Rappaport, Helen

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In Search of Mary Seacole

Rappaport digs deeply into often spotty and confusing records to uncover the life of a nurse who became salvation for soldiers fighting in Crimea.

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

This narrative nonfiction will appeal to those interested in Russian history, especially the Russian Revolution, and to readers of historical fiction by authors like Ken Follett or Marie Benedict.

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

Rappaport contributes a unique take on the revolution using vivid primary source accounts from American, British, and French citizens who lived and worked in St...

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

An engaging if challenging look at a country's collapse with worldwide repercussions. Informed general readers will enjoy this glimpse into history; scholars will declare it a definitive study.

Capturing the Light: The Birth of Photography, a True Story of Genius and Rivalry

An approachable introduction to the subject for general readers. Those looking for greater depth should seek out Stephen C. Pinson's Speculating Daguerre: Art and Enterprise in the Work of L.J.M. Daguerre and H.J.P. Arnold's William Henry Fox Talbot: Pioneer of Photography and Man of Science.

A Magnificent Obsession

This riveting biography, which draws on documents previously overlooked, is a work of scholarship that would enhance any collection. Recommended for all readers of historical royal biography or 19th-century British history.

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