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Ten Days That Shook the World (Dover Value Editions)

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Publisher Comments:

"Brilliant and entertaining."and#8212;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 informativeand#160;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 and#8212; set against an idealized backdrop of the proletariat united with soldiers, sailors, and peasants and#8212; 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.

Synopsis:

Reed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events.

Synopsis:

The basis for the Academy Award–winning 1981 film Reds, Reed's classic eyewitness account captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution. His passionately involved narrative describes the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events. "Brilliant and entertaining." — The New York Times Book Review. 16 illustrations.

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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486452401
Author:
Reed, John
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
History
Subject:
Soviet Union
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Revolutionary
Subject:
Europe - Russia & the Former Soviet Union
Subject:
Soviet Union History Revolution, 1917-
Subject:
Russia-General Russian History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Value Editions
Publication Date:
20060931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.19 in 0.9 lb

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Reed's passionately involved narrative captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution, the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events.

"Synopsis" by ,
The basis for the Academy Award–winning 1981 film Reds, Reed's classic eyewitness account captures the opening days of the Russian Revolution. His passionately involved narrative describes the fall of the provisional government, the assault on the Winter Palace, Lenin's seizure of power, and other tumultuous events. "Brilliant and entertaining." — The New York Times Book Review. 16 illustrations.

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