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The Romanov Sisters

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Staff Review: "The Romanov Sisters" by Helen Rappaport


This book navigates the daily lives of the four Russian Grand Duchesses: Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia until their death in 1918.  Rappaport discusses how unusual Alexandra’s upbringing of her children compared to other Russian royalty and also, how her ill health often affected her children’s lives. Rappaport also delves into the girls varying personalities and trials; from war-time activities to dealing with their brother’s hemophilia. An intriguing non-fiction read that steers clear from the dreaded textbook style and keeps you interested until the very end.

Audience: adults | Genre: nonfiction, history

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