Ten Days that Shook the World
by John Reed
The authenticity of [John Reed’s] writing on the revolution gained from its being a first-hand, eyewitness account. Seen from the streets and barricades, drawn from the meeting halls and fiery debates. Acute powers of observation, aligned always with a sensitivity towards ordinary people. Not “experts”. . . . Ten Days That Shook the World . . . raised questions, it carved out a kind of journalism that would allow the marginalised in society to be heard in their own voice. It inspired readers, rebels, revolutionaries.
LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2017