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Wolfe Strange Communists  

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Title:
Strange Communists I Have Known

Author:
Wolfe, Bertram

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Stein and Day

Date:
1965

Description:

222 pp. (8vo) original quarter red cloth, beige boards gilt-stamped with Wolfe's

signature.
Inscribed by Wolfe to the American historian Arnold Krammer. Wolfe was a founding member of the American communist party who wrote influential biographies of Diego Rivera, Lenin, Stalin and Trotsky based on personal acquaintances. He later reversed his opinions and was a leading anti-communist during the Cold War. Here he profiles "ten gifted people who were involved in the communist movement, served it, then broke with it". Among the ten are Rosa Luxembug, Roman Malinovsky, and Leon Trotsky.

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Condition:
Very good, clean within, spine panel of backstrip slightly faded, bookplate of Arnold Krammer.

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Item number:
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