The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

According to Hutchinson,The Race to Save the Romanovs is "an incredible detective story" that will piece together and reconstruct the complex behind-the-scenes royal, diplomatic and unofficial efforts to secure a sanctuary for the Romanovs. In the pr...

Title:The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781250151216
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About Helen Rappaport

Born in Bromley, England, Helen Rappaport studied Russian at Leeds University but ill-advisedly rejected suggestions of a career in the Foreign Office and opted for the acting profession. After appearing on British TV and in films until the early 1990s she abandoned acting and embraced her second love - history and with it the insecurities of a writer’s life.


    The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family Reviews

  • Dem

    July 17 2018 Marks the 100th year Anniversary of the murder of the Russian Imperial family - I wanted to read another book on the Russian Imperial Family and when I listenend to Helen Helen Rappaport...

  • Chrissie

    This, Helen Rappaport’s latest book, looks at the flow of events that led to the last Romanovs’ incarceration and subsequent assassination on July 17, 1918. It seeks to clarify what actually happe...

  • Valerity (Val)

    It seems I’ve always had an affinity for the story of the Romanovs, reading books about them long ago and being interested in them for years. It’s just such a captivating tale, with the large weal...

  • Janet

    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher --- Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport ...

  • Mandy

    What a great read! Easy enough to say now that “someone” should have saved the Romanovs, but Helen Rappaport, with her meticulous and exhaustive research, explores how indeed many people, includin...

  • Gill Paul

    The Romanovs were closely related to several European royal houses – the British, German and Danish in particular – so why did none of their relatives manage to save them after their arrest follow...

  • Terri Wangard

    Not being a Russophile, I was unaware of the blame game going on as to whose fault it was that the Romanov family was killed. With all of the royal families in Europe being related, one of them should...

  • Kristi Thielen

    Solid work of scholarship and very readable, too. Rappaport details why virtually every royal family (or government) in Europe considered rescuing the imperiled Czar, Czarina and family – and why th...

  • Emily

    A really, really good read if you're interested in this period and the last Imperial Family. I liked that Rappaport didn't place blame on one particular person and analyzed all the information in a fa...

  • Ben House

    In late December of 1977, I landed in Leningrad, Russia and begin looking at everything around me in that dark, cold, foreboding land. The mornings began not with sunrise but with darkness that pervad...