Sunday, January 2, 2011

Book of the Month: The Resurrection of the Romanovs

Happy New Year everyone!  This month's book of the month is THE RESURRECTION OF THE ROMANOVS by Greg King & Penny Wilson.  I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Since childhood, I've been fascinated with the story of Anastasia and Anna Anderson.  Was she really Anastasia and if she wasn't how did she acquire all her knowledge of court life, things that only the real Anastasia would know.  This book aims to answer all my questiions.


From the inside cover:  The truth of the enduring mystery of Anastasia's fate-and the life of her most convincing impostor The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books in dozens of languages has not extinguished an enduring interest in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II and his family. The Resurrection of the Romanovs draws on a wealth of new information from previously unpublished materials and unexplored sources to probe the most enduring Romanov mystery of all: the fate of the Tsar's youngest daughter, Anastasia, whose remains were not buried with those of her family, and her identification with Anna Anderson, the woman who claimed to be the missing Grand Duchess.


Penetrates the intriguing mysteries surrounding the execution of Tsar Nicholas II and the true fate of his daughter, Anastasia.
Reveals previously unknown details of Anderson's life as Franziska Schanzkowska
Explains how Anderson acquired her knowledge, why people believed her claim, and how it transformed Anastasia into a cultural phenomenon.

Draws on unpublished materials including Schanzkowska family memoirs, legal papers, and exclusive access to private documents of the British and Hessian Royal Families

Refuting long-accepted evidence in the Anderson case, The Resurrection of the Romanovs finally explodes the greatest royal mystery of the twentieth-century


If you have any interest in The Romanov's, this book should be on your keeper shelf. The book is available this month and can be ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Powell's.

5 comments:

Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Looks like I have to make another trip to the bookstore!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

Sounds fascinating. I just finished reading THE FETCH by Laura Whitcomb that has a more fantastical theory. It was a good read.

Elizabeth Kerri Mahon said...

It's an excellent book. One of those books that you just want to sit with for hours. I've always found Russian history, particularly The Romanovs fascinating, so this was manna for me. I remember reading Robert K. Massie's book Nicholas and Alexandra in high school after seeing the movie with Janet Suzman and Michael Jayston.

Carrie K said...

This looks fascinating! Off to order it.

Kassy said...

I must order!