The Resurrection of the Romanovs

The Resurrection of the Romanovs

Anastasia, Anna Anderson, and the World's Greatest Royal Mystery

Book - 2011
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The truth of the enduring mystery of Anastasia's fate-and the life of her most convincing impostor The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Resurrection of the Romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most enduring Romanov mystery of all: the fate of the Tsar's youngest daughter, Anastasia, whose remains were not buried with those of her family, and her identification with Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the missing Grand Duchess. Penetrates the intriguing mysteries surrounding the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the true fate of his daughter, Anastasia Reveals previously unknown details of Anderson's life as Franziska Schanzkowska Explains how Anderson acquired her knowledge, why people believed her claim, and how it transformed Anastasia into a cultural phenomenon Draws on unpublished materials including Schanzkowska family memoirs, legal papers, and exclusive access to private documents of the British and Hessian Royal Families Includes 75 photographs, dozens published here for the first time Written by the authors of The Fate of the Romanovs

Refuting long-accepted evidence in the Anderson case, The Resurrection of the Romanovs finally explodes the greatest royal mystery of the twentieth-century.

Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2011
ISBN: 9780470444986
0470444983
Branch Call Number: 947.08 R582r
Characteristics: xxv, 397 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Wilson, Penny 1966-

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Dimmu16 Apr 21, 2012

A perfect book to use for projects! I swear!

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Jan 21, 2012

I expected to enjoy this book, but it is in fact very much more interesting than I ever expected it to be.

I remember this controversy from the 1950s until I lost interest in it somewhere in the 70s. I thought I knew at least the basic facts of the case, but I was astonished at how little I really knew and how much of what I thought I knew was actually flat-out wrong.

It was fascinating to read how much important information was able to be kept hidden for such a long time by various people for various reasons, usually involving money. This will be sort of like saying “the butler did it”, but the whole thing in fact continued to be a mystery only because various parties wanted it that way for their own personal reasons.

I highly recommend this book. You will be surprised. even amazed, whether you know a lot about the case (or think you do) or you know little or nothing.

It is a detailed study of human behaviour and human foibles and is especially valuable in an age when stories are so much more quickly and easily spread around than was the case at the 1920s when the Anastasia case began.

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Dimmu16 Apr 24, 2012

Frightening or Intense Scenes: The night of the murder is intense

Dimmu16 Apr 24, 2012

Violence: Well it talks about the Romanov Murder.

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Dimmu16 Apr 24, 2012

Dimmu16 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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