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  • Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Britain in the 1940sby David Renton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 168.00

    Despite the Second World War and the Holocaust, postwar Britain was not immune to fascism. By 1948, a large and confident fascist movement had been established, with a strong network of local organisers and public speakers, and an audience of thousands. However, within two years the fascists had collapsed under the pressure of a successful anti-fascist... more...

  • Dissident Marxismby David Renton

    Zed Books 2004; US$ 34.95

    Dissident Marxism describes the left in history. Some readers will enjoy it as a history of revolutionary socialism in the years between Stalin's rise and the fall of the Berlin Wall. Others will find here a challenging thesis -- that the most enduring of left-wing traditions, and highly relevant to the times we live in today, were located in a... more...

  • Sidney Pollardby David Renton

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 14.95

    Sidney Pollard was a pioneering Labour historian who influenced the great luminaries in the field, E.P. Thompson and Eric Hobsbawm. Almost single-handedly he pioneered the study of economic management in history and the understanding of the economic processes by which regions are formed. His last work involved seminal research on the regional effect... more...

  • Lives; Runningby David Renton

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    David Renton was in his mid-teens a country standard middle-distance runner. He tells the story of how he began to run, and of the influence over him of his father's own career as an international-standard rower. He portrays running as a step towards a world of freedom, and describes his father's own attempts to find ideas that would guide his... more...

  • The Communist Party of Great Britain Since 1920by James Eaden; David Renton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 163.00

    A new single volume history of the Communist Party of Great Britain examining the party from its foundations in 1920 to its demise in the early 1990s. Drawing on original research and a reading of specialist texts, the authors analyze the rise and fall of the party and evaluate its role on the left of British politics. Whilst sympathetic to the ideals... more...

  • British Fascism, the Labour Movement and the Stateby Nigel Copsey; David Renton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 133.00

    Considerable attention has been paid to far-right parties and their leaders, Oswald Mosley, A. K. Chesterton, John Tyndall and Nick Griffin. But what about the forces that have been organised in opposition to fascism in Britain? British Fascism, the Labour Movement and the State brings together the leading historians in the field to trace the history... more...

  • The Congoby David Renton; David Seddon; Leo Zeilig

    Zed Books 2006; US$ 35.00

    This is an immensely readable, radical introduction to the Congo that pays attention to the importance of economic production for social organization. It traces the story of the Congo from the unleashing of King Leopard’s fury across the region in the 19th century, to the Western-sponsored murder of Patrice Lumumba in 1961, to the war that has... more...

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