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).

Submitted by Craftwork on September 23, 2016

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Sike

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Sike on October 6, 2016

Even if your not particularly interested in reading about Marx's life I highly recommend that everyone interested in the history of the Marx/Bakunin split in the 1st International at least read Chapter Thirteen: "The International at Its Zenith", as it provides a very even handed account of the tensions between the anarchists and the Marxists in the International. Indeed, Mehring, despite being a Marxist himself, paints a picture of Marx and his followers in International that is not at all flattering.

Mehring was of course an associate of Rosa Luxemburg and was himself a leading member of the Spartacus League.

mikail firtinaci

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by mikail firtinaci on October 6, 2016

Good points Sike;

In fact, Mehring was attacked by Ryazanov for criticizing Marx on that point. Later on Pannekoek in a private letter to Mattick commented on the whole affair: https://libcom.org/history/pannekoek-marx-bakunin

Sike

7 years 4 months ago

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Submitted by Sike on October 7, 2016

mikail, thanks for pointing out the Pannekoek letter to Mattick, I had not seen it before.

jondwhite

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by jondwhite on November 23, 2016

How do you do a compressed PDF?

Craftwork

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on November 23, 2016

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Craftwork

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on November 23, 2016

jondwhite

How do you do a compressed PDF?

https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

Although, after you're compressed it, you should check to make sure that it's still readable.

Craftwork

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on November 23, 2016

dp.

jondwhite

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by jondwhite on November 23, 2016

Craftwork

jondwhite

How do you do a compressed PDF?

https://smallpdf.com/compress-pdf

Although, after you're compressed it, you should check to make sure that it's still readable.

I know about compressing images but does that compress the text?

Craftwork

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by Craftwork on November 23, 2016

Yes.

jondwhite

7 years 3 months ago

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Submitted by jondwhite on November 23, 2016

Are there any other PDF tools, preferably offline, which compress the text?