By Lionel M. Munby & Ernst Wangermann.

Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1967. Pamphlet. Book Condition: Good. 62 pp.

Price: £5.

By Mikhail Sholokhov, translated from Russian by Stephen Garry.

Putnam, London, c. 1940. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair - ex-library, binding worn. 861 pp.

Price: £10.

Edited for the Fabian Society by N. Barou.

Victor Gollancz, London, 1948. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 143 pp.

Price: £5.

Sold in packs of 5 for £4

Card with inscription 'Seasons Greetings'

Sold in packs of 5 for £4

 

 

 

'Socialist Opposition to the First World War' exhibition launching at the Marx Memorial Library

The Marx Memorial Library and Workers' School is pleased to announce the launch of our Heritage Lottery Fund supported exhibition Socialist Opposition to the First World War at 11.00 am. The launch will commence at Marx Memorial Library on Sunday 8th November 2015 where it will remain for six weeks. Thereafter it will  move to other locations inside and outside London. It will run until the end of March 2016.

Our exhibition documents the hidden history of the First World War; the rise of the shop stewards' movement, opposition to militarisation, the splits within the Suffragettes over war and patriotism, and the influence of socialist politics on the anti-war movement.

Britain was not united over the merits of the war effort, and we seek to show how opposition to the war was an integral part of daily life for many working class men and women. We want to challenge any narrative around the war that ignores the deep and lasting divisions in society over the so-called Great War.

We are launching the exhibition on Remembrance Sunday to encourage and ensure that our memories of the war recall that opposition to war and militarism is a longstanding and proud part of British history and society.

 

For further information about the exhibition please contact:

Professor Mary Davis

Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School, 37a Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1R 0DU

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Phone: #44(0) 207 253 1485

NEW FUNDRAISING INITIATIVE - HELP FUND OUR DISPLAYS AND EXHIBITIONS

We have recently developed new website, launched twice weekly guided tours and have new education programme – these developments form part of our outreach programme.

We want to build on these foundations and welcome new people into our building with

·         A new sign on the outside of the building so people know who we are (£300)

·         Two 'welcome' panels introducing visitors to the MML and its collections (£1000)

·         Specific panels and plaques on significant individuals and aspects of our collections (e.g. Claudia Jones, Bob Crow £700)

·         Display case for temporary exhibitions in our Main Hall (£800)

Total = £2,800

This will

-          Help us to make our unique archive and museum collections available and accessible

-          Help us in our mission to open up to new audiences and welcome people into Marx House

-          Commemorate and pay tribute to leading figures in labour history

 

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Published in collaboration with Manifesto Press with support from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and UNITE the Union.

Bob Cooney (1907-1984) was a prominent anti-fascist and communist in Aberdeen who joined the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. Published for the first time, “Proud Journey” is his memoir of those turbulent times. It takes us from street clashes with Blackshirts to the battlefields of Spain and the heroism and sacrifice of Cooney and his comrades facing the forces of Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. Written in 1944 and with the Second World War as a backdrop, this is a rousing personal account of one man’s part in the long and bloody fight against fascism that helped define this key period of twentieth century history. Cooney paints an action-packed and politically-charged picture of struggle, solidarity, comradeship – and hope.

 

 

 

 

 

Coming soon - Bob Cooney's 'Proud Journey' published in collaboration with Manifesto Press with support from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and UNITE the Union.

Bob Cooney (1907-1984) was a prominent anti-fascist and communist in Aberdeen who joined the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. Published for the first time, “Proud Journey” is his memoir of those turbulent times. It takes us from street clashes with Blackshirts to the battlefields of Spain and the heroism and sacrifice of Cooney and his comrades facing the forces of Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. Written in 1944 and with the Second World War as a backdrop, this is a rousing personal account of one man’s part in the long and bloody fight against fascism that helped define this key period of twentieth century history. Cooney paints an action-packed and politically-charged picture of struggle, solidarity, comradeship – and hope.

 

Soon to be available for £5 at the Marx Memorial Library and on our online shop here http://marx-memorial-library.org.uk/shop

An ideal gift for any radical history enthusiast - Marx Memorial Library Greetings Card with voucher entitling recipient to free guided tour of the building. 

Text on voucher is as follows:

This voucher entitles you to reserve a free guided tour of the Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School.

Tour highlights include banners, posters and ceramics tracing the history of the labour movement from the 19th century to the present day, from the campaigns of William Morris and Eleanor Marx to the the miners' strike and Wapping dispute of the 1980s. Visit the room where Lenin worked while in exile in London in 1902-3 and see the original banners that the British Battalion of the International Brigades brought home from Spain in 1938. All these, and much more, are housed in Marx House, a listed 18th century building with medieval cellars (also part of the tour) in the historic Clerkenwell district of London.

Tours are held every Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 02072531485 to reserve your place, and present this voucher on the day you do the tour.

This voucher is valid until 31 December 2016 admits one.

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Opening Times

We're open from Monday-Thursday 12 noon-4pm. Get in touch for room bookings and guided tours

Underground & Bus

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Farringdon Station - Thameslink services for connections to London Bridge, St Pancreas, Brighton, East Croydon

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If you want more information then contact us by phone on #44(0) 207 253 1485 or visit the contact us page