I am not yet ready to be Tsar. I know nothing of the business of ruling… Nicholas II


The plots to rescue the Tsar  Shay McNeal  New York, Morrow, 2001  Hardcover. 1st US ed. and printing. 345 p. : ill., facsims., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 284-300) index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG

On July 17, 1918, the Tsar, his wife, and their four daughters and ailing heir were led down to a basement in Ekaterinburg, Russia, and murdered in cold blood by a Bolshevik firing squad. The DNA analysis and identification of the bones were the conclusive proof the world was waiting for, and the case was considered closed. But is that the real story of the Romanovs?


In Shay McNeal’s controversial and groundbreaking account, she presents convincing new scientific analysis questioning the authenticity of the “Romanov” bones and uncovers an extraordinary tale of espionage and double-dealing that has been kept secret for more than eighty years. Based on extensive study of American, Allied, and Bolshevik documents, including recently declassified intelligence files, McNeal reveals the existence of a shadowy group of operatives working to free the Imperial family and guide them to safety.

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