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  • Specters of Communism

    This book discusses the life and political activity of French Communist Louis-Auguste Blanqui and the problems of his political current.
  • Reminiscences of Lenin

    A personal account of Lenin’s life and thought, written by the woman who knew him best.
  • A James Connolly Reader

    A highly curated collection of James Connolly's most important speeches and writing.
  • Trotsky on Lenin

    Combining Young Lenin and On Lenin in one volume, this is a fascinating political biography by fellow revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
  • Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937

    The first biography—in any language—of Alexander Shlyapnikov, a leader and founder, along with Kollontai, of the Workers’ Opposition.
  • Tomas Young's War

    An Iraq war veteran's powerful testament to the true cost of war.
  • Life and Death of Leon Trotsky

    Translation of the combined memoir and tribute by Trotsky's widow and his close friend, first published in France in 1951.
  • Marxism in a Lost Century

    The first political and intellectual biography of the founder of the American version of council communism, Paul Mattick
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Uncivil Rites

    Salaita’s controversial firing by the University of Illinois provoked a national conversation about academic freedom and the question of Palestine.
  • Always on Strike

    A history of the I.W.W.’s golden years as lived by one of its’ guiding lights.
  • A Great and Terrible World

    This edition of letters by Antonio Gramsci vividly evokes the 'great and terrible world' in which he lived.
  • Worth Fighting For

    Former US Army Ranger walks across the US for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resistor.
  • Alexandra Kollontai

    Kollotai was a brilliant and passionate defender of the ideals of the Russian revolution and women's liberation.
  • Mayor 1%

    Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent.
  • I Am Troy Davis

    A riveting eyewitness account of the Davis family's courageous struggle against America's racist criminal justice system.
  • Leon Trotsky

    This illustrated introduction's irreverent cartoons will amuse readers, and surprise them with its sophisticated portrait of Trotsky's life and works.
  • The John Carlos Story

    John Carlos and Tommie Smith’s Black Power salute on the 1968 Olympic podium sparked controversy and career fallout.
  • Lucy Parsons

    The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
  • My People Are Rising

    A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.
  • Marx in Soho

    Marx in Soho is a brilliant introduction to Marx's life, his analysis of society, and his passion for radical change.
  • The Revolution Besieged

    The last installment of Tony Cliff's biography of Russian revolutionary V.I. Lenin, available for the first time in the U.S.
  • Rank and File

    The trials and tribulations of firebrand union organizers, from the 1930s—1970s, are brought to life here, in their own words.
  • People Wasn't Made to Burn

    The long-buried story of a Chicagoan's struggle for justice after four of his children perished in a tragic fire.