family and it shows in his writing. An extreme amount of research not only into whether the remains were in fact the tsar and his family, but the twists and turns of the coverup that kept any and all information secret for too long. I found myself wishing I could shake Soviet officials in frustration who kept people in the dark long after it was necessary to do so. Even after the fall of the Soviet Union, a fear of embarrassment hindered investigations and scared those who might have been able to give first hand testimony. If the Romanovs hold any interest for you, this book is a must read. It will have you crying for the callous way the children were treated. They were innocent of anything except being born to loving, devoted parents who ruled a huge part of the earth, but with little idea how to do it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Rick | 2/6/2014

    " I don't know why but the Romanovs have always been an interesting story for me. Perhaps its the fact that I can't imagine Russia being led by a royal family and having links to other great royal families of England, Germany and Spain or it's the terrible manner in which the beautiful girls and young boy were killed. Either way the story is intriguing but what made this book more interesting was the story behind The book focuses not on what happened the sad day in 1917 when the family was murdered but how the remains were found in the 1980's while Russia was still under the 'iron fist' of Communism and the subsequent pretenders and the politics behind who was going to get credit for identifying the remains. The book was sometimes difficult to follow as the author introduced a player in the story then went silent telling a story only to bring the player back. As a result I found myself going back to the reread who was who so I understood who the author was referring to. This could just be a result of the large number of people who's paths seemed to collide but it was annoying nonetheless. Finally, because the book was published in 1995 there is still part of the story that may yet be uncovered that was not included in the book. "

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