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  • Published: 1 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099520092
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
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Ekaterinburg

The Last Days of the Romanovs




Telling the story in a compellingly new and dramatic way, Ekaterinburg brings the tragic final 13 days in the lives of the Romanovs vividly alive against the backdrop of a Russia in turmoil.

A vivid and compelling account of the final thirteen days of the Romanovs, counting down to the last, tense hours of their lives.

On 4 July 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room.

This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule and began an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression.

  • Published: 1 June 2009
  • ISBN: 9780099520092
  • Imprint: Windmill Books
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99
Categories:

About the author

Helen Rappaport

Dr Helen Rappaport is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including A Magnificent Obsession, The Romanov Sisters, and Caught in the Revolution. She studied Russian Special Studies at Leeds University, and is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a specialist in imperial Russian and Victorian history, and a frequent historical consultant on TV and radio. She lives in West Dorset.

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Praise for Ekaterinburg

Stunning, chilling and poignant, this is how history books should be written.

Alison Weir

Helen Rappaport brilliantly assembles the intricacies of the story in untroubling prose with some colourful re-imaginings to make this account utterly compelling.

Daily Telegraph

That perfect but rare blend of history, sense of place, human tragedy, drama and atmosphere

Susan Hill

To coincide with the anniversary (of the death's of the Romanovs), their last wretched days have been chronicled in an explosive new book. Using previously overlooked documents and witness accounts, it tells the story of the family's final moments in unprecedented detail.

Daily Mail

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