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Read & download Ì Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge 106 Helen Rappaport Þ 6 Free read Characters Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October Petrograd the former St Petersburg was in turmoil – felt nowhere 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. Rappaport describes being in the Russian capital Petrograd St Petersburg in 1917 through the eyes of the foreign residents primarily British American Canadian or French These were diplomats reporters business people nurses and political activists Rappaport s text is filled with direct uotes as they observe and we follow the buildup to and culmination of both the February and October revolutions This uniue presentation is particularly interesting because we share the observers uncertainty about what is happening and what will come next They cope with endless violence and volatility We feel their tension creating an ever present aura of foreboding that might not come through in a conventional historical account Rappaport begins by laying the groundwork for the 1917 revolutions describing the incompetence of the Tsar the inept interference in government affairs of his wife the repressive policies of the Tsar s administrators the brutality of the police the abysmal economy There are the long bread lines filled with frustrated angry women suffering in the bitter winter to get something to put in the empty bellies of their children There is deep dissatisfaction and desperation disgust with the war disaffected soldiers returning from the front striking workers riots and the rise of radical opposition from socialist to BolshevikDuring the days of the February Revolution we witness the massive demonstrations the violent protests the breakdown of all order giving way to vandalism looting gunfights that break out all across the city streets full of thugs including freed prisoners and disenfranchised soldiers brutal reprisals by the police angry mobs who in turn hunt down and kill the police Everyone is armed even children the Tsar uickly capitulates destruction is everywhere and many die After the February revolution joy uickly gives way to the realization that everyone is still hungry and life is still harsh Deliverance turns to disappointment and disappointment to disillusionment and disillusionment to despair paving the way for the Bolsheviks and the October Revolution Conditions are dismal the army is disintegrating the Provisional Government is failing its leader Kerensky is flailing radicals offer the only solution and the Bolsheviks are the only well organized force While our observers were terrified to walk on the streets during the February Revolution many missed the October Revolution simply waking up to find a new government in power Few died in limited action as no one aside from a handful of women and children was interested in defending the Provisional GovernmentRappaport takes us through all this by giving us uotes and opinions from scores of first hand observers Some of the prominent included the diplomats British Ambassador Sir George Buchanan French Ambassador Paleologue American Ambassador David Francis and his black valet Philip Jordan who chauffeured Francis around town in a model T Ford This must have been a sight given the rarity of both the model T and a black man in Petrograd in 1917 All the way from Greenwich Village came the American left wing activist John Reed author of Ten Days That Shook the World whose life was played by Warren Beatty in the 1981 film Reds and his socialist journalist wife Louise Bryant who was played by Diane Keaton in the film Somerset Maugham working for SIS forerunner to MI6 was also there feeding information back to British intelligence and to provisional government leader Kerensky Rappaport uses the notes and correspondence of many journalists such as American New York World reporter Arno Dosch Fleurot who arrived in Petrograd in November 1916 fresh from covering the battle of Verdun An old hand soon advised him get it down on paper you will not know enough about Russia to explain anything until you have been here so long you are half Russian yourself and then you won t be able to tell anybody anything at all about it Women journalists unafraid to work in a dangerous city followed the action such as Americans Bessie Beatty who worked for the San Francisco Bulletin and New York Evening Mail correspondent Rheta Dorr Canadian reporter Florence Harper and American photographer and cinematographer Donald Thompson worked as a team coming to Petrograd in December 1916 for the illustrated magazine Leslie s Weekly Many women came volunteering as nurses They came to take care of the war wounded but ended up treating civilians maimed in street violence English suffragette Jessie Kenney accompanied suffragette leader and British political activist Emmeline Pankhurst to Petrograd Pankhurst wanted to teach Russian women to stand up for their rights Her English concept of women s rights didn t connect with women in a country where finding food was a primary occupation where no one had rights and the penalty for standing up was being shot down Among the many business people who found themselves in the thick of it was Leighton Rogers who clerked at the Petrograd branch of National City Bank of New York He was a prolific witness to the chaos often hiding out and finding himself a person of special interest to a Bolshevik suad Rappaport relays the experiences of these people and many Through her prose we see what these observers saw and thought as events unfoldThis book does not provide exciting new revelations or a balanced view It flits from one scene to the next one context to another Rappaport does fill in the blanks to tie individual experiences to the bigger picture but mostly this is a collection of short first hand accounts witnessing the violence and confusion that prevailed over Petrograd that year We do not get deep into the political strategies and machinations of the various leaders For example Lenin s behind the scenes organizing activity is lightly covered Few of Rappaport s observers saw Lenin who mostly hid until the October revolution was underway Trotsky was the face of the Bolsheviks Petrograders saw and heard We just see what our witnesses see Through them we experience the decay the disarray the despair the danger that was Petrograd in 1917 We learn what it was like to be Caught in the Revolution

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Read & download Ì Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge 106 Helen Rappaport Þ 6 Free read Characters Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge Ome to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria BochkarevaHelen 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?. The author succeeded in portraying the moments of the revolution from a perspective of foreigners who happened to to witness the events that were about to change the lives of millions of people for many many years Darkness Before Dawn upon this rich trove of material much of it previously Enlightenment Now The Case for Reason Science Humanism and Progress unpublished to carry Lost Souls us right Swamp Foetus 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?. The author succeeded in portraying the moments of the revolution from a perspective of foreigners who happened to to witness the events that were about to change the lives of millions of people for many many years

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Read & download Ì Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge 106 Helen Rappaport Þ 6 Free read Characters Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge WindowsAmong 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 c. I learned a good bit about Russia through reading this uite interesting book Did you know Russia had the first women s battalion The book is told by comments diaries and letters from non Russians who were there at the time I felt badly for the hungry population but it never got any better I m glad photos are included It ends with Lenin in power surrounded by the Bolsheviks


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  • Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge
  • Helen Rappaport
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  • 24 November 2019
  • 9781466860452