This is a gorgeous book that is a must have for die hard Romanov fans. I managed to get it for far less than the published price, but I would happily have paid full price.
The biographical details are not what you're buying the book for; it's nothing new or groundbreaking on that front. It's the photographs, many of them rare and previously unpublished, that make this book what it is, and worth the money. It is pretty much solely concentrated on Nicholas, Alexandra, Alexei and the Grand Duchesses and it provides a lovely, intimate portrait of their family life. Plus, there are letters, diary entries, paintings, invitations and so on that are a touching reminder of just how real this family were, something that is easy to forget with all the myths surrounding them.
If you're prepared to spend the money on this, you won't be disappointed. It's a beautifully produced book with so many lovely photographs you just can't find elsewhere. Love, Power and Tragedy is a book I will certainly cherish for many years to come, and it is an invaluable addition to my Romanov collection.