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The Romanovs: The Final Chapter

Written by Robert K. Massie
Read by Geoffrey Howard

Work ID: 108908

ISBN: 9780307970237

Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download

List Price: $20.00

On Sale Date: Aug 16, 2011



In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow mass grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar room where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. But were these the bones of the Romanovs? And if these were their remains, where were the bones of the two younger Romanovs supposedly murdered with the rest of the family? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated for more than sixty years in newspapers, books, and film, really Grand Duchess Anastasia? The Romanovs provides the answers, describing in suspenseful detail the dramatic efforts to discover the truth. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie presents a colorful panorama of contemporary characters, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, whose findings, along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, America, and Great Britain, all contributed to solving one of the great mysteries of the twentieth century.

“Masterful.”—The Washington Post Book World

“Riveting . . . unfolds like a detective story.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review

“An admirable scientific thriller.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
“Compelling . . . a fascinating account.”—Chicago Tribune
 
“A masterpiece of investigative reporting.”—San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle