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The Last Rising: The Newport Chartist Insurrection&hellip by David J. V. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Blast from the Past, 18 Feb 2014
When this book was first published in 1979 (NOT 1999) it was uimmediately recognised as a ground-breaking work, rescuing the 1839 Rising from what E.P. Thompson called "the enormous condescension of posterity" and from generations of Whig or Fabian historians who had attempted to play down or explain away the fact of the rising as demonstration gone wrong or a piece of government provocation. All subsequent work on this hugely significant event or on the society of the early Welsh coalfields has had to take account of this book. It is great to see it back in print - the pity is that it was ever allowed to go out of print in the first place.
Days of Hope by Jim Allen
Days of Hope by Jim Allen
Highly reccommended. Written by Corrie scriptwriter, former miner, noted playwright and radical socialist Jim Allen this book follows the turbulent period from the outbreak of the First World War to the end of the General Strike through the lives of its three main characters. Philip, a pacifist and socialist is imprisoned for his refusal to fight in the war. His wife Sarah campaigns on his behalf - and after the war remains ttrue to the shared ideals that brought them together as Philip becomes a Labour MP and is increasingly drawn into an ambiguous position. Sarah's young brotyher Ben, meanwhile, joins the army, is radicalised by his wartime experiences and becomes a Communist. The book… Read more
Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte by Karl Marx
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
A classic Marxist work, useful to anyone who wants to understand either the events of 19th century France or the development of Marx's thought

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