The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family (The Romanov Sisters)

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family (The Romanov Sisters)

According to Hutchinson,The Race to Save the Romanovs is "an incredible detective story" that will piece together and reconstruct the complex behind-the-scenes royal, diplomatic and unofficial efforts to secure a sanctuary for the Romanovs. In the process it will reveal "bitter family rivalries, secret plans, a chain of blame and recrimination and devastating betrayals"....

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Title:The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family (The Romanov Sisters)
Author:Helen Rappaport
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Genres:History
ISBN:125015121X
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:464 pages pages

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family (The Romanov Sisters) Reviews

  • Chrissie
    Jul 08, 2018
    This, Helen Rappaport?s latest book, looks at the flow of events that led to the last Romanovs? incarceration and subsequent assassination on July 17, 1918. It seeks to clarify what actually happened, separating fact from the rife speculations and confusion that has clouded history...
  • Denise
    Aug 09, 2018
    I have always found this to be an intriguing story and had not heard that anyone tried to save Nicholas and Alexandra from their fate. So I read this. It is pretty dense, and after a while I had to pretty much give up keeping track of who everybody was, but I could still follow the sto...
  • Kelly-Louise
    Aug 11, 2018
    This book was fascinating. It is a tragic read, because you already know how it ends: despite all Nicholas' and Alexandra's powerful royal relatives and the assorted plans and schemes for rescue, these plots were of course ultimately futile. The Bolsheviks who had been guarding them br...
  • Dem
    Jul 06, 2018
    July 17 2018 Marks the 100th year Anniversary of the murder of the Russian Imperial family - I wanted to read another book on the Russian Imperial Family and when I listenend to Helen Helen Rappaport's interview on Dan Snows History Hit Podcast , I just had to get my hands on a c...
  • Kristi Thielen
    Jul 08, 2018
    Solid work of scholarship and very readable, too. Rappaport details why virtually every royal family (or government) in Europe considered rescuing the imperiled Czar, Czarina and family ? and why they ultimately didn?t. A loathing for the breathtakingly snobbish Alexandra certa...
  • Mandy
    Jul 16, 2018
    What a great read! Easy enough to say now that ?someone? should have saved the Romanovs, but Helen Rappaport, with her meticulous and exhaustive research, explores how indeed many people, including the crowned head of Europe, came up with plans and stratagems and machinations to do...
  • Vigee
    Jul 14, 2018
    As we hurtle towards the 100th anniversary of the murder of the Romanovs I shoved aside my sky-high TBR pile and concentrated on reading this book in tandem with C.W. Gortner's "The Romanov Empress". I highly recommend "The Race to Save the Romanovs". The reader is led through the t...
  • Valerity (Val)
    Jun 29, 2018
    It seems I?ve always had an affinity for the story of the Romanovs, reading books about them long ago and being interested in them for years. It?s just such a captivating tale, with the large wealthy family in Russia, the ill son that they all dote on, especially when he?s unwell...
  • Michelle Ule
    Jul 15, 2018
    Extremely detailed examination of 1917-1918 events in regards to who did or did not (most) try to save the Romanov family from their murder in Ekaterinberg. Rappaport is a well known researcher and author of other Romanov books, but in this story she examined archives from around th...
  • Janet
    Jun 26, 2018
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the various international plots and plans to save th...
  • Gill Paul
    Jul 01, 2018
    The Romanovs were closely related to several European royal houses ? the British, German and Danish in particular ? so why did none of their relatives manage to save them after their arrest following the Revolution? And what of the Russian officers loyal to the monarchy who were sa...
  • Terri Wangard
    Jun 29, 2018
    Not being a Russophile, I was unaware of the blame game going on as to whose fault it was that the Romanov family was killed. With all of the royal families in Europe being related, one of them should have whisked the family to safety. England?s King George gets the biggest rap, but...
  • Emily
    Oct 24, 2017
    A really, really good read if you're interested in this period and the last Imperial Family. I liked that Rappaport didn't place blame on one particular person and analyzed all the information in a fairly unbiased way. The facts are laid out and it doesn't come off feeling like she...
  • Julie
    Jul 25, 2018
    I am sure true fans of the Romanov family and the era will really like this book. However, that is not me. There are just too many people to keep track of, and so many details, and it just did not grab my interest. After about 1/3 of it, I resorted to skimming through to see if it ...
  • Jill Meyer
    Jun 26, 2018
    "The Race to Save the Romanovs" is British historian Helen Rappaport's fourth book about the Romanovs and the Russian Revolution. As she states in her forward, she'd covered every part of the Romanov's fate beside the long-asked question, "why didn't anyone try to rescue the royal fami...
  • John Walker
    Jul 15, 2018
    Very nearly one hundred years to the actual day the Romanov family was butchered in Ekaterinberg, mystery still surrounds the several plans to save Nicolas, Alexandra and their children. Thanks to Helen Rappaport, who continues to dig through all the lies, deceits and cover-ups of Eu...
  • Geoffrey
    Jun 26, 2018
    (Note: I received an advanced reader copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley) Helen Rappaport returns again to the ends days of the Russian Empire with a deep look at all the attempts made behind the scenes to try and protect the lives Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The author le...
  • Caitie
    Jul 20, 2018
    I do love any kind of story about the Romanov family. However, this book seemed somewhat unnecessary. Political intrigue aside, there were just too many people to keep track of. There were so many people involved in trying to get the family out of Russia and to safety. But because of p...
  • Stuart Miller
    Aug 04, 2018
    An exhaustive examination of the various attempts--some real, some fantastical and all of course ineffectual--to rescue the Russian imperial family following the 1917 revolution. The author has combed through a massive amount of documentation, filling in some missing gaps and refuting ...
  • Linda
    Jul 08, 2018
    A hundred years have come and gone but the story of the Romanovs still captures our heart and grabs our attention. Helen Rappaport has written a third intriguing book on Russia?s last Tsar and his family. As the title suggests this book is about the endless plans to rescue the fami...
  • Jen
    Jul 18, 2018
    The imprisonment and assassination of the Romanovs are such an intriguing time in Russia?s history. This book focused on the attempts and obstacles in saving the family before their execution during the Russian revolution. The politics and monarchy of Europe at the time of WWI was qu...
  • Leigh
    Aug 12, 2018
    A look at the final days of the Romanovs told from a different angle. This time we look at the various plots to rescue the family. From the serious, to the plausible, to the downright bizarre and plain idiotic and a few fraudulent claims as well. As with any non-fiction Romanov story t...
  • Jenny
    Aug 11, 2018
    This book is impeccably researched and provides a thorough analysis of the failure to rescue the Czar and his family in time. It analyzes the question, with supporting documentation, "who (if anyone) was responsible?" I found this an extremely interesting read. Like another reviewer su...
  • Rosie
    Jul 28, 2018
    'The Race to Save the Romanovs' looks at the year between the abdication of Nicholas II and the deaths of the family, recounting how the courts of their various relatives responded to events. Nicholas and Alexandra were closely related to the British, Danish and German royal families (...
  • Carolyn Harris
    Jul 13, 2018
    A thoroughly researched analysis of the obstacles to rescuing Czar Nicholas II, Empress Alexandra and their children in 1917-1918. Rappaport argues that there was a very narrow window of opportunity for the Imperial family to escape because of the internal political situation within Ru...
  • Eric Lee
    Jul 22, 2018
    This week marks the 100th anniversary of the murder of the Russian imperial family by the Bolsheviks. Among those killed were not only the hated Tsar Nicholas and his wife Alexandra, but also their five children and the servants. It is now generally accepted that the murder was a barba...
  • Barry Smirnoff
    Jul 21, 2018
    On the 100 th anniversary of the deaths of the Romanovs, Rappaport has reviewed the documents, memoirs, and monographs of the governments? and groups attempts to rescue them. This is a companion study to the suthor?s book on the Romanov Sisters. Bloody Nicky was in jeopardy from th...
  • David Dunlap
    Jul 19, 2018
    Fascinating -- but ultimately sad -- retelling of the last days of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family...and the aftermath of their murders in Ekaterinburg in July 1918. The author has mastered a staggering amount of primary source material, even uncovering some documents that ha...
  • Em Elizabeth
    Aug 05, 2018
    I am such a fan of Helen Rappaport?s work. THE ROMANOV SISTERS is one of my favorite historical books, and I was so thrilled to see that she released this book to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the imperial family?s death. I already loved her writing and clear passion for ...
  • Kendra Samuels
    Aug 14, 2018
    Helen Rappaport uncovers behind the scenes attempts at saving the Romanov family from execution. In the beginning of the book Rappaport explains how Nicholas and Alexandra fell from power and how the received numerous warnings from other monarchs that they were closely related to beggi...