NY: Equinox Cooperative Press, 1935. Thirty lithographs by Ward illustrate Hicks’ biography of Reed, the author of Ten Days that Shook the World and the first American ambassador to the Soviet Union. Reed witnessed firsthand the Bolshevik Revolution, and through his articles in The Masses, transmitted his impressions to an American audience. He believed in the purity of Bolshevik communism, for its promise of equity, expediency, and fairness; later in his life he disavowed the bureaucracy and violence that had sullied that dream among the Soviets. He became a symbol of the universality of the Bolshevik manifesto, advancing causes of labor, peace, and free speech throughout his life.
First edition. Signed by Hicks. Bound in full black and red cloth. Some mild soiling to edges, else near fine in a very good dust wrapper. Item #31323