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V. I. Lenin

V.I. Lenin (1870-1924) was a founding member of the Bolshevik Party and one of central leaders of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Political prisoner, exile, underground organizer, editor and journalist, Lenin was the author of many critical works, includingThe Development of Capitalism in RussiaWhat is to be Done?,Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism, and Left-wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder.


  • Karl Marx Was Right: A Reading List


    Marx's writing has helped inspire revolutions, rebellions, and struggle all over the world; we could  use a little bit of that inspiration now. We’ve put together this Marx and Marxism reading list to help that effort. All of these books are currently 30% Off.

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  • The Russian Revolution at 100


    In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Haymarket Books has compiled a list of essential books for those interested in learning the lessons of the first successful workers' revolution.

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