John Reed

Reed was born in Portland, Oregon, in 1887. After college he entered journalism and soon became the most highly paid ace reporter in America. He was correspondent in the Mexican War. He became personally involved in the Labour movement in the States in 1913 when he helped organize a silk-workers' strike in Paterson, New Jersey; and when he returned from Russia he toured the country speaking on the October Revolution (of 1917) and reporting to the Liberator. He then returned to Soviet Russia,...See more