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Ten Days That Shook the World
John Reed
Ten Days That Shook the World

Journalist John Reed gives a first-hand account of Russia’s 1917 October Revolution, which lead to the formation of the Soviet Union.

Notes and Explanations
Political Parties
Parliamentary Procedure
Popular Organisations
Central Committees
Other Organisations
Chronology and Spelling
Ten Days That Shook the World
I: Background
II: The Coming Storm
III: On the Eve
IV: The Fall of the Provisional Government
V: Plunging Ahead
VI: The Committee for Salvation
VII: The Revolutionary Front
VIII: Counterrevolution
IX: Victory
X: Moscow
XI: The Conquest of Power
XII: The Peasants’ Congress
Appendix to Chapter I
2: Wages and Cost of Living Before and During the Revolution
3: The Socialist Ministers
4: September Municipal Elections in Moscow
5: Growing Arrogance of the Reactionaries
Appendix to Chapter II
2: Democratic Conference
3: The Function of the Soviets Is Ended
4: Trotsky’s Speech at the Council of the Russian Republic
5: The Nakaz to Skobeliev
6: Peace at Russia’s Expense
7: Russian Soldiers in France
8: Terestchenko’s Speech (Resumé)
9: The British Fleet (etc.)
10: Appeals Against Insurrection
11: Lenin’s “Letter to the Comrades”
12: Miliukov’s Speech (Resumé)
13: Interview with Kerensky
Appendix to Chapter III
1: Resolution of the Factory-Shop Committees
2: The Bourgeois Press on the Bolsheviki
3: Moderate Socialist Press on the Bolsheviki
4: “Yedinstvo”
5: Were the Bolsheviki Conspirators?
6: Appeal Against Insurrection
7: Events of the Night, November 6th
Appendix to Chapter IV
1: Events of November 7th
2: Kerensky in Flight
3: Looting of the Winter Palace
4: Rape of the Women’s Battalion
Appendix to Chapter V
1: Appeals and Proclamations
2: Protest of the Municipal Duma
3: Land Decree—Peasants’ Nakaz
4: The Land and Deserters
5: The Council of People’s Commissars
Appendix to Chapter VI
1: Appeals and Denunciations
Appendix to Chapter VII
1: Two Decrees
2: The Strike Fund
Appendix to Chapter VIII
1: Kerensky’s Advance
2: Proclamations of the Military Revolutionary Committee
3: Acts of the Council of People’s Commissars
4: The Liquor Problem
5: Order No. 2
Appendix to Chapter IX
1: Military Revolutionary Committee. Bulletin No. 2
2: Events of the 13th in Petrograd
3: Truce. Krasnov’s Answer to the Committee for Salvation
4: Events at Tsarskoye Selo
5: Appeal of the Soviet Government
Appendix to Chapter X
1: Damage to the Kremlin
2: Lunatcharsky’s Declaration
3: Questionnaire for the Bourgeoisie
4: Revolutionary Financial Measure
Appendix to Chapter XI
1: Limitations of This Chapter
2: Preamble—Declaration of the Rights of the Peoples of Russia
3: Decrees
5: Ridicule of the New Regime
6: On the Question of an Agreement
7: Wine “Pogroms”
8: Speculators
9: Purishkevitch’s Letter to Kaledin
10: Decree on the Monopoly of Advertisements
11: Obligatory Ordinance
12: Two Proclamations
14: Appeals and Counter-Appeals
15: Elections to the Constituent Assembly in Petrograd
16: From the Council of People’s Commissars to the Toiling Cossacks
17: From the Commission on Public Education Attached to the Central City Duma
18: Diplomatic Correspondence of the Soviet Government
19: Appeals to the Front Against Dukhonin
20: From Krylenko
Appendix to Chapter XII
1: Instruction to Peasants
List of Illustrations
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