The Romanov Sisters

The Romanov Sisters They Were The Princess Dianas Of Their Day Perhaps The Most Photographed And Talked About Young Royals Of The Early Twentieth Century The Four Captivating Russian Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria And Anastasia Romanov Were Much Admired For Their Happy Dispositions, Their Looks, The Clothes They Wore And Their Privileged Lifestyle.Over The Years, The Story Of The Four Romanov Sisters And Their Tragic End In A Basement At Ekaterinburg In 1918 Has Clouded Our View Of Them, Leading To A Mass Of Sentimental And Idealized Hagiography With This Treasure Trove Of Diaries And Letters From The Grand Duchesses To Their Friends And Family, We Learn That They Were Intelligent, Sensitive And Perceptive Witnesses To The Dark Turmoil Within Their Immediate Family And The Ominous Approach Of The Russian Revolution, The Nightmare That Would Sweep Their World Away, And Them Along With It.The Romanov Sisters Sets Out To Capture The Joy As Well As The Insecurities And Poignancy Of Those Young Lives Against The Backdrop Of The Dying Days Of Late Imperial Russia, World War I And The Russian Revolution Rappaort Aims To Present A New And Challenging Take On The Story, Drawing Extensively On Previously Unseen Or Unpublished Letters, Diaries And Archival Sources, As Well As Private Collections It Is A Book That Will Surprise People, Even Aficionados Well that was damn tragic and beyond sad The Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandria by Helen Rappaport is a comprehensive look at the last royal family of Russia Rappaport attended Leeds University with the intention of joining the Foreign Office She changed her mind and became an actress She became a full time writer in 1998 and has written several books on Russian history and Victorian history Her work on Lenin caused a stir when she proposed that he died of syphilis rather than a stroke Grow The Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandria by Helen Rappaport is a comprehensive look at the last royal family of Russia Rappaport attended Leeds University with the intention of joining the Foreign Office She changed her mind and became an actress She became a full time writer in 1998 and has written several books on Russian history and Victorian history Her work on Lenin caused a stir when she proposed that he died of syphilis rather than a stroke Growing up much of the late czarist history I read came from Massie s Nicholas and Alexandria which by no means was lacking at the time Research as an undergraduate came from mostly dated sources because little access by the Soviets limited research The fall of the Soviet Union opened a wealth of new information from the former Soviet archives My academic researching days were over by that time, but I still tried to keep up Two quick points First, this is an excellent wor
Quick read Informative Learned a lot I picked it up to see what their story was all about And I was surprised at the amount of impact was both on the world and on them as a family.The author does a good job at keeping things at just the right level not too complex, not too simple She explains all the connections to the British family, covers some of the world tensions causing the problems for the Romanov s And their deaths are handled with the right level of respect.You really learn a l Quick read Informative Learned a lot I picked it up to see what their story was all about And I was surprised at the amount of impact was both on the world and on them as a family.The author does a good job at keeping things at just the right level not too complex, not too simple She explains all the connections to the British family, covers some of the world tensions causing the problems for the Romanov s And their deaths are handled with the right level of respect.You really learn a lot about their marriage, the ways the girls were raised, and what people s thoughts on love were in the early 20th centuryAbout MeFor those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I wr
We too have to understand through it all, that God is greater than everything, and that he wants to draw us, through our sufferings, closer to Him But my country, my God, how I love it with all the power of my being, and her sufferings give me actual physical pain Alexandra Romonova I cannot stress enough what a wonderful book this was For the duration of my reading, I was transported back in time through Russia, Finland and Britain at the turn of the century Revolution, death and hard t We too have to understand through it all, that God is greater than everything, and that he wants to draw us, through our sufferings, closer to Him But my country, my God, how I love it with all the power of my being, and her sufferings give me actual physical pain Alexandra Romonova I cannot stress enough what a wonderful book this was For the duration of my reading, I was transported back in time through Russia, Finland and Britain at the turn of the century Revolution, death and hard times were ahead for Russia and its people after 1918 Knowing that this book would not have a happy ending though, didn t diminish the pleasure I had at glimpsing what life was like for the private Romanovs, a family that incited both controversy an
Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of Tatiana, Olga, Maria and Anastasia the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra in this well written account of the girls and their lives at court.I have read a great deal of books on the subject of Russia and the Romanov family and wasn t particularly sure what new information I would gain from this book But I was plesently surprised with the author s approach to the Novel and the research she had done Rappaport s skill at showing life within th Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of Tatiana, Olga, Maria and Anastasia the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra in this well written account of the girls and their lives at court.I have read a great deal of books on the subject of Russia and the Romanov family and wasn t particularly sure what new information I would gain from this book But I was plesently surprised with the author s approach to the Novel and the research she had done Rappaport s skill at showing life within the Romanov family makes a genuinely new and interesting contribution to the Romanov story I found on reading this book that I gained a better insight into the girls lives and personalities and found that I came away with a better understanding of what life was like for these girls growing up and for the family on a whole.The one thing that amazed m
Having read all of Helen Rappaport s books, including her 2009, Ekaterinburg the Last Days of the Romanovs, I was delighted to read her latest work The Romanov Sisters concentrates on the story of the Romanov s from a slightly different viewpoint rather than highlighting the relationship of Nicholas and Alexandra, or the illness of Alexey and Alexandra s reliance on Rasputin, she takes the largely untold life stories of four sisters and examines them in detail Of course, the marriage of Having read all of Helen Rappaport s books, including her 2009, Ekaterinburg the Last Days of the Romanovs,
As I, a recovering sick person who s had an entire day to ponder over the book sit down to write this review, I still find myself grasping at whispy clouds of thoughts I don t know how to write a review that would honour this gruesome tale of the end to one of the greatest dynasties of the modern world Don Bluth s Anastasia its historical inaccuracies no
I have no internet so bare with me This book filled inof the gaps about the Romanovs lives Some questions were nicely answered with diary accounts, letters, and other observations It was informative, an
3.5 Although much in this book was known to me previously, I did like the way this was presented The writing is very readable, clear and precise It focusedon the family, their daily schedules, the people they were in contact with and their individual personalities History of course invaded the focus, but only when necessary, and how it affected the family and what they thought about what was happening I did feel that I received a better understanding of the girls, their individual pers 3.5 Although much in this book was known to me previously, I did like the way this was presented The writing is very readable, clear and precise It focusedon the family, their daily schedules, the people they were in contact with and their individual personalities History of course invaded the focus, but only when necessary, and how it affected the family and what they thought about what was happening
It all started with Anastasia , American animated epic musical film, in 1997.I was touched by it and wanted to know , but the information was unclear I am really glad that I found this book in GR universe and managed to learnabout the real life of the Romanovs At first I was cautious and thought it would be one of those difficult reads with lots of boring facts and historical information that would be long to read But it wasn t The fate of this famous family was so awful and the a It all started with Anastasia , American animated epic musical film, in 1997.I was touched by it and wanted to know , but the information was unclear I am really glad that I found this book in GR universe and managed to learnabout the real life of the Romanovs At first I was cautious and thought it would be one of those difficult reads with lots of boring facts and historical information that would be long to read But it wasn t The fate of this famous family was so awful and the author managed to reveal it in engaging and interesting way I just couldn t put it down and I would have finished it quicker if my job hadn t interfered.The great quotes from the diaries and letters the Rom