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Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & the Fall of Imperial Russia
Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion & 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 A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction AwardFinalist Winner of the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction"
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kaykay521
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A great nonfiction on a piece of history I‘ve always had an interest in. FYI the animated Anastasia 90s movie is way historical inaccurate. The fall of imperial Russia, combined with the start of WWI makes for an interesting read.

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awishman
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This has been on my TBR stack forever, and I'm glad I finally read it. This is an interesting area of history and this book used some primary sources and different points of view without getting too bogged down in details.

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SassenachTheBookWizard
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It's like a million degrees here but glass half full: I didn't get assassinated!

I need to fall down a Romanov internet research rabbit hole for like a day

Birdsong28 It's fiction but really good 4mo
Birdsong28 Then this is it's 'sequel' as it sort of follows on and mentions things that happened in The Secret Wife 4mo
Birdsong28 This is non fiction and a really informative book 4mo
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Myhusbandhatesreading
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Ugh, had to bail. Not really a bad book but just not my style.

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JenReadsAlot
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My first book about the Romanov family. I feel like I could go down a rabbit hole to learn more. #audio

Book suggestions please!

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Brooke_H
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I guess I should spoiler this review, even though, you know, history. I thought a knew a lot about the Romanovs. Maybe not a lot, but enough. Sometime in the early 1900s, the Bolsheviks revolted and shot the last czar and his family in a basement. But did Anastasia escape? DID SHE?? (Spoiler alert: She did not.) But there is so much more to know. I learned a lot of Russian history from this book. Riveting.

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Billypar
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#December #WinterWonderland
The first thing that popped in my head for the prompt wasn't a book, but the song 'Once Upon a December' from the film Anastasia. But the entire Romanov story has always fascinated me: The tagged book sounds like a good chronicling of the family and the tragedy that unfolded. @TrishB @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Great choice and who doesn‘t love the Romanovs??? 11mo
TrishB Agree with @Cinfhen love a good Romanov story! 11mo
Carolhreads I grew up watching that movie again and again i still listen to and sing the songs 😍😍😍❤️I love it :) 11mo
Billypar @Carolhreads It's the best- one of my favorite animated musicals. Each song is musical-gold and it really transports you back to the time and place ☺️ 11mo
Carolhreads @Billypar I agree every song fits and is well written it‘s rare to see a soundtrack so well put together and each song perfectly suited for the movie I think it will always be one of my favorites:) 11mo
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KerriNTurner
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The last Tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, along with Tsarina Alexandra and their five children, all make appearances in my upcoming book The Last Days of the Romanov Dancers. I loved every part of researching the family, but in particular going to Russia to see their homes, artefacts, and final resting place. Among the artefacts were numerous Faberge eggs - this teeny little egg and carriage is the closest I‘ll ever get to owning one! 😆

DivineDiana Beautiful treasures! 12mo
LeahBergen I can‘t wait to read your book. 😍 12mo
KerriNTurner @LeahBergen aw thank you so much, that means a lot to me! 😊 12mo
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Lwiesman
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I didn‘t know much about the Romanov‘s before reading this book. Such a tragedy. If only the Tsar had been a better leader, he could have saved his families life along with thousand of other Russians. I love learning about history through living books.

EvieBee I do too! I think I have this book in my collection. I‘m a little obsessed with the Romanovs. 2y
Lwiesman @EvieBee I would like to read more. The author didn‘t go into details about what happened to all@the diamonds, jewels, and all the belongings that Yurovsky took and were sent to the capital. 2y
LeahBergen @EvieBee I am, too! 2y
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EvieBee @Lwiesman There‘s a new book coming out this summer that‘s part of a trilogy. I wonder if it will discuss that. 2y
Lwiesman @EvieBee I will have to look for that when it comes out. 2y
KateFulfordAuthor Great review. Thanks. 1y
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Hrhadrienne
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I have read 158 pages of this book. All in doctors' waiting rooms. That is a good indication of the last month of my life.

Smrloomis Oh, that's a lot of waiting rooms 😥 2y
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GreyZone
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I'm reading while I puppysit!

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Chelsibno
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This #nonfiction book was an interesting read. Going into the details of the Romanovs' lives, the book also weaves the events going on in Russia to show young readers how and why the Russian Revolution occurred and the Romanovs were imprisoned and later executed. While not the most detailed account of the Romanovs, it was an engaging account for young readers.

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Chelsibno
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1. Although I love fruit, I'd be worried that I'd get juice on the pages.
2. Deckles edges tend to annoy me.
3. I love so many series, that I'd rather read only series.
4. I think I'd have better luck living in Neverland. I always wanted to fly and fight pirates.
5. Since I'm in library school, I think my choice is rather obvious.

#BookishWouldYouRather @Kalalalatja

Kalalalatja I hadn't thought that both chocolate and fruit can be rather messy 😳 2y
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BookInMyHands
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#backintheussr
#rockinmay

This was my favorite nonfiction read for teens a few years ago. This is such a fascinating time in history to me and Fleming does a great job setting the stage and giving alternating points of view.

Cinfhen Thanks for posting! I'm curious about this time/era 💕 3y
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okthislooksbad
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My history-nerd self has been satisfied. For now. This was a great read.

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Daisey
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This was a fascinating book about the last tsar of Russia and his family. Written for young adult readers, it's also good for any readers who aren't familiar with Russian history. I enjoyed it and felt it presented a balanced look at the family in their personal lives, their reliance on Rasputin, and the revolution in Russia that finally caused Nicholas to abdicate.

#nonfiction #audiobook

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Daisey
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Continuing to listen to this interesting book while enjoying a simple supper and the beautiful weather.

#nonfiction #audiobook

Daisey @Caryl Finally getting around to this book you recommended when I was listening to Egg and Spoon and really enjoying it. Thanks! 3y
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Emily92Bibliophile
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4/5. A beautiful and intriguing narrative . I have been fascinated with the Romanov family since I was about nine- if you are looking for a personal look at the family, and and introduction to the time in Russian history they lived/ ruled, this is the book for you.

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