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The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia

Candace Fleming

"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918." -The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs-at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. "An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." -Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire "For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming's extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." -Booklist, Starred "Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman's Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin's Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." -The Horn Book, Starred Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction From the Hardcover edition.

"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918." -The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs-at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. "An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." -Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire "For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming's extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." -Booklist, Starred "Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman's Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin's Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." -The Horn Book, Starred Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction From the Hardcover edition.
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"[A] superb history.... In these thrilling, highly readable pages, we meet Rasputin, the shaggy, lecherous mystic...; we visit the gilded ballrooms of the doomed aristocracy; and we pause in the sickroom of little Alexei, the hemophiliac heir who, with his parents and four sisters, would be murdered by the Bolsheviks in 1918." -The Wall Street Journal Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs-at once an intimate portrait of Russia's last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family's extravagant lives and the plight of Russia's poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards. "An exhilarating narrative history of a doomed and clueless family and empire." -Jim Murphy, author of Newbery Honor Books An American Plague and The Great Fire "For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming's extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience." -Booklist, Starred "Marrying the intimate family portrait of Heiligman's Charles and Emma with the politics and intrigue of Sheinkin's Bomb, Fleming has outdone herself with this riveting work of narrative nonfiction that appeals to the imagination as much as the intellect." -The Horn Book, Starred Winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Literature Winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award for Nonfiction A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kimberly Farr, Various

Length:

9h 24m


Chapters

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Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:27


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:20


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:11


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:15


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:12


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:01


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:30


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:12


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:44


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:47


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:27


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:22


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:39


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

04:31


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:19


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:39


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:02


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:08


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:12


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:52


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:39


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:21


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

03:23


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:50


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:03


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:06


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

07:27


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:00


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:19


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:53


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:34


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:04


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

03:18


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:43


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:47


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:16


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:28


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:22


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:21


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:44


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:48


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

03:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

03:19


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:35


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:43


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:34


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:32


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:52


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:59


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:57


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

03:18


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

04:35


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:02


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

06:28


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:22


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:20


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:29


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:30


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:35


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:38


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

08:56


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

03:48


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

04:42


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

04:41


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

05:28


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:32


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:21


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

07:05


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

03:37


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

06:06


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

06:57


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

00:31