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A Warsaw Diary; 1978-1981
Brandys, Kazimierz,
ISBN: 0701129034
Chatto & Windus -- the Hogarth Press, London, 1984. reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. reprint. second-hand copy, small marking pen stripe on the bottom edge of the text block, page edges are slightly grubby, internally clean. No annotations. The reminiscences of the author who watched the momentous events of 1978-1981 unfolding his country. These are very personal memoirs but place the political and internal turmoil in perspective of time and place. When these memoirs were first published in Poland they were denounced on Polish television and when the imposition of martial law was imposed, the possession of the book was a mandatory jail term of up to 10 years for anybody possessing a copy. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. hundred and 75 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Diaries; History -- Europe ; Biography -- Literary; Communism . ISBN: 0701129034. ISBN/EAN: 9780701129033. Inventory No: 0280250. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $13.20 (AUD)
Book Number: 0280250  Bookseller: Syber's Books
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Eurocommunism and the State
Carrillo, Santiago,
ISBN: 0853154082
Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. clean copy, no annotations, original bookseller's rubberstamp at the bottom right of the first page, reading crease on the spine. This book discusses the strategy for socialism, developed mainly by the commonest parties of Spain and Italy, which lays particular stress on the achievement and extensions of democratic liberties and human rihts, and is committed to the winning of an electoral mandate as an integral part of the struggle for the total transformation of capitalism. The book is focused on the struggle in Spain, based on his own experience as an international commerce leader, and draws critically on the examples and lessons of the very different circumstances of the struggle for socialism elsewhere, particularly in the soviet union and Eastern Europe. Paraphrasing the rear panel blurb this is the first softcover edition. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 172 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; ISBN: 0853154082. ISBN/EAN: 9780853154082. Inventory No: 0275234. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
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Eyes left! : the Soviet Union and the post-war world
Ellery, Reg S. (Reginald Spencer), 1897-1955,
Reed & Harris, Melbourne, 1943. First Edition
 Softcover (Saddle-stapled) Softcover (Saddle-stapled). Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Pages browned foxing of the inside of the covers, small tear at top left of front cover. A "flimsy" booklet which has survived relatively undamaged. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. 63 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; USSR; Inventory No: 0273617. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $26.40 (AUD)
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International Communism and World Revolution: History & Methods
Nollau, Gunther,
Hollis & Carter, London, 1964. First Edition
 Hardcover (Original Cloth) Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition/Good. First Edition. foreword by Leonard Shapiro, preface to the English edition, preface to the German edition, six appendices, bibliography and index. Black coloured cloth covered boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper (wraparound) with purple, black and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black-and-white photograph of the author to the rear fold over panel. In this study, the author looks at the formation of First International with the formation of the International Working Men's Association in London in 1864, and, how Soviet Russia's foreign policy has been founded on the revolutionary movement of workers aimed at Western democracies from this beginning. "How this came about is described and analysed in this fully documented study by Dr. Gunther Nollau, the first present a complete picture of the movement as a whole from its beginnings under Marx and Engels to Khrushchev and Mao Tse Tung." -- from the front fold over panel blurb. Translation by Victor Andersen. "Translation of the improved and expanded text of Die Internationale; Wurzeln und Erscheinungsformen des proletarischen Internationalismus." from the verso of the title page. Softening of the back strip edges with rubbing of the book corners, lower book edges and book panels. Browning and foxing to the text block edges with age toning to the pages and scattered foxing throughout. Previous owner's name to the free front endpaper and original bookseller's sticker to the lower left hand corner of the same page. Chipping to the dustwrapper corners and back strip and creasing to the dustwrapper edges with a few small chips. Sunning of the back strip with browning to the verso of the dustwrapper along with scattered foxing. A previous owner has supported the top back strip edge with tape to the verso tape still in situ. First English Translation. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [4], V - XV, [2], 2 - 357, [3] pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; History. Inventory No: 0122142. Good Condition
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Mao; The Real Story
Pantsov, Alexander V. & Levine, Stephen,
ISBN: 1451654472
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2012. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. Illustrator: photographs & maps. First Edition. This major new biography of Mao uses extensive Russian documents previously unavailable to biographers to reveal surprising details about Mao's rise to power and his leadership in China. Mao Zedong was one of the most important figures of the twentieth century, the most important in the history of modern China. A complex figure, he was champion of the poor and brutal tyrant, poet and despot. Mao brought his country from poverty and economic backwardness into the modern age and onto the world stage. But he was also responsible for an unprecedented loss of life. The disastrous Great Leap Forward with its accompanying famine and the bloody Cultural Revolution were Mao's creations. Internationally Mao began to distance China from the USSR under Khrushchev and shrewdly renewed relations with the U.S. as a counter to the Soviets. He lived and behaved as China's last emperor. dust jacket blurb Full number line. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XXVIII, 754 pages, bibliography, index, illustrated with black-and-white photographs, front edge of the text block not trimmed (deckled), marking pen stripe on the bottom edge, no other damage to describe.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: photographs & maps. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; China; history. ISBN: 1451654472. ISBN/EAN: 9781451654479. Inventory No: 0259088. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Poisoned Weapon against Peace and Socialism
Norden, Albert,
Novosti Press Agency Publishing House, Moscow, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 88 pages, bound in thickened card paperback binding, with author's photograph on the inside of the front panel, and previous owner's name written on the rear panel. There is no other damage to describe. A booklet aimed at educating, and of discrediting the falsehoods and lies, slander and distortion so that " the movement for peace and Socialism will sweep away all filth and lies like the waves of the ocean" -- page 86 Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; Inventory No: 0235426. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $11.20 (AUD)
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Speech at the second National Conference on Learning from Tachai in Agriculture -- December 25, 1976
Kuo-Feng, Hua,
Foreign Languages Press, Peking, 1977. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 100 g; (2), 44, (2) pages in original played printed cards binding with 2 Staples. Some handling marks and traces of foxing to the cover, internally clean. "The conference is one of mobilising the 700 million peasants to expose and criticise the Wang-Chang-Chiang-Yao "gang of four" thoroughly, of promoting in-depth the movement to learn from Tachai in agriculture and to build Tachai-type counties throughout the country and of unifying our understanding and action with Mao Tse-Tung Thought. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Travel & Places; Communism; China; Inventory No: 0232957. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
Price: $9.60 (AUD)
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The Birth of Communist China (Pelican Book)
FitzGerald, C. P.,
Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, Middlesex, 1966. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Reprint. Photographic card cover with black and blue coloured titles to the front panel and black and white coloured titles to the back strip. Photograph of author to the rear panel. The revised edition of the author's book Revolution in China. With a brief history of China's story before the fall of the Manchu emperors in 1911, the author then traces the origins of the Chinese Revolution through Sun Yat-Sen, Chiang Kai-shek , and their governments, and finally to Mao Tse-tung. Also discussed are influences of Confucianism and Christianity had upon the Chinese society, and, the author "... makes it abundantly clear that the China of today is not an inexplicable freak but a logical development of its immensely long past." from the rear panel blurb. Minor creasing to the book corners with rubbing of the book edges and panels. Browning of the text block edges and pages with a little foxing to the text block edges. Size: 12mo (standard paperback). 288 pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Communism; China; Politics & Government. Inventory No: 0120529. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
Price: $6.40 (AUD)
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The Communist Collapse in Indonesia
Brackman, Arnold C.,
Donald Moore for Asia-Pacific Press, Singapore, 1970. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. 550 g; 264 pages, end page maps, chapter notes, bibliography, index. In original photographic illustrated dustjacket. The top edge of the text block and the top quarter inch of the dustjacket are slightly yellowed. Rubbing of the dustjacket at the bottom of the spine and a couple of short tears at the top. This book is the 1st analysis in-depth of the collapse of the Indonesian commonest movement in 1965 within the context of world affairs. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Communism; Inventory No: 0232991. Very Good Condition
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The Italian Road to Socialism; An Interview by Eric Hobsbawm with Giorgio Napolitano of the Italian Communist Party
Hobsbawm, E. J. & Napolitano, Giorgio,
ISBN: 088208089X
Lawrence Hill & Company, Westport, Connecticut, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/No Dust Jacket. First Edition. 200 g; (10), 118 pages, in original illustrated softcover binding. Trivial rubbing of the bottom edge of the binding, traces of foxing to the top edge of the text block, ownership detail at the top right of the 1st page along with the International Bookshop rubberstamped at the bottom of the same. This book is a collection of interviews by a respected British historian and the economic spokesman of the Italian Communist Party. The interviews took place between 1975 and 1977, and focus on what may be the most significant political development in western Europe since World War II -- the rise of Euro-communism Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; ISBN: 088208089X. ISBN/EAN: 9780882080895. Inventory No: 0233971. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Very Good Condition
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The New Class An Analysis of the Communist System
Djilas, Milovan,
Thames & Hudson, London, 1957. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Good. First Edition. Dust jacket battered and torn and chipped. The book itself page edges are darkened with age, and the top edges slightly spotty. Internally clean, without annotations, and with firm binding. The author, ex-Prime Minister of Yugoslavia wrote this book analysing communism, and the author using the dialectic method presents his irrefutable argument why commoners develop the way it did and why it cannot under any circumstances obtain any of its socialist goals and why on the contrary it cannot escape its own contradictions of social theory and cruel reality, of the theoretical worker's paradise and an actual oligarchy where the ruling class the vows itself while holding down the peoples in abject poverty, material and intellectual. Dust jacket blurb an interesting analysis. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. X, 214 pages. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; Philosophy. Inventory No: 0271993. Very Good Condition
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The other Europe
Rupnik, Jacques,
ISBN: 0297794655
Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London, 1988. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. The dust jacket has a short tear top left and bottom right of the spine . no other damage to note. Published before the fall of the wall, this book was released to coincide with the Channel 4 series of the same title in autumn 1988, and discusses what made the Communist takeover is possible the 1st place, describes the repressive delivery of the Stalinist era, and examines the withering of Marxism-Leninism as an ideology, and as a credible system of government. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. XVI, 280 pages, indexed, with a central section of black-and-white plates, and 4 maps of Europe at various stages in the 20th century.. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: History; Communism; Europe; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0297794655. ISBN/EAN: 9780297794653. Inventory No: 0267714. Very Good Condition
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The People Against Monopoly 19th Congress of the Communist Party of Australia
Various Authors,
Current Book Distributors, Sydney, 1961. First Edition
 Stapled Card Stapled Card. Good/. First Edition. 87 Pages, Original Stapled Card Binding. The Contents Include;-Decisions of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of Australia, and, Workers and Farmers Together for a Better Life. Size: 16mo - over 5" - 6" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; Australia; Inventory No: 0207299. Good
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The Sleeping Truth: The Hiss-Chambers Affair: The Spy Case that Split a Nation
Seth, Ronald,
Leslie Frewin, London, 1968. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. acknowledgements, two appendices and index. Dark brown coloured boards with gilt coloured titles to the back strip. Photographic dustwrapper with red and white coloured titles to the front panel and back strip. Black-and-white photograph of author to the rear fold over panel. In the late 50s Alger Hiss was sent to prison for five years for spying against America, as, per evidence given to the court by Whittaker Chambers. He has always maintained his innocence. In this book the author found upon investigation "... the espionage angle had been completely disregarded by the House Committee and by both Prosecution and both Defence in the two Hiss trials. 'I must make it clear,' he says, 'that while I am personally convinced of Hiss's innocence, I cannot prove my case. On the other hand, I can put forward a thoroughly logical and convincing theory.' " -- from the front and rear panel blurbs. Age toning of the text block edges and pages. Price clipping of the dust jacket. Slight rubbing of top and bottom edges of the jacket. There is no damage to describe for the book. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. [6], 7 - 288 pages,. Dust Jacket price-clipped. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; Communism; United States; 1930s; History. Inventory No: 0270969. Very Good Condition
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The Storm Petrels; The First Soviet Defectors, 1928-1938
Brook-Shepherd, Gordon,
ISBN: 0002167778
Collins, London, 1977. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good/Good. First Edition. 700 g.; (10), 11-257, (1) pages, foreword by author, and index. Red coloured boards with black insert to the backstrip, and within insert gilt titles. Bumping to the backstrip edges and rubbing to the book corners. Dust marks to the top text block edge. Very light age toning of the text. Gift inscription to the free-front end paper. Illustrated dustwrapper with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. On the rear dustwrapper panels are three black-and-white photographs of early Soviet defectors. Creasing to the dustwrapper edges and rubbing to the dustwrapper panels. Sunning has also occurred to the dustwrapper panels. A few spots to the verso of the dustwrapper. In this book the author has detailed five instances of defection of Russian officials/military personnel to the West. All the more remarkable is the fact that this is in the years between 1928 to1938. The author spoke to the defectors that were still alive and their stories would not be believed if they are written down as fiction. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government ; Espionage ; History -- Russia ; Communism ; ISBN: 0002167778. ISBN/EAN: 9780002167772. Inventory No: 0111429. Very Good
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Was Your Dad a Russian Spy? -- The personal story of the Combe/Ivanov affair by David Combe's Wife
Blesing, Meena,
ISBN: 0725105097
Sun Books, Melbourne, 1986. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. Illustrator: Photographic. First Edition. acknowledgements and index. The text is illustrated with 8 pages of black and white photography. Black and white photographic card cover with black titles to the front panel and backstrip. There is creasing to the book edges and backstrip edges. Heavy browning of the textblock edges and internal text. no there is certainly a This is the story of an unprecedented invasion of privacy, and the erosion of civil liberties that almost destroyed and Australian family. It is the telling of the so-called Combe/Ivanov affair, a "spy" scandal of international proportions. Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall. (4), V-VI, 223, (3). Pages,. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Illustrator: Photographic. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Communism; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: 0725105097. ISBN/EAN: 9780725105099. Inventory No: 0112251. This book is light, and postage will be reduced to $8.00 for shipment within Australia. . Good Condition
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