The Family Romanov is a fascinating and compassionate account of one of the most unfortunate families in history. Author Candace Fleming recreates the splendor, the glamour, and—ultimately—the tragedy of this doomed dynasty with sympathy and imagination in this exciting, beautifully illustrated rendering of their story.
The Romanov family is world-renowned for its legacy of murder and mayhem—most famously, the bloody killing of the tsar, his wife, and their children by Bolsheviks in 1918. But long before the final slaughter, they were glittering figures in Russia’s history, yet they were not without fault. From their daughter, Anastasia’s complicated relationship with her mother, Alexandra, to Nicholas’ fraught friendship with Rasputin, Candace Fleming’s new book, The Family Romanov, shines a light on their inner workings. It highlights the quirks that made them fascinating to millions around the world.
Using captivating photos and compelling first-person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming maneuvers between the Romanovs’ extravagant lives and the plight of Russia’s poor masses. In The Family Romanov, a finalist for the Sibert Medal Award and a 2010 National Book Award Finalist, Fleming paints a vivid portrait of this storied family and its fall from grace at the hands of one hungry revolutionary.
Dazzling and heartbreaking, this portrait of Russia’s last royal family is an intimate account of its undoing—a story interwoven with personal accounts from inside the family and first-person recounts of the revolution. Candace Fleming relies on captivating photos and compelling first-hand accounts to tell this dramatic true story.
About The Family Romanov Book
Here is the tumultuous, heartrending, true story of the Romanovs—at once an intimate portrait of Russia’s last royal family and a gripping account of its undoing. Using captivating photos and compelling first-person accounts, award-winning author Candace Fleming (Amelia Lost; The Lincolns) deftly maneuvers between the imperial family’s extravagant lives and the plight of Russia’s poor masses, making this an utterly mesmerizing read as well as a perfect resource for meeting Common Core standards.
A powerful portrait of a doomed family, The Family Romanov is a riveting story of imperial splendor and the unimaginable horror that led to the assassination of Russia’s last tsar, his wife, and five children. Award-winning author Candace Fleming uses captivating photos, first-person accounts, and historical documents to tell the true story of Russia’s last royal family.