Ten Days That Shook the World

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Penguin Books Limited, Apr 26, 2007 - History - 368 pages
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Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed's eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and the chance comments of bystanders, set against an idealized backcloth of the proletariat, soldiers, sailors, and peasants uniting to throw off oppression, Reed's account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting.

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Review: Ten Days that Shook the World (Value Edition)

User Review  - Peter Hoff - Goodreads

This eyewitness account of the Bolshevik October Revolution reads like a set of faculty senate minutes occasionally punctuated by machine-gun fire. It is a blend of narration and extensive quotation ... Read full review

Review: Ten Days that Shook the World (Value Edition)

User Review  - Wael Sabsabi - Goodreads

The fact that an American socialist activist had risked his life and personally witnessed the historical events of the Bolshevik revolution is a good reason to consider this book an accurate rich ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

John Reed (1887-1920) American journalist and poet-adventurer whose colorful life as a revolutionary writer ended in Russia but made him the hero of a generation of radical intellectuals. Reed became a close friend of V.I. Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 October revolution. He recorded this historical event in his best-known book TEN DAYS THAT SHOOK THE WORLD (1920). Reed is buried with other Bolshevik heroes beside the Kremlin wall.

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