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by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin,A. J. P. Taylor,John Reed


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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

Reed became a close friend of V. Reed is buried with other Bolshevik heroes beside the Kremlin wall. Vladimir Lenin was born in 1870 and was one of the most influential figures of the 20th century. He became a revolutionary, a communist politician, the principal leader of the October Revolution, the first head of the Russian Soviet Socialist Republic and, from 1922, the first de facto leader of the Soviet Union. He wrote Imperialism: The.

John Reed (1887-1920) American journalist and poet-adventurer whose colourful life as a revolutionary writer ended in. .

John Reed (1887-1920) American journalist and poet-adventurer whose colourful 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.

and revolutionary writer, John Reed became a close friend of Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. Ten Days That Shook the World is Reed's extraordinary record of that event

Transcriber’s Remarks. It allows the reader to almost be a participant, along side Reed, Lenin and Trotsky, in this momentous and history shattering event.

Transcriber’s Remarks. John Reed, active in the left wing of the Socialist Party of America, went on to found the Communist Party, USA, along with James P. Cannon and William Z. Foster after returning from his participation in the October Revolution.

Ten Days That Shook the World (1919) is a book by the American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders closely during his time in Russia. John Reed died in 1920, shortly after the book was finished, and he is one of the few Americans buried at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis in Moscow, a site normally reserved only for the most prominent Soviet leaders.

By John Reed Introduction by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and A. J. P. Taylor

By John Reed Introduction by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and A. Taylor. By John Reed Introduction by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin and A. Category: European World History Nonfiction Classics ry Period. An American journalist and revolutionary writer, John Reed became a close friend of Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. Ten Days That Shook the World is Reed’s extraordinary record of that event. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines.

Reed gets a brief interview with Trotsky and overhears Lenin calling for a Bolshevik insurrection. But isn't Lenin meant to be in hiding to avoid arrest? Episode 3: The Winter Palace: Reed and Bryant blag their way in to the Winter Palace and meet the frightened government troops defending the building. Dramatised by Robin Brooks. Episode 1: The Coming Storm Autumn 1917 and Petrograd under the Provisional Government is in chaos.

Imprint: Penguin Classics. Published: 26/04/2007. 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. 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 .

My introduction was submitted to Lawrence & Wishart, th eir publishers, and came back covered with objections.

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

An impassioned firsthand account of the Russian Revolution, which celebrates its 100th anniversary in March 2017 An American journalist and revolutionary writer, John Reed became a close friend of Lenin and was an eyewitness to the 1917 revolution in Russia. Ten Days That Shook the World is Reed's extraordinary record of that event. Writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping account 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 of the chance comments of bystanders, and set against an idealized backdrop of soldiers, sailors, peasants, and the proletariat uniting to throw off oppression, Reed's account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Comments: (7)

Hatе&love
True historical account of October 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, well written and easy to comprehend.
Wyameluna
This is one of the most exciting history book written. Easy to read and about a hugely important event. Good for adults and older children even.
Felhann
As the title suggests, John Reed's account of the October revolution is unabashedly pro-Bolshevik. I suppose that makes it useful to a variety of different people. People who want to portray rank and file communists as dupes will find plenty of ammunition. On the other hand people who sympathize with communism will be able to contrast the idealism of the old Bolsheviks with the cynical cruelty of the Stalin regime. It can be read either way *with the benefit of hindsight.*

To me the important thing about a book like this is that it can and should be read without that hindsight. Marx couldn't have possibly known, in the 1870's, how his magnum opus would be used to justify the crimes of the Stalin regime in the 1930s, nor could Reed have known that in the 1910's, any more than you or I or anyone else can know what will happen tomorrow or the day after. People had to do the best they had with limited information - obviously in this case a lot of people got a lot of things wrong. If we want to move the grounds of discussion out of the realm of politics and ideology, where all kinds of childish sophistry can masquerade as profound thinking, and into the grounds of history, where real conversation is still possible, we have to make allowances for the limitations of the human condition. Neither people who were for or against communism could have possibly known the future. As it turned out the people who were for it had to go on the record as having made a serious blunder, while people who were against it got to switch their line after the fact and pretend they had always known.

At least for me, this book is a corrective to that kind of thinking. It gives a great deal of insight into what at least one early Bolshevik supporter was thinking, and how he saw the events of the revolution as they unfolded. It also shows how the Bolsheviks got into power in the first place, and how they were able to rally popular support at a time when they still needed it. There's nothing like a first hand account, if you want to understand the past. His portrayal of a city in chaos is also compelling. There isn't a great deal of intellectual content here, apart from the bare facts that he reports, but that's to be expected. We're already far too familiar with the main lines of argument, so it's not likely to be missed.

If anything, what stands out about this book is the narrator's almost childish enthusiasm. He really thought he was standing on the cusp of a new epoch in world history. In a way he was, I suppose - though hardly the kind of epoch he had in mind.

In any case I do recommend this book. People who think its fun to beat the dead horse of communism (or try to resurrect it) will find plenty to get excited about. More thoughtful people, who want to understand the actual events of 1917, will also find their efforts rewarded. Everybody wins.
Mr.jeka
Great shape
Rose Of Winds
Give a sense of reality of what happened at the real time
Gnng
I actually read this copy and enjoyed it tremendously, It was inspiring and exciting to read
Era
enjoyed book. Reasonable price
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Ten Days That Shook the World (Penguin Classics) download epub
Historical Study & Educational Resources
Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin,A. J. P. Taylor,John Reed
ISBN: 0141442123
Category: History
Subcategory: Historical Study & Educational Resources
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Classics; Revised edition (August 28, 2007)
Pages: 368 pages