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Avenas, Denise, Economie et politique dans la pensée de Trotsky, Paris 1970.

Avrich, Paul, Kronstadt 1921, Princeton 1970.

Beetham, David, Marxists in the Face of Fascism, Manchester University Press, 1983.

Beilarz, P, Trotsky, Trotskyism and the Transistion to Socialism, London 1987.

Breitman, George, Le Blanc, Paul, & Alan Wald, Trotskyism in the United States: Historical Essays & Reconsiderations, Humanities Press International, 1996

Buhle, Paul, Marxism in the United States: Remapping the History of the American Left, Verso, ????

Bukharin, N. and E. Preobrazhensky, The ABC of Communism: A Popular Explanation of the Program of the Communist Party of Russia, University of Michigan Press/Ann Arbor Paperbacks, 1966

Callaghan, John, British Trotskyism: Theory and Practice, New York 1984.

Callinicos, Alex, Trotskyism, Minneapolis 1990. Available on-line at the REDS – Die Roten site.

Cannon, James P., First Ten Years of American Communism: Report of a Participant, Lyle Stuart, 1962

Cannon, James P., The History of American Trotskyism, 3rd Ed., Pathfinder, 1995

Cannon, James P., The Struggle for a Proletarian Party, Pathfinder, 1972

Carmichael, Joel, Trotsky: An Appreciation of his Life, London 1975.

Carr, E.H., The Bolshevik Revolution, 3 vols, London 1958–1964.
——, The Interregnum, 1923–1924, London 1960.
——, Socialism in One Country, 1924–1926, 3 vols, London 1958–1964.

Casey, Larry, ed., Labor and Politics: A Manual of Readings, Minneapolis: Labor Education Service, Industrial Relations Center, University of Minnesota, 1986. 106 pp.

Ciliga, Anton, The Russian Enigma, Inklinks, 1979

Cliff, Tony, Duncan Hallas, Chris Harman, and Leon Trotsky, Party and Class: Four Essays, Pluto Press, 1971, reprint, Bookmarks, 1997

Cliff, Tony, State Capitalism in Russia, 1955, numerous reprints, Bookmarks. Available on-line in the Tony Cliff Internet Archive, part of the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

Cliff, Tony, Trotskyism after Trotsky, Bookmarks, 1999. Available on-line in the Tony Cliff Internet Archive, part of the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

Cohen, Stephen, Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A Political Biography 1888–1938, London 1974.

Conlin, Joseph R., ed., The American Radical Press, 1880–1960, Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1974.

Davidson, Carl, Left in Form, Right in Essence: A Critique of Contemporary Trotskyism, a Guardian pamphlet, New York 1973. Available in the ETOL.

Day, Richard B., Leon Trotsky and the Politics of Economic Isolation, Cambridge, 1973.

Deutscher, Isaac, Marxism in Our Time, Ramparts Press, 1971

Deutscher, Isaac, The Unfinished Revolution: Russia 1917–1967, Oxford University Press, 1967

Dewar, Hugo, Communist Politics in Britain: The CPGB from its Origins to the Second World War, Pluto Press, 1976

Dobbs, Farrell, Teamster Bureaucracy, New York: Monad Press, 1977. 304 pp.
———, Teamster Politics, New York: Monad Press, 1975. 256 pp.
———, Teamster Power, New York: Monad Press, 1973. 255 pp.
———, Teamster Rebellion, New York: Monad Press, 1972. 190 pp.

Draper, Hal, Karl Marx’s Theory of Revolution (4 volumes), Monthly Review Press, 1977–1990

Draper, Theodore, The Roots of American Communism, Ivan R. Dee, 1989 (original publication: 1957)

Draper, Theodore, American Communism and Soviet Russia, Vintage, 1986 (original publication: 1960)

Eastman, Max, Leon Trotsky: The Portrait of a Youth, New York 1925.

Fields, A. Belden, Trotskyism & Maoism: Theory & Practice in France & the United States, Autonomedia, n.d.

Frank, Pierre, The Fourth International: The Long March of the Trotskyists, Inklinks, 1979. Available in the ETOL.

Fraser, Clara Fraser, Revolution, She Wrote. A posthumous collection of essays with an intro by Joanna Russ, Red Letter Press, 1998

Glaberman, Martin, Wartime Strikes: The Struggle Against the No-Strike Pledge in the UAW During World War II, Bewick Editions, 1980

Guerin, Daniel, Fascism & Big Business, Monad, 1973

Hallas, Duncan, The Comintern, Bookmarks, 1985. Available on-line in the Duncan Hallas Internet Archive, part of the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

Hallas, Duncan, Trotsky’s Marxism, Bookmarks, 1979. Available on-line in the Duncan Hallas Internet Archive, part of the Marxists’ Internet Archive.

Hanson, Joseph, et al., Leon Trotsky: The Man and His Work, New York 1969.

Hirson, Baruch, Year of Fire, Year of Ash – The Soweto Revolt: Roots of a Revolution?, Zed Press 1969.

Howe, Irving, Trotsky, London 1978.

Isserman, Maurice, If I Had a Hammer: The Death of the Old Left and the Birth of the New Left, Basic Books, 1987

James, C.L.R., C.L.R. James and Revolutionary Marxism: Selected Writings of C.L.R. James 1939’1949, Humanities Press International, 1989

James, C.L.R., C.L.R. James and the “Negro Question”, Scott McLemee, editor, University Press of Mississippi, 1996

James, C.L.R., World Revolution 1917’1936: The Rise and Fall of the Communist International, Humanities Press International, 1993

King, David, Trotsky: A Photographic Biography, Introduction by Tamara Deutscher, Commentary by James Ryan, Basil Blackwell, Oxford 1986.

Knei-Paz, Baruch, The Social and Political Thought of Leon Trotsky, O.U.P. 1978.

Krasso, Nicholas, Trotsky: The Great Debate Renewed, St. Louis 1972.

Lunacharsky, A.V., Revolutionary Silhouettes, London 1967.

Luxemburg, Rosa, The Russian Revolution, Ann Arbor 1961.

Mandel, Ernest, Trotsky as Alternative, New York 1995.

Mandel, Ernest, Introduction to Marxism, Pluto Press, 1982

Mandel, Ernest, ed., 50 Years of World Revolution: An International Symposium, Merit, 1968

Mavrakis, Kostas, Against Trotskyism, Routledge & Kegan, Paul, ????

Milotte, Mike, Communism in Modern Ireland: The Pursuit of the Workers’ Republic since 1916, Gill & Macmillan, 1984

Molyneux, John, Leon Trotsky’s Theory of Revolution, New York, 1981.

Molyneux, John, Marxism & the Party, Pluto Press, 1978.

Muste, A.J., The Essays of A.J. Muste, Nat Hentoff, Editor, Bobbs-Merrill, 1967

Naas, Bernard G., American Labor Union Periodicals, A guide to Their Location, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1956.

Novack, George, et al., The First Three Internationals: Their History and Lessons, Pathfinder Press, 1974

Orwell, George, Homage to Catalonia, Penguin, ????

Ransome, Arthur, Six Weeks in Russia (1919), Redwords 1992.

Ransome, Arthur, The Crisis in Russia (1920), Redwords 1992.

Reed, John, Ten Days that Shook the World, London 1961.

Rees, John, with Robert Service, Sam Farber, and Robin Blackburn, In Defence of October: A Debate on the Russian Revolution, Bookmarks, 1997

Ross, Steven J., Working-class Hollywood: Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998

Serge, Victor, From Lenin to Stalin, Pioneer Publishers, 1937

Serge, Victor, Memoirs of a Revolutionary, O.U.P. 1967.

Serge, Victor, Revolution in Danger: Writings from Russia 1919’1921, Redwords 1997.

Serge, Victor, Russia Twenty Years After: Includes Thirty Years After the Russian Revolution, Max Shachtman, transl., Humanities Press International, 1995

Serge, Victor, Year One of the Russian Revolution, Writers and Readers, 1992

Shachtman, Max, The Fight for Socialism: The Principles and Program of the Workers Party, New International Publishing Co., 1946 (with an introductory insert by the Spartacist League, dated July 12, 1965). Available on-line at the The Max Shachtman Internet Achive, a sub-archive of the Marx/Engels Internet Archive.

Simon, Rita James, ed., As We Saw the Thirties: Essays on Social and Political Movements of a Decade, University of Illinois Press, 1969 (Includes contributions by A.J. Muste, Hal Draper, and Max Shachtman)

Smith, Irving H., Trotsky, Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1973.

Stalin, J. V., Mastering Bolshevism, International Publishers, 19??

Stalin, J. V., On The Opposition, Foreign Languages Press, 1974

Stalin, J. V., Problems of Leninism, Foreign Languages Press, 1976

Stokes, Curtis, Evolution of Trotsky’s Theory of Revolution, Washington D.C. 1982.

Sukhanov, N., Zapiski o Revolutsii, vols i’vii, Moscow 1922.

Thompson, Paul & Guy Lewis, The Unfinished Revolution? A Critique of Trotskyism, Big Flame, Liverpool 1977. Now available in the ETOL.

Volkogonov, Dimitrii, Trotsky: The Eternal Revolutionary, New York 1996.

Wald, Alan, The New York Intellectuals, University of North Carolina Press, ????

Widgery, David, The Left in Britain 1956’1968, Penguin 1976.

Wistrich, Robert, S., Revolutionary Jews from Marx to Trotsky, London 1976.
———, Trotsky: Fate of a Revolutionary, London 1979.

Wohlforth, Tim, The Struggle for Marxism in the United States: a History of American Trotskyism, Labor Publications, 1971

Wolfe, Bertram, D., Three Who Made a Revolution, London 1964.

Wolfenstein, E.V., The Revolutionary Personality: Lenin, Trotsky, Gandhi, Princeton 1967.

Woodhouse, Michael & Brian Pearce, Essays on the history of Communism in Britain, New Par 1975.



Biographical Dictionary of the American Left Johnpoll, Bernard and Klehr, Harvey, Greenwood Press: Westport CN, 1986.

Encyclopedia of the American Left , 2ed, Buhle, Paul, et al, eds.

Radicalism in Minnesota, 1900-1960: A Survey of Selected Sources. 20th-Century Radicalism in Minnesota Project, Carl Ross, Project Director. Minnesota Historical Society Press. St. Paul. 1994.
This resource lists pamphlets and emphemera, newspapers, oral histories, archival and manuscript collections, sound and visual, artifacts, periodicals and books, unpublished papers, and articles at the MN History Center and other regional collections.

Aqui os enviamos la direcion de la web, donde podreis encontrar el catalogo de publicaciones anarquistas de la FUNDACION DE ESTUDIOS LIBERTARIOS «ANSELMO LORENZO» (Anarchist publications)

Naas, Bernard G., American Labor Union Periodicals, A guide to Their Location. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1956.



Balabanoff, Angelica, My Life as a Rebel, London 1938.

Boggs, Grace Lee, Living for Change: An Autobiography, University of Minnesota Press, 1998

Cliff, Tony, A World to Win, Bookmarks, 2000

. Now available on-line in the Tony Cliff Internet Archive.

Dewar, Margaret, The Quiet revolutionary, Bookmarks, 1989


Howe, Irving, A Margin of Hope, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1982

Keemer, Ed, Confessions of a Pro-life Abortionist, Detroit: Vinco, 1980.

Kutcher, Jimmy, The Case of the Legless Vet, Pathfinder, ????

Smith, Michael S., Notebook of a Sixties Lawyer: An Unrepentant Memoir & Selected Writings, Smyrna Press, 1991

Wang Fan-hsi, Memoirs of a Chinese Revolutionary, O.U.P., ????

Wohlforth, Tim, The Prophet’s Children, Humanities Press International, 1994



Sinclair, Louis, Leon Trotsky: A Bibliography, Stanford 1972.

Paramonova, N. B. Raboty, L.D. Trotskogo v fondakh biblioteki Akademii nauk SSSR/ sostavitel’ N.B. Paramonova ; bibliograficheskii redaktor S.P. Finogenova, Sankt-Peterburg : BAN, SSSR, 1991.

Lubitz, Wolfgang, Trotsky bibliography : an international classified list of publications about Leon Trotsky and Trotskyism, 1905-1998 / compiled and edited by Wolfgang and Petra Lubitz. - 3., completely revised and enlarged edition. - Vol. 1-2. - Munich [etc.] : Saur, 1999. - XXVII, 840 pp. ISBN 3-598-11391-9 (set) .



Cliff, Tony, Rosa Luxemburg, Bookmarks, 1980. Available on-line in the Tony Cliff Internet Archive.

Cliff, Tony Lenin: Building the Party, London 1975. Available on-line in the Tony Cliff Internet Archive.

Cliff, Tony Lenin: All Power to the Soviets, London 1976. Available on-line in the Tony Cliff Internet Archive.

Cliff, Tony Lenin: REvolution Besieged, London 1978.

Cliff, Tony Lenin: The Bolsheviks and World Revolution, London 1975.

Cliff, Tony Trotsky: Towards October 1879–1917, London 1989.

———, Trotsky: The sword of revolution 1917–1923, London 1990.

———, Trotsky: Fighting the rising Stalinist bureaucracy 1923–1927, London 1991.

———, Trotsky: The darker the night the brighter the star 1927–1940, London 1993.

Deutscher, Isaac, The Prophet Armed: Trotsky 1879–1921, London 1954.

———, The Prophet Unarmed: Trotsky 1921–1929, London 1959.

———, The Prophet Outcast: Trotsky 1929–1940, London 1963.

Deutscher, Isaac, Stalin: A Political Biography, ????

Drucker, Peter, Max Shachtman and His Left: A Socialist’s Odyssey Through the “American Century”, Humanities Press International, 1994

Hentoff, Nat, Peace Agitator: The Story of A.J. Muste, MacMillan, 1963; A.J. Muste Memorial Institute, 1982

Worcester, Kent, C.L.R. James: A Political Biography, State University of New York Press, 1995

Buhle, Paul, ed., C.L.R. James: His Life and Work, Schocken, 1987

Buhle, Paul, ed., C.L.R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary, Verso, 1989



Bookmarks — the publishing house and bookstore of the British Socialist Workers Party and the International Socialist Tendency. Their list includes an impressive array of Marxist classics, from Trotsky to Luxemburg to Draper, and their huge new store’s located in the heart of downtown London.

Eastview Publications Books, periodicals, maps, microfilm, electronic resources and more from Russia/CIS

Index Books A small publisher in Brixton, South London. They publish books on history, socialist politics and Marxism.

Iskra Research — Historical research and publication of Russian language Marxist classics.

Larkin Publications, London. The publishing arm of the semi-Trotskyite Revolutionary Communist Group. Mostly consisting of their own analyses of contemporary and historical events.

Mehring Books/Labor Publications Publishing house of the David North-affiliated International Committee.

Mundial Publications, New York. Just getting started, this is the publishing arm of the Internationalist Group in the United States, and of its sister organizations in the League for the Fourth International. Material in French, English, Spanish, and Brazilian Portuguese.

New Course Publications. The publishing arm of the Democratic Socialist Party of Australia, a post-Trotskyist group heavily involved in struggles downunder and in international regroupment efforts.

Pathfinder Press, New York. Publisher of the US Socialist Workers Party. Includes labor and socialist history, theory, and practice, as well as working class culture. Premier publisher of Trotsky’s works in English. Most major US cities boast a Pathfinder bookstore where this material can be found.

Pluto Press, London. Established in 1970, is one of the UK’s leading independent publishers, publishing critical writing across the social sciences and humanities. Currently publishes over 60 titles a year and has an extensive backlist of over 400 titles and warehouses in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa – delivery anywhere in the world.

Prinkipo Press/Red Press, London. The publishing arm of the minority group of the Leninist Trotskyist Tendency’s British section, the Workers’ International League – Workers FIGHT. A mix of both classic and contemporary material.

Prometheus Research Library The “research” arm of the International Communist League. Has published some extraordinary and hard-to-find material on such issues as the African-American struggle in the United States and the early years of the US Communist Party.

Red Letter Press, Seattle. Books and pamphlets on socialist feminist theory and the experiences and history of women, people of color, sexual minorities, and workers. Associated with the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women.

Redwords, London. A publishing cooperative producing books,, mainly fictional, cultural and historical, from a socialist perspective. Linked to Bookmarks

Resistance Books. The bookshops affiliated with the Australian DSP.

Russian House – Russian language book publisher and distributor.

Socialist Books, London. This is the bookshop and publisher of the Socialist Party, UK section of the Committee for a Workers International. As well as publishing their own material (which includes stuff from their time as Labour Militant), they also offer a refreshingly large array of books relating to the socialist project on all levels.

Socialist Platform Ltd is a leading publisher of labour movement history studies. Its aim is to bring to activists, students and scholars books and pamphlets ataffordable prices on topics that are often overlooked by other publishers.

A San Francisco Bay Area Progressive Directory: Bookstores

Spartacist Publishing Company, New York. Publisher of the International Communist League. Mainly theoretical material reflecting the current’s perspectives.



The social and political thought of Leon Trotsky. Knapheis, B., 1973–74, B6a. D.Phil., Oxford – 24-1023. No Abstract.

The Fourth International 1923–53. Driver, I.D., 1990, A9m. M.Phil., CNAA, Thames Polytechnic – 41-0229

The Soviet Union and Stalinism in the ideological debates of American Trotskyism (1937–51). Bubis, M.D., 1986, B6a. Ph.D., London, London School of Economics – 36-440. No Abstract.

Trotskyism in Ceylon: a study of the development, ideology and political role of Lanka Sama Samaja Party, 1935–64. Amarasinghe, Y.R., 1974–75, B6b. Ph.D., External – 25-6404. No Abstract.

Trotsky’s views on the trade unions: 1919–1929. Barr, G., 1991, A9m. M.Phil., Exeter – 41-9229
Trotsky’s ideas on the trade unions during the period 1919 to 1929 are discussed in relation to both the Soviet Union and the rest of the world. The conclusion, in part, summarizes the debate and looks forward to Trotsky in the 1930s.

Permanent revolution in Spain? The influence of Trotsky’s Marxism upon the Spanish dissident communists, 1930–1937. Sennett, A., 1992, A9m. Ph.D., Manchester – 43-5340.

The left in Peru, with special reference to the period 1977–80. Skinner, G.A., 1988, A9n. Ph.D., London, London School of Economics – 40-7494.

Trotskyism in Britain, 1931-37. Archer, J., 1980, B6b. Ph.D., CNAA – 30-5070. No Abstract.

The history of British Trotskyism to 1949 Upham, M.R., 1981, B6b. Ph.D., Hull – 31-1053. No Abstract.
Available in the Revolutionary History Archive.

British Trotskyism: theory and practice, 1944–1980. Callaghan, J.T., 1982, B6b. Ph.D., Manchester – 35-669. No Abstract.

Leon Trotsky and World War One: August 1914–March 1917. Thatcher, I.D., 1993, B6d. Ph.D., Glasgow – 43-8567.

Leon Trotsky: three aspects. Thatcher, I.D., 1990, A9m. M.Litt., Glasgow – 41-2375.

The rise of Soviet military doctrine (1918–1925) Richard, D.O., 1989, A9s. M.Litt., Oxford – 40-2763.

Strategies against racism: a comparison of a social movement and case studies of anti-racist policy and practice in the local state Crabtree, M.F., 1989, B5b. Ph.D., Aston – 38-7085.

Politics and myth in the novels of André Malraux. Raymond, G.G., 1988, A8n. Ph.D., Cambridge – 38-2482.

Managerial control in the Labour Party 1951–1986. Shaw, E.D., 1987, B6b. Ph.D., Manchester – 39-5940.

Making political films politically? The film-making practice of Jean-Luc Godard. Cannon, S., 1993, A6. Ph.D., Aston – 43-5225.

Peasant organisation in the Chinese revolution: a study of agrarian relations and the methods of the Chinese Communist Party in organising rural struggles. Clegg, J.R., 1989, A9p. Ph.D., Manchester – 39-2627.



Brodine, Karen, Illegal Assembly, Hanging Loose Press, 1980 (Poetry)

———, Woman Sitting at the Machine, Thinking, Red Letter Press, 1990 (poetry)

———, Workweek, Kelsey Street Press, 1977 (poetry)

Farrell, James T., Studs Lonigan (fiction)

James, C.L.R., Minty Alley, University Press of Mississippi, 1997 (novel of Trinidad)

LeGuin, Ursula, The Left Hand of Darkness (science fiction)

MacLeod, Ken, The Star Fraction, Legend (UK), 1995. (science fiction)

——, The Stone Canal, Legend (UK), 1996. (science fiction)

——, The Cassini Division, Orbit (UK), 1998. (science fiction)

——, Cosmonaut Keep, TOR (US), 2000. (science fiction)

Mailer, Norman, Barbary Shore (fiction)

Orwell, George, 1984, Penguin, ????

Orwell, George, Animal Farm, Penguin, ????

Serge, Victor, Men in Prison, Writers and Readers Publishing, ???? (fiction)

Serge, Victor, The Birth of Our Power, Writers and Readers Publishing, ???? (fiction)

Serge, Victor, Conquered City, Writers and Readers Publishing, ???? (fiction)

Serge, Victor, Midnight in the Century, Writers and Readers Publishing, ???? (fiction)

Serge, Victor, The Case of Comrade Tulayev, Bookmarks, ???? (fiction)

Serge, Victor, Resistance: Selected Poems, City Lights, 1989

Vargas Llosa, Mario, The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta, ?? (fiction)

Wong, Nellie, Death of Long Steam Lady, West End Press, 1984 (Poetry)

———, Dreams in Harrison Railroad Park, Kelsey Street Press, 1977


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