Socialist Appeal in the UK congratulates our comrades in the USA on the publication of the first US edition of Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution by Alan Woods. This marks a great step forward for the forces of Marxism in the US and we are sure this publication will be a great success. We reproduce below the online blurb issued by the comrades.
You can of course still order the UK edition of this book from wellred books – just click here to go direct to the order page or write to Wellred, PO Box 50525, London E14 6WG, UK.
New from Wellred USA!
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.
By Alan Woods*
There have been many books and potted histories of the Russian
Revolution, either written from an anti-Bolshevik perspective, or its
Stalinist mirror image, which paint a false account of the rise of
Bolshevism. For them, Bolshevism is either a historical “accident” or
“tragedy.” Or it is portrayed erroneously as the work of one great man
(Lenin) who marched single-minded toward the October Revolution. Author
Alan Woods* reveals the real evolution of Bolshevism as a living
struggle of various class forces, tendencies and individuals.
Using a wealth of primary sources, Woods uncovers the fascinating
growth and development of Bolshevism in pre-revolutionary Russia up to
the seizure of power in October 1917. This is the first U.S.
publication of this monumentalwork. It comes at an important time, as
the world economic crisis calls for a thorough study of workingclass
history in order to educate a new generation of revolutionaries. 571
Regular price: $28.99. Special introductory price for the U.S. edition of $24.99.
Praise for Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution:
“…the text revives original sources of Marxism and demonstrates important means toconduct a revolutionary process…”
– Octavio Borges (Granma in Cuba)
“…one of the finest historical/analytical works the Trotskyist movement has ever produced.”
– Ian Donovan (Weekly Worker)
*Alan Woods studied Russian at Sussex University and later in Sofia
(Bulgaria) and Moscow State University (MGU). He has a wide experience
of the international labor movement and was involved in the Marxist
movement in Spain, where he participated in the struggle against the
Francisco Franco dictatorship. He is the editor of the popular In
Defence of Marxism website (www.marxist.com) and the author of many
books, including several that are also available from Wellred Books, Marxism and the U.S.A., Reason in Revolt (co-written with Ted Grant) and his most recent book, Reformism or Revolution: Marxism and Socialism of the XXI Century, also available from Wellred USA.