This feature page was launched in July 2017. It lists recommended books and essays. It is a work in progress. Red colour titles are books; black colour titles are essays.
Table of contents:
* Social rights and political economy in Canada
* Ecology and the global warming emergency
* World issues and globalized capitalism
* Marxism and socialism
* The Russian Revolution of 1917
* The decline and aftermath of the Russian Revolution
* The Chinese Revolution of 1949
* The Cuban Revolution of 1959
Social rights and political economy in Canada
Escape From the Staples Trap, Paul Kellogg, University of Toronto Press, 2015, 275 pp, ISBN 0-8020-9654-8.
Imperialist Canada, by Todd Gordon, ARP Books, 2010, 432 pp, ISBN-10 1-894037-45-6.
The Dispossessed: Life and Death in Native Canada, Geoffrey York, Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1989.
Prison of Grass: Canada From a Native View, by Howard Adams, 1975, new edition in 1989, Fifth House Publishers, 208 pp. ISBN 0-920079-51-2. Brief review here.
Red Power In Canada, pamphlet by Richard Fidler, 1970, text here.
Ecology and the global warming emergency
Marx’s Ecology, by John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review Press, 2000, 309 pp, ISBN 1583670122.
Ecology Against Capitalism, by John Bellamy Foster, Monthly Review Press, 2002, 202 pp, ISBN 9781583670569.
Marxism and the Dialectics of Ecology, by John Bellamy Foster and Brett Clark, published in Monthly Review, Oct 2016
World issues and globalized capitalism
Failure of a Revolution: Germany 1918-19, by Sebastian Haffner, 1969, Banner Press translation to English in 1973, 208 pp, ISBN 0916650235.
Marxism and socialism
The Manifesto of the Communist Party, by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, 1848. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive
Marx and Engels: Their Contribution To The Democratic Breakthrough, by August M. Nimtz Jr., State University of New York Press, 2000, 377 pp, ISBN 0791444902.
Capital, by Karl Marx, with editorial assistance by Frederick Engels, in three volumes. This is the classic study of capitalist political economy; one of the most widely published and read books in history.
Marx’s Capital, by Ben Fine, 1975, 76 pp, SBN 333178459.
The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism, by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, published in 1913. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive.
Marxist Economic Theory, by Ernest Mandel, Merlin Press, 1962, 797 pp.
Introduction to Marxist Economic Theory, by Ernest Mandel, 1964, 78 pp.
Late Capitalism, by Ernest Mandel, New Left Books, 1975, 599 pp, SBN 902308076.
The Russian Revolution of 1917
To the Rural Poor, by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, published in 1903. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive
Lenin Rediscovered: ‘What Is To Be Done’ in Context, by Lars Ti Lih, Haymarket Books, 2005, 613 pp, ISBN 9781931859585 (plus text of author’s re-translation of What Is To Be Done, 1902, 180 pp)
The Tasks of the Proletariat in the Present Revolution (aka The April Theses), by Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, published in April 1917. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive
Lenin, political biography by Lars Ti Lih, Reaktion Books, 2011, 240 pp, ISBN 9781861897930.
The History of the Russian Revolution, by Leon Trotksy, first published in English by the University of Michigan Press, 1932, app. 1,200 pages, ISBN 0-913460-83-4. In three volumes: 1. The Overthrow of Tsarism, 2. The Attempted Counter-Revolution, 3. The Triumph of the Soviets. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive.
The Prophet Armed volume one of a three-volume biography of Leon Trotsky, by Isaac Deutscher, Oxford University Press, 1963.
Moscow Under Lenin, by Alfred Rosmer, Monthly Review Press, 1972, 253 pp, SBN 85345-257-1. Originally published in French as Moscou sous Lénine, 1953.
From Lenin to Stalin, by Victor Serge, 1937, 160 pp. Pdf of original 1937 edition on Marxist Internet Archive.
Centenary of the Russian Revolution and the repudiation of debt, three-part essay by Eric Toussaint, coordinator of the Committee for the Elimination of Third World Debt (CADTM, Belgium)
Part one: Russia: Repudiation of debt was at the heart of the revolutions of 1905 and 1917, July 5, 2017
Part two: From Tsarist Russia to the 1917 revolution and the repudiation of debt, July 7, 2017
Part three: The Russian Revolution, debt repudiation, war and peace, July 12, 2017
The decline and aftermath of the Russian Revolution
Bukharin and the Bolshevik Revolution: A political biography, 1888-1938, by Stephen Cohen, 1973.
The Revolution Betrayed, by Leon Trotsky, 1937, 314 pp. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive.
Reconstructing Lenin, by Tamas Krauz, Monthly Review Press, 2015, 515 pp, ISBN 9781583674499.
The Chinese Revolution of 1949
Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution (1925-27), by Harold Isaacs, 1938. Available online at Marxist Internet Archive.
The Cuban Revolution of 1959
The Second Declaration of Havana, Fidel Castro, 1962, contained in The First and Second Declarations of Havana, Pathfinder Press, 100 pp, ISBN-13: 978-0-87348-869-3. Pdf here.
Cuba: A New History, by Richard Gott, Yale University Press, 2004, 384 pp, ISBN 0-30011-114-2.
Che Guevara: Economics and Politics in the Transition to Socialism, Carlos Tablada, Pathfinder Press, 326 pp, 1986, ISBN-10: 0-87348-876-8
Inside the Cuban Revolution: Fidel Castro and the Urban Underground, Julia E. Sweig, Harvard University Press, 2004, ISBN 9780674016125
Che Guevara: The Economics Of Revolution, Helen Yaffe, Palgrave MacMillan, 2009, 354 pp, ISBN 978-0-230-21821-5.