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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.
This is one of the best eyewitness accounts written at the time of the "October Revolution" (by the old calendar) when the Bolsheviks came to power. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Marc Lichtman
After Harvard (1910), John Reed decided to travel and report on exciting events. He started with labor disputes, moved on to Pancho Villa and the Mexican Revolution and then off... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rolland W. Amos
See my review for Louise Bryant's "Six Months in Red Russia" (which --surely-- got the title wrong with "Six Red Months in Russia").Published 7 months ago by Craig
Another socialist fairy tale! Creative but a deceitful portrayal of what Marxist's are really like. Communism's legacy is one of misery and death as the history of their failed... Read morePublished 10 months ago by mjchael falsi
I actually read this copy and enjoyed it tremendously, It was inspiring and exciting to readPublished 12 months ago by Frederick Mazie
The Unsuspecting Reader beware, this book is the literal subversive open trap.
The writing style of Mr. Read more