The Race to Save the Romanovs

Author: Helen Rappaport

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473543878

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5582

Shortlisted for the HWA Sharpe Books Non-Fiction Crown Award A work of investigative history that will completely change the way in which we see the Romanov story. Finally, here is the truth about the secret plans to rescue Russia’s last imperial family. On 17 July 1918, the whole of the Russian Imperial Family was murdered. There were no miraculous escapes. The former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children – Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey – were all tragically gunned down in a blaze of bullets. Historian Helen Rappaport sets out to uncover why the Romanovs’ European royal relatives and the Allied governments failed to save them. It was not, ever, a simple case of one British King’s loss of nerve. In this race against time, many other nations and individuals were facing political and personal challenges of the highest order. In this incredible detective story, Rappaport draws on an unprecedented range of unseen sources, tracking down missing documents, destroyed papers and covert plots to liberate the family by land, sea and even sky. Through countless twists and turns, this revelatory work unpicks many false claims and conspiracies, revealing the fiercest loyalty, bitter rivalries and devastating betrayals as the Romanovs, imprisoned, awaited their fate. A remarkable new work of history from Helen Rappaport, author of Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs.

Spying and the Crown

Author: Rory Cormac

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786499134

Category: History

Page: 490

View: 2086

A Daily Mail Book of the Year and a The Times and Sunday Times Best Book of 2021 'Monumental.. Authoritative and highly readable.' Ben Macintyre, The Times 'A fascinating history of royal espionage.' Sunday Times 'Excellent... Compelling' Guardian For the first time, Spying and the Crown uncovers the remarkable relationship between the Royal Family and the intelligence community, from the reign of Queen Victoria to the death of Princess Diana. In an enthralling narrative, Richard J. Aldrich and Rory Cormac show how the British secret services grew out of persistent attempts to assassinate Victoria and then operated on a private and informal basis, drawing on close personal relationships between senior spies, the aristocracy, and the monarchy. This reached its zenith after the murder of the Romanovs and the Russian revolution when, fearing a similar revolt in Britain, King George V considered using private networks to provide intelligence on the loyalty of the armed forces - and of the broader population. In 1936, the dramatic abdication of Edward VIII formed a turning point in this relationship. What originally started as family feuding over a romantic liaison with the American divorcee Wallis Simpson, escalated into a national security crisis. Fearing the couple's Nazi sympathies as well as domestic instability, British spies turned their attention to the King. During the Second World War, his successor, King George VI gradually restored trust between the secret world and House of Windsor. Thereafter, Queen Elizabeth II regularly enacted her constitutional right to advise and warn, raising her eyebrow knowingly at prime ministers and spymasters alike. Based on original research and new evidence, Spying and the Crown presents the British monarchy in an entirely new light and reveals how far their majesties still call the shots in a hidden world. Previously published as The Secret Royals.

Romanov Autumn

Author: Charlotte Zeepvat

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 6277

The Romanov dynasty ruled Russia for a little over 300 years. The story of the dynasty's dramatic end has exerted a lasting fascination. This book seeks to widen the picture, looking at the lives of members of the family during the last century of Imperial rule.

The Romanovs

Author: Robert K. Massie

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 356

View: 9108

The story behind the Romanov murders and the painstaking investigation to find their hidden bodies describes Lenin's cover-up and the roles played by such figures as James Baker, Boris Yeltsin, and Prince Philip. 125,000 first printing. Tour.

History of the Jews

Author: Paul Goodman

Publisher: London : Office of the Chief Rabbi


Category: Jews

Page: 169

View: 5070

The Genius of the Sea

Author: Anne Redmon

Publisher: N.A



Page: 426

View: 5645

Millard's Review of the Far East

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: China

Page: 570

View: 1200

Vol. 34 includes "Special tariff conference issue" Nov. 6, 1925.