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Communism & Socialism

  • Jews and Leftist Politicsby Jack Jacobs

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 96.00

    This volume considers the political implications of Judaism, the relationships of leftists and Jews, contemporary anti-Zionism, and the importance of gender. more...

  • Labour And The Gulagby Giles Udy

    Biteback Publishing 2017; US$ 30.99

    The Labour Party welcomed the Russian Revolution in 1917: it paved the way for the birth of a socialist superpower and ushered in a new era in Soviet governance. Labour excused the Bolshevik excesses and prepared for its own revolution in Britain. In 1929, Stalin deported hundreds of thousands of men, women and children to work in labour camps. Subjected... more...

  • McCarthyismby Jonathan Michaels

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    In this succinct text, Jonathan Michaels examines the rise of anti-communist sentiment in the postwar United States, exploring the factors that facilitated McCarthyism and assessing the long-term effects on US politics and culture. McCarthyism:The Realities, Delusions and Politics Behind the 1950s Red Scare  offers an analysis of the ways in which... more...

  • A Pope and a Presidentby Paul Kengor

    Intercollegiate Studies Institute 2017; US$ 14.99

    A Singular Bond That Changed History   Even as historians credit Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders. Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author Paul Kengor changes that. In this fascinating book, he... more...

  • Omnia Sunt Communiaby Massimo De Angelis

    Zed Books 2017; US$ 26.95

    This book reveals the potential for radical transformation contained in a conceptualisation of the commons as a set of social systems, rather than just common goods. more...

  • Rebel Motherby Peter Andreas

    Simon & Schuster 2017; US$ 26.00

    ?[A] luminous memoir? ? Publishers Weekly (starred review) ?Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls?s The Glass Castle will find much to admire here.? ? Booklist (starred review) The intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to South America in search of the revolution. Carol Andreas was a traditional 1950s... more...

  • Aftershocksby Seva Gunitsky

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Over the past century, democracy spread around the world in turbulent bursts of change, sweeping across national borders in dramatic cascades of revolution and reform. Aftershocks is the first book to offer a detailed explanation for this wavelike spread and retreat?not only of democracy but also of its twentieth-century rivals, fascism and communism.... more...

  • A Political Familyby John Green

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The Kuczynskis were a German-Jewish family of active anti-fascists who worked assiduously to combat the rise of Nazism before and during the course of the Second World War. This book focuses on the family of Robert and his wife Berta ? both born two decades before the end of the nineteenth century ? and their six children, five of whom became communists... more...

  • Close But No Cigarby Stephen Purvis

    Orion 2017; US$ 23.99

    'In its tragic absurdity, Close but No Cigar reads like a Graham Greene story, with a cast of characters to make Hemingway proud ... [This] tale should be read by anyone who wants to understand what lies beyond the beaches and Bacardi [of Cuba]' DAILY TELEGRAPH For over a decade Stephen Purvis had been a pillar of Havana's expat community,... more...

  • Harbors Rich with Shipsby Miroslav Krle?a; ?eljko Cipri?

    Monthly Review Press 2017; US$ 29.00

    Miroslav Krle?a was a giant of Yugoslav literature, yet remarkably little of his writing has appeared in English. In a body of work that spans more than five dozen books, including novels, short stories, plays, poetry, and essays, Krle?a steadfastly pursued a radical humanism and artistic integrity.  Harbors Rich in Ships  gives English-speaking readers... more...