Clever Girl: Elizabeth Bentley, the Spy Who Ushered in the McCarthy Era

By Lauren Kessler

Communists vilified her as a raging neurotic. Leftists pushed aside her as a pressured idealist. Her kin pitied her as an exploited lover. a few stated she was once a traitor, a stooge, a mercenary, and a grandstander. To others she was once a real American heroine -- fearless, principled, daring, and resolute. Congressional committees enjoyed her. The FBI hailed her as an avenging angel. The Catholics embraced her. however the truth is, greater than a part century after she captured the headlines because the "Red undercover agent Queen," Elizabeth Bentley is still a mystery.

New England-born, conservatively raised, and Vassar-educated, Bentley was once groomed for a quiet existence, a small existence, which she explored in brief within the Nineteen Twenties as a instructor, teaching well-heeled younger ladies at the fantastic thing about Romance languages at an East Coast boarding institution. yet in her mid-twenties she rejected either previous and destiny and set herself on a completely new path. within the Thirties she embraced communism and fell in love with an undercover KGB agent who initiated her into the realm of espionage. by the point the US plunged into global struggle II, Elizabeth Bentley was once directing the operations of the 2 biggest undercover agent jewelry in the USA. finally, she had 80 humans in her mystery equipment, 1/2 them staff of the government. Her resources have been far and wide: within the departments of Treasury and trade, in New Deal organizations, within the top-secret OSS (the precursor to the CIA), on congressional committees, even within the Oval Office.

When she defected in 1945 and instructed her tale -- first to the FBI after which at a chain of public hearings and trials -- she used to be catapulted to tabloid popularity because the "Red undercover agent Queen," ushering in, virtually single-handedly, the McCarthy period. She was once the government's megastar witness, the FBI's most vital informer, and the darling of the Catholic anticommunist move. Her disclosures and accusations placed a halt to Russian spying for years and helped to set the tone of yankee postwar political life.

But who was once she? a wise, self reliant girl who made her offerings freely, correct and fallacious, and had the energy of personality to determine them via? Or was once she used and manipulated via others?

Clever Girl is the definitive biography of a conflicted American girl and her debatable legacy. Set opposed to the backdrop of the political drama that outlined mid-twentieth century the United States, it explores the undercover agent case whose explosive family and international coverage repercussions were debated for many years yet no longer totally printed -- till now.

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Marx's General: The Revolutionary Life of Friedrich Engels

By Tristram Hunt

"Written with brio, heat, and ancient figuring out, this is often the simplest biography of 1 of the main appealing population of Victorian England, Marx's buddy, accomplice, and political heir."―Eric Hobsbawm

Friedrich Engels is likely one of the so much interesting and contradictory figures of the 19th century. Born to a wealthy mercantile kin, he spent his existence having fun with the cozy lifestyles of a Victorian gentleman; but he was once while the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, a ruthless political tactician, and the guy who sacrificed his top years in order that Karl Marx may have the liberty to jot down. even though his contributions are often ignored, Engels's take hold of of worldwide capital supplied an vital beginning for communist doctrine, and his account of the commercial Revolution, The of the operating category in England, continues to be some of the most haunting and brutal indictments of capitalism's human cost.

Drawing on a wealth of letters and files, acclaimed historian Tristram Hunt plumbs Engels's highbrow legacy and indicates us how one of many nice bon viveurs of Victorian Britain reconciled his exuberant own lifestyles along with his radical political philosophy. This epic tale of committed friendship, classification compromise, ideological fight, and kin betrayal eventually brings Engels out from the shadow of his recognized pal and collaborator.

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Karl Marx: Thoroughly Revised Fifth Edition

Isaiah Berlin's highbrow biography of Karl Marx has lengthy been famous as the most effective concise debts of the existence and considered the guy who had, in Berlin's phrases, a extra "direct, planned, and robust" effect on mankind than the other nineteenth-century philosopher. A brilliantly lucid paintings of synthesis and exposition, the ebook introduces Marx's principles and units them of their context, explains why they have been innovative in political and highbrow phrases, and paints a memorable portrait of Marx's dramatic lifestyles and oversized character. Berlin takes readers via Marx's years of adolescent uprising and post-university communist agitation, the non-public excessive element of the 1848 revolutions, and his later years of exile, political frustration, and highbrow attempt. severe but sympathetic, Berlin's account illuminates a lifestyles with no reproducing a legend.

New good points of this completely revised version contain references for Berlin's quotations and allusions, Terrell Carver's overview of the uniqueness of Berlin's e-book, and a revised advisor to extra reading.

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Dream of the Walled City

By Lisa Huang Fleischman

Marking the debut of a gorgeous new literary expertise, Lisa Huang Fleischman's striking saga -- encouraged via her grandmother's existence as an early feminist, political activist, and buddy of Mao Zedong -- is a masterpiece approximately one smart and ingenious lady, starting to be up amidst the turmoil of twentieth-century China.
Dream of the Walled City
Born in 1890, the privileged and sheltered daughter of a high-ranking imperial reputable, Jade advantage spends her early life enclosed by means of the towering partitions of her family's sprawling mansion, by no means glimpsing the determined fight of China's historic society, because the outdated methods are challenged and the 20 th century?fast, fearsome, and tumultuous?rushes in. but if her father mysteriously dies, younger Jade advantage is all at once thrust into poverty, and reviews firsthand a conventional tradition falling aside less than the onslaught of transforming into uprising opposed to the Emperor, fast social alterations, and the mounting aggression of Japan and the West.
Fleischman has rendered a richly textured, panoramic imaginative and prescient of chinese language lifestyles within the perilous years among the top of the empire and the Communist triumph of 1949, charting Jade Virtue's prepared first marriage to the corrupt opium addict Wang Mang, who harbors a negative mystery in his family's prior; her awakening independence and ambivalent politics; her struggles with motherhood; and her interesting acquaintance with a proficient, idealistic, fiercely formidable younger guy named Mao Zedong. however the most crucial offerings of her lifestyles are formed via her conflicting loyalties to her excessive lifelong friendship with Jinyu, a fiery lady innovative, and to Guai, a central authority authentic and sworn enemy of the Communists, with whom she eventually discovers real and redemptive love.
Exquisitely nuanced and lyrical but marked with a using energy, Dream Of The Walled City is a charming novel of hard-won own independence set opposed to the vibrant backdrop of a speedily altering global. From the ultimate days of the final dynasty during the savage eastern invasion in the course of global struggle II to the bold purple sunrise of the Communist triumph; from the backward rural province of Hunan to exile at the tropical seashores of Taiwan; and from the binding chains of predetermined destiny to the exhilarating liberation of a human spirit, this can be a extraordinary odyssey you'll always remember.

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Red Star over China: The Classic Account of the Birth of Chinese Communism

The first Westerner to fulfill Mao Tse-tung and the chinese language Communist leaders in 1936, Edgar Snow got here away with the 1st approved account of Mao’s lifestyles, in addition to a historical past of the well-known lengthy March and the boys and ladies who have been chargeable for the chinese language revolution. Out of that have got here purple celebrity Over China, a vintage paintings that continues to be some of the most very important books ever written concerning the start of the Communist circulation in China. This variation comprises huge notes on army and political advancements in China, extra interviews with Mao Tse-tung, a chronology masking one hundred twenty five years of chinese language revolution, and approximately 100 distinct biographies of the lads and ladies who have been instrumental in making China what it's today.

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A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World (Making of the Modern World)

By Rana Mitter

During this strong new examine sleek China, Rana Mitter is going again to a pivotal second in chinese language heritage to discover the origins of the painful transition from pre-modern to trendy. Mitter identifies may perhaps four, 1919, because the defining second of China's twentieth-century historical past. On that day, outrage over the Paris peace convention caused an unlimited pupil protest that led in flip to "the may perhaps Fourth Movement." simply seven years prior to, the 2,000-year-old imperial approach had collapsed. Now a brand new workforce of city, modernizing thinkers started to reject Confucianism and standard tradition mostly as obstacles within the struggle opposed to imperialism, warlordism, and the oppression of ladies and the bad. Forward-looking, individualistic, and embracing adolescence, this "New tradition stream" made a long-lasting influence at the severe many years that undefined. all through all the dramatically diversified eras that undefined, the may possibly four issues continued, from the madness of the Cultural Revolution to China's contemporary romance with space-age technology.

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The Communist Manifesto

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

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The Communist Manifesto, initially titled Manifesto of the Communist celebration (German: show up der Kommunistischen Partei) is a quick 1848 publication written by means of the German Marxist political theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It has considering that been well-known as one of many world's such a lot influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by way of the Communist League, it laid out the League's reasons and application. It offers an analytical method of the category fight (historical and current) and the issues of capitalism, instead of a prediction of communism's strength destiny forms.

The publication includes Marx and Engels' Marxist theories concerning the nature of society and politics, that during their very own phrases, "The historical past of all hitherto current society is the heritage of sophistication struggles." It additionally in brief beneficial properties their principles for a way the capitalist society of the time may ultimately get replaced by way of socialism, after which ultimately communism.

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Mao for Beginners

By Rius

A biography in comic strip layout of the thinker, poet, and Marxist guerrilla who grew to become the chief of Communist China after years of innovative job, with info on occasions resulting in the revolution and on existence in China lower than Mao's management and after his loss of life.

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Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar

By Simon Sebag Montefiore

This commonly acclaimed biography of Stalin and his entourage in the course of the terrifying many years of his splendid energy transforms our figuring out of Stalin as Soviet dictator, Marxist chief, and Russian tsar.

Based on groundbreaking learn, Simon Sebag Montefiore unearths the phobia and betrayal, privilege and debauchery, relations lifestyles and murderous cruelty of this mystery global. Written with bracing narrative verve, this feat of scholarly examine has turn into a vintage of recent heritage writing. exhibiting how Stalin's triumphs and crimes have been the made of his fanatical Marxism and his talented yet mistaken personality, this can be an intimate portrait of a guy as complex and human as he was once brutal and chilling.

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