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  • Hardcover
  • 397 pages
  • The Resurrection of the Romanovs
  • Greg King
  • English
  • 23 October 2019
  • 9780470444986

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    The first real biography of a woman named Franziska Schanzkowska, also known as Frau Tchaikovksy, Anna Anderson and Anastasia Manahan For decades this woman was able to somehow convince some people that she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia of Russia who survived the post revolutionary massacre of her family Incredibly, not only did her supporters believe that she was the grand duchess despite the fact that she did not resemble the latter in the least, and even though those closest to the real grand duchess did not accept her claim , but they continued to uphold her claim even after the DNA results showed that she was none other but the missing Polish woman she was suspected to be all along As strange as it sounds Schanzkowska s story is not that unique history is full of pretenders especially royal ones who gained their share of followers just as she did Her claim was distinct in a sense that it was recent enough to have photographs of both individuals for comparison, and the fact that modern science put an end to the question of this woman s identity once and for all at least for most reasonable people In this book the authors who were for many years major proponents of Anna Anderson Franziska Schanzkowska as Anastasia collected and organized the mountain of archival data to allow the reader to see how this strange saga evolved and reached its out of control proportions, and how various information got distorted in the process This is an absorbing tale covering not just the life of a woman who would have remained in complete obscurity if she had not with lots of help from her friends of course take on someone else s identity but this is also a look at human nature the power of dogma and denial, a story which would have made a fascinating psychological study.

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    Best book on the Anna Anderson Anastasia Romanov mystery that I have read and I ve pretty much read them all Really pulls together the decades of disputes, plus the recent DNA evidence, as well as makes a plausible explanation for how why so many people confirmed that she was Anastasia, even when confronted with proof that she wasn t.

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    It s hard to rate a book like this, because while it s interesting, it s also really dense I would say the content was well researched and thorough while also still being interesting It s just A LOT of info and there is a HUGE cast of characters to keep track of If you re interested in the Romanovs, specifically, in the aftermath and the mystery of what happened to them, then this is a great book Just be prepared to keep everything sorted.

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    A very well written account of the history of the most famous royal imposter This is a book with excellent research and it tells the why, how who and what in a compelling way Very, very good.

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    The author states in his introduction, there is really no new evidence here What a statement Mr King goes through the entire case, from the grand beginnings in the Palaces of Russia and a family seeminly living in paradise, detours through imprisonment and the shattered lives ended in a basement, to the one person who seemed to walk away from it all with just a few visible scars.Anna Anderson was the one person who brought the entire world almost to a stand still Her claim to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the youngest daughter of the Tsar of Russia She almost seemed bored with the entire proceeding, of having to proclaim over and over again that she was who she claimed to be Many were taken aback by her apparent lack of care over proving her identity The major question though is why did she not want to see certain people, how did she manage to pull the charade out for so long, and why were so many people willing to believe she was who she was claiming to be The answer simply comes down to the fact that after the war, people were desperate They wanted to reclaim a part of their glorious past, and perhaps if she really was who she claimed, there would be large rewards for them as well Anderson had something of a natural charm that drew people to her She could push them away as she was temperamental and suspected everyone of trying to take advantage of her.In the end, DNA was able to prove what no one else could, that Anderson was NOT the Grand Duchess Anastatia Anderson had lived with the lie for so long that she even convinced herself of the role She built each layer so carefully, so precise, that by the end, if she has walked away, she could have opened herself to legal persecution It was easier to live with the lie than it was to face the truth, the real person that she was The lie was engaging, and she was appreciated and wanted The life Anderson led before was one of hardship, unwanted by her mother, and anonymity that would get her no where She wanted from life, and the executions and rumors that swarmed around the possibility that there might be a surviving daughter gave Anderson the light she needed to move forward to a new life.I think this was a good read,full of information, BUT there were several instances where the reader will get bogged down with details so boring, with the information that seems to be on repeat a lot If you want to get a read comprehensive review of the entire case from pre to after without reading any other material, then this would be the book you would want to read.

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    Wow In the early 1990s I read what was, for it s time, a seriously researched book about the fate of Grand Duchess Anastasia the daughter of the last czar of Russia who may have survived the execution of her family This well documented book made me a believer The counter claims that she may have been a Polish factory worker were too weak to be believed This was all before DNA testing became widely available In 1994 the purported bones of the imperial family were found in Siberia They needed DNA from a close matrilineal descendent who, interestingly enough is queen Elizabeth II s husband Philip whose grandma was Empress Alexandra s sister to prove it, and prove it they did Shortly there after they tested DNA taken from the late Anna Anderson the claimant Anastasia There was no match Shortly after that, they found a close matrilineal descendent of the Polish factory worker Francizka Shanzkowska and what do you know A perfect match This book is by two historians authors who have spent a good deal of their careers studying the Romanovs, and who, like me, bought into the Anastasia myth This book is the result of 10 years investigation into every shard of this 20th century mystery It is the story of willful disregard for the truth driven by an emotional desire for it to be true The seemingly undeniable facts were, again and again, entirely deniable and in many cases the result of an emotional desire to believe The biggest question how did she do it is largely answered by this desire on the part of so many to believe The why she did it is quite mundane this woman had had an awful life, likely the victim of incest, disowned by her mother a charming woman , left on her own and very likely a prostitute, she attempted suicide and thereby made her way to an institution When she tested out the idea of saying she was Anastasia, she got some extra perks, and then in a time when Germans were starving she was whisked away to a palatial estate of a Russian nobleman the problem with royalty is that they haven t always been the sharpest knives in the drawer and wined and dined like an aristocrat The rest is history I ask youWho wouldn t try to keep that going

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    The Resurrection of the Romanovs is the perfect follow up to King and Wilson s previous book, The Fate of the Romanovs as it tells, as the saying goes, the rest of the story Beginning with a bit of historic background on the family and the assassination, the book moves through the initial rumors of survivors before focusing specifically on the most famous of the claimants to a Romanov identity The book explores how an unidentified woman who attempted suicide became the focus of all the Russian exiles hopes for a miraculous survivor and the divisions between those who believed her and those who didn t divided the community of Russian exiles Finally, after exploring that portion of the story to its ending with Anna Anderson s death, the authors move on to how a previous attempt at denying Mrs Anderson s claim actually discovered her real identity, her real background, and then wraps up with how this was confirmed using modern forensic techniques It is an excellent read though it does ramble in places but this is not unexpected considering the topic as the vast majority of books on the Romanovs tend to ramble.

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    In an ironic way, this is a book about the survival of two women Franziska Schanzkowska who might just as well have died a suicide and the Grand Duchess Anastasia murdered at Ekaterinburg , both of whom lived on thanks to Anna Anderson We know now that Anderson was not Anastasia and, in knowing, we ve relinquished the stubborn hope in the miraculous that allowed Anderson to live sixty four of her eighty seven years as a sometimes plausible, sometimes not pretender the the Romanov legacy Consequently, this is also a book about how hard it is to part with hope and stop believing.History buffs will probably hunger for better scholarship on the Romanovs and the revolution Others might find King s book overstuffed with names and references that begin to wear as the tale spills over six centuries of claims and counterclaims Still the story is compelling even though we know the resolution.

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    For anyone who enjoys history of royals, this is a painstakingly researched, be all to end all book about Anna Anderson, whose claim to be Anastasia yes, the one they made the Disney movie about fascinated and frustrated people for most of the last century Not normally my cup of tea, I chose this book because I have a friend with a personal connection, and I stuck with it waiting to get to the part in which she appeared I m glad I did it really was a fascinating story

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About the Author: Greg King

Greg King born 1964 is an American author, best known for his biographies of prominent historical figures.He is the author of eleven internationally published works of royal and social history, specializing in late Imperial Russia and Edwardian era royalty, including The Fate of the Romanovs, The Court of the Last Tsar, and the UK bestseller The Duchess of Windsor A frequent onscreen expert and