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Caught in the revolution : Petrograd, 1917 / Helen Rappaport.

Author:
Rappaport, Helen [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • London : Hutchinson, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description:
xxvi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"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, bars 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 Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action--to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped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'"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes:
Published in the US as "Caught in the revolution : Petrograd, Russia, 1917 -- a world on the edge" by St. Martin's Press, 2017.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-403) and index.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 0091958954 ((hardback))
  • 9780091958954 ((hardback))
OCLC:
959423824
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