Flight of the Romanovs: A Family Saga

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Basic Books, Aug 1, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 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 Drawing upon a wealth of untapped resources from Russian, British, and American archives, including unpublished diaries of many of the principal characters and never-before-published photographs, Perry and Pleshakov render an indelible portrait of a family and their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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Review: The Flight Of The Romanovs: A Family Saga

User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Maybe the idea is political: underline the nonsensical nature of monarchy by lining up boring Romanov life after boring Romanov life. "You see, this system and, thus, these people are awful." I sort ... Read full review

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User Review  - Amanda - Goodreads

This unfolding story of the lives of the many Romanovs picks up in the late 1800's when Alexander III becomes Tsar of Russia. Books like this have the potential to be more like a textbook, but the ... Read full review


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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.

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