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The Communist Party was a major part of Australia's political landscape for more than half a century. It enlisted its members in a world-wide cause that was charged with hopes for revolutionary change and imbued with the iron discipline of warriors in a class war. It attracted fierce hostility; it inspired devotion.
Australian communism wielded an influence far beyond its size. The Party came to control many of the country's largest trade unions. Its supporters included writers and artists who influenced much of Australia's cultural life. It was active in a broad range of social movements. It became the target of sustained surveillance and penetration by state police and federal security agencies. It retains the attention of many despite the revelations of the post-Cold War era.
Stuart Macintyre's history is the first comprehensive account of Australian communism. It is based on a new range of sources and uses extensive interviews to recapture the experience of early Australian communists. Full of fascinating characters and incidents, this is the most ambitious work of a leading Australian historian.
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Stuart Macintyre is Ernest Scott Professor of History at the University of Melbourne.
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Book Description Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1998. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 482 pages The Communist Party of Australia from origins to illegality. Seller Inventory # 187981
Book Description Allen & Unwin, 1998. Condition: Good. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP96761960
Book Description Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, NSW, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. xii+482pp. Pictorial colour illustrated dustjacket covered in removable protective clear plastic, black papered boards with white text to spine, red endpapers with neat black mark & library plate stuck to frep., b/w frontis., neat black mark & small pen code to title page, abbrev., ack., intro., b/w plts. & illust. & text, endnotes, index. Full of fascinating characters and incidents, Stuart Macintyre's history is the first comprehensive account of Australian communism. Size: Octavo. Book. Seller Inventory # 002914
Book Description Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, 1998. hard cover with dust jacket. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st edition. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 24 cm. XII, 482 pages VG/VG. Very good book in very good dust jacket with light shelf wear. Seller Inventory # 39673
Book Description Allen & Unwin, St. Leonards, NSW, 1998. Hard Cover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. xii, 482 p. including index and plates. Covers the party's foundation, its tactics and Bolshevisation; Communists in the Depression, as well as Development of Communism throughout the world and its effects on Australia and the impact of World War Two. Overseas customers please note the book will attract additional postage. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Seller Inventory # 017047
Book Description Allen & Unwin, St Leonards, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. Synopsis: Shortlisted, Best Australian History Book, New South Wales Premier's History Literary Awards 1999 Winner, Non-Fiction Prize, The Age Book Of The Year Awards 1998 Highly Commended, Fellowship Of Australian Writers Literature Award, National Literary Awards 1988 In 1920, 26 Men And Women Met In A Dingy Hall In Sydney To Create A New Political Party. They Expected The Overthrow Of Capitalism And The Emancipation Of Humanity - Here, And All Around The World. Two Decades Later, When Australia Joined In The Second World War, The Commonwealth Government Suppressed The Communist Party Of Australia. The Handful Of Idealists And Dissidents Had Become A Political Force Powerful Enough, In The View Of The Authorities, To Pose A Threat To National Security. The Communist Party Was A Major Part Of Australia's Political Landscape For More Than Half A Century. It Enlisted Its Members In A World-Wide Cause That Was Charged With Hopes For Revolutionary Change And Imbued With The Iron Discipline Of Warriors In A Class War. It Attracted Fierce Hostility; It Inspired Devotion. Australian Communism Wielded An Influence Far Beyond Its Size. Seller Inventory # 006569
Book Description Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. 1864485809 xii, 482 pages. Index. Endnotes. "The first comprehensive account of Australian communism. Based on a range of sources and uses extensive interviews to recapture the experience of early Australian communists." - from dust jacket. Clean, bright and unmarked with negligible wear. Dust jacket now preserved in glossy new archival-grade Brodart. A superb copy. Seller Inventory # 344H1196