Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist [NOOK Book]

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Originally published in 1912, this early work by anarchist and political activist Alexander Berkman is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details an account of his time spent in the Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania while serving a sentence for attempting to assassinate wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick. This is a fascinating publication highly recommended for those interested in anarchism and the history of American politics. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating ...
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Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

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Overview

Originally published in 1912, this early work by anarchist and political activist Alexander Berkman is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details an account of his time spent in the Western Penitentiary of Pennsylvania while serving a sentence for attempting to assassinate wealthy industrialist Henry Clay Frick. This is a fascinating publication highly recommended for those interested in anarchism and the history of American politics. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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  • BN ID: 2940026016839
  • Publisher: Mother earth publishing association
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1912 volume
  • File size: 811 KB

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Alexander Berkman: Alexander Berkman was a leading writer and participant in the 20th century Anarchist movement. The young, idealistic Berkman practiced "propaganda by deed" attempting to assassinate Henry Clay Frick during the Homestead Steel Strike of 1892. While imprisoned, he wrote the classic tale of prison life Prison Memoirs of and Anarchist. After his release, Berkman edited Emma Goldman's Mother Earth and his own paper The Blast!. Deported from New York City to his native Russia in 1919, were he saw first hand the failure of the Bolshevik revolution and dedicated himself to writing the classic primer on Anarchism, What is Anarchism?.

Barry Pateman: Barry Pateman is the curator of the Emma Goldman Archive at the University of California Berkeley and wrote the introduction to AK Press' Chomsky on Anarchism.

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