This book got me so hooked onto the Russian imperial family history!!!
This may be my own fault, but I was under the impression that this book was about the last days/months of the Romanov family before the were executed. Instead it was about the finding of the bones, identifying them, quarreling over the identification, impostors claiming to be Alexis and Anastasia, and the lawsuits that came about to prove that Anna Anderson was NOT in fact, Anastasia. Whew, a lot of information and it still kept me kind-of intrigued, but it wasn't what I was hoping for. Also, he wrote this book in 1995 immediately after all of this went down and so I found that there were still so many questions left to answer. If he would have waited another few years, more could have been said instead of just ending paragraphs with "he has still not heard from him today" (that was very general and not a real example, but you get the idea). I liked his writing enough though that I will go back and read Nicholas and Alexandra at some point.
Only read this if you are a serious history buff. Otherwise, it's a little graphic for my taste, but he does cover all the details of the last Russian royal family quite well: http://www.examiner.com/review/book-review-the-romanovs-the-final-chapter-by-robert-k-massie
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