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Title:
Ten days that shook the world
Author:
Reed, John, 1887-1920.
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Publication Information:
Harmondsworth ; New York : Penguin, 1977.
Physical Description:
xix, [7]-351 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
Reprinted with an introduction by A.J.P. Taylor.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780140182934
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

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.


Table of Contents

A.J.P. TaylorV. I. Lenin
Introductionp. VII
Introductionp. 7
Prefacep. 9
Chronologyp. 15
Notes and Explanationsp. 19
1 Backgroundp. 29
2 The Coming Stormp. 42
3 On the Evep. 63
4 The Fall of the Provisional Governmentp. 88
5 Plunging Aheadp. 117
6 The Committee for Salvationp. 145
7 The Revolutionary Frontp. 164
8 Counter-Revolutionp. 181
9 Victoryp. 200
10 Moscowp. 219
11 The Conquest of Powerp. 231
12 The Peasants' Congressp. 255
Appendixesp. 273

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