Caught in the Revolution : Petrograd, 1917
by Helen Rappaport
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SELECTED AS BOOK OF THE YEAR IN THE TELEGRAPH AND EVENING STANDARD”[The] centenary invites you to a series of books on the Russian RevolutionThey will be difficult to push for better this very original, comprehensively researched and superbly constructed account”Saül, David, Daily Telegraph’A gripping, lively, deeply studied chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly told by Helen RappaportSimon Sebag Montefiore, author of “The Romanovs Between the first revolution of February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St. Petersburg) was in turmoilForeign visitors who filled hotels, bars and embassies were well aware of the chaos on their doors.Among them were journalists, diplomats, businessmen, governesses and volunteer nurses.Many kept a diary and wrote letters home: from the English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; the black valet of the United States Ambassador, far from his homeland Deep South; suffragette leader of Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Femmes la Mort de Bataillon led by Maria BochkareavaRelying on a rich treasure of material and through testimonies left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold, Helen Rappaport takes us to the action of seeing, feeling and hearing the Revolution as it happened
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