Our Library

My wife and I have a collection of more than 1,000 nonfiction volumes, all catalogued on LibraryThing.com.

It is impossible to summarize all the books we own. But our main collection strengths include (in no order)…

The International Communist Movement and Marxism-Leninism. As both my wife and I consider ourselves to be Marxists, our collection includes a number of books on Marxism and the history of various communist movements. Notable volumes include…

  • The Civil War in France — Karl Marx (1972)
  • Articles from the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, 1848-49 — Karl Marx and Frederich Engels (1977)
  • The First Indian War of Independence, 1857-1859 — Karl Marx and Frederich Engels (1968)
  • Landmarks of Scientific Socialism: Anti-Duehring — Frederich Engels (1907)
  • Problems of Leninism — Joseph Stalin (1947)
  • The Development of Capitalism in Russia — Vladimir Lenin (1956)
  • The National Liberation Movement in the East — Vladimir Lenin (1952)
  • Lenin and Modern Natural Science — M. E. Omelyanovsky (1978)
  • History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (Bolsheviks): Short Course – Joseph Stalin (First Edition English translation, 1939)
  • History of the Communist Party of Great Britain [Two Volumes] — James Kulgmann (1968-69)
  • 30 Years: The Story of the Communist Viewpoint in Canada, 1922-52 — Tim Buck (1952)
  • The Communist Movement in Nepal: Origin and Development – Bhim Rawal (2007)
  • The Japanese Communist Party – George M. Beckmann and Okubo Genii (1969)
  • The Sudanese Communist Party: Ideology and Party Politics – Tareq Y. Ismael (2017)
  • The Rise and Fall of the Iraqi Communist Party: Evolution and Transformation – Tareq Y. ismael (2008)
  • A History of Afghanistan – Yu V. Gankovsky, et. al. (1982)
  • A History of Pakistan (1947-58) – Yu. V. Gankovsky, et. al. (N/A)
  • Psychiatric Hegemony: A Marxist Theory of Mental Illness – Bruce M. Z. Cohen (2016)
  • Atomic Imperialism: State Monopoly and the Bomb — James S. Allen
  • We Saw Socialism — Dyson and Charlotte Carter (1952)
  • Classes and Nations — G. Glezerman (1980)
  • Is Full Employment Possible? — Hyman Lumer (1962)
  • Trotskyism: Counter-Revolution in Disguise — M. J. Olgin (2013)
  • Contemporary Trotskyism: Its Anti-Revolutionary Nature — M. I. Basmanov (1972)
  • The War Correspondence of Leon Trotsky: The Balkan Wars, 1912-13 — Leon Trotsky (1981)

The Soviet Union/USSR/Russia. Again, as both my wife consider ourselves to be Marxists, our collection includes a large number of books about the USSR and Russia. Notable volumes include…

  • Statements at Berlin Conference of Foreign Ministers of USSR, France, Great Britain and USA — V. M. Molotov (1954)
  • Alexander Herzen and the Birth of Russian Socialism — Martin Malia (1965)
  • Canadians in Russia, 1918-1919 — Roy MacLaren (1976)
  • Allied Intervention in Russia, 1917-20 — John Bradley (1968)
  • Leonid I. Brezhnev: Pages From His Life — Leonid Brezhnev (1978)
  • A History of Russia — Basil Dmytryshyn — (1977)
  • A History of Russia — George Vernadsky (1966)
  • A History of the USSR from Lenin to Krushchev — Louis Aragon (1964)
  • Conspiracy Against the Tsar: A Portrait of the Decembrists — Natan Eidelman (1985)
  • The Soviet Parliament — V. Grigoryev (1967)
  • Memories — Andrei Gromyko (1989)
  • Report of Court Proceedings in the Case of the Anti-Soviet Trotskyite Centre Heard before the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R. — People’s Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R. (1937)
  • Report of the Court Proceedings in the Case of the Anti-Soviet “Bloc of Rights and Trotskyites” Heard before the Military Collegium of the Supreme Court of the U.S.S.R. — People’s Commissariat of Justice of the U.S.S.R. (1938)
  • Soviet Criminologists and Criminal Policy — Peter H. Solomon, Jr. (1978)
  • Law, Morality and Man: The Soviet Legal System in Action — A. Vengerov and A. Dabilevich (1985)
  • My Uncle Joe: By Stalin’s Nephew — Budu Svanidze (1952)
  • A History of Siberia: From Russian Conquest to Revolution — Alan Wood (1991)

The Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. As I consider myself to be a specialist on the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus, our collection includes a number of books about these regions. Notable volumes include…

  • From Conflict to Autonomy in the Caucasus: The Soviet Union and the Making of Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Nagorno Karabakh —- Arsene Saparov (2014)
  • The Right to Self-Determination in the South Caucasus: Nagorno Karabakh in Context — Bahruz Balayev (2013)
  • The Making of Nagorno-Karabagh: From Secession to Republic — Levon Chorbajian (2001)
  • The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Causes and Implications — Michael P. Croissant (1998)
  • Contested Territories and International Law: A Comparative Study of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and the Aland Islands Precedent — Kamal Makili-Aliyev (2019)
  • The Caucasian Knot: The History and Geopolitics of Nagorno-Karabagh — Patrick Donabedian, Claude Mutafian, and Levon Chorbajian (1994)
  • Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan — Adrienne Lynn Edgar (2006)
  • Making Uzbekistan: Nation, Empire, and Revolution in the Early USSR — Adeeb Khalid (2019)
  • The Origins of the Civil War in Tajikistan: Nationalism, Islamism, and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Space — Tim Epkenhans (2018)
  • How the National Question was Solved in Soviet Central Asia — R. Tuzmuhamedov (1973)
  • Kyrgyzstan Beyond “Democracy Island” and “Failing State”: Social and Political Changes in a Post-Soviet Society – Marlene Laruelle and Johan Engvall (2015)
  • Islamic Peoples of the Soviet Union – Shirin Akiner (1983)
  • Central Asia: A Century of Russian Rule – Edward Allworth (1967)
  • Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979-89 – Rodric Braithwaite (2011)
  • Modern Yemen, 1918-1966 — Manfred W. Wenner (1967)
  • The Arab Nation: Nationalism and Class Struggles — Samir Amin (1978)
  • Class Conflict in Egypt: 1945-1970 — Mahmoud Hussein (1977)

Anti-Colonial/Anti-Imperialist Liberation and Separatist Movements. Our collection includes books on those struggles waged for independence in Algeria, Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, Kenya, East Timor, Eritrea, West Papua, Balochistan, Kashmir, Kosovo, Biafra, Palestine, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno-Karabakh, etc. Notable volumes include:

  • The Struggle for Secession, 1966-1970: A Personal Account of the Nigerian Civil War — N. U. Akpan (1972)
  • Third World Colonialism and the Strategies of Liberation: Eritrea and East Timor Compared — Awet Tewelde Weldemichael (2013)
  • The Baloch and Balochistan: A Historical Account from the Beginning to the Fall of the Baloch State — Naseer Dashti (2012)
  • West Irian and Jakarta Imperialism — Kees Lagerberg (1979)
  • Namibia’s Liberation Struggle: The Two-Edged Sword — Colin Leys and John Saul (1995)
  • Armed Struggle: A History of the IRA — Richard English (2003)
  • Kenya’s War of Independence: Mau Mau and its Legacy of Resistance to Colonialism and Imperialism, 1948-1990 — Shiraz Durrani (2018)
  • Amilcar Cabral: Revolutionary Leadership And People’s War — Patrick Chabal (2003)
  • Mozambique: The Revolution Under Fire — Joseph Hanlon (1990)
  • Burkina Faso: A History of Power, Protest and Revolution — Ernest Harsch (2017)