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Moscow: Gosudarstvennoye Izdatel'stvo Politichesky Literatury, 1944. Second printing [stated]. Stiff boards. TEST IS IN RUSSIAN. , 75,  pages. Frontis portrait of Stalin. Footnotes. Some page browning. Some cover wear, discoloration and soiling. "Printed in Soviet Union" stamped on title page. Rare surviving copy.
Berlin: Volk und Wisen, 1979. Presumed first printing thus. Wraps. 64 pages. Footnotes. Illustrations. Cover has wear and soiling. Small corner pieces gone on some pages--no text lost. Contents include: The Un-Americans by Alvah Bessie; The Glory Train (from "Iron City") by Lloyd L. Brown; Let America Be America Again; Live with Lightning by Mitchell Wilson; The Strangest Dream; The Old Man by Alexander Saxton; and Solidarity Forever. Alvah Cecil Bessie (June 4, 1904 – July 21, 1985) was an American novelist, journalist and screenwriter who was blacklisted by the movie studios for being one of the Hollywood Ten who refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee. Bessie then joined the American Communist Party and worked as the film reviewer for the left-wing magazine The New Masses.[ Bessie wrote screenplays for Warner Bros., and other studios during the mid and late 1940s. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Story for the patriotic Warner's film Objective Burma (1945). His career came to a halt in 1947, when he was summoned before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC). He refused to deny or confirm involvement in the Communist Party, and in 1950, he became one of the Hollywood Ten being found guilty of Contempt of Congress, for which he was imprisoned for ten months, and blacklisted. After his release from prison, he worked at the hungry i nightclub in San Francisco, running the lights and sound board and frequently introducing performers. Bessie left the Communist Party in the 1950s. In 1957, Bessie wrote a novel fictionalizing his experiences with the HUAC, The Un-Americans.
San Francisco, CA: Proletarian Publishers, c1970. Unknown edition, unknown printing [copyright is 1934]. Trade paperback. 96 pages. Occasional footnotes. Reference Notes. Proletarian Publishers was started in 1972 as a rebuttal to the Communist Party, USA. The San Francisco based organization sought to build a multinational Marxist-Leninist Communist Party. They viewed CPUSA as revision of Bolshevik communism and a major deterrent from a true multinational communist party. They published throughout the 1970s on topics related to communism and Marxism. Vladimir Viktorovich Adoratsky (1878–1945) was a Russian revolutionary, Soviet historian, Marxist Philosopher and political theorist. Born in Kazan in to a poor merchant family, he graduated in law from Kazan University, and joined the Bolshevik faction of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party in 1904. Arrested in 1905, he was deported to Astrakhan province. After his release he emigrated to Geneva. Later, he lived in Paris, London - where he met Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Berlin and Munchen, returning to Russia in 1918. In 1920-28, he was assistant manager of the Central Archives Board, in 1928-31, deputy director of the Lenin Institute, and in 1932 a member of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR. In the 1920s, he edited volumes of philosophical writings by Marx and Engels, and Lenin, and wrote a number of works on the Marxist theory of the state and law, and on the philosophy and history of Marxism. Early in 1931, Adoratsky became head of the merged Marx-Engels and Lenin Institutes. He also led the USSR Academy of Sciences Institute of Philosophy in 1936-39. He retired due to ill health in 1939, he died in Moscow in 1945.