After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War

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St. Martin's Press
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6.55 X 9.5 X 1.18 inches | 1.19 pounds

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About the Author
DR. HELEN RAPPAPORT is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including A Magnificent Obsession, The Romanov Sisters and Caught in the Revolution. She studied Russian Special Studies at Leeds University and is a specialist in Imperial Russian and Victorian history and a frequent historical consultant on TV and radio. She lives in West Dorset.

"Excellent." --Forbes

"Vivid and harrowing." -Air Mail

"Entertaining and, at times, heart-wrenching...Rappaport, a prolific historian and highly regarded Romanov expert, unveils a Paris in which Russians had long played a prominent role." -Wall Street Journal

"Traces the Russian encounter with Paris from the city's glittering years as an expat playground before World War I to the grimmer reality of life in exile after the Bolshevik seizure of power." -New York Times Book Review

"An engaging group biography...Rappaport is a mistress of the telling detail." --Washington Post

"Harrowing, inspiring and illuminating." --Miranda Seymour, The Literary Review (UK)

"Well-researched, readable and poignant." -The Times (UK)

"Vividly evocative and vigorously researched, After the Romanovs offers a bounty of biographies as Rappaport eloquently explores the fraught lives of the uprooted with a welcome blend of candor and compassion." -Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star

"Rappaport presents masterful portraits of these refugees... Rappaport not only crafts a lovingly detailed picture of the City of Light, she also fills its parks and cafés and boulevards with an amazing cast of characters." -Christian Science Monitor

"Rappaport's engaging prose and prodigious research makes After the Romanovs a touching and enlightening experience." -Shelf Awareness

"The depth of the research is impressive, and the scope of the book is ambitious. Rappaport successfully traces those first Belle Époque artists and royals, those who were forced to flee with nothing during the revolution, and their experiences through World War I and beyond."

"Full of colorful anecdotes and sharp character sketches, this breezy account of life in exile entertains." -Publishers Weekly

"Thorough and extremely well-researched." -Booklist

"Throughout, [Helen Rappaport], a consummate historian, displays her deep research into the era, the city, and its denizens. A culturally vibrant account of Russians uprooted to Paris during a tumultuous time." -Kirkus Reviews