Experience a thrilling, comprehensive account of the Bolshevik seizure of power during the Russian Revolution - an event which ended czarist rule, led to the rise of Communism, and changed the shape of the 20th Century. Reed, a journalist who witnessed the Bolshevik takeover during ten precarious days in 1917, provides thorough background information and firsthand reporting.
"A lovingly detailed, but biased account"
Selections include: "The Duel" and "The Umbrella" by Guy de Maupasssant; "The Schartz-Metterklume Method", "The Open Window", and "The Story Teller" by Saki; "The Scandal Monger" and "Verochka" by Anton Chekhov; and "The Wardrobe" by Thomas Mann.
Selections include "The Robber Bridegroom" by Washington Irving, "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark Twain, "Chickamauga" by Ambrose Bierce, "The Mission of Jane" by Edith Wharton, and "The Black Cat" by Edgar Allan Poe.
North Star is an old rig, too old for the appalling weather in the North Sea. The massive environmental damage its destruction could cause would be unthinkable. Why would anyone think of sabotaging it?