My Life As A Rebel

By: Balabanoff, Angelica

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean, but have some light generalized toning. There is a previous owner's inked name on the half title page. The dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and chips missing. "When the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917, Balabanoff joined the Bolshevik Party and travelled to Russia. According to Emma Goldman, she became disillusioned with the style of socialism in Russia and "[she] had become rooted in the soil of Italy." Balabanoff told Goldman of her discomfort about temporarily living in the Narishkin Palace. She became secretary of the Communist Third International in 1919 and worked alongside Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Grigory Zinoviev, and Emma Goldman, as well as many others. She became an open critic of Bolshevism and left Russia in 1922, travelling back to Italy and joining with Giacinto Menotti Serrati. After Serrati left to rejoin the Communists, she led his Maximalist group until the rise of Fascism forced her into exile in Switzerland, where she edited Avanti! And became the secretary of the Paris Bureau. While addressing a socialist meeting in Lausanne, she first encountered Mussolini, who at the time was still a socialist; her first impression of him was not flattering: "I had never seen a more wretched human being ... He seemed more concerned with his inner turmoil than what I was saying." (from Wikipedia)

Title: My Life As A Rebel

Author Name: Balabanoff, Angelica

Categories: Biography,

Edition: 1st Edition; 1st Printing

Publisher: New York, Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1938

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket

Seller ID: A38327

Keywords: Biography Angelica Balabanoff Politics Europe World War II Biography,