biographies

Yakov Sverdlov - Klavdiya Sverdlova

Klavdiya Sverdlova Yakov Sverdlov

This biography of Yakov Sverdlov (1885–1919) was written by Klavdiya Sverdlova, his wife and companion. She shared his life in the revolutionary underground and suffered arrest and exile with him. We do not agree with the political perspective of the author, but reproduce this text for reference. Readers should see more information in the comments below.

William Morris and the Early Days of the Socialist Movement (1921)

William Morris and the Early Days of the Socialist Movement (1921)

Part of the series of biographies of William Morris.
Reminiscences of Morris' work as a propagandist, and observations on his character and genius, with some account of the persons and circumstances of the early socialist agitation, together with a series of letters addressed by Morris to the author. With a pref. by May Morris

Biographies of William Morris - reading guide

William Morris

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of William Morris with considerable reference to his politics in chronological order

Morin, Emilienne Leontine (1901-1991) aka Mimi aka Mimi-FAI

Emilienne Morin

A short biography of Emilienne Morin, active in France and Spain, companera of Buenaventura Durruti

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment (1939) Isaiah Berlin

Karl Marx: His Life and Environment (1939) Isaiah Berlin

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Isaiah Berlin was a Russian-British lecturer and writer and one of the leading philosophers on the theory of Liberalism. Text reproduced here for reference purposes.

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1910) John Spargo

Karl Marx: His Life and Work (1910) John Spargo

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
John Spargo was a founding member, intellectual and editor of the Socialist Party of America in 1901 before becoming a Republican party supporter by 1924.

Marx: The Man and His Message (1910) Keir Hardie

Marx: The Man and His Message (1910) Keir Hardie

Part of the series of biographies of Karl Marx.
Keir Hardie founded, served as MP and led both the Independent Labour Party in 1893 and the Labour Party in 1900. Text reproduced here for reference.

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 English-language 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.