TITLE: THE LAST TSAR: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NICHOLAS II
AUTHOR: EDVARD RADZINSKY; TRANSLATED BY MARIAN SCHWARTZ
PUBLISHER: DOUBLEDAY; 462 PAGES; $25
THE BOTTOM LINE: This riveting tale is filled with fresh details of a chilling regicide.
On the night of July 17, 1918, the Romanov dynasty that had ruled Russia for more than three centuries ended in a barrage of gunfire that filled the small basement of a villa in the foothills of the Urals. The truth of what happened there was meant to remain forever hidden. For more than 70 years the Soviet Big Lie never wavered: overzealous...