Standing fast: a novel - Harvey Swados

Harvey Swados' fictional story of a group of socialists and their lives from the dawn of USA's involvement in World War II to the Kennedy assasination. More or less based on the Worker's Party of Max Shachtman, C.L.R. James, Raya Dunayevskaya and Stan Weir.

Submitted by Anonymous on January 5, 2014

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Pennoid

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Pennoid on January 6, 2014

I read the first few chapters of this, glad to see it's up here, gonna have to finish it!

Hieronymous

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by Hieronymous on January 6, 2014

I loved this book. The Joe Link character is based on Stan Weir.

paul r

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Submitted by paul r on January 6, 2014

Don't you have a pdf version of this book?

I can't read this .mobi file on my Mac. Will I be able to read it if I upload it to my kndle?

Juan Conatz

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Submitted by Juan Conatz on January 7, 2014

paul r

Will I be able to read it if I upload it to my kndle?

Yes, that's what a mobi file is for, ebook readers.

coyote16

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Submitted by coyote16 on January 8, 2014

to clarify .mobi is for Amazon readers. iOS devises and most others use .epub

LuckyJimJD

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by LuckyJimJD on January 16, 2014

You can convert from .mobi to .epub (and other formats) with Calibre (which works on Windows, iOS, and Linux). Thanks for making this book available here.

LuckyJimJD

10 years 1 month ago

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Submitted by LuckyJimJD on January 16, 2014

Also, in the "American Trotskyist roman a clef" genre, I really recommend Clancy Sigal's "Going Away".

Hieronymous

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Submitted by Hieronymous on January 18, 2014

Going Away is one of my all-time favorite novels. It's like a cross between Kerouac's On the Road and Brecher's Strike!, as the setting is a 1956 road trip from L.A. to New York by a militant who's glued to the car radio listening to news flashes from the uprising in Hungary, while zig-zagging across the U.S. touring sites of historical class struggle and having romantic interludes. I was so moved by the book that I found Sigal's e-mail address and asked him what his influences were. He said that On the Road was a definite inspiration, as well as his extensive reading of working class history.

OliverTwister

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Submitted by OliverTwister on January 23, 2014

“Let’s be frank,” Joe said. “There are guys who are in the Party now because we’re small. If we really grew, if we really became an influence, they’d flee.”