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Caught in the Revolution
Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge | Helen Rappaport
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 Lenins 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, offices 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 Womens 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 Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in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."
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#Stop ! #IPredictARiot ! Or, at least that‘s the feeling among the Russian people in the early 1900s. When the Romanov dynasty falls after hundreds of years of rule, a revolution is the cause. Rappaport tells the history of this turmoil through the eyes of foreign visitors, who witness firsthand the revolution and the dangers they now face. #ayupaugust

AlaMich This sounds very interesting! 5mo
squirrelbrain I agree @AlaMich - it does sound interesting! 5mo
Cinfhen #DoubleDip 🍦🍦well played 👏🏻👏🏻 5mo
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New #bookreview at www.theirregularreaderblog.wordpress.com! The 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution is the perfect opportunity to read this fascinating book!
http://wp.me/p7D1lG-Ah

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JacintaMCarter
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I'm not #DreamingOfAColderClimate, but this book was close at hand, and I'm assuming Russia is pretty chilly this time of year. #ReadJanuary

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JacintaMCarter
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I don't have any #LatestBookishBuys because I've been avoiding spending money on books since I keep getting ARCs, so I'll use my most recent ARCs for this picture. #PhotoADayNov16

SharonGoforth Those look good! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on them. 3y
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