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Publisher:Penguin Books
Published In:1977
Binding Type:Paperback
Weight:0.72 lbs
Pages:pp. 368

The Title "Ten Days that Shook the World" is written by John Reed. This book was published in the year 1977. The ISBN number 0141442123|9780141442129 is assigned to the Paperback version of this title. This book has total of pp. 368 (Pages). The publisher of this title is Penguin Books. We have about 116263 other great books from this publisher. Ten Days that Shook the World is currently Available with us.

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About the Book

Ten Days That Shook the World is John Reed's eyewitness account of the Russian Revolution. 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.

This edition contains A.J.P. Taylor's original introduction to Penguin's 1964 edition. Also included is a preface, a chronology of events, notes and explanations of Russian organizations and political groups, and extensive appendices containing information from tables of wage breakdowns to extracts from speeches.

About the Author

John Reed was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1887. After college he entered journalism and soon became the most highly paid ace reporter in America. He was a correspondent in the Mexican War of 1916 to 1917 and a reporter in the First World War, a job which took him to Russia-he was in Petrograd in 1917. He became personally involved in the Labour movement in the States in 1913 when he helped organize a silk-workers' strike in Paterson, New Jersey; and when he returned from Russia he toured the country speaking on the October Revolution (of 1917) and reporting for the Liberator, a very left-wing journal. In 1919 he chaired the meeting which founded the Communist-Labour Party, later the Communist Party of the U.S.A.

John Reed then returned to Soviet Russia, where he died of typhus in 1920. He was buried in the Red Square, in the Heroes' Grave; a plaque in the Kremlin wall commemorates him.


Introduction/A.J.P. Taylor
Introduction/V.I. Lenin
Notes and Explanations

1. Background
2. The Coming Storm
3. On the Eve
4. The Fall of the Provisional Government
5. Plunging Ahead
6. The Committee for Salvation
7. The Revolutionary Front
8. Counter-Revolution
9. Victory
10. Moscow
11. The Conquest of Power
12. The Peasants' Congress