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Rappaport, Helen

Overview
Works: 52 works in 216 publications in 1 language and 13,733 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Sources  Drama  Encyclopedias  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Author of introduction, tra
Classifications: PG3456.V5, 947.0830922
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Helen Rappaport
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"They were the Princess Dianas of their day--perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses--Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov--were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Rappaport aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados"--
A magnificent obsession : Victoria, Albert, and the death that changed the British monarchy by Helen Rappaport( Book )

12 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses Royal Archives sources to examine how the untimely death of Prince Albert plunged both his queen and the nation into a profound state of grief that reshaped the British monarchy
The last days of the Romanovs : tragedy at Ekaterinburg by Helen Rappaport( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant account of the political forces swirling through the remote Urals town of Ekaterinburg at the bitter end of the First World War. Challenges the view that the deaths of the Romanovs were a unilateral act by a maverick group of Bolsheviks, and identifies a chain of command that stretches to Moscow-- and to Lenin himself
Encyclopedia of women social reformers by Helen Rappaport( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This valuable contribution to women's studies includes the stories of more than 400 women from 64 countries and brings into the limelight many forgotten movements and personalities that have had major impacts on history. Readers will be inspired by the fascinating biographies."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2002
Capturing the light : the birth of photography, a true story of genius and rivalry by Roger Watson( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An intimate look at the journeys of two men--a gentleman scientist and a visionary artist--as they struggled to capture the world around them, and in the process invented modern photography. During the 1830s, in an atmosphere of intense scientific enquiry fostered by the industrial revolution, two quite different men--one in France, one in England--developed their own dramatically different photographic processes in total ignorance of each other's work. These two lone geniuses--Henry Fox Talbot in the seclusion of his English country estate at Lacock Abbey and Louis Daguerre in the heart of post-revolutionary Paris--through diligence, disappointment and sheer hard work overcame extraordinary odds to achieve the one thing man had for centuries been trying to do--to solve the ancient puzzle of how to capture the light and in so doing make nature 'paint its own portrait'. With the creation of their two radically different processes--the Daguerreotype and the Talbotype--these two giants of early photography changed the world and how we see it. Drawing on a wide range of original, contemporary sources and featuring plates in colour, sepia and black and white, many of them rare or previously unseen, Capturing the Light charts an extraordinary tale of genius, rivalry and human resourcefulness in the quest to produce the world's first photograph"--
Conspirator : Lenin in exile by Helen Rappaport( Book )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The father of Communist Russia, Vladimir Ilych Lenin now seems to have emerged fully formed in the turbulent wake ofWorldWar I and the Russian Revolution. But Lenin's character was in fact forged much earlier, over the course of years spent in exile, constantly on the move, and in disguise
Joseph Stalin : a biographical companion by Helen Rappaport( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and career of this Machiavellian mastermind who forged the USSR into a world power
The Anton Chekhov collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of plays by Chekhov originally produced for television by the BBC
No place for ladies : the untold story of women in the Crimean War by Helen Rappaport( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The grim battlefields of the Crimea were certainly no place for ladies. However, in this absorbing and frequently moving account, Helen Rappaport shows that numerous women from all social classes were actively engaged in the Crimean War"--Back cover
Four sisters : the lost lives of the Romanov grand duchesses by Helen Rappaport( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 17 July 1918, four young women walked down twenty-three steps into the cellar of a house in Ekaterinburg. The eldest was twenty-two, the youngest only seventeen. Together with their parents and their thirteen-year-old brother, they were all brutally murdered. Their crime: to be the daughters of the last Tsar and Tsaritsa of All the Russias. Much has been written about Nicholas II, his wife Alexandra and their tragic fate, as it has about the Russian Revolutions of 1917, but little attention has been paid to the Romanov princesses, who - perhaps inevitably - have been seen as minor players in the drama. In Four Sisters, however, acclaimed biographer Helen Rappaport, puts them centre stage and offers readers the most authoritative account yet of the Grand Duchesses Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia. Drawing on their own letters and diaries and other hitherto unexamined primary sources, she paints a vivid picture of their lives in the dying days of the Romanov dynasty. We see, almost for the first time, their journey from a childhood of enormous privilege, throughout which they led a very sheltered and largely simple life, to young womanhood - their first romantic crushes, their hopes and dreams, the difficulty of coping with a mother who was a chronic invalid and a haeomophiliac brother, and, latterly, the trauma of the revolution and its terrible consequences
Ekaterinburg : the last days of the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport( Book )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On 4 July 1918, a new commandant took control of a closely guarded house in the Russian town of Ekaterinburg. His name was Yakov Yurovsky, and his prisoners were the Imperial family: the former Tsar Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, and their children, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, Anastasia and Alexey. Thirteen days later, at Yurovsky's command, and on direct orders from Moscow, the family was gunned down in a blaze of bullets in a basement room. This is the story of those murders, which ended 300 years of Romanov rule and began an era of state-orchestrated terror and brutal repression
The cherry orchard : a comedy in four acts by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anton Chekhov was a master whose daring work revolutionized theatre. Robert Burstein declared that "there are none who bring the drama to a higher realization of its human role." In The Cherry Orchard, his last full-length play, an impoverished landowning family is unable to face the fact that their estate is about to be auctioned off. Lopakhin, a local merchant, presents numerous options to save it, including cutting down their prized cherry orchard. But the family is stricken with denial. The Cherry Orchard charts the precipitous descent of a wealthy family and in the process creates a bold meditation on social change and bourgeois materialism
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra by Helen Rappaport( Recording )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses, Olga, Tatiana, Maria, and Anastasia Romanov, were admired for their dispositions, looks, the clothes they wore, and their privileged lifestyle. With many diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, they were intelligent, sensitive, and perceptive witnesses to the turmoil within their family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it
Queen Victoria : a biographical companion by Helen Rappaport( Book )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Queen Victoria: A Biographical Companion cuts through a vast mass of resource material and presents information on a selection of topics relating to the queen and her reign in an easily accessible format. Organized for easy reference, the book quickly takes the reader to specific aspects of the monarch's life, her children, her court, her companions, her prime ministers, her personal interests and preoccupations, the issues that marked her reign, and the people whose lives were affected by their relationships with her."--Jacket
Capturing the light by Roger Watson( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of two lone geniuses and the extraordinary race to invent photography. This book starts with a tiny scrap of purple-tinged paper, 176 years old and about the size of a postage stamp. On it you can just make out a tiny, ghostly image of a gothic window, an image so small and perfect that it 'might be supposed to be the work of some Lilliputian artist': the world's first photographic negative. This book traces the lives of two very different men in the 1830s, both racing to be the first to solve one of the world's oldest problems: how to capture an image and keep it for ever. On the one hand there is Henry Fox Talbot: a quiet, solitary gentleman amateur tinkering away on his farm in the English countryside. On the other Louis Daguerre, a flamboyant, charismatic French showman in search of fame and fortune. Only one question remains: who will get there first?
Molière, or, The union of hypocrites by Mikhail Bulgakov( Book )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ivanov by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Ivanov, Anton Chekhov's first full-length play, Chekhov created a portrait of a man plagued with self-doubt and despair. Considered one of Chekhov's most elusive characters, he seeks more in life than the self-absorption and ennui he sees in his contemporaries. Tormented by falling out of love with his dying Jewish wife, Ivanov, on her death, proposes to the young daughter of a neighbor, but, as the weddng party assembles, a final burst of his habitual indecisiveness has fatal results."--BOOK JACKET
Beautiful for ever : Madame Rachel of Bond Street : cosmetician, con-artist and blackmailer by Helen Rappaport( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the true story of a woman who began life as a poor fish fryer in a disease-ridden, grubby corner of Victorian London. Madame Rachel had everything: a Mayfair address and the title of 'Purveyor to Her Majesty The Queen'. Her shop was full of exotic, expensive creams and potions. Her clientele were aristocratic, rich, gullible and came in their droves, lured by the promise of eternal beauty. What they found there was a con-woman and fraudster who made a career out of lies, treachery and the desperate hopes of women wanting to be 'beautiful for ever'
The cherry orchard by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 2000 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic of world drama concerns the passing of the old semifeudal order in turn-of-the-century Russia, symbolized in the sale of the cherry orchard owned by Madame Ranevskaya. The work also showcases Chekhov's rich sensitivities as an observer of human nature. This inexpensive, high-quality edition, reprinted from a standard edition of the play, will provide theater students and any lover of great drama with a reliable text of this masterpiece
Dark hearts of Chicago by William Horwood( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Dark Hearts of Chicago' combines powerful storytelling with the most meticulous research to produce a novel that is a striking new departure for both William Horwood and Helen Rappaport
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityConan, James

Helen Rappaport Historian

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Encyclopedia of women social reformersConspirator : Lenin in exileJoseph Stalin : a biographical companionNo place for ladies : the untold story of women in the Crimean WarEkaterinburg : the last days of the RomanovsThe cherry orchard : a comedy in four actsQueen Victoria : a biographical companionIvanov