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Book Review: 'Karl Marx'

Another Life of Marx: Queues at Truth

'Karl Marx', by Otto Ruhle. (Translated by Eden & Cedar Paul. Allen & Unwin, 15s.)

Book Reviews: About Books

John Peter Altgeld and Clarence Darrow had much in common. Their lives overlapped and during the latter part of Altgeld’s life and the earlier part of Darrow’s they were close friends.

Book Review: 'Frederick Engels - A Biography'

'Frederick Engels: A Biography', by Gustav Mayer (Pub. Chapman fir Hall. 15s. 323 pages)

Book Review: 'Lenin Life and Legacy'

Come to bury not to praise

'Lenin: Life and Legacy', by Dmitri Volkogonov (Harper Collins 1994. £25.)

The author of this 500-page book is a high-level Soviet Army officer who from the mid- 80s held the post of Director of the Institute of Military History and in August 1991 became Defence Adviser to President Yeltsin. Initially trained as a philosopher and historian, he researched and wrote a biography of Stalin in 1985 which found some disfavour in the military hierarchy, reinforced in early 1991 by his "un-Soviet" views in a history of World War Two.

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