However, his most famous work - ten days that shook the world - was not about war, but rebellion it was published in 1919 and described the events of the russian revolution. As eric hobsbawm pointed out in the age of extremes, 'a mere thirty to forty years after lenin's arrival at the finland station in petrograd, one third of humanity found itself living under regimes directly derived from the 'ten days that shook the world. Sergei bondarchuk's (war and peace) film of ten days that shook the world, about the october revolution in 1917, depicts, from the point of the view of two foreign journalists in petrograd, the events which would shape russia for the 20th century. Ten days that shook the world serves as an electrifying account of the events that took place in petrograd in november of 1917 writer john reed was eyewitness to the revolution and privy to both the peripheral conversations in the community, as well as the intense speeches made by russia's famous leaders.
Classic work of committed journalism, ten days that shook the world, a first-hand account of the curical early days of the 1917 bolshevik revolution (available in. Historical footage: a day that shook the world recalls the days of the 20th century that proved to be era-defining and pivotal in the course of modern history these are the days on which political revolutions, technological breakthroughs, and sporting triumphs took place, and whose effects were felt the world-over. Ten days that shook the world by john reed penguin books 351 pages paperback review by alex miller john reed's classic account of the russian revolution of november 1917 isn't an attempt at large-scale dispassionate historical analysis, but an eyewitness account of the bolsheviks' rise to power penned on the spot or shortly afterwards by a sympathetic us socialist. John reed, ten days that shook the world (new york: international publishers, 1934), 14 as ben eklof argues, there is a great deal of debate as to accurate measures of literacy at the time of the russian revolution.
There were several russian revolutions, but the furthest reaching was the october revolution of 1917 (ten days that shook the world), that saw the overthrow of the tsar, the establishment of. John reed's ten days that shook the world represents one of the 20th century's greatest political-literary achievements, being one of the first book length eye-witness accounts of the great russian october revolution. Better known as october and/or ten days that shook the world this sergei eisenstein classic re-creates the final days of the soviet revolution.
1917—365 days that shook the world 1917 opened a trapdoor to the future, less because of the russian revolution than because the us seized its chance to lead it has continued to do so—until now. An anarchist talks about the russian revolution blood-stained russia (eyewitness account) of the revolution period ten days that shook the of world war i. 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. Ten days that shook the world captures the excitement of that moment the author, john reed, was an american who made no secret of his bolshevik sympathies. Lenin was also referred to as nikolai lenin by some people such as the american writer louise bryant (wife of john reed, author of 'ten days that shook the world' about the russian revolution) and.
Footnotes two decrees on the press in the serious decisive hour of the revolution and the days immediately following it, the provisional revolutionary committee is compelled to adopt a series of measures against the counter-revolutionary press of all shades. Ten days that shocked the world talks about american journalist and socialist john reed experience in russia during october revolution and bolsheviks seizer of power ( bolshevik literally means one of the majority, derived from russian ) in 1917, russia. Ten days that shook the world chapter 1: background toward the end of september, 1917, an alien professor of sociology visiting russia came to see me in petrograd.
Eisenstein's visually dynamic account of russia's october 1917 revolution, in which kerensky's provisional government was ousted by the bolsheviks a masterpiece in world cinema commissioned by the october revolution jubilee committee (chairman, nikolai podvolsky) for the tenth anniversary of. In ten days that shook the world john reed tells the story of red october and the russian revolution from a unique, firsthand perspective reed, an american journalist, was on assignment in russia for the masses --then the principal radical journal in the united states--and spent his days walking the streets, reading and collecting handbills. By late october, the bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world while the mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace anatov-oveyenko leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government.
No matter what one thinks of bolshevism, it is undeniable that the russian revolution is one of the greatest events in human history, and the rule of the bolsheviki a phenomenon of worldwide importance john reed, 1st january 1919 (j reed, ten days that shook the world) this year marks the 100th. For a more journalistic account john reed's classic ten days that shook the world is invaluable if, however, you want a quick overview of the revolution and view the film with that purpose in mind then serge eisenstein's masterpiece is not a bad place to start.
Ten days that shook the world (1967) plot summary men and women share their recollections of the russian revolution in this anglo-soviet production. The red guards were first formed during the revolution of 1905, and sprang into existence again in the days of march, 1917, when a force was needed to keep order in the city at that time they were armed, and all efforts of the provisional government to disarm them were more or less unsuccessful. Summary ten days that shook the world is american journalist and socialist john reed's first-hand account of the russian october revolution of 1917.