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Well, Sam Dolgoff had already done his book so I figured I'd do something different...
I guess it's worth reproducing here a few sentences from the blurb from the hardcover dustjacket, omitted from the paperback edition: "[O]nly one of the texts in this volume has appeared before in an unabridged English translation. ... The three years covered by this anthology represent the only time in his life in which [Bakunin] was able to concentrate on his work and sustain a consistent output of speeches and writings. The texts all date from the period of Bakunin's propaganda on behalf of the First Insternational around 1870. They therefore belong to a period that not only is central to his anarchism, but also marks the height of his influence during his lifetime. ... The editor's introduction traces the development of selected themes in Bakunin's pre-anarchist thought ... [and so] reconstructs Bakunin's concept of the role of the International in the revolutionary movement and provides a new intepretation of his theory and practice of revolutionary organization. The chronology and annotated bibliography make this collection an ideal introduction to Bakunin and a useful reference work for specialists."