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5.0 out of 5 stars A tale of loss with courage and dignity
Most books about the Romanovs are actually about the last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his immediate family. While compelling, Nicholas and Alexandra's tale leaves out much of the story of a once powerful Imperial Family and its fall. In the early twentieth century most people in Russia and Europe probably considered the Romanovs to be spoiled dilettantes unworthy of...
Published on 6 Sept. 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars Very good
This was a good addition to my Romanov library. Well researched; a little gossipy in parts, but on the whole well written, with good insights and some new information, particularly on the "pretenders", though that will have to be updated in later editions...Probably 3 1/2 stars if Amazon had that rating.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A tale of loss with courage and dignity, 6 Sept. 1999
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Most books about the Romanovs are actually about the last Tsar, Nicholas II, and his immediate family. While compelling, Nicholas and Alexandra's tale leaves out much of the story of a once powerful Imperial Family and its fall. In the early twentieth century most people in Russia and Europe probably considered the Romanovs to be spoiled dilettantes unworthy of their high positions. The Grand Dukes and Duchesses proved by their courage and dignity in the face of disaster that they were indeed made of sterner stuff.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loads of information; loads of gossip, 13 Jun. 2001
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This book is indeed a good source for those interested in the lives of Romanovs apart from just Nicholas II and his family. It is witty and well-researched, and some of its judgements are refreshing (nice for example to see the sainted Grand-Duchess Ella described as 'cold' and [sarcastically]'brimming with Christian charity'). At times I suspect a tendency to sacrifice accuracy to a good story (the authors' wild interpretation of Nicholas's diaries 1890-92 to include an extravagent love-life is for example outrageous and at variance with all of his biographers) but isn't that what gossip is about?!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very good, 18 Feb. 2004
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This was a good addition to my Romanov library. Well researched; a little gossipy in parts, but on the whole well written, with good insights and some new information, particularly on the "pretenders", though that will have to be updated in later editions...Probably 3 1/2 stars if Amazon had that rating.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Flight of the Romanovs, 23 Sept. 2013
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An interesting and well written book, but got a bit heavy going at times. Glad to see that it wasn't totally about the Tsar and his immediate family, and good to know what happened to them after they left Russia and settled into their new lives. Some of the Americanisms were a bit annoying though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well researched, 5 April 2013
While the narrative was interesting in itself, I particularly liked being transported to the Russian scene with such detail as could only come from excellent research. Well written and easy to read. A real learning curve.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, 20 Aug. 2013
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At the moment I've got into the history of the later Romanovs and what happened to the rest of them after the Tsar and his famiily were murdered. I found this book a good read.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Flight of the Remanovs a Family Saga, 4 Jan. 2013
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Interesting, well written book but was not what I expected or required. It was in good condition but sometimes laborious to read and hard to follow.
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