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Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf

Here is a list of the best Communism books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

Communism: A History (Modern Library Chronicles) (2003)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfWith astonishing authority and clarity, Richard Pipes has fused a lifetime’s scholarship into a single focused history of Communism, from its hopeful birth as a theory to its miserable death as a practice. At its heart, the book is a history of the Soviet Union, the most comprehensive reorganization of human society ever attempted by a nation-state.
Author(s): Richard Pipes

The Politically Incorrect Guide to Communism (The Politically Incorrect Guides) (2017)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThe worst idea in history is back.Communism has wrecked national economies, enslaved whole peoples, and killed more than a hundred million men and women. What’s not to like? Too many young Americans are supporting communism. Millennials prefer socialism to capitalism, and 25 percent have a positive view of Lenin. One in four Americans believe that George W. Bush killed more people than Josef Stalin.
Author(s): Paul Kengor

Communism for Kids (2017)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfOnce upon a time, people yearned to be free of the misery of capitalism. How could their dreams come true? This little book proposes a different kind of communism, one that is true to its ideals and free from authoritarianism.
Author(s): Bini Adamczak

The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom (Freedom in America) (Volume 2) (2017)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfA timely update to the phenomenal national bestseller.Soon after its quiet release during the height of the Red Scare in 1958, The Naked Communist: Exposing Communism and Restoring Freedom exploded in popularity, selling almost two million copies to date and finding its way into the libraries of the CIA, the FBI, the White House, and homes all across the United States.
Author(s): W. Cleon Skousen , Paul B. Skousen , et al.

The Rise and Fall of Communism (2011)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“A work of considerable delicacy and nuance….Brown has crafted a readable and judicious account of Communist history…that is both controversial and commonsensical.”—Salon.com“Ranging wisely and lucidly across the decades and around the world, this is a splendid book.”—William Taubman, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Khrushchev: The Man and His EraThe Rise and Fall o…
Author(s): Archie Brown

How We Survived Communism & Even Laughed (2016)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis essay collection from renowned journalist and novelist Slavenka Drakulic, which quickly became a modern (and feminist) classic, draws back the Iron Curtain for a glimpse at the lives of Eastern European women under Communist regimes. Provocative, often witty, and always intensely personal, How We Survived Communism and Even Laughed cracks open a paradoxical world that through its rejection of capitalism and commoditization ends up fetishizing both.
Author(s): Slavenka Drakulic

Communism: The Great Misunderstanding (2019)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfThis important volume clarifies Marxism, defines communism, and distinguishes the latter from collectivism. It effectively analyzes why communism (and socialism with it) has historically been so misunderstood, where we are now, and where the world will go from here. #639,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #623 in Social Philosophy #682 in Political Ideologies #1054 in Sociology of Class Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?
Author(s): Gennady Ermak

Central and East European Politics: From Communism to Democracy (2018)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your BookshelfNow in a fully updated edition, this essential text explores the other half of Europe—the new and future members of the European Union along with the problems and potential they bring to the region and to the world stage.
Author(s): Sharon L. Wolchik, Jane Leftwich Curry

The Romance of American Communism (2020)

 Best Communism Books That Should Be On Your Bookshelf“Before I knew that I was Jewish or a girl I knew that I was a member of the working class.” So begins Vivian Gornick’s exploration of how the world of socialists, communists, and progressives in the 1940s and 1950s created a rich, diverse world where ordinary men and women felt their lives connected to a larger human project.
Author(s): Vivian Gornick

Best Communism Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some communism books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Marx in the Anthropocene: Towards the Idea of Degrowth Communism

Author(s): Kohei Saito
ID: 3608437, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 1 Mb, Format: pdf

Communism's Public Sphere: Culture as Politics in Cold War Poland and East Germany

Author(s): Kyrill Kunakhovich
ID: 3626884, Publisher: Cornell University Press, Year: 2023, Size: 7 Mb, Format: pdf

East Central Europe and Communism: Politics, Culture, and Society, 1943–1991

Author(s): Sabrina P. Ramet
ID: 3675009, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2023, Size: 3 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely hot items according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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