New York: E. P. Dutton & Co., Inc., 1940. Third printing. Thick, tall 8vo.; burgundy cloth stamped in gilt, illustrated endpapers, viii, , 3-611 pp, dust jacket. A Fine copy in the scarce jacket, which is rubbed and edgeworn with a couple of small pieces missing from the top rear panel, which also has a 3” closed tear, Good.
Benjamin Gitlow’s first-hand account of the early years of the Communist Party, USA, including its beginning, methods, aims, and relationship with Moscow. Gitlow was one of the Party’s founders and rose to its highest office running for Vice-President of the U.S. in 1924 and 1928. He became a staunch anti-Communist in 1939, joining fellow traveler-turned-anti-Communist, Max Eastman, who provides the book’s introduction. An illuminating account. Item #06824