The Fall of the Romanovs: Political Dreams and Personal Struggles in a Time of Revolution (1995)
by Mark Steinberg, V. M. Khrustalev.

The volume presents the most comprehensive collection of documents and memoirs of witnesses of the tragic events following the fall of the monarchy in Russia and the execution of the members of the Romanov dynasty. Along with the numerous documents of the Provisional Government, the Soviet People’s Commissars and the local authorities and materials of the White Guard investigation of the murder of the Romanovs, the volume includes letters, diaries, personal documents of the immediate participants in the shooting, and memoirs reflecting the conflicting points of view. All documentary materials are supported by a coherent and sustained historical essay, providing a sensitive, objective interpretation of one of the most bloody and mysterious episodes of modern time.

Editors: Mark Steinberg, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; V. M. Khrustalev, GARF historian and archivist.

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