Ten Days that Shook the World [NOOK Book]

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"Brilliant and entertaining."—The New York Times Book Review
This first-person chronicle by John Reed, a legendary journalist who was present at the flash point of the Russian Revolution in 1917, provides an intense and informative eyewitness account of one of the greatest events of the twentieth century.
Capturing the spirit of those heady days of excitement and idealism, Reed's true-to-life account follows many of the prominent Bolshevik ...
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Ten Days that Shook the World

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Overview


"Brilliant and entertaining."—The New York Times Book Review
This first-person chronicle by John Reed, a legendary journalist who was present at the flash point of the Russian Revolution in 1917, provides an intense and informative eyewitness account of one of the greatest events of the twentieth century.
Capturing the spirit of those heady days of excitement and idealism, Reed's true-to-life account follows many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders, as well as vividly capturing the mood of the masses. Verbatim reports of speeches by leaders, and comments of bystanders--set against an idealized backdrop of the proletariat united with soldiers, sailors, and peasants--are balanced by passionate narratives describing the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, and Lenin's seizure of power.
Accompanied by contemporaneous photographs, this gripping record by a western journalist has been acclaimed worldwide since its first publication in 1919. Endorsed by Lenin as a "truthful and most vivid exposition," the work was the basis for the Academy Award-winning 1981 film Reds.
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  • BN ID: 2940025532972
  • Publisher: Boni and Liveright
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1919 volume
  • File size: 766 KB

Meet the Author

John Reed (1887-1920), a journalist and poet-adventurer who became the hero of a generation of radical intellectuals, is buried with other Bolshevik luminaries beside the Kremlin wall.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin né Ulyanov (1870-1924) became the first head of the Soviet Union and the primary theorist of his own variant of Marxism.
A. J. P. Taylor (1906-1990) was a renowned English historian and author.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Notes and Explanations
Chapter I. Background
Chapter II. The Coming Storm
Chapter III. On the Eve
Chapter IV. The Fall of the Provisional Government
Chapter V. Plunging Ahead
Chapter VI. The Committee for Salvation
Chapter VII. The Revolutionary Front
Chapter VIII. Counter-Revolution
Chapter IX. Victory
Chapter X. Moscow
Chapter XI. The Conquest of Power
Chapter XII. The Peasants' Congress
Appendices
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2003

    Rise of Communism

    This book is about a biased American journalist who, himself is a communist. He writes this as if the commies did the right thing, and is a biased report. However, it has many verbatim reports from leaders and bystanders. Overall, it is a good read, but boring at times.

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    Posted January 20, 2012

    Unreadable due to OCR errors

    Don't bother. A good book, but find another copy.

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