am 4. Juli 1999
A wonderful, wonderful book about the Romanovs' captivity and eventual death. Consisting almost entirely of letters, diaries, memoirs, and other first-person accounts, it tells the story of their last days in the words of those who were there. Compelling and spooky. Reading Aleksandra's last diary entry made only hours before they were killed-- reading the account of their murder written by their killers-- it's absolutely chilling. I couldn't put it down.