The Left Book Club

  title={The Left Book Club},
  author={Stuart A. Samuels},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  pages={65 - 86}
In the Britain of the nineteen-thirties it was easy to identify a leftwing, anti-fascist, pro-Soviet, anti-war, popular-front intellectual. The sign of identification was not necessarily a party card, a lapel button, or a signature at the bottom of a revolutionary manifesto, but the colour of the bindings on his bookshelves. This was neither red nor pink, but the omnipresent orange of the limp, cloth-bound volumes published by the Left Book Club. For in the thirties the Left Book Club became… 

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