Daniel W. Lehman is a professor of English at Ashland University in Ohio. He is the author of Matters of Fact: Reading Nonfiction over the Edge and is the co-editor of River Teeth: A Journal of Nonfiction Narrative.
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John Reed (1887-1920) is best known as the author of Ten Days That Shook the World and as champion of the communist movement in the United States. Still, Reed remains a writer almost systematically ignored by the literary critical establishment, even if alternately vilified and lionized by historians and by films like Warren Beatty's Reds.
"This is a work that I have been waiting twenty-five years to read. The first book-length study to seriously investigate, explicate, and analyze the prose of one of modern America's important yet neglected writers."
Robert A. Rosenstone, author of Romantic Revolutionary: A Biography of John Reed