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by Andrew Cook

  • ISBN: 1848681038
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Andrew Cook
  • Subcategory: Historical
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing (February 15, 2010)
  • Pages: 320 pages
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  • Rating: 4.8
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Andrew Cook's re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history.

Andrew Cook's re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family is a cause celebre of twentieth-century history. Love a good conspiracy theory and Andrew Cook's 'The Murder of the Romanovs' documents quite a few that I was previously unaware of. Interesting details of Germany's plot to insert Lenin and Trotsky into Russia as well as the strong indications of British intelligence involvement in the murder of Rasputin.

The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicolas II and the Russian Imperial family is a grim watershed in twentieth-century history. Andrew Cook's fresh investigation of the story solves one of the great modern-day mysteries. The author draws on forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret service records to reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue attempt (led by Major Stephen Alley) and the Secret Service mission inside Russia, after the Romanovs' murder was reported, to discover the awful truth about their fate.

I had bought this book as a I thought it was going to contain a breakthrough in the Romanov story (the topic of my Honours thesis) I was however sadly disappointed.

Andrew Cook’s fresh investigation of the story solves one of the great modern-day mysteries. The author draws on forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret service records to reveal the truth about the family’s murder.

Andrew Cooks re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history

Andrew Cooks re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the familys murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia after the familys reported deaths to discover the truth about their fate.

Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian, author and TV presenter

Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian, author and TV presenter. He has also been presenter and historical consultant on a number of hugely successful Channel 4 documentaries including The Riddle of the Romanovs, Prince Eddy: The King We Never Had, Three Kings at War and Who Killed Rasputin? in the BBC Timewatch strand.

Andrew Cook's fresh investigation of the story solves one of the great . Andrew Cook is a critically acclaimed historian and the author.

Andrew Cook's fresh investigation of the story solves one of the great modern-day mysteries. The author draws on forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret service records to reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue attempt (led by Major Stephen Alley) and the Secret Service mission inside Russia, after the Romavs' murder was reported, to discover the awful truth about their fate. He is the historical consultant for the Channel Five Jack The Ripper - Tabloid Myth documentary (in the hugely popular Revealed strand) being broadcast in May 2009. ISBN13:9781445666273. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia after the family's reported deaths to discover the truth about their fate. Accept Recommended Settings.

Based on exclusive access to MI5 documents and newly discovered Russian papers, the true fate of the Romonovs. The overthrow and execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the Russian Imperial family is a cause celebre of twentieth-century history. Andrew Cook's re-investigation of the story finally solves one of the greatest mysteries of world history. The author draws upon new forensic evidence and newly discovered British and Russian Secret Service records reveal the truth about the family's murder, the proposed British rescue of the Imperial family led by Major Stephen Alley, and the Secret Service mission inside Russia after the family's reported deaths to discover the truth about their fate.
Reviews about The Murder of the Romanovs (6):
BOND
I couldn't bring myself to finish this book. In the first few chapters, I found a number of glaring mistakes - Nicholas, as has been noted by another reviewer, did not have a sister named Irina; Khodynka Field disaster took place after the Coronation in 1896, not after the wedding in 1894, and other mistakes earlier reviews have already remarked. I'm not sure why the book starts by discussing Anna Anderson, already an acknowledged hoax. Cook wrote that Alexei, because of his haemophilia, was not allowed to swim or play in the water, but in the photo section, there is a picture of Alexei doing exactly that. I also noted an error in the photo section - Cook identified Alexei as one of the grand duchesses, while dressed in his uniform with medals, and very short hair. By the middle of chapter three, I didn't think it was worth going further. Even if there is 'new information' that is accurate, how could the reader tell? There are so many errors. There is no bibliography, so no way to verify anything. I am also curious to know why this book is coming out NOW, so long after the bodies of the Romanovs have been found and identified.

I think the Romanovs deserve better than this.
Taur
No really new information here and several mistakes that make me wonder about how well researched and editied this book was. Author claims Anna Anderson said she was in Berlin looking for Nicholas's sister Irinia. Nicholas did not have a sister Irinia and it was actually Alexandra's sister Princess Irene of Prussia that Anna Anderson claimed to be looking for in Berlin. Author also claims Nicholas was a second son. He was first born son but had a younger brother, Alexander, die at less than a year old. Author refers to Prince Ioann as a Grand Duke - kind of a big deal since Ioann was first Romanov effected by Alexander III's decree that only sons & grandsons were entiltied to Grand Duke title. Also incorrect date for a well know picture of Nicholas, Alexandra and their daughters - Anastasia is a baby and Alexandra is dressed in mourning for Queen Victoria. I have read almost every Romanov book available and I found this one disappointing
Manarius
I sat down and read this book in one night. I had bought this book as a I thought it was going to contain a breakthrough in the Romanov story (the topic of my Honours thesis) I was however sadly disappointed. While it was good to read it was altogether too short, it lacked depth and detail. Cook glossed over various details of the execution and bungled disposal of the bodies present in the works of other Romanov historians like Edvard Radzinsky or Helen Rappaport. Further the main attraction of the book - the MI5 aspect and the tracking down of Yurovsky was more than disappointing, the interview with the head executioner was only briefly mentioned and when it appeared in the appendix it was easy to see why, yes the interviewer had met him but had not actually even talked to him about the execution - so I am not quite sure how it was supposed to further our knowledge about the execution. One good aspect of the book though is that it is one, if not the only book published about the Romanovs since the discovery of Alexi and Anastasia (or Marie) in 2007, and as such it features the DNA proof that the remains were the Romanovs. Plese find this is also not a well edited book with several punctuation mistakes and spelling errors (including names inconsistently spelt) and the Journal articles in the bibliography are missing issue numbers
Dammy
Hard to read. Found the way it was written was pretty boring.
Nuliax
Unfortunately, mostly a re-hashing of previous books. I felt as if I knew more than the book at various times.
Wenaiand
I gave up reading this book as it was so poorly written

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