What Is Communism

Price: 60.00 USD

New York: Vanguard Press, 1936. SIGNED by Earl Browder on the front free end paper. Browder was, of course, the longtime leader of the Communist Party USA. Octavo, 254 pages. Cloth boards are quite grubby. Offsetting to end papers. Dust jacket rubbed, with a few small chips to extremities; lighter portions show moderate soil. With the ownership signature of W.G. Binkley, a prominent Communist Party organizer in North Carolina who was called to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 1950s. Also with the later printed bookplate of M.S. Carothers on the front paste down. SCARCE signed. Writing during the Depression, Browder attempts to show the superiority of the Soviet economy over that of the United States. He also discusses the Communist attitude toward religion, other radical groups, the "Negro people," fascism, Huey Long, Father Coughlin, etc. SCARCE signed. First Edition.


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