Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs

Non-Fiction, History & Politics, European History, Russian History
Paperback Published on: 02/04/2009
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In the face of increasing political pressure and public unrest, Tsar Nicholas II abdicated on March 15th 1917, leaving himself and his wife Alexandra and t... READ MORE
Erin Britton


A vivid and compelling account of the final thirteen days of the Romanovs, counting down to the last, tense hours of their lives.

On 4 July 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room.

This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule and began an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression.

  • Publisher: Cornerstone
  • ISBN: 9780099520092
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 215g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm

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A good book with a nice mix of research and anecdote. An easy read which gives the reader an idea of the little-discussed lives of the remaining members of... READ MORE
Nicholas Jensen