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    I just finished this one, after meaning to check it out since college Sometimes you know a book is great even if you yourself have a hard time reading it That was the case for me in the very well written and detailed personal account of the October Revolution in Russia, as experienced by American reporter and Communist sympathizer, Jack Reed.The excellent movie Reds is based in large part on the accounts in this book Warren Beauty producing, directing, writing, and starring as the author, Reed I love that film, and assumed I would love the book I certainly admire the book, and can see why a movie was made of it Reed s descriptions of moods, sights, sounds and smells, his overall description of environment is immpeccable The reader feels as if they are right there with Reed as he surveys the war front, walks dark streets, and experiences the unspecified yet palpable unrest that was so pervasive in all parts of Russia during that historical time I loved these parts of the book.But the book is just as much, if not , Reed s account of the literally scores of factions, political parties, armies, navies, congresses, and commititees Man alive, were there committees in revo...


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    El verdadero valor de este libro consiste en que es una cr nica presencial de los hechos ocurridos durante la Revoluci n de Octubre Sin embargo, a d a de hoy, muchos historiadores dudan de que el autor pudiera estar presente en tantos hechos importantes, sobre todo por la simultaneidad y la distancia entre los mismos, salvo que tuviera el don de la ubicuidad No ser yo qui n incida en ese debate Supongamos que s que estuvo.Aunque era un ferviente simpatizante de la causa, se dice que el autor trat de mostrarse objetivo Sin embargo, hay ciertos pasajes en los que creo que se delata De ah que Lenin lo tuviera como libro de cabecera No as Stalin, al que parece que no le sent muy bien que Reed encumbrara a Trotsky por encima de su persona.Como obra de consulta no la he encontrado de gran ayuda, salvo por su valor testimonial Es un compendio un tanto deslabazado, incluso confuso a veces Hay ensayos sobre el tema muy bien estructurados, demas ados como para intentar dar referencias Si acaso destacar a Tormenta Roja La Revoluci n Rusa 1917 1922 , publicado por Edaf.He de reconocer que no he le do 10 d as que p gina a p gina, m s bien he ido saltando entre cap tulos, pues tiene partes muy densas De ah mis tres estrellas Es una obra de consulta muy v lida, por ser contempor nea a los acontecimientos, pero poco esclarecedora a la hora de hacerte una idea global del por qu del estallido.Como complemento, recomiendo la visi n de la pel cula Reds , de Warren Beatty, es...


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    Due to the various political parties that John Reed speaks of in his impassioned account of the Russian Revolution, it becomes somewhat difficult to follow the flow of events and their importance An understanding of the struggle at hand in this tumultuous period really only requires the knowledge of two warring factions the Reds Bolsheviks , and the Whites anti Bolsheviks Basically the absolute monarchy of Tsar Nicholas II had come to an end due to severe social and political unrest on the behalf of a starving, angry country In its place a Provisional Government was formed This was intended to be temporary of course, until a new one arose Long before all of this, Vladimir Lenin had been writing of a working class revolution, one spearheaded by the privileged Russian intellectuals basically radical Marxists who would organize it And the Provisional Government wasn t exactly any sympathetic to the poor lower classes it was in support of Russia s continued participation in World War I, and would not grant them the land that much of Lenin and Trotsky s Bolshevik ideology argued that they were entitled to John Reed, a Portland born American journalist covered most of the chaotic events of the October Revolution, including the attack on the Winter Palace, where the counter revolutionary Whites where defeated by the Bolsheviks After which, Kerensky leader of the Whites, fled to Pskov A...


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    John Reed s vivid eye witness account of his time in Petrograd was written in early 1918 and published in the USA the following year It was an instant best seller, so much so that in Russia it was some years before Stalin who is only mentioned twice in the book felt he could ban it for its portrayal of Trotsky Possibly na ve, definitely politically one sided, nevertheless the veracity and impact of Reed s enthusiastic snapshot style reportage has become a classic memoir and inspired films including Eisenstein s classic October and Reds which won an Oscar for its director and star, Warren Beatty.Episode 1 The Coming Storm Autumn 1917 and Petrograd under the Provisional Government is in chaos American journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant arrive to find the tension between factions is palpable and it s only a matter of time before the situation explodes But in which direction On the Eve The confusion in Petrograd continues as the new delegates to the Congress of Soviets stream into the city Reed gets a brief interview with Trotsky ...


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    This is simultaneously a difficult read and a pageturner a firsthand account of the Bolshevik Revolution from an American observer, dense with details but also providing a historically priceless perspective of one of the most important events of the 20th century Reed offer details of the factional fighting that took place during the revolution this is a lot of the book and the mistakes and unintended consequences that helped generate the final result This was of less value in my opinion than the portraits of individual revolutionaries and the perspective on the massive social changes being wrought upon Russia by the uprising Most evocatively Reed describes how the uprising bred an insatiable desire for knowledge and written material among the average Russian This impact of the revolution has been noted by other scholars as well, but its amazing to see firsthand how a feeling of ownership over their society dawned upon the ordinary Russian and how this in turn fed a desire to read and know as much as possible To the degree that people feel empowered with agency over their lives, the desire to read, write, think and debate over public issues naturally increases The simplicity of the Bolshevik cadres also comes across touchingly at times mostly gu...


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    From BBC Radio 4 15 Minute Drama John Reed s classic eye witness account of the Russian Revolution in October 1917 Dramatised by Robin BrooksEpisode 1 The Coming Storm Autumn 1917 and Petrograd under the Provisional Government is in chaos American journalists John Reed and Louise Bryant arrive to find the tension between factions is palpable and it s only a matter of time before the situation explodes But in which direction Episode 2 On the EveThe confusion in Petrograd continues as the new delegates to the Congress of Soviets stream into the city Reed gets a brief interview with Trotsky and overhears Lenin calling for a Bolshevik insurrection But isn t Lenin meant to be in hiding to avoid arrest Episode 3 The Winter PalaceReed and Bryant blag their way in to the Winter Palace and meet the frightened government troops defending the building As gunfire starts in the street, the Palace falls surprisingly easily to the victorious revolutionaries but the journalists are caught in a dangerous encounter.Episode 4 Plunging AheadThe Bolsheviks have taken the Winter Palace and seized control Amidst a whirl of excitement, dread and rumour, Lenin abolishes all private o...


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    It s not everyday you get to witness a major turning point in history first hand as John Reed did in November 1917 For that reason, combined with the facts that 1 he was American, 2 he had a pencil and paper available, and 3 he knew how to write, this work is something close to a must read It s close to a must read, rather than a definitive must read, because Reed s prose lags He did manage, however, to give a sense for a tremendous instant of anarchy that lasted for the briefest of moments as the Kerensky regime morphed into chaos and then into Bolshevism Trotsky and Lenin make a number of appearances here as do a number of other revolutionaries, most names long lost to ears and minds I did see Stalin s name once Reed had quite an ability to move around Petrograd, witnessing developments and interviewing leadi...


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    American journalist and socialist John Reed wrote about Russia s 1917 October Revolution presenting a first hand account of all the events whilst being on assignment for a socialist politics magazine called The Masses, however due to this magazine s forced closure another magazine The Liberator published his articles Reed was able to interact with Bolshevik leaders and got much information from offic...


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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 Record Of The Events In Petrograd In November 1917, When Lenin And The Bolsheviks Finally Siezed 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.

  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • Ten Days that Shook the World
  • John Reed
  • Italian
  • 16 September 2017

About the Author: John Reed

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.John Silas Reed, often referred to by his nickname, Jack, was an American journalist, poet communist activist, remembered for his 1st hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World He was the 1st husband of the writer feminist Louise Bryant.