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Caught In The Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917—A World on the Edge

Helen Rappaport.
Item #: D11551
Format: Hardcover
Pages/Publication Date: 464 / 2017
Publisher: St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781250056641
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Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St. Petersburg) was in turmoil, and foreign visitors were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps. Among this group were journalists, diplomats, , bankers, governesses, and expatriate socialites, many of whom kept diaries and wrote letters home; here Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, including from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; the black valet of the U.S. Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; and suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the Women's Death Battalion.

 

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