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The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra - Community Reviews back

by Helen Rappaport
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Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher
Bücher, Bücher, 100000 Bücher rated it 6 years ago
Sadly this was mostly about the parents and the brother and that's not what I expected nor wanted.
Thewanderingjew
Thewanderingjew rated it 6 years ago
The reader speaks well, paying careful attention to pronunciation, but often, with so many Russian names rolling off her tongue, I was unable to picture or fathom any of them, let alone try and remember them. Although she spoke clearly, she didn’t vary much in tone or pitch. The voice was resonant, ...
spinsterfun
spinsterfun rated it 7 years ago
I've read several books about the Romanovs over the years. This one is purportedly a biography of OTMA (Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia), daughters of the last tsar of Russia, but it ended up dealing more with the family as a whole. The narrative is straightforward and there are copious quotes f...
katiewilkins186
katiewilkins186 rated it 7 years ago
Even during the lifetime of the four beautiful Romanov sisters, their mysterious personal lives lead to much speculation and idolization. This book uses many diaries, letters, and other first person accounts to bring the sisters to life. The book starts when their mother journeys to Russia, a lonely...
Url Phantomhive
Url Phantomhive rated it 7 years ago
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you! I'm not overly familiar with either the Romanov family or biographies in general. I had read some works of fiction about the last Tsar though, and was interested in reading this partic...
Reflections
Reflections rated it 7 years ago
Comprehensive and well documented, this joint biography of the last Tsar’s four daughters stops just short of their violent deaths at the hands of revolutionaries, but it’s a poignant and haunting story from start to finish. Lovely, intelligent, and good humored, sisters Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and An...
Jolene
Jolene rated it 7 years ago
**Thank you St. Martin's Press and Netgalley for providing this in exchange for an honest review** I feel like this was a bait and switch. From the title and the book description one would think this would deal mostly with the Romanov sisters. That is not exactly the case. This is really more abou...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 7 years ago
bookshelves: net-galley, history, slavic, spring-2014, published-2014, revolution, lifestyles-deathstyles, biography Read from February 27 to March 07, 2014 St. Martin's PressDescription: They were the Princess Dianas of their day—perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of t...
Books, Books and More Books
Books, Books and More Books rated it 7 years ago
History and Russian buffs will love this history of the last Tsar and his family. Although the title seems to indicate the book will revolve around the four Romanov daughters more than half of the book is spent with their mother Alexandra and her ills, their brother Alexie who suffers from Hemophili...
Dem
Dem rated it 52 years ago
Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of Tatiana, Olga, Maria and Anastasia the four daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra in this well written account of the girls and their lives at court.I have read a great deal of books on the subject of Russia and the Romanov family and wasn't particularl...
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