Ten Days that Shook the World by REED, John

Sinopsis

Ten Days that Shook the World (1919) is a book by American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917 which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent Bolshevik leaders, especially Grigory Zinoviev and Karl Radek, closely during his time in Russia. John Reed died in 1920, shortly after the book was finished, and he is one of the few Americans buried at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis in Moscow, a site normally reserved only for the most prominent Soviet leaders. Max Eastman recalls a meeting with John Reed in the middle of Sheridan Square during the period of time when Reed isolated himself writing the book: ...he wrote Ten Days that Shook the World - wrote it in another ten days and ten nights or little more. He was gaunt, unshaven, greasy-skinned, a stark sleepless half-crazy look on his slightly potato-like face - had come down after a nights work for a cup of coffee. Max, dont tell anybody where I am. Im writing the Russian revolution in a book. Ive got all the placards and papers up there in a little room and a Russian dictionary, and Im working all day and all night. I havent shut my eyes for thirty-six hours. Ill finish the whole thing in two weeks. And Ive got a name for it too - Ten Days that Shook the World. Good-by, Ive got to go get some coffee. Dont for Gods sake tell anybody where I am! Do you wonder I emphasize his brains? Not so many feats can be found in American literature to surpass what he did there in those two or three weeks in that little room with those piled-up papers in a half-known tongue, piled clear up to the ceiling, and a small dog-eared dictionary, and a memory, and a determination to get it right, and a gorgeous imagination to paint it when he go it. But I wanted to comment on now was the unqualified, concentrated joy in his mad eyes that morning. He was doing what he was made to do, writing a great book. And he had a name for it too - Ten Days that Shook the World! (From Wikipedia)

Episodios

  • 23 - Appendix to Chapter 11, Part 2 amp Chapter 12

    23 - Appendix to Chapter 11, Part 2 & Chapter 12

    16/09/2016 Duración: 28min
  • 22 - Appendix to Chapter 11, Part 1

    22 - Appendix to Chapter 11, Part 1

    16/09/2016 Duración: 32min
  • 21 - Appendix to Chapters 9-10

    21 - Appendix to Chapters 9-10

    16/09/2016 Duración: 18min
  • 20 - Appendix to Chapters 5-8

    20 - Appendix to Chapters 5-8

    16/09/2016 Duración: 43min
  • 19 - Appendix to Chapters 3-4

    19 - Appendix to Chapters 3-4

    16/09/2016 Duración: 29min
  • 18 - Appendix to Chapter 2

    18 - Appendix to Chapter 2

    16/09/2016 Duración: 49min
  • 17 - Appendix to Chapter 1

    17 - Appendix to Chapter 1

    16/09/2016 Duración: 16min
  • 16 - The Peasants Congress

    16 - The Peasants' Congress

    16/09/2016 Duración: 40min
  • 15 - The Conquest of Power, Part 2

    15 - The Conquest of Power, Part 2

    16/09/2016 Duración: 32min
  • 14 - The Conquest of Power, Part 1

    14 - The Conquest of Power, Part 1

    16/09/2016 Duración: 34min
  • 13 - Moscow

    13 - Moscow

    16/09/2016 Duración: 31min
  • 12 - Victory

    12 - Victory

    16/09/2016 Duración: 48min
  • 11 - Counter-Revolution

    11 - Counter-Revolution

    16/09/2016 Duración: 42min
  • 10 - The Revolutionary Front

    10 - The Revolutionary Front

    16/09/2016 Duración: 38min
  • 09 - The Committee for Salvation

    09 - The Committee for Salvation

    16/09/2016 Duración: 46min
  • 08 - Plunging Ahead, Part 2

    08 - Plunging Ahead, Part 2

    16/09/2016 Duración: 35min
  • 07 - Plunging Ahead, Part 1

    07 - Plunging Ahead, Part 1

    16/09/2016 Duración: 40min
  • 06 - The Fall of the Provisional Govt, Part 2

    06 - The Fall of the Provisional Gov't, Part 2

    16/09/2016 Duración: 34min
  • 05 - The Fall of the Provisional Govt, Part 1

    05 - The Fall of the Provisional Gov't, Part 1

    16/09/2016 Duración: 43min
  • 04 - On the Eve, Part 2

    04 - On the Eve, Part 2

    16/09/2016 Duración: 36min
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