‘Reed’s book is not only the best account of the Bolshevik Revolution, it comes near to being the best account of any revolution’ – from the introduction by AJP Taylor
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 us a gripping record of the events in Leningrad in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power.
Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and the chance comments of by-standers, set against an idealized backcloth of a proletariat of soldiers, sailors, workers, and peasants uniting to throw off oppression, Reed’s account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting.
Paperback, 351 pages. In excellent preloved condition.