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In Ten Days That Shook the World John Reed conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a whole nation in ferment and disintegration. 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, ...
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Overview

In Ten Days That Shook the World John Reed conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a whole nation in ferment and disintegration. 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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New York Times Book Review
All revolutions are good; some revolutions are better than others; the Bolshevist revolution was of the best. This is Mr. Reed's underlying thesis, and there is no doubt that he writes of it brilliantly and entertainingly. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, April 1919
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<:st> Cited in A classic account of the Russian Revolution of November 1917 by a Western journalist who witnessed it first hand, first published in 1919 and endorsed by Lenin. Reed, born in Portland, Oregon, and educated at Harvard University, outlines the background and causes of the revolution, and details the days leading up to the seizure of power by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd. His account includes meetings with Lenin, troops, and ordinary workers. Includes an appendix of documents, and notes on political parties, organizations, and parliamentary procedures. This new edition commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and includes a wealth of b&w photos from the period, plus a new introduction on Reed's life and the historical context of his account. Exciting reading for students and general readers, and a must for scholars of the period. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781300235477
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 464,485
  • File size: 491 KB

Meet the Author

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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Table of Contents

Introduction VII
Introduction 7
Preface 9
Chronology 15
Notes and Explanations 19
1 Background 29
2 The Coming Storm 42
3 On the Eve 63
4 The Fall of the Provisional Government 88
5 Plunging Ahead 117
6 The Committee for Salvation 145
7 The Revolutionary Front 164
8 Counter-Revolution 181
9 Victory 200
10 Moscow 219
11 The Conquest of Power 231
12 The Peasants' Congress 255
Appendixes 273
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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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2012

    Unreadable due to OCR errors

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

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