Coming soon - Bob Cooney's 'Proud Journey' published in collaboration with Manifesto Press with support from the International Brigade Memorial Trust and UNITE the Union.
Bob Cooney (1907-1984) was a prominent anti-fascist and communist in Aberdeen who joined the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War of 1936-39. Published for the first time, “Proud Journey” is his memoir of those turbulent times. It takes us from street clashes with Blackshirts to the battlefields of Spain and the heroism and sacrifice of Cooney and his comrades facing the forces of Franco, Hitler and Mussolini. Written in 1944 and with the Second World War as a backdrop, this is a rousing personal account of one man’s part in the long and bloody fight against fascism that helped define this key period of twentieth century history. Cooney paints an action-packed and politically-charged picture of struggle, solidarity, comradeship – and hope.
Soon to be available for £5 at the Marx Memorial Library and on our online shop here http://marx-memorial-library.org.uk/shop
An ideal gift for any radical history enthusiast - Marx Memorial Library Greetings Card with voucher entitling recipient to free guided tour of the building.
Text on voucher is as follows:
This voucher entitles you to reserve a free guided tour of the Marx Memorial Library & Workers' School.
Tour highlights include banners, posters and ceramics tracing the history of the labour movement from the 19th century to the present day, from the campaigns of William Morris and Eleanor Marx to the the miners' strike and Wapping dispute of the 1980s. Visit the room where Lenin worked while in exile in London in 1902-3 and see the original banners that the British Battalion of the International Brigades brought home from Spain in 1938. All these, and much more, are housed in Marx House, a listed 18th century building with medieval cellars (also part of the tour) in the historic Clerkenwell district of London.
This voucher is valid until 31 December 2016 admits one.
£5.99: 10 litres capacity In 1934 Viscount Hastings, who had studied under the great Mexican artists Diego Rivera, executed a large fresco style mural on the wall of the first-floor reading room. Titled, the Worker of the Future Clearing away the Chaos of Capitalism, it illustrates events and leading thinkers in the history of British Labour. This was covered by bookshelves but was uncovered and restored in 1991.
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