• Caught in the Revolution
AUTHOR: Helen Rappaport / DESCRIPTION: 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 LeninΓÇÖs Bolshevik coup in OctoberPetrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil ΓÇô felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. Therethe foreign visitors who filled hotelsclubsoffices and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalistsdiplomatsbusinessmenbankersgovernessesvolunteer 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 Ambassadorfar from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurstwho had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable WomenΓÇÖs Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of materialmuch of it previously unpublishedto carry us right up to the action ΓÇô to seefeel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a \

Caught in the Revolution

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  • SKU: BD528
  • Author: Helen Rappaport
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  • Genre: Nonfiction
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