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The Romanov Sisters

The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra

by Helen Rappaport

The Romanov Sisters
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    Jun 2014, 448 pages
    Jun 2015, 544 pages

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Drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections, The Romanov Sisters presents a new take on the lives of the four sisters.

BookBrowse readers are very excited about The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport. 14 out of 14 reviews gave it a 4 or a 5. Why is this compelling account of Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia tugging at readers' heartstrings?

Once upon a time there were four princesses: Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia. But from there, any resemblance to a traditional fairy tale ends. The Romanov Sisters by Helen Rappaport brings them vividly to life and tells the largely unknown story of these young women, who were the Princess Dianas and Kate Middletons of their day, played out against the backdrop of Nicolas' and Alexandra's obsession with a male heir, their mother's religious mania, their baby brother's hemophilia, Rasputin, and oh, yes, the Russian Revolution (Judi S). Helen Rappaport has done an outstanding job of documenting the lives of Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov (OTMA). ...

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