biographies

Biographies of Karl Marx - reading guide

Karl Marx, Jenny Marx, Eleanor Marx, Laura Marx and Friedrich Engels

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of Karl Marx in chronological order

Freedom's crooked scars: John Cornford in Spain

John Cornford, 1936

A biographical, political, and literary introduction to John Cornford, the first man to go from England to fight the fascist takeover in Spain in 1936 - a poet, a revolutionary, and a military and political leader.

Zapata of Mexico

Emiliano Zapata

A detailed look at one of the most iconic rebels in history: Emiliano Zapata by Peter E Newell. Chronicles the development of the Mexican revolution in southern Mexico.

Brown, James Morgan (18??-1893)

A short biography of James Morgan Brown, tailor, poet, gay socialist and anarchist communist.

Thomas Keell 1866-1938

This extract is from a centenary history of Freedom, published in 1986. Written by "H B" (probably Harold Barclay), it offers as full a biography as we're likely to find of Keell, who was for decades a key organiser at Freedom Press and provided a generational link between the Freedom group of the early 20th century to that of Vernon Richards, Marie Louise Berneri et al.

Karl Marx: the story of his life - Franz Mehring

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
'Karl Marx: The Story of His Life' (German: 'Karl Marx. Geschichte seines Lebens'), first published in German in 1918, is considered a classic amongst biographies of Marx. Written by Franz Mehring (1846-1919).

Jules Vallès–Child, Student, Revolutionary, Journalist, Novelist

A short biographical overview of the life of Jules Vallès

Marxism in a lost century: a biography of Paul Mattick - Gary Roth

Retells the history of the radical left during the twentieth century through the words and deeds of Paul Mattick.

Karl Marx: a biography - David McLellan (3rd edition)

Karl Marx: a biography - David McLellan (3rd edition)

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
David McLellan's biography of Karl Marx - 3rd edition (1995).

Ida Pilat Isca: Translator-Writer-Activist-Friend

A short 1981 pamphlet written and compiled by long time Libertarian Book Club (LBC) Member Valerio Isca about his loving comrade Ida Pilat Isca.