The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue Russia's Imperial Family (Hardback)
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The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue Russia's Imperial Family (Hardback)

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'What I always love about Helen Rappaport's books is that they appeal to the heart as well as the head. She's a writer of great compassion.' - Lucy Worsley

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.

On the 100-year-anniversary of these brutal murders, historian Helen Rappaport set 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.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786331045
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 698 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm


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'I read The Race to Save the Romanovs in more or less in a single sitting. It's absolutely marvellous - packed with details, beautifully paced and told me lots of things I didn't know.' - Peter Frankopan

'A groundbreaking book... [which] prove[s] that, even as the centenary of their deaths by firing squad at Ekaterinburg approaches... there remain fresh angles and, crucially, unused evidence pertaining to the Romanovs.' - The Daily Telegraph 

'Highly entertaining... Rappaport introduces us to a colourful array of con men, charlatans and fantasists involved in ideas to free the Romanovs... She is a vivid storyteller' - Victor Sebestyen, The Sunday Times 

'Gripping... Rappaport has uncovered many missing pieces in the story, from the diplomatic wrangling over the tsar's fate to a number of "hare-brained" rescue schemes hatched by monarchist sympathisers.' - The Times

'What I always love about Helen Rappaport's books is that they appeal to the heart as well as the head. She's a writer of great compassion.' - Lucy Worsley

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“The Race to Save the Romanovs: Helen Rappaport: A superbly insightful read with new information and a sympathetic approach”

I thoroughly enjoyed this well paced and well argued analysis of the missed opportunities to save the Russian Imperial Family. The additional sources and research build on Ms Rappaport's previous books on the... More

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29th September 2018
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“Fascinating and compelling”

'The Race to Save the Romanovs' looks at the year between the abdication of Nicholas II and the deaths of the family, recounting how the courts of their various relatives responded to events. Nicholas and... More

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28th July 2018
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