On the internet
Books about the Russian revolution that are free to download
(Yes, that’s the same guy who wrote Swallows and Amazons. He covered the Russian civil war as a journalist.)
Six Weeks in Russia in 1919, by Arthur Ransome. Downloadable free in various formats.
The Crisis in 1921, by Arthur Ransome. Downloadable free in various formats.
There are articles on Ransome’s involvement with revolutionary Russia in The Guardian hereand in The Independent here. And there’s a page linking to a couple of other things by Ransome at the Marxists Internet Archive here.
(another journalist – less well known than Ransome – who visited early Soviet Russia)
Albert Rhys Williams
(An American labour activist who was in Russia during the revolution)
Through the Russian Revolution, by Albert Rhys Williams, 1921