The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia Nonfiction Book Review


Fleming, Candace. The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, & the Fall of Imperial Russia. Schwartz & Wade Books: New York. 2014. ISBN: 9780375867828

Plot Summary:

This book talks about the lives of the Romanov family, from their upbringing to their death and the fall of the great Roman empire. The book also talks about the people under the care of the Romanov family. If you want to learn of this mysterious family, their brutal murder, and the downfall of the empire, this books is for you.

Critical Analysis:

The first important quality this book possess is that it is not boring! It reads just like any fiction novel. I was immediately pulled in when I started reading it and I didn’t want to put it down.

It has everything a nonfiction book for this age group needs. It contains references, notes, photographs, online resources, and so much more.

Excerpt Review:

From Library School Journal: “This well-researched and well-annotated book provides information not only on the history of these famous figures but also on the Russian people living at the time and on the social conditions that contributed to the family’s demise.”

From Booklist: ” For readers who regard history as dull, Fleming’s extraordinary book is proof positive that, on the contrary, it is endlessly fascinating, absorbing as any novel, and the stuff of an altogether memorable reading experience.”

From Kirkus: “A remarkable human story, told with clarity and confidence.”


Other books by Candace Fleming:

The Lincolns: A Scrapbook Look at Abraham and Mary ISBN: 0375836187
Amelia Lost: The Life and Disappearance of Amelia Earhart ISBN: 0375841989
On the Day I Died: Stories From the Grave ISBN: 0375867813

Other books on famous people:

Napoleon: The Path to Power 1769-1799 by Phillip Dwyer ISBN:0300151322
Who Was Julius Caesar by  Nico Medina ISBN:0448480832
Alexander the Great by John Gunther ISBN: 1402741391


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Adrinna Davis

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