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Re: "The Race to Save the Romanovs" by Helen Rappaport
This is an interesting book that shows how complex matters were when it came to rescuing the Tsar and his family. Lots of plots, double-dealings and self-serving plans - all of which came to nothing. Perhaps the biggest problem was the Tsar himself and his history as an incompetent ruler, something I sense the author prefers to avoid really confronting. I feel the real reason all the plots and plans came to nothing was because of one person, the Tsar. No-one wanted to be associated with him and for what he stood for. However, his brutal execution along with his family is still inexcusable.