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Helen Rappaport – After the Romanovs
Episode 12026th September 2022 • A Book with Legs • Smead Capital Management
00:00:00 01:06:57

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“There was an overwhelming feeling of melancholy, of loss, that they could never adjust to.”

Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Helen Rappaport joins Cole to discuss her book, After the Romanovs: Russian Exiles in Paris from the Belle Époque Through Revolution and War. Helen’s work details the Russian aristocrats, artists, writers, philosophers, and intellectuals who searched for refuge in Paris after the revolution of 1917 and during the civil war that followed. Cole and Helen discuss how the Russian immigrants assimilated to life in France and the struggles they endured.