Ten Days that Shook the World

Ten Days that Shook the World


by John Reed
International Publishers, 1934 (first), 2017
Paperback – 430 pages

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The iconic work, Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed, is a must read to understand the Great October Socialist Revolution. Reed provides a first-hand riveting description of the extraordinary events that occurred in the lead-up to and during the Revolution that resulted in the Bolsheviks seizing power.

The book was first published in March 1919, and this edition for the centenary of the Revolution includes Lenin’s introduction written at the end of 1919, the preface written by M K Krupskaya in 1923 and a new foreword by David Laibman. It includes an interesting piece about the author John Reed by Howard Lawson, which raises some questions for today.