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Author Rappaport, Helen, author.

Title Caught in the revolution : Petrograd, Russia, 1917--a world on the edge / Helen Rappaport.

Edition First U.S. edition.
Publication Info. New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.
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 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  947.0841 RAP    AVAILABLE
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Description xxvi, 430 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 342-403) and index.
Summary 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 where the foreign visitors and diplomats 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, 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.
Subject Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Social aspects.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Social aspects.
Soviet Union -- History -- Revolution, 1917-1921 -- Personal narratives.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Visitors, Foreign -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- Biography.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Biography.
War and society -- Russia (Federation) -- Saint Petersburg -- History -- 20th century.
Saint Petersburg (Russia) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
ISBN 9781250056641 (hardcover : alkaline paper)
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