In The Resurrection fo the Romanovs, the celebrated authors of The Fate of the Romanovs come together once again in order to reveal the truth behind the violent end of the Romanov Dynasty and the woman whose name is now forever linked to it.
Drawing on thirty years of research and thousands of pages of previously undiscovered or unpublished documents, Greg King and Penny Wilson penetrate the intriguing mythology that long surrounded the execution of Tsar Nicholas and his family to reveal the true fate of his youngest daughter. They mine interviews, investigations, and court proceeding to uncover the evidence for and against the claim of the woman who became known as Anna Anderson; to understand why so many people, including members of the imperial family, believed and endorsed her claim with such passion; and to find out who Anna Anderson really was and what motives lay behind her fraudulent claim. The answers they provide are frequently surprising and sometimes shocking.
For the first time, the authors document the extent of Anna Anderson’s scars and other injuries, explain how she received them, and reveal the absence of wounds that several doctors claimed, under oath, to have seen. They also reveal the limitations of Anna’s often-touted linguistic abilities and provide a critical analysis of the posthumous DNA tests that proved her an imposter. Adding to the drama is a disturbing account of the appalling confrontation between Anna Anderson, whose real name was Franziska Schanzkowska, and her birth family.
They offer a cogent analysis of the all-too-familiar role of the press in transforming the desperate claims of an emotionally disturbed woman into an international controversy and compelling insights into why so many people around the world wanted to believe that she was indeed Anastasia. Complete with eighty-five photographs, many never before published, The Resurrection of the Romanovs paints a startling and unforgettable psychological portrait of history’s most memorable imposter.
“Covers the subject so thoroughly and so honestly that this is almost certainly the last book that needs to be written.”
—Robert K. Massie, author of Nicholas and Alexandra.
The passage of more than ninety years and the publication of hundreds of books have not extinguished an enduring intetesrt in the mysteries surrounding the 1918 execution of the last Russain tsar, Nicholas II; the long uncertain fate of his youngest daughter, Anastasia; and the woman known as Anna Anderson, whose claim to be the missing grand duchess perplexed and captivated the world for decades. Refuting long-accepted evidence in the Anderson case and including dozens of previously unpublished photographs, The Resurrection of the Romanovs finally explodes the greatest royal mystery of the twentieth century.
I don't remember when I first heard about Anna Anderson or that she was Grand Duchess Anastasia. Like many people it was a story that drew me in. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kelly A. Crawford
i shouldn't have got this book but i love the story of the alleged Anastasia Romanov who could have been alive . it is sad that some one was manipulated to be her. Read morePublished 5 months ago by michelle heimgartner
I've always been fascinated with that Russian history age. This book is written from Anastasia's point of view and is really revealing of their day to day life once the revolution... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Constance B Quather
I confess to a genuine fascination with the Romanov story, but more from a truly historical point of view than the "what ifs" that came after their deaths. Read morePublished 5 months ago by David H. Smith
In Resurrection of the Romanovs, King and Wilson claim to solve definitively the mystery of the woman who preferred in public to be called "Anna Anderson", but who, for more than... Read morePublished 15 months ago by C. Bernard Ruffin
I know most of the Romanov history and Anna Anderson's, too, but putting them both in one book and seeing the comparisons was mind boggling.Published 17 months ago by Deb Snodgrass
Very informative. The only book I have read that actually identified who Anna Anderson really was. The book is very tedious though thorough. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Mrs. Marsha S. Meadows
This is the type of book that stirs up controversy. The authors have done extensive primary research using documents that have never been seen before and these, plus multiple DNA... Read morePublished 21 months ago by R Helen
anna anderson , they took dna from her bones this year and confirmed she was nothing to do with the royal familyPublished 23 months ago by alarcon