Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga (Google eBook)

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 463 pages
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A saga of love and lust, personal tensions and rivalries, antagonisms and hatreds, The Flight of the Romanovs describes the last century of the Russian imperial dynasty-a century that saw the greatest social and political upheavals in all of recorded history. Drawing upon a wealth of untapped resources from Russian, British, and American archives, including unpublished diaries of many of the principal characters and never-before-published photographs, Perry and Pleshakov render an indelible portrait of a family and their time, from the youth of Alexander III in the 1860s to the death, one hundred years later, of his daughter Olga Alexandrovna, the last Grand Duchess.Set against the backdrop of this most cataclysmic century, The Flight of the Romanovs is a must-read for anyone interested in this fascinating dynasty, Russian history, and the history of European royalty.

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User Review  - Cindy Brown Ash - Goodreads

Didn't finish it. I know the story well enough by now. Not pretty. Not bad enough to give it a bad review and not good enough that I couldn't put it down and keep from picking it back up again. Read full review

Review: The Flight Of The Romanovs A Family Saga

User Review  - Kathy - Goodreads

Fascinating historical look at the Romanov family from Alexander II up to the present time. It was such a large family that it was confusing at times trying to keep everyone straight. It is ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

John Curtis Perry is Henry Willard Dennison Professor of History at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.Constantine V. Pleshakov is Director of the Geopolitics and Pacific Studies Center at the Soviet Academy of Sciences. Constantine Pleshakov received his Ph.D. from the Soviet Academy of Sciences and was Director of the Geopolitics Center there until 1995. He has been a Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and a Fellow at the Norwegian Nobel Institute in Oslo, and since 1998 has been a professor of International Relations at Mount Holyoke College. He is the co-author of Inside the Kremlin's Cold War and Flight of the Romanovs and has published six novels and a collection of short stories in Russia. He lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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