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Caught in the Revolution

Petrograd, Russia, 1917 - a World on the Edge

Caught in the Revolution( )
Author: Rappaport, Helen
ISBN:978-0-09-195895-4
Publication Date:Sep 2016
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Hutchinson
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $59.99
Book Description:

Selected as a Book of the Year in the Telegraphand Evening Standard 'A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly narrated by Helen Rappaport.' Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs 'Next year's centenary will prompt a raft of books on the Russian Revolution. They will be hard...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Sociology / General
History / Russia & The Former Soviet Union
Biography & Autobiography / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.2 x 23.9 x 4 cm
Book Weight:0.776 Kilograms
Author Biography
Rappaport, Helen (Author)


Helen F. Rappaport was born in 1947 in Bromley. She is a British historian, author, and actress. She studied Russian at Leeds University where she was involved in the university theatre group and launched her acting career. After acting with the Leeds University theatre group she appeared in several television series including Crown Court, Love Hurts and The Bill.

In the early nineties she became a copy editor for academic publishers Blackwell and OUP. She also contributed to historical and biographical reference works published by Cassell and Readers Digest. She became a full-time writer in 1998, writing three books including An Encyclopaedia of Women Social Reformers in 2001, with a foreword by Marian Wright Edelman. It won an award in 2002 from the American Library Association as an Outstanding Reference Source. Her 2008 book Ekaterinburg: The Last Days of the Romanovs received many positive reviews in both the UK and US where it became a bestseller.

Her titles include: Joseph Stalin: A Biographical Companion, Conspirator: Lenin in Exile, Magnificent Obsession; Victoria, Albert and the Death that Changed the Monarchy, and Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography. In 2014 her title, The Romanov Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra made The New York Times Best Seller List.

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