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  • Leon Trotsky

    This illustrated introduction's irreverent cartoons will amuse readers, and surprise them with its sophisticated portrait of Trotsky's life and works.
  • Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937

    The first biography—in any language—of Alexander Shlyapnikov, a leader and founder, along with Kollontai, of the Workers’ Opposition.
  • 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.
  • Lucy Parsons

    The life and times of Lucy Parsons, early American radical and labor organizer, told definitively here.
  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

    Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor.

  • North Star

    Green Party leader and prominent social justice activist tells the story of his life of struggle.
  • All Power to the Soviets


    Tony Cliff was a lifelong organizer within the international socialist movement. His groundbreaking work established the unique interpretation of...
  • Building the Party

    The Russian Revolution of 1917 was one of the pivotal events in world history, and the Russian Bolshevik Party played a central role in that...
  • 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.
  • Otto Bauer (1881-1938)

    A stirring, ground breaking, political biography of the most important leader of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers Party’s, Otto Bauer.
  • My People Are Rising

    A compelling look at the rise and fall of the Black Panther generation, through the eyes of a founding member.
  • Worth Fighting For

    Former US Army Ranger walks across America for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resister.
  • Rosa Luxemburg

    The definitive partisan biography of Rosa Luxemburg, as only a contemporary and comrade could know her.
  • The Bending Cross

    The classic biography of Debs, one of the most important thinkers and activists in US.
  • A Great and Terrible World

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

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

    In this gripping new intellectual biography, Jukka Gronow examines Karl Kautsky’s influence on the European labor movement.
  • A James Connolly Reader

    A stirring collection of James Connolly's most important speeches and writing.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq

    In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation.
  • Karl Marx

    A bracing, concise, and accessible overview of the entirety of Marx’s thought, by a major figure of twentieth-century Western Marxism.
  • Reminiscences of Lenin

    A personal account of Lenin’s life and thought, written by the woman who knew him best.
  • Mayor 1%

    Lydersen lambasts Chicago's nationally recognized mayor for his obedient endorsement of the devastating austerity agenda set forth by the one-percent.
  • Rank and File

    The trials and tribulations of firebrand union organizers, from the 1930s—1970s, are brought to life here, in their own words.