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Read eBook × The Romanov Sisters Audio CD ½ eyltransferservices Ç ❴Reading❵ ➶ The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk A 12 WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHelen Rappaport paints a coA 12 WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHelen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses ― People magazineThe public spoke of the sisters in a gentile superficial manner but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence ― Publishers Weekly starred reviewFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution The Romanov Sisters reveals the untold stories of the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra 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 lifestyleOver 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 Helen Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters diaries and archival sources as well as private collections It is a book that will surprise people even aficionados Essentially this is a tiny slice of history In other word it's nearly impossible to separate the sisters' lives from history The book tells about their daily lives their family and personal relationships their characters their personalities But the girls died very young before they had the chance to live fully formed adult lives so there is only so much that can be said about them The girls' parents Nicholas II and Alexandra come off as completely incompetent which I believe they were They did not protect their children's lives which they could have if they hadn't been so blind and self indulgent It's sad that the Romanov children's lives were lost since they were innocent victims and I wonder what they might have been if they could have left Russia and started over That said the Romanov family was just seven of the millions of people killed by Lenin and his thugs and I can't help but wonder about all of those lost lives and if they could have changed the events of the subseuent horrific years in eastern Europe PS I liked this book enough that I am now reading Rappaport's book The Last Days of the Romanovs

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A 12 WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHelen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses ― People magazineThe public spoke of the sisters in a gentile superficial manner but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence ― Publishers Weekly starred reviewFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution The Romanov Sisters reveals the untold stories of the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra 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 lifestyleOver 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 Helen Rappaport 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 I have always found the story of the last Romanovs of the Russian dynasty to be fascinating When the story is told through the eyes of the four Grand Duchesses it is a wholly different experience They were in some ways the Kardashians of their era but it would be a terrible disservice to suggest that was the totality of their impact on the world The author delivers the four sisters to the reader in fully human form This is neither a hagiography an historical tell all or an indictment of wealth and privilege It is in many ways a glimpse at what a sacrifice this kind of life reuires Their incredible strength in the face of adversity is stunning but we also experience their femininity their growth from the carelessness of childhood into bearing the cares of adulthood They were patriotic Russians thrust into a world with roles they did not ask for but willingly embraced One really wonders what the world lost with the untimely death of these four women and indeed their whole family

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The Romanov Sisters The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and AlexandraA 12 WEEK NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERHelen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses ― People magazineThe public spoke of the sisters in a gentile superficial manner but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence ― Publishers Weekly starred reviewFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Days of the Romanovs and Caught in the Revolution The Romanov Sisters reveals the untold stories of the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra 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 lifestyleOver 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 Helen Rappaport 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 I came to this book almost by chance having read a newspaper article about the RomanovsThe story of OTMA Olga Tatiana Maria and Anastasia is fascinating and ultimately very tragic readingHelen Rappaport has uite a light touch lots of historical detail but also descriptions of the mundane everyday lives of theses sisters their parents and brotherThe varied personalities are vividly depicted and one realises how young they were when assassinated One wonders what their lives probably outside Russia would have been like if they'd survived Historical figures can seem remote and unreal but this book draws us into the world of the Romanov sistersIt's now made me want to read even about this era