On August 20th 1940 Trotsky’s life was brutally ended when a Stalinist agent brought an ice pick crashing down on his defenceless head. Among the works left unfinished was the second part of Stalin. Trotsky’s Stalin.This work is probably unique in Marxist literature in that it attempts to explain some of the most decisive events of the 20th century, not just in terms of epoch-making economic and social transformations, but in the individual psychology of those who appear as protagonists in a great historical drama.
Our campaign for to raise funds for the first complete publication of Leon Trotsky's biography of Stalin has been a resounding success. So much that we have raised our target in order to prepare a Spanish translation of the book. Below we also publish a video on the history behind the biography which has been 80 years in the making.
Wellred Books proudly presents a work eighty years in the making. Leon Trotsky's unfinished biography of Stalin, the most extensive ever edition of the book completed from the original archive material. Here is the story behind the book.
This previously out-of-print modern classic is finally available at www.MarxistBooks.com! The brand new, second edition contains additional material, larger font sizes, more spacious layout, and a striking new cover. Get your copy today!
This week Wellred Books publishes its latest title, China: From Permanent Revolution to Counter-Revolution by John Peter Roberts. The book is a comprehensive analysis of the revolutionary history of China, from the early 20th century to the present era of crisis, aided by a wealth of research which cuts across the many historical distortions both of bourgeois academia and of the Chinese Communist Party.
Wellred Books is proud to present a brand new edition of our basic introduction to Marxist theory: What Is Marxism? This edition includes The Ideas of Karl Marx by Alan Woods and new introductions to historical materialism and Marxist economics.
It is twenty years almost to the month since Reason in Revolt by Alan Woods and Ted Grantwas first published by Wellred Books. Now an international bestseller, read and recommended by renowned scientists and former Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez alike, the dialectical materialist explanation this book offers for many of the advances made by modern science has proved extremely popular.
HAPPY MARXMAS! Wellred books is now offering Marxist classics at great prices! We've reduced the price of every book we publish ourselves by at least 20% for the holidays! Get your hands on classics and bestsellers including Reason in Revolt, Reformism or Revolution, Anti-Duhring, In the Cause of Labour, In Defence of Marxism and many more for a discount now at www.wellredbooks.net!
In Defence of Marxism is proud to announce the brand new publication of ‘The Communist Manifesto’ in Arabic, alongside the first ever Arab-language edition of ‘Lenin and Trotsky: What they really stood for’ by Alan Woods and Ted Grant.
I certainly think people should read more than one book a year, but if you read only one book this year, it should be Ted Grant: The Permanent Revolutionary, the new by Alan Woods. Who was Ted Grant and why is this book so important?
We are pleased to announce the publication of the new biography of Ted Grant written by his friend and collaborator for more than 50 years, Alan Woods. Below we bring you a review of the book.
The first volume of Ted Grant's collected writings is at the printer's and will soon be available to order from Wellred Books. Here we provide the Introduction which gives an outline of the period, the development of the WIL in the early years of the Second World War and the role of Ted Grant as he emerged as the main theoretician of the Trotskyist movement in Britain. Yesterday was the fourth anniversary of Ted's death and we are commemorating it by making his works available to today's generation of revolutionary Marxists.
The second edition of Marxism and the U.S.A. is now available from Wellred Books. The new edition is greatly expanded, including all new appendices and this new introduction by John Peterson, National Secretary of the Workers International League.
New from Wellred USA! The first US edition of Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution by Alan Woods. This monumental 500+ page study of the history of growth and development of Bolshevism demolishes the myths of both Stalinist and pro-capitalist historians of the Russian Revolution. Order your copy online from Wellred USA now and save $4 off the cover price.
The Pakistan Revolution of 1968-69 was one of the greatest revolutionary movements of the 20th century. It is rich in lessons and Lal Khan's book is an outstanding summing up of these lessons. It deserves most careful study by every revolutionary.
The crisis capitalism has entered globally is having a deep impact on the real living conditions of billions of workers all over the world. With this comes a growing consciousness among ordinary working people and youth that something is seriously wrong with this system, that this cannot be the way human beings have to live. Workers are looking for an explanation and proposals of how to get out of this mess. We have produced a Manifesto which outlines the causes and puts forward a programme of action for the international labour movement.
This book by Alan Woods is a polemic against a well-known (in Latin American terms) intellectual Heinz Dieterich. Dieterich claims to have invented a new "Socialism of the 21st Century" and much else into the bargain. He offers a great deal of advice to those involved in the Venezuelan Revolution dressed up in all manner of revolutionary rhetoric. However, when you clear away all the verbiage that surrounds his "new" socialist philosophy, there remains nothing new at all, simply a rehash of stale petty-bourgeois ideas of the past. The author of "Reformism or Revolution" seeks to answer Dieterich's extravagant claims and in doing so defends the real ideas of Marxism on a whole host of questions and in particular the way forward for the Venezuelan and world revolution.
Wellred Publications is pleased to announce the publication of a new book on Trotsky's famous theory of the Permanent Revolution, written by John Roberts. This work critically analyses and compares Lenin and Trotsky's writings in relation to the theory of the Permanent Revolution and defends that theory against revisionist writers.
In 1918-33 revolution and counter-revolution followed hot on each others' heels. The barbarity of the Nazis is well documented. Less well known are the events that preceeded Hitler's rise to power. Rob Sewell gives a picture of the tumultous events - the 1918 revolution, the collapse of the Kaiser's regime, the short- lived Bavarian Soviet Republic, the Kapp putsch in 1920, the French occupation of the Ruhr in 1923 and the ensuing revolutionary upheavals culminating in the abortive Hamburg uprising, finally Hitler's rise to power in 1929-33. Above all this book shows, in the decisive (and tragic) role of the German workers' leadership, the answer to one of the key questions of the modern era: how was it possible for the mightiest labour movement in Europe to be trampled under the iron heel of fascism?
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