Libcom.org's reading guide on the German Revolution of 1918, which ended the First World War and saw soldiers' and workers' councils spread throughout the country before being crushed by an alliance of the Social Democratic Party and the right-wing Freikorps.
- All power to the councils!: A documentary history of the German revolution of 1918–1919 - An anthology collecting manifestos, speeches, articles, and letters from the German Revolution—Rosa Luxemburg, the Revolutionary Stewards, and Gustav Landauer amongst others—introduced and annotated by the editor.
- Failure of a revolution: Germany 1918-1919 - Sebastian Haffner Written in a gripping, journalistic style, Haffner's account brutally captures the bloody repression of the Revolution.
- The communist left in Germany 1918-1921 - Gilles Dauvé and Denis Authier Dauve and Authier's history of the Revolution and the turbulent years following it, with an emphasis on the role played by left communists.
- The German revolution, 1917-1923 - Pierre Broue Extensive account of the revolution and the years afterwards. Written from a Trotskyist perspective.
Other recommended reading
- Working-class activity and councils - Germany 1918‑1923 - Peter Rachleff - A survey of the main events and the limits of working class activity during the Revolution.
- Spartakism to National Bolshevism - the KPD 1918-24 - Solidarity An account of the emergence of the KPD (the Communist Party of Germany) in the early days of the German Revolution - as a break from the Social Democratic Party - through its decline and transformation into a tool of the Russian Bolshevik regime.
- Anti-Bolshevist Communism in Germany - Paul Mattick - Council communist Paul Mattick's reflections on the German Revolution, which he participated in, and the communist currents that emerged from it in opposition to Bolshevism.
- Germany 1918-19 - International Communist Current A history of the Revolution with a focus on the different organizations involved.
- Origins of the Movement for Workers' Councils in Germany - Pamphlet on the origins of the movement for workers' councils in Germany, covering the 1918 revolution and its aftermath and activities and reactions of left and libertarian communists.
- Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-21 - Wild Socialism examines the rise, development, and decline of revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the First World War. This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and was without precedent in either the theory or practice of the Social Democratic party and the trade unions allied to it.
- German Revolution 1918 photo gallery - Images from the German Revolution, including the Wilhelmshaven Revolt.