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Journalist and activist who is most widely remembered for his 1919 book Ten Days That Shook the World, his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution. He was a Communist who was considered a martyr for the movement following his death.
He was born in Portland and began attending Harvard College in 1906.
The Oscar-winning 1981 film Reds, directed by Warren Beatty, was based on his life.
How did John Reed die?
|Cause of death
|Age of death
|October 22, 1887
|October 17, 1920
|Place of death
|Place of burial
Quotes by John Reed
"In the relations of a weak Government and a rebellious people there comes a time when every act of the authorities exasperates the masses, and every refusal to act excites their contempt."John Reed
"Ten days that shook the world."John Reed