Last Days of the Romanovs Tragedy at Ekaterinburg

ISBN-10: 0312603479

ISBN-13: 9780312603472

Edition: N/A

Authors: Helen Rappaport

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The brutal murder of the Russian Imperial family on the night of July 16–17, 1918 has long been a defining moment in world history. This book gives a riveting day-by-day account of the last fourteen days of their lives, as the conspiracy to kill them unfolded. In the vivid style of a TV documentary, Helen Rappaport reveals both the atmosphere inside the family’s claustrophobic prison and the political maneuverings of those who wished to save—or destroy—them. With the watching world and European monarchies proving incapable of saving the Romanovs, the narrative brings this tragic story to life in a compellingly new and dramatic way, culminating in a bloody night of horror in a cramped basement room.
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List price: $16.99
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 1/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Helen F. Rappaport was born in 1947 in Bromley. She is a British historian, author, and actress. She studied Russian at Leeds University where she was involved in the university theatre group and launched her acting career. After acting with the Leeds University theatre group she appeared in several television series including Crown Court, Love Hurts and The Bill. In the early nineties she became a copy editor for academic publishers Blackwell and OUP. She also contributed to historical and biographical reference works published by Cassell and Readers Digest. She became a full-time writer in 1998, writing three books including An Encyclopaedia of Women Social Reformers in 2001, with a foreword by Marian Wright Edelman. It won an award in 2002 from the American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference Source. Her 2008 book Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs received many positive reviews in both the UK and US where it became a bestseller. Her titles include: Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion, Conspirator: Lenin in Exile, Magnificent Obsession; Victoria, Albert and the Death that Changed the Monarchy, and Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography. In 2014 her title, The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra made The New York Times Best Seller List.

Acknowledgements
List of Illustrations
Introduction: The Red Urals
Behind the Palisade
'The Dark Gentleman'
The Man with a Cigarette
The Woman in a Wheelchair
Girls in White Dresses
The Boy in the Sailor Suit
The Good Doctor
'Our Poor Russia'
'Everything Is the Same'
'What Is To Be Done with Nicholas?'
'Absolutely No News from Outside'
'Something Has Happened to Them in There'
'Ordinary People Like Us'
The House of Special Purpose
'The Will of the Revolution'
'The World Will Never Know What We Did to Them'
Epilogue: The Scent of Lilies
Note on Sources
Bibliography
Index
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