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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 isHelen 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, 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 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 Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action – to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped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."

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution isHelen 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, 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 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."
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Genres:

History

Description:

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Romanov Sisters, Caught in the Revolution isHelen 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, 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 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."

Language:

English

Narrators:

Xe Sands

Length:

10h 34m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

47:00


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

37:03


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

28:48


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

41:51


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

46:35


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

30:05


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

22:58


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

34:56


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

14:42


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

45:49


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

38:15


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

47:47


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

46:40


Part 3, Chapter 13
Part 3, Chapter 13

38:37


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

46:16


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

44:56


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

21:22


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

01:00