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  • Book Subgenre: Historical, Forensic Medicine
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: paperback
  • Book Genre: Medical, Biography + Autobiography

Reviewer: Orlando Figes, (Times Literary Supplement)

"...Massie tells the story with the same narrative skill that he displayed in his bestselling 'Nicholas and Alexandra' (1967). It is a tale of jealousy and competition between rival teams of scientists; of bureaucratic fighting between Ekaterinburg and St. Petersburg for the rights to bury the Tsar's bones; of false claims by imposters; endless legal hearings; and quarrelling between clans of the Romanovs."

Reviewer: Nikolai Tolstoy, (Literary Review)

"Robert Massie, author of the best-selling 'Nicholas and Alexandra' and of a splendid biography of Peter the Great, has seized the opportunity afforded by recent developments in Russia to compile a definitive account of the fate of the physical remains of the imperial family."

Reviewer: Francine Du Plessix Gray, (New York Times Book Review)

"Mr. Massie has written an admirable scientific chronicle of the manner in which forensic medicine and DNA analysis have been used to identify the Romanovs' bones, and to determine the most disputed point in Romanov studies--precisely which of the Grand Duchesses, Maria, or Anastasia, is missing from the exhumed remains."

"...Massie skillfully combines detailed research and riveting narrative to create a fascinating tale of intrigue, deception, and 20th-century rewriting of history. A first-class read."

"...almost as much thriller as historical account....Massie pulls together a sprawling theme and infuses it with quiet drama."