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Head of Zeus
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter
The Romanovs: The Final Chapter: The Terrible Fate of Russia's last Tsar and his Family by Robert K. Massie
 Great Lives

The compelling quest to solve a great mystery of the twentieth century: the ultimate fate of Russia's last tsar and his family.

In July 1991, nine skeletons were exhumed from a shallow grave near Ekaterinburg, Siberia, a few miles from the infamous cellar where the last tsar and his family had been murdered seventy-three years before. Were these the bones of the Romanovs? If so, why were the bones of the two younger Romanovs missing? Was Anna Anderson, celebrated in newspapers, books, and film, really Grand Duchess Anastasia?

This book unearths the truth. Pulitzer Prize winner Robert K. Massie presents a colourful panorama of contemporary characters, illuminating the major scientific dispute between Russian experts and a team of Americans, whose findings – along with those of DNA scientists from Russia, America, and the UK – all contributed to solving one of history's most intriguing mysteries.

Head of Zeus, an Apollo book * Modern History
01 Dec 2013 * 320pp * £4.99 * 9781781859476
REVIEWS
'Riveting... Unfolds like a detective story'
Los Angeles Times
'Masterful'
Washington Post
'An admirable scientific thriller'
New York Times
'Compelling... A fascinating account'
Chicago Tribune
'A masterpiece of investigative reporting'
San Francisco Examiner & Chronicle
'As gripping as a well-wrought murder mystery'
Joseph Finder
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Author
Robert K. Massie
Robert K. Massie
Robert K. Massie was born in Lexington, Kentucky, and studied American history at Yale and European history at Oxford, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was president of the Authors Guild from 1987 to 1991. His books include Peter the Great: His Life and World (for which he won a Pulitzer Prize for biography), Catherine the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, Dreadnought: Britain, Germany, and the Coming of the Great War and Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea.
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