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Ten Days That Shook the World

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"A remarkable piece of journalism....The first and best eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution...a detailed, gripping read." Peter Millar, The Times

Review:

"There have been hundreds of good books about the Russian revolution but no one captures the thrill of its democratic spirit quite like John Reed....Ten Days That Shook the World shook me to pieces." Paul Foot, The Independent

Review:

"Reed's book is not only the best account of the Bolshevik revolution, it comes near to being the best account of any revolution." A. J. P. Taylor

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

Synopsis:

Conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a nation in ferment and disintegration. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives us a record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally siezed power.

About 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 nUlyanov (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.'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140182934
Other:
Reed, John
Author:
Reed, John
Author:
Taylor, A. J. P.
Author:
Lenin, Vladimir Ilyich
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
Harmondsworth ;
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military - Naval
Subject:
History
Subject:
Novels and novellas
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Russia (pre & post Soviet Union)
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Series Volume:
no. 36
Publication Date:
19900207
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7.80x5.08x.72 in. .53 lbs.

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Product details 368 pages Penguin Books - English 9780140182934 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A remarkable piece of journalism....The first and best eyewitness account of the 1917 Russian Revolution...a detailed, gripping read."
"Review" by , "There have been hundreds of good books about the Russian revolution but no one captures the thrill of its democratic spirit quite like John Reed....Ten Days That Shook the World shook me to pieces."
"Review" by , "Reed's book is not only the best account of the Bolshevik revolution, it comes near to being the best account of any revolution."
"Review" by , "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."
"Synopsis" by , Conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a nation in ferment and disintegration. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives us a record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally siezed power.
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