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    (PDF/EPUB) [Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge] ↠ Helen Rappaport The author succeeded in portraying the moments of the revolution from a perspective of foreigners who happened to to witne

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    Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Helen Rappaport (PDF/EPUB) [Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge] ↠ Helen Rappaport 'Caught in the Revolution' by Helen Rappaport4 stars 8 out of 10In 'Caught in the Revolution' Helen Rappaport provides a detailed account of the 1917 Russian Revolution as seen through foreign eyewitness accounts Many years ago I read 'Ten Days that Shook the World' by John Reed and hence was interested to see whether this account based on many eyewitnesses would provide a rounded picture I was especially interested in reading the sections

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    Free download ñ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ã Helen Rappaport (PDF/EPUB) [Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge] ↠ Helen Rappaport Helen Rappaport ã 4 characters A very accessible account of the period between the February Revolution and October Revolution as seen through the eyes of the foreigners who were in Petrograd at that time diplomats journalists nurses businessmen and so on Rappaport has used an impressive amount of materials letters articles diaries to tell the story Therefore the book covers daily life in a great matter What people ate or mainly didn’t how they spe

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Summary ☆ Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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Death Battalion led by Maria BochkarevaHelen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material much of it previously unpublished to carry us right up to the action – to see feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to a diverse group of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped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

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Summary ☆ Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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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Summary ☆ Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 – A World on the Edge à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook 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. Just by chance I picked up a copy of Helen Rappaport s book Caught in the Revolution Petrograd Russia 1917 A World on the Edge It was on special at the local bookshop and after a uick browse I figured I d take a chance that it was worth some of my hard earned cash My gamble paid off this was a great read easy to digest full of interesting information almost light and breezy but in a good wayThe book is an account of the 1917 Russian Revolution in Petrograd as seen by numerous foreign observers based in the city at the time We hear from diplomats and attaches aid workers reporters and a host of other folks caught up in this turbulent period of Russian history including Julia Grant married into Russian aristocracy as Princess Cantacuzene Speransky a granddaughter of Ulysses S Grant and Enid Stoker a nurse with the Voluntary Aid Detachment VAD a niece of Bram StokerWhat I liked about the book was its seen at the time reporting those involved not really knowing where and how this was going to end Issues like the long tiresome ueues for bread and other staples during the war leading to public disuiet and then disgust Official mismanagement corruption and wastage of supplies were prodigious made worse by a crippled rail network that was unable to transport food efficiently from the provinces where it was still plentiful to the cities that most needed it People were incensed to discover that due to the hikes in the price of oats and hay much of the black bread the staple diet of the poor was being fed to the capital s 80000 horses to keep them alive every horse was eating up the black bread allowance of ten men You knew as you were reading the book where this was all heading but those involved in this vortex of uncertainty had no idea what was going to happen next Many people had hopes and dreams of a new freedom when the Revolution final hit and took over the city liberation from misery at last However things didn t always go to plan in regards to the Revolution in Petrograd People acted as self appointed vigilantes those who committed crimes as Keeling witnessed soon after the revolutionA lady in a crowded tramcar in Petrograd cried out suddenly that she had had her purse stolen She said that it contained fifty roubles and accused a well dressed young man who happened to be standing behind her of the theft The latter most earnestly protested his innocence and declared that rather than be called a thief he would give the woman fifty roubles out of his own pocket Nothing availed him perhaps they thought he protested too much He was taken outside and promptly shot The body of the poor fellow was searched but no purse was found The upholders of the integrity of the Russian Republic returned to the tramcar and told the woman that she had better make a careful search She did so and discovered that the missing purse had slipped down through a hole in the pocket into the lining Nothing could be done for the unfortunate victim of justice so they took the only course which seemed to them to meet the case and leading the woman out shot her alsoThen we read of the return of that arch agitator Lenin The French ambassador to Petrograd Maurice Paleologue had a very good take on the sort of man Lenin was as did the American war photographer Donald ThompsonIn his view the Bolshevik leader was a combination of utopian dreamer and fanatic prophet and metaphysician blind to any idea of the impossible or the absurd a stranger to all feelings of justice or mercy violent Machiavellian and crazy with vanity Paleologue thought him all the dangerous because his is said to be pure minded temperate and ascetic Such as I see him in my mind s eye he is a compound of Savanorola and Marat Blanui and Bakunin Donald Thompson shared this alarmist view of Lenin and saw only one logical solution The best thing for Russia to do he wrote to his wife is to kill Lenine or at least arrest him and put him in prison If they don t I expect to write you a letter some day that this cur is in control of things here Things could only get worse by the sounds of it and of course it did as highlighted by these observations of the Revolution progressing in Petrograd by two foreign diplomats stationed in the cityWinter 1917 18 inaugurated what Willem Oudendijk called a bayonetocracy a soldiers dictatorship in the words of Louis de Robien and with it the widespread imposition of summary justice The rifle and the bayonet ruled in a city swollen with idle soldiers returned from the front who were noted for their unpredictable anarchic behaviour Our own bourgeois Revolution of 1789 lapsed into the excesses of the Terror and ended with Bonaparte and his wars noted de Robien But that was not enough to cure us He held out little hope for the Russians having lately witnessed a typical example of the ugly face of mindless arbitrary violence when he saw two soldiers bargaining for apples with an old woman street vendor Deciding the price was too high one of them shot her in the head while the other ran her through with his bayonet Naturally nobody dared to do anything to the two soldier murderers who went uietly on their way watched by an indifferent crowd and munching their apples which they had acuired so cheaply without giving a thought to the poor old woman whose body lay in the snow for part of the day near her little stall of green applesI really enjoyed this book It s a great story that gives you a human perspective of the events that took place in Petrograd during the Russian Revolution and is a book that I am sure will lead many readers to seek further books on the subject

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