Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport audiobook

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge

By Helen Rappaport
Read by Xe Sands

Macmillan Audio 9781250056641

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781427284792

  • ISBN: 9781427284792

Runtime: 10.57 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Harper’s Bazaar Pick for February 2017

A Bustle Pick of Best Nonfiction Books for February 2017

Among longlisted titles for Barnes and Noble Best New Books of the Year, 2017

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.

This program includes a bonus interview with the author and her editor.

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Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action – to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This centenary year of the Russian Revolution promises a string of new audio histories, but not many will surpass this one for impact. Xe Sands is a subtle and empathetic narrator…[With] Helen Rappaport’s narrative…together they bring the listener down to street level to witness firsthand a chain of events that seems astonishing even today…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Splendid…The stories these witnesses tell are endlessly fascinating.” New York Times Book Review
“Gripping and thoroughly researched…[Brings] the streets and spirit of the early-twentieth-century Petrograd to life on the page.” Harper’s Bazaar
“One of the great strengths of this book is the way in which the unheralded and the celebrated mingle in its pages …A mosaic of truth which no fictional one could outdo.” Washington Times

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Author

Author Bio: Helen Rappaport

Author Bio: Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport is the author of a number of historical works. She studied Russian at Leeds University and is a specialist in Russian and Victorian history. Her books include Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - A World on the Edge, A Magnificent Obsession: Victoria, Albert, and the Death That Changed the British Monarchy and The Last Days of the Romanovs.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 10.57
Audience: Adult
Language: English