Ten Days That Shook The World

Author: John Reed
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510716793
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"This book is a slice of intensified history—history as I saw it.” So begins John Reed’s first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Much anticipated when it was published in 1919, Reed’s narrative remains as riveting today as when the events he describes were still reverberating throughout the world. Reed was hardly a disinterested observer, and his involvement in the Communist labor movement lends urgency and passion to his classic account. He vividly describes events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and seized the reins of power. Despite Reed’s personal leanings, which he made no attempt to hide, the book garnered praise from luminaries across the political spectrum. George F. Kennan, the American diplomat, and father of the policy of Soviet containment, said that “Reed’s account of the events of that time rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, its command of detail. It will be remembered when all others are forgotten." Reed was committed to telling the story of the Russian revolution as truthfully as possible. That the book was banned by Russian premier Josef Stalin is a testament to the author’s success in carrying out his mission. One hundred years after Russia and the world trembled, Ten Days that Shook the World brings alive the momentous events of 1917.

Ten Days That Shook The World

Author: Karl Marx
Editor: e-artnow
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"Ten Days That Shook the World" is a book by the American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917. Reed who was on an assignment for The Masses, a magazine of socialist politics, followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders closely during his time in Russia. Reed's reports, on which this book is based, are valuable source of the first-hand information about the events that occurred in Russia in the fall of 1917. This edition includes "The Communist Manifesto" which will provide an analytical approach to the class struggle and the justification for the Revolution.

Writings Of John Reed

Author: John Reed
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ISBN: 9781610010207
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A collection of writings from American socialist-turned-Communist John Reed. Contains "Ten Days that Shook the World," Reed's classic eyewitness account of the October Revolution in Russia, as well as "War in Paterson," his account of the 1913 silk workers strike in New Jersey, "The Trader's War," Reed's argument against American involvement in the First World War, and other essays.

Ten Days That Shook The World

Author: John Pateman
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1387360078
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John Reed And The Writing Of Revolution

Author: Daniel Wayne Lehman
Editor: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821414674
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John Reed (1887-1920) is best known as the author of Ten Days That Shook the World and as champion of the communist movement in the United States. Still, Reed remains a writer almost systematically ignored by the literary critical establishment, even if alternately vilified and lionized by historians and by films like Warren Beatty's Reds. John Reed and the Writing of Revolution examines Reed's writing from a different critical perspective—one informed by a theoretical and practical understanding of literary nonfiction. In both politics and writing, John Reed defied fashion. In his short career, Reed transcended the traditional creative arts of fiction, poetry, and drama in favor of deeply researched histories composed with the cadence of fiction and the power of fact. Reed thereby alienated literary critics who had idealized timeless artistry against the rough-and-tumble world of historical details and political implications. Working from a close investigation of rare articles, manuscripts, and the Reed papers at Harvard as well as from Reed's published work, Daniel W. Lehman offers the first detailed literary study of the man who followed Pancho Villa into battle; wrote literary profiles of such characters as Henry Ford, William Jennings Bryan, and Billy Sunday; explicated the Byzantine factionalism of Eastern Europe; and witnessed the storming of the Winter Palace and the birth of Soviet Russia.

Lenin

Author: Abraham Resnick
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595307012
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The book is a synoptic yet informative biographical account of the life of Vladimir Ilyick Ulyanov, one of the foremost revolutionary leaders of the twentieth century. Commonly known as Lenin, he was the founder of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), usually referred to as the Soviet Union. This work highlights Lenin's early life, his family background, growing up in Tsarist Russia, his education, and an array of factors that caused him to embrace the doctrine of Communism, as well as his emergence as a revolutionary leader. The intrigue and conditions of his life in exile, his dramatic return to Russia and the elements and events which led to Lenin's rise to power during the infamous October Revolution of 1917, described as the "shots heard around the world," are treated in correlation with the European history of that period. The book includes a useful Index and Table of Contents, numerous photographs, and an extensive chronology of events in Lenin's life from 1875-1924.

The Path To Blitzkrieg

Author: Robert Michael Citino
Editor: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555877149
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In 1939, the German army shocked and terrorized the world with Blitzkrieg, its form of mobilized warfare. How the Germans rebuilt their army after defeat in World War I - circumventing the prohibition of the treaty at Versailles - is one of the major questions in military history.

Literary Journalism

Author: Edd Applegate
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299490
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Overviews literary journalism and provides biographical entries for writers and editors who practiced literary journalism.

Ten Days That Shook The University

Author: Internationale situationniste
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Yuri Lyubimov Thirty Years At The Taganka Theatre

Author: B. Beumers
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135304459
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A study of Yury Lyubimov's tempestuous career and his style of theatre during his thirty years at the Taganka Theatre. This work traces the development of his ideas, from his arrival at the theatre in 1964 through to his explusion in 1984, and his period of exile in the West until his return in 1989 to a much-changed Russia. Tracing Lyubimov's work play by play, the book uncovers an individual doomed to be at odds with the prevailing political and social climate of his literary contemporaries.