History (various) > Zastignutye Revoljutsiej. Zhivye Golosa Ochevidtsev.
History (various) Zastignutye Revoljutsiej. Zhivye Golosa Ochevidtsev.
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Caught in the Revolution. The Living Voices of the Witnesses.
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.
Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action - to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to a diverse group of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a "red madhouse".
|Series||History (various)||Title||Zastignutye Revoljutsiej. Zhivye Golosa Ochevidtsev.|
|Publication Date||August 2017||Authors||Helen Rappaport|
|Inspection Copy||No||Delivery||Limited Stock|
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