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Reed, John: Ten Days That Shook the World. 08 Nov 2007
John Reed was there at the time of the Russian Revolution. He did meet main characters and he did feel that that the revolution was coming to America.
I first read this book in a college course on Russian history. My professor was one of those types that you encounter every now and then that felt that the general history books (his included) were too watered down and lacked the deep texture of the events that could only be captured by someone who was there. I learned a lot more in that course than just Russian history.
The first half of the book will set the stage for you. To understand how the events manifested themselves, the Appendixes (the second half of the book) are critical.
At the end of his life Reed was a broken man, disillusioned with Communism and the Russian leaders that he had admired.
This book was the basis for the 1981 Warren Beatty film Reds.
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