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Ten days that shook the world - the Illustrated Edition

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This account of the Russian Revolution by a western journalist has been admired worldwide since its first publication in 1919. Lenin endorsed it as "a truthful and most vivid exposition of the events so significant to the comprehension of what really is the Proletarian Revolution".;Already based in Europe and sympathetic to the cause of the Russian Revolution, Reed was able to observe dispassionately exactly what was going on and to find out not only what the Bolshevik leaders were doing, but to move among those on the streets and note down the experiences of the masses of ordinary people.;After outlining the backround and causes of the Revolution, Reed goes through the days leading up to the seizing of power by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd. He describes the divisions between the provisional government, which had been set up following the abdication of Nicholas II in March 1917, and the Petrograd Soviet, and their warnings against counter-revolution; the return of Lenin and the Bolshevik plots to bring about an uprising of the people; the moves between Revolution and counter-revolution; the actions of the Red Guards, under the control of Trotsky and Lenin, who moved through the city taking over principal buildings; the fall of the provisional government; the assault on the Winter Palace, and the final seizure of power. The account includes meeting with Lenin and other major figures, as well as troop movements and the daily happenings of ordinary workers. This edition is accompanied by contemporary photographs.

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Author(s):
John Reed
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075091646X
ISBN-13:
9780750916462
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Sutton

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This account of the Russian Revolution by a western journalist has been admired worldwide since its first publication in 1919. Lenin endorsed it as "a truthful and most vivid exposition of the events so significant to the comprehension of what really is the Proletarian Revolution".;Already based in Europe and sympathetic to the cause of the Russian Revolution, Reed was able to observe dispassionately exactly what was going on and to find out not only what the Bolshevik leaders were doing, but to move among those on the streets and note down the experiences of the masses of ordinary people.;After outlining the backround and causes of the Revolution, Reed goes through the days leading up to the seizing of power by the Bolsheviks in Petrograd. He describes the divisions between the provisional government, which had been set up following the abdication of Nicholas II in March 1917, and the Petrograd Soviet, and their warnings against counter-revolution; the return of Lenin and the Bolshevik plots to bring about an uprising of the people; the moves between Revolution and counter-revolution; the actions of the Red Guards, under the control of Trotsky and Lenin, who moved through the city taking over principal buildings; the fall of the provisional government; the assault on the Winter Palace, and the final seizure of power. The account includes meeting with Lenin and other major figures, as well as troop movements and the daily happenings of ordinary workers. This edition is accompanied by contemporary photographs.

Author(s):
John Reed
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
075091646X
ISBN-13:
9780750916462
Number of pages:
273
Publisher:
Sutton

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