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Caught in the revolution : Petrograd, Russia, 1917--a world on the edge

Rappaport, Helen (author.).
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  • ISBN: 1250056640
  • ISBN: 9781250056641
  • Physical Description: xxvi, 430 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-403) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue: 'The air is thick with talk of catastrophe' -- Part 1: The February Revolution. 'Women are beginning to rebel at standing in bread lines' ; 'No place for an innocent boy from Kansas' ; 'Like a bank holiday with thunder in the air' ; 'A revolution carried on by chance' ; Easy access to vodka 'would have precipitated a reign of terror' ; 'Good to be alive these marvelous days' ; 'People still blinking in the light of the sudden deliverance' ; The Field of Mars ; Bolsheviki! It sounds 'like all that the world fears' -- Part 2: The July days. 'The greatest thing in history since Joan of Arc' ; 'What would the colony say if we ran away?' ; 'This pest-hole of a capital' -- Part 3: The October Revolution. 'For color and terror and grandeur this makes Mexico look pale' ; 'We woke up to find the town in the hands of the Bolsheviks' ; 'Crazy people killing each other just like we swat flies at home' -- Postscript: The forgotten voices of Petrograd.
Summary, etc.: "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'"--
Subject: Soviet Union
Russia (Federation) Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg (Russia) Social conditions 20th century
Saint Petersburg (Russia) Biography
Saint Petersburg (Russia) History, Military 20th century
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-1921 Personal narratives
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-1921 Social aspects
Saint Petersburg (Russia) History Revolution, 1917-1921 Personal narratives
Saint Petersburg (Russia) History Revolution, 1917-1921 Social aspects
War and society
Visitors, Foreign
Social conditions
Social aspects
HISTORY / Europe / Russia & the Former Soviet Union
War and society Russia (Federation) Saint Petersburg History 20th century
Visitors, Foreign Russia (Federation) Saint Petersburg Biography
Revolution (Soviet Union : 1917-1921)
Revolution (Saint Petersburg, Russia : 1917-1921)
Genre: Personal narratives.
Personal narratives.
Military history.
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