John Reed

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Birthday
22, 1887
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Oct 17, 1920 (32)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
22, 1887
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Oct 17, 1920 (32)

About

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.

Before Fame

He was born in Portland and began attending Harvard College in 1906.

Trivia

The Oscar-winning 1981 film Reds, directed by Warren Beatty, was based on his life.

Family Life

He was married to feminist writer Louise Bryant.

Associated With

A short biography of him was written by author John Dos Passos.