Caught in the Revolution

Petrograd, Russia, 1917 -- A World on the Edge
Product Number: EB00682146
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781466860452
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil - felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. There, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, clubs, offices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, diplomats, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women's Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action - to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a "red madhouse."

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Author(s): Helen Rappaport
Original Publish Date: Feb 07, 2017

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Author(s): Helen Rappaport
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number DD29826
Released: Feb 07, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427284792
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Author(s): Helen Rappaport
Narrator(s): Xe Sands
Product Number Z100125993
Released: Jun 02, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427284785

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