John Reed

John Reed (October 22, 1887-October 17, 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and social activist. He was best known for his book Ten Days That Shook the World, his first-hand account of the Russian Revolution of 1917. He was an editor for The Masses, a socialist journal in New York City. Reed later traveled with his wife to Russia, where he became a supporter of Vladimir Lenin. After the Russian Revolution, Reed returned to the United States and helped to form the Communist labor Party. During another trip to Russia, he died of typhus and was buried in front of the Kremlin of Moscow.