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The Romanov Sisters - The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

Helen Rappaport

A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." -People magazine "The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) They were the Princess Dianas of their day-perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses-Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov-were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Helen Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados.

A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." -People magazine "The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) They were the Princess Dianas of their day-perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses-Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov-were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Helen Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados.
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A New York Times Bestseller for 12 weeks! "Helen Rappaport paints a compelling portrait of the doomed grand duchesses." -People magazine "The public spoke of the sisters in a gentile, superficial manner, but Rappaport captures sections of letters and diary entries to showcase the sisters' thoughtfulness and intelligence." -Publishers Weekly (starred review) They were the Princess Dianas of their day-perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses-Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov-were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Helen Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Xe Sands

Length:

13h 25m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:54


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

13:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

21:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

28:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

11:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

17:37


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:48


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:22


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

25:53


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:12


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:14


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

19:38


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

20:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

19:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

29:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:20


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:40


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

17:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:48


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

21:05


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

29:30


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

25:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

24:51


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

17:40


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

22:39


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

26:35


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

24:32


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

26:07


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

17:56


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

17:16


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

17:47


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

17:55


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

21:27


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:08


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:09


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:35