Happy Birthday John Reed!

 
BY:Joe Sims| October 23, 2014

October 22 marked the birthday of John Reed, most famous for Ten Days that Shook the World, a breathless chronicle of the Russia October Revolution. Reed was a founding member of the Communist Party. He began a career in journalist by writing for New Masses in 1913.  His early writings covered the Mexican revolution and Pancho Villa and the Ludlow  miners massacre.

In 1917 he traveled to Russia and was present for the October Revolution. He died of typhus in 1920 was was buried in the Kremlin Wall.  Reed’s life in Russia was captured by Warren Beatty’s “Reds” which won 3 Academy Awards.

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