Reed, John Shelton

John Shelton Reed

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John Silas "Jack" Reed (October 22, 1887 – October 17, 1920) was an American journalist, poet, and socialist activist, best remembered for his first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution, Ten Days That Shook the World. He was married to writer and feminist Louise Bryant. Reed died in Russia in 1920, and was buried at the Kremlin Wall Necropolis, one of only three Americans to have been given this honor in Russia, the others being labor organizer Bill Haywood, and Charles Ruthenburg, the founder of the Communist Party USA.