John Reed's classic account of Pancho Villa and the Mexican revolution is an early example of an embedded journalist, who shared the daily lives of the insurgents and was a witness to the wretched lives of the Mexican people. This is one of the most vivid testimonies of this revolutionary upheaval.
John Reed (1887-1920), poet and journalist, was the hero of a generation of radical intellectuals in the United States. He was a correspondent during the Mexican revolution, World War I, and the Russian revolution of 1917. Among his most famous work is his book of the Russian revolution, Ten Days that Shook the World, which became the basis of the movie "Reds."