Books by Helen Rappaport

HISTORY
Released: June 3, 2014

"A gossipy, revealing story of the doomed Russian family's fairy tale life told by an expert in the field."
The daughters of Czar Nicholas II and Alexandra are just the right subjects for Rappaport's (A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy, 2012, etc.) specialties in Russian and 19th-century women's history. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 26, 2013

"An unbiased, worthwhile recollection of the marvelous invention of photography."
Watson, the curator of the Fox Talbot Museum, and historian Rappaport (A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy, 2013, etc.) develop the intricate history of photography. Read full book review >
HISTORY
Released: March 13, 2012

"Fluid reading by the knowledgeable author of Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion."
Absorbing account of the making of a queen through her awful, protracted grief. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 3, 2009

"Solid political and social history, related with the vigor of a true-crime thriller."
You-are-there account of the grim 1918 countdown toward the deaths of Tsar Nicholas II and his family. Read full book review >