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The Russian Revolution and John Reed
on 20 October 2008
I bought this book a couple of months ago, and liked it so much that even purchased its soft copy. The book is based on the days of Russian revolution in 1917, when it was almost dying as seen by the world, and narrates in a very nice and dramatic way the hardships that the Russian soldiers faced on the front line, public in the cities, towns and villages, and politicians and leader in their campaigns. John Reed has very beautifully presented his observations of the revolution and I hope not only Russian but every student of politics and leadership will like to read it. I read it because Benazir Bhutto mentioned it in her book, "The Daughter of the East." The book explains the nature of political parties active during the revolution and their impact on Russian and international world. It explores the hard work of few and the corruption of many during the tough times of the revolution when thing were uncertain. I loved this sentence very much when I read it, "and Russia absorbed reading material as hot sands absorb water."