William Benton Whisenhunt edited and annotated John Reed’s Ten Days That Shook the World. Of all of the books by American witnesses of the Russian Revolution, Reed’s Ten Days That Shook the World was and remains well-known. His account focuses on the ten key days of the revolution itself, bringing to life the sights, sounds, and key people who were so instrumental in this critical event. Reed, officially a journalist, shed his objectivity and supported the Bolshevik cause, and this book was the key forum in which he made his case. In the end, the book has survived as a primary source on the revolution.