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8 of the Best Books About the Romanovs

From definitive histories to the royals in their own words, these books deserve space on any history buff's bookshelf.

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Few families—even royal ones—have made quite the impression on both history and the public mind that the Romanovs did. With a legacy on the throne spanning more than three centuries, they commanded one of the wealthiest and most powerful empires on the planet, only for it all to come crashing to an end in a brutal and tragic downfall that would send ripples throughout the world, and it continues to shape modern politics, art, and culture today. Even the latest season of The Crown touched on the lasting legacy of the Romanovs , which makes now an ideal time to brush up on your history. Here, some of the best books to explore more of the history of the Romanov family.

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Vintage
The Romanovs: 1613-1918
Now 24% off
St. Martin's Griffin
The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra
Now 39% off
Nicholas and Alexandra: The Classic Account of the Fall of the Romanov Dynasty
Amberley Publishing
Queen Victoria and The Romanovs: Sixty Years of Mutual Distrust
Now 31% off
Picador USA
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs
Now 25% off
Westholme Publishing
The Diary of Olga Romanov: Royal Witness to the Russian Revolution
After the Romanovs
Now 50% off
Schwartz & Wade
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia
Now 15% off
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