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The most comprehensive examination ever undertaken of the Russian imperial family' s final months in captivity Tsar Nicholas II and his family continue to fascinate the world, and the controversy surrounding their fate still rages, even after recent … weiterlesen
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Titel: The Fate of the Romanovs
Autor/en: Greg King, Penny Wilson

ISBN: 0471207683
EAN: 9780471207689
Sprache: Englisch.
JOHN WILEY & SONS INC

September 2003 - gebunden - 657 Seiten

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The most comprehensive examination ever undertaken of the Russian imperial family' s final months in captivity Tsar Nicholas II and his family continue to fascinate the world, and the controversy surrounding their fate still rages, even after recent DNA tests on the imperial remains. In this new book, two noted historians offer readers the most detailed account yet of the imperial family' s last months and their murder by the Bolsheviks. Analyzing more than 500 previously unpublished documents, and including many previously unseen photos, the authors reconstruct the daily life of the prisoners in the Ipatiev House, shattering the decades-old depiction of hardened, brutal guards who delighted in deliberate torment. They offer new interpretations, fresh evidence, and careful examination of the murder, the disposal of the bodies, and the quest to identify the remains, based on their years of extensive research. Greg King (Seattle, WA) is the author of five previous books. A noted historian on imperial Russia and the Romanov dynasty, he is a frequent contributor to television specials in the United States, Canada, and Britain. Penny Wilson (Riverside, CA) is a Russian historian specializing in the late imperial period.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Foreword. Cast of Characters. Introduction. Authors' Note. 1. The Ruin of an Empire. 2. A Traitor to the Revolution. 3. The House of Special Purpose. 4. "It Was Dreadful, What They Did ..." 5. The Seventy-eight Days. 6. Russia in Chaos. 7. The First to Die. 8. The June Conspiracies. 9. "A Happy Hour with the Grandest People in the World". 10. The Coming Storm: Enter Yurovsky. 11. Murderous Intentions. 12. Gotterdammerung. 13. The Four Brothers. 14. Aftermath. 15. The Investigations. 16. "Holy Relics of Our Saints". 17. Unearthing the Past. 18. "An Unknown Grave from the Soviet Period". 19. Bones of Contention. 20. "It's All Secret, All Political". 21. The Secret of Koptyaki Forest. 22. "Drowned in This Mist of Holiness". Epilogue. Appendix 1: Ekaterinburg Guards. Appendix 2: Inventory of Romanov Possessions in Ekaterinburg. Appendix 3: The Romanovs' Jewels. Acknowledgments. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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GREG KING is the author of five previous books. A noted historian on Imperial Russia and the Romanov Dynasty, he is a frequent contributor to television specials in the United States, Canada, and Britain. PENNY WILSON is a historian who specializes in Russia's late Imperial period. The authors' Web site is thefateoftheromanovs.com.

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"those fascinated with the case will find it worthwhile." (Publishers Weekly, July 28, 2003) "...King and Wilson have written a graphic compelling reconstruction of the fate of the last tsar and his family." (Library Journal, September 15, 2003) "...I was pleasantly surprised: this complex, fascinating work based on new archives...compellingly revisionist..." (Daily Mail, 16 November 2003) "...The Fate of The Romanovs is both encyclopaedic and compelling..." (Evening Standard, 17 November 2003) "...the resulting book is a masterpiece of historical research..." (The Good Book Guide, January 2004) "...the two authors have turned their investigations into a murder-mystery tale..." (South Wales Argus, 27 December 2003) "...makes for fascinating reading...an erudite retelling of a story that refuses to die..." (Fortean Times, January 2004) "A startlingly revisionist history of the last months of the Imperial family that compellingly destroys the tired old romantic cliches and recreates the Tsar and the commissars as real characters." (The Financial Times) "...a startlingly revisionist history of the last months of the Imperial family that compellingly destroys the tired old romantic cliches..." (Financial Times Magazine, 20 December 2003) "...The cold eye of reason combs through the evidence delivering astonishing details about the demise of the Romanovs..." (Good Book Guide, March 2004)
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