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Ten days that shook the world / John Reed

Main Author Reed, John Country Reino Unido. Publication London : Penguin Books, imp. 1986 Description XIX, 351 p. ; 20 cm ISBN 0-14-002433-6 CDU 947"19"
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Monografia Biblioteca Dr. Francisco Salgado Zenha
BSZ 820(73) REED - R Não requisitável | Not for loan 234507
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In Ten Days That Shook the World John Reed conveys, with the immediacy of cinema, the impression of a whole nation in ferment and disintegration. A contemporary journalist writing in the first flush of revolutionary enthusiasm, he gives a gripping record of the events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Lenin and the Bolsheviks finally seized power. Containing verbatim reports both of speeches by leaders and the chance comments of bystanders, set against an idealized backcloth of the proletariat, soldiers, sailors, and peasants uniting to throw off oppression, Reed's account is the product of passionate involvement and remains an unsurpassed classic of reporting. Book jacket.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Introduction (p. VII)
  • Introduction (p. 7)
  • Preface (p. 9)
  • Chronology (p. 15)
  • Notes and Explanations (p. 19)
  • 1 Background (p. 29)
  • 2 The Coming Storm (p. 42)
  • 3 On the Eve (p. 63)
  • 4 The Fall of the Provisional Government (p. 88)
  • 5 Plunging Ahead (p. 117)
  • 6 The Committee for Salvation (p. 145)
  • 7 The Revolutionary Front (p. 164)
  • 8 Counter-Revolution (p. 181)
  • 9 Victory (p. 200)
  • 10 Moscow (p. 219)
  • 11 The Conquest of Power (p. 231)
  • 12 The Peasants' Congress (p. 255)
  • Appendixes (p. 273)

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