The Murder of the Romanovs

The Murder of the Romanovs

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Cook, a historian, author, and TV presenter, re-investigates the overthrow and murder of the Romanov family by drawing on new forensic evidence from the recent discovery of the bodies of Alexei and his sister Maria in Russia and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records. He describes the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family, which was led by Major Stephen Alley; the impact of World War I; what led up to the revolution in 1917; the Secret Service mission to discover the truth about the Romanov deaths; and the discovery of their bodies. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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Based on exclusive access to MI5 documents and newly discovered Russian papers, the true fate of the Romonovs. The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family is a cause celebre of twentieth-century history. Andrew Cook's re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia after the family's reported deaths to discover the truth about their fate.

Publisher: Stroud, Gloucestershire : Amberley, 2010
ISBN: 9781848681033
Branch Call Number: 947.083092 NIC
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Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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milkandcheese Aug 03, 2012

This book claims to provide 'new information' but everything in it is available in much better books. The author's flippant tone amuses at first, but later grates. The whole thing seems to be designed to be read in sound bites.

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