Books and Pamphlets about the CP

Author Title Publisher Year
Pages
Comment
"Democritus" Communist Circus Heston & Isleworth LP 1946
16
Ill. by Gow.Different from p. of same name published by Clarion Y.H. [2732].
"Ferguson, Alex" Prospects for the CP Communist Publications 1987?
8
Previously in "Communist" Sept 1987.
"Frater, Om-Soc", [Cosmo, Trelawny] The Conference of the Golden Spawn s.p. 1943
16
A very strange satire on the CP.Fiction.
"Lex" Youth for Communism? - Challenge to Socialist Students Solidarity Press,Glasgow 1942
64
Leftist.
"Redman, J" The CP and the Labour Left, 1925-9 Reasoner Pamphlet No.1 1958
32
Intro. J Saville. See 4428 for a later version.
"Stammers, John" British Workers in Action, 1800-1945 Bombay 1945
90
"A British Communist answers the commonly repeated charge - "every Briton is an imperialist" ".
"Tyler, Wat" Behind the Revolutionary Mask - A Critique of Neo-Maoism Appeal Group 1974
58
Critique of "Korba" & the "Birmingham Collective" who called for a new CP to be set up. This pamphlet calls for the Midlands DC to ban ultra-left material from the CP bookshop & ultra-lefts from the Social Club!
"Tyler, Wat" Forgotten Words Appeal Group 1975
93
Lengthy critique of CP pamphlet "About Marxism" [2559].
"Vidor, John" Spying in Russia John Long 1929
284
Spy who infiltrated CP and NMM - calls himself "an executive member of the Red Movement". Mainly about his spying attempts while on a fraternal delegation, but he expounds his views of the CPGB.
"Wat, Tyler" The Pauper Trap Appeal Group 1973
46
A miniscule Stalinist group within the CP; most of the content of their pamphlets attacks the CP for revisionism.
"Williams, David" Report of the CC of the Revolutionary CP of Britain (M-L) Workers' Publishing House 1983
288
Section on CP.Maoist.
Addison, Paul The Road to 1945 Quartet 1975
334
Especially on government's attempt to limit CP influence in WW2.
Adereth, Max Line of March - An Historical & Critical Analysis of British Communism & its Revolutionary Strategy Praxis Press 1994
153
A traditional, CPB analysis.
Adi, Hakim West Africans and the CP in the 1950s in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
19
 
Adi, Hakim West Africans in Britain, 1900-60 - Nationalism, Pan-Africanism and Communism L&W 1998
224
On the student movement, especially the West African Students' Union and its links with the CP and the rest of the left in Britain.
Aguirre, Chus; Klonsky, Mo As Soon As This Pub Closes... - The British Left Explained Full Marks Bookshop 1988?
40
 
Ainsworth, Jim Accrington 1926 Hyndburn T.C. 1994
219
A few refs to CP. Similarly in follow up vol. "Accrington & District,1927-34" 1997.
Ainsworth, Jim Accrington and Dsitrict, 1927-1934: The Cotton Crisis and the Means Test Hyndburn & Rossendale TUC 1997
460
 
Aitken, Ian Film and Reform - John Grierson & the Documentary Film Movement Routledge 1990
246
Some brief refs. in Chap. 7.
Aitken, Keith The Bairns o' Adam - The Story of the STUC Polygon 1997
328
 
Aldred, Guy Communism - The Story of the CP Strickland Press 1943
126
Critical!
Alexander, Robert International Trotskyism, 1929-1985 - A Documented Analysis of the Movement Duke Univ. Press 1991
1125
63 detailed pages on GB.
Alexander, Sally Becoming A Woman Virago 1994
329
Chapter on Yvonne Kapp. Also some brief refs. to CP women and Spanish Civil War.
Ali, Abid The Indian Communists Exposed Indian National TUC 1965
44
Quite a bit on CPGB.
Allen, Vic The Militancy of British Miners Moor Press 1981
337
Mainly on 1960s/1970s.
Allen, Vic Trade Union Leadership Longman 1957
349
Anti-Communism in the TGWU.
Allison, George; Shepherd, William Penal Servitude for Politics International Labour Defence 1931
18
Defendants' speeches at trial relating to Invergordan Mutiny - (they were set up by agents provocateurs).
Almond, Gabriel The Appeals of Communism Princeton U.P. 1954
414
Based on extensive interviews with former members of British & other CPs. From blurb :"Especially revealing is the picture of the American CP as a refuge for neurotics & a stage of acculturation for foreign-born & first-generation Americans"!
Alsop, George A Kind of Socialism in "But the World Goes On the Same:Changing Times in Durham Pit Villages";Strong Words 1979
14
 
Anderson, Gerald Fascists, Communists and the National Government - Civil Liberties in GB, 1931-7 Missouri U.P. 1983
244
Discusses legislation to control political violence and its effects on civil liberties.
Anderson, Perry Arguments Within English Marxism N.L.B. 1980
218
Much on E P Thompson and 1956.
Anderson, Perry Communist Party History in R Samuel ed. "People's History & Socialist Theory"; R.K.P. 1981
12
An important overview of approaches to CP history.
Andrew, Christopher Secret Service - The Making of the British Intelligence Community Sceptre 1986
859
 
Andrew, Christopher; Gordievsky, Oleg KGB - The Inside Story Sceptre 1991
847
 
Andrews, Geoff Endgames and New Times: The Final Years of British Communism L&W` 2004
264
Final vol. in L&W's 6 part history of the CP. Author emphasises similarities between CP & wider labour movement.
Andrews, Geoff Young Turks and Old Guard: Intellectuals and the CP Leadeship in the 1970s in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
26
 
Andrews, Geoff, and al. Opening the Books - Essays on the Social & Cultural History of the British Communist Party Pluto 1995
275
A very important collection of essays covering many aspects of CP history based on a Manchester conference.
Andrews, Geoff, and al., (ed.) New Left, New Right and Beyond - Taking the Sixties Seriously Palgrave 1999
207
Interesting debates on CP and MT's influence into the 1990s. See especially the chapters by Steele, Andrews, Williams.
Andrews, Molly Lifetimes of Commitment - Ageing, Politics, Psychology C.U.P. 1991
229
An academic approach combined with oral history; of the 10 key respondents, 8 were in CP at one time.
Angus, John With the International Brigade in Spain Dept. of Economics, Loughborough University 1988
20
 
Anon. The State of the Party and the State of the Nation - The British CP Congress   1972
32
 
Arnison, Jim Decades s.p. 1991
134
Autob. by "MS" journalist who was active in the CCG & CPB.
Arnison, Jim Eurocommunism - The Historic Sell Out Peter Grimshaw 1985
14
 
Arnison, Jim Hilda's War s.p. 1996
62
Campaigning against internment of anti-fascist Germans. Froom worked full-time for YCL during the war.
Arnison, Jim Leo McGree UCATT 1980
95
Hugely popular building worker and T.U. official on Merseyside, famous for his wit; he deserves a fuller and better biography.
Arnison, Jim Oliver's Work s.p. 1996
71
Brief history of the world, spies and the CP. States that "MT" became "a tool of the class enemy".
Arnison, Jim Stop the Rot - The Crisis Within the CP J Bowden 1985
12
 
Arnison, Jim; Frow, E.&R. And the New Paths are Begun - Manchester T.C History Vol.2 Manchester Trade Union Council 1993
169
Contains short biogs. of T.C.'s Secs,Presidents & Vice-Presidents from 1939 of whom about half were in the CP.
Arnold, G L. The New Reasoners in "Revisionism - Essays on the History of Marxist Ideas" ed. L Labedz; A&U 1962
14
On the New Left of 1956.
Arnot, R, P Twenty Years: The Policy of the CPGB from its Foundation, July 31st 1920 L&W 1940
80
 
Arnot, R, Page Introduction to "Poems of Revolt" ed. J Beauchamp LRD 1969
9
Beauchamp was Suffragette, consciencious objector, Guild Communist, stalwart of LRD - and a J.P.
Ashley, M P; Saunders, C T Red Oxford Holywell Press, Oxford 1930
44
Interesting on the journal "Free Oxford"(see 4337) and CP involvement in the University Labour Club. See also 3709.
Ashman, Sam The CP's Historians' Group in "Essays on Historical Materialism" ed. J Rees; Bookmarks 1998
15
 
Atienza, Tony What the Papers Said in J Fyrth ed. "Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front"; L&W 1985
18
Press reaction to 7th Congress of the Comintern.
Atkinson, Katharine The Communist Menace Bumpus 1923
40
Poor, unoriginal stuff but shows a curious level of panic - she refers to a campaign to write Communist propaganda in the margins of library books!
Attallah, Naim, (ed.) Of a Certain Age Quartet 1992
311
Contains interview with Reuben Falber, a full time CP worker for many years; responsible for CP businesses, and Moscow Gold!
Attfield, John, (ed.); William, Stephen 1939 - The CP and the War L&W 1984
190
The proceedings of a conference; includes contributions from participants, some of whom were key figures at the time.
Aubry, Bruce Arthur Field in "D.L.B." 13 2010
5
 
Austin, Terry, (ed.), et al. But the World Goes On the Same: Changing Times in Durham Pit Villages Strong Words 1979
106
See contributions by George Alsop & Maurice Ridley - Communist miners.
Auty, Dave The Trophy is Democracy - Merseyside, Anti-Fascism and the Spanish Civil War Hegemon Press 2000
32
 
Bagwell, Philip The Railwaymen - The History of the N.U.R., Vol.2 A&U 1982
459
 
Bailey, Jack The Zig Zag "Left" Co-operative Party 1948
24
 
Baker, Blake The Far Left - An Expose Weidenfeld 1981
182
Chapter on CP.
Ballard, Daniel; Martin, David Dash, Jack in "D.L.B." 9 1993
4
 
Barker, Bas Free But not Easy Derbyshire County Council 1989
133
Narrated by Barker to L Straker.
Barker, Martin A Haunt of Fears - The Strange History of the British Horror Comics Campaign Pluto 1984
228
CP members played a large part in this interesting anti-American culture campaign of the 1950s.
Barnsby, George Socialism in Birmingham and the Black Country, 1850-1939 Integrated Publishing Services 1998
578
Extremely useful.
Barnsby, George Subversive - Or One Third of the Autobiography of a Communist s.p. 2002
50
1939-46; in the army he produces a Soldiers' Paper - "Red Front". Like many CP soldiers, he contacted Indian, and Burmese, communists.
Baxendale, John; Pawling, Christopher Narrating the Thirties: 1930 to the Present Macmillan 1996
246
 
Beavis, Dick What Price Happiness? My Life From Coal Hewer to Shop Steward Strong Words,Whitley Bay 1979
88
Autob. by Durham miner. Contains some poems.
Beckett, Francis Enemy Within Merlin 1998
253
Very readable and fair "journalistic" history of CP that aroused some controversy on publication. This 2nd edition has an extra chapter.
Beckett, Francis Stalin's British Victims Sutton 2004
209
British Communists who either perished under Stalin or whose husbands did: Rosa Rust, Rose Cohen, Freda Utley, Pearl Rimel.
Beckett, Francis The Rebel Who Lost His Cause - The Tragedy of John Beckett, MP London House 1999
224
Not in CP, but interesting references e.g. to CP's relationship to National Union of Ex-Servicemen.
Beckman, Morris The 43 Group Centerprise,London 1993
228
CP not involved in this militant anti-fascist Jewish organisation, but couple of refs to CP's anti-fascist work in the post war period.
Behan, Brian With Breast Expanded MacGibbon & Kee 1964
208
Building worker, briefly on E.C.; later became Trotskyist. Brother of Brian.
Behrend, Hanna An Intellectual Irrelevance? Marxist Literary Criticism in the 1930s in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
17
 
Bell, Tom Pioneering Days L&W 1941
316
Readable account by respected CP elder statesman.
Bell, David Ardent Propaganda - Miners' Novels and Class Conflict,1929-39 Univ. of Umea,Sweden 1995
189
On H Heslop and Lewis Jones.
Bell, P, M, H John Bull and the Bear - British Public Opinion, Foreign Policy and the Soviet Union, 1941-5 E Arnold 1990
214
 
Bell, Tom The British CP - A Short History L&W 1937
201
This famous first attempt at a history of the Party was quickly criticised and withdrawn.
Bellamy, Joyce Ablett, Noah in "D.L.B." 3 1976
3
 
Bellamy, Joyce Ganley, Caroline in "D.L.B." 1 1972
2
An addition in Vol. 6 suggests she may have been in the CP.
Ben Rees, D T E Nicholas in "D.L.B." 13 2010
10
 
Benson, Ernie To Struggle is to Live People's Publications,Newcastle 1980
280
2 vols; one of the most useful "small press" autobiographies of CP members - the 2nd vol. is almost completely about his political activity: NUWM, producing factory papers, opening one of the CP's most successful provincial bookshops in Hunslet, etc. Very little in Vol.1 - he joins CP on penultimate page. "Deserves to become a classic of the genre" - J Hinton.
Benton, Sarah Eurocommunism and the 'BRS' in "Socialist Strategies" ed. D Coates & G Johnston; Martin Robertson 1983 1983
32
 
Berg, Leila Flickerbook - An Autobiography Granta 1997
240
Active in London YCL. One of the most vivid descriptions of activity in the YCL & CP in late 30s.
Bernard, Oliver Getting Over it Peter Owen 1992
159
Brother of the more famous Jeffrey, Oliver was in the CP during the war and worked at Central Books.
Berry, Joe 70 Years of Struggle - Britain's CP 1920-1990 CPB 1990
24
 
Birchall, Ian Bailing Out the System Pluto 1986
287
 
Birchall, Ian Workers Against the Monolith - The Communist Parties Since 1943 Pluto 1974
256
 
Blaazer, David The Popular Front and the Progressive Tradition - Socialists, Liberals & the Quest for Unity, 1884-1939 C.U.P. 1992
247
An historical analysis of "popular frontism" that argues that it was not a CP manipulation but a genuine political response to crisis by sections of the Labour left.
Black, Lawrence The Political Culture of the Left in Affluent Britain, 1951-64 Palgrave 2003
263
Much on CP (despite no ref. in index); looks at branch life, culture, organisation of the left in general.
Black, Robert Stalinism in Britain - A Trotskyist Analysis New Park 1970
440
 
Blackburn, Robin, (ed.); Cockburn, Alexander The Incompatibles - Trade Union Militancy and the Consensus Penguin 1967
282
Especially P Foot on "The Seamen's Struggle" (1966 strike).
Bolt, Sydney Pseudo Sahib Hardinge Simpole 2007 269 A few references to CPGB/CPI links by this CP member in his autobiography.
Bone, Edith Seven Years Solitary Bruno Cassirer 1966
212
Autobiography of Hungarian born, British citizen sentenced to life imprisonment as "English spy" in Hungary 1949 (released by uprising in 1956). She had worked for Comintern as a courier, came to Britain in mid-thirties and joined CP. Bit about CP and DW - interesting for her view of CPGB as open to debate unlike other CPs she had been a member of and for CP's lack of support for her when imprisoned.
Boothroyd, David Politico's Guide to the History of British Political Parties Politico's Publishing 2001
338
Brief section on CPGB and various groups that split from it.
Borkenau, Franz European Communism Faber 1953
564
Passing refs to CPGB,especially on WW2.
Borkenau, Franz World Communism:A History of the C.I. Ann Arbor,Univ. of Michigan 1963
443
Especially on General Strike.
Bornat, Richard "Children of the Revolution" ed. P Cohen - Review in "Oral History" Spring 1998
2
 
Bornstein, S; Richardson, A Against the Stream - A History of the Trotskyist Movement in Britain 1924-38 Socialist Platform 1986
302
Traditional Trotskyist analysis.
Bornstein, S; Richardson, A Two Steps Back - Communists and the Wider Labour Movement 1935-45 Socialist Platform 1982
143
Trotskyist.
Bornstein, S; Richardson, A War and the International - A History of the Trotskyist Movement in Britain 1937-49 Socialist Platform 1986
252
 
Borovik, Genrikh The Philby Files Warner 1994
380
 
Boulton, Walter; Rev. Communist Aims and Tactics Crisis Booklets, Diocese of Guildford 1954?
32
 
Bowen, Roger, W, (ed.) E H Norman - His Life and Scholarship University of Toronto Press 1984
206
See V Kiernan's chapter on CP activity in Cambridge where he knew Herbert Norman (future Canadian diplomat), esp. on work with Indian progressives.
Boyle, Andrew The Climate of Treason Hutchinson 1980
574
 
Braddock, Jack, &, Bessie The Braddocks MacDonald 1963
244
Leading CP members in Liverpool till they left in 1924 - Bessie became a Labour MP in 1945.
Bradford, Richard Lucky Him: The Life of Kingsley Amis Peter Owen 2001
432
Briefly active in the CP at Oxford.
Brand, Carl The British Labour Party and the Communists in "British Labour's Rise to Power";Stanford U.P./O.U.P. 1941
55
 
Branson, Noreen History of the CPGB,1927-41 L&W 1985
350
An easier read than Klugmann's preceeding vols, more open but still a bit "official".
Branson, Noreen History of the CPGB,1941-51 L&W 1997
262
 
Branson, Noreen Myths From Right and Left in J Fyrth ed. "Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front". 1985
16
On 7th Congress of Comintern.
Braunthal, Julius History of the International,1914-43 Nelson 1967
596
Brief refs. Also in following vol. 1943-68, Gollancz 1980.
Brett, Philip, (ed.) Benjamin Britten - Peter Grimes C.U.P. 1983
217
See chapter "Montagu Slater - Who Was He?" - annotated interview with Slater's widow, Enid (24pp). Slater wrote the libretto.
Bridges, George The CP & the Struggle for Hegemony in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1977
12
 
Bridges, George, (ed.);, Brunt, Rosalind Silver Linings: Some Strategies for the 80's - Papers from CUL 1980 L&W 1981
189
Contains: "Rocky Road Blues: The C.P. & The Broad Democratic Alliance" by Dave Cook and "Popular Politics & Marxist Theory In Britain: The History Men" by Schwarz & Mercer.
Briggs, Asa, (ed.); Saville, John Essays on Labour History 1918-39 - Vol.3 C Helm 1977
292
Esp. on 1930s.
Brill, Kenneth Groser, John in "D.L.B." 6 1982
6
 
Brockway, Fenner Inside the Left A&U 1942
352
This autobiog. by the ILP leader has more on the CP than any of his other autobiogs.
Brogan, Colm Labour's Opportunity s.p.,Glasgow 1945?
16
 
Brogan, Colm Red Puppets s.p.,Glasgow 1944
16
 
Brogan, Colm The Case Against Gallacher s.p. 1949?
20
 
Brogan, Dennis The Price of Revolution H Hamilton 1951
288
 
Brooksbank, Mary No Sae Lang Syne - A Tale of This City Dundee Printers 1973
59
Dundee mill worker, unemployed activist (imprisoned several times), songwriter; expelled from CP in 1934 for criticising Stalin, but not anti-Communist.
Brotherstone, Terry 1956: Tom Kemp and Others in "History,Economic History and the Future of Marxism" ed. T Brotherstone & G Pilling;Porcupine Press 1996
59
Mainly on the better known CP members who left around 1956 and turned to Trotskyism (Kemp,Pearce,Fryer),plus Saville. See also the first chapter for more on Kemp,for whom this book is a festschrift.
Brotherstone, Terry, (ed.) Covenant, Charter and Party:Traditions of Revolt and Protest in Modern Scottish History Aberdeen Univ. Press 1989
128
Bit on CP and John Maclean - revised version of article in "SLHS Bulletin" No.23,1988.
Brown, Andrew J D Bernal: The Sage of Science O.U.P. 2005
562
Brown, F J Journal of a Stranger Londinium Press,Maidstone 1978
222
Right-wing industrial correspondent. Some refs to 1956,CP Congresses etc.
Brown, Gordon Maxton Mainstream 1986
336
 
Bruley, Sue Leninism, Stalinism and the Women's Movement in Britain,1920-39 Garland Press,NY 1986
324
 
Bruley, Sue Women Against War and Fascism in J Fyrth ed. "Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front". 1985
26
 
Bruley, Sue Women and Communism: A Case Study of the Lancashire Weavers in the Depression in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
19
 
Buchanan, Tom The Spanish Civil War and the British Labour Movement C.U.P. 1991
250
 
Bullock, Ian; Carew, Anthony Walter Kendal in "D.L.B." 13 2010
8
 
Bullock, Ian Sylvia Pankhurst and the Russian Revolution:The Making of a "Left Wing" Communist in "Sylvia Pankhurst - From Rebel to Anti-Fascist" ed. I Bullock & R Pankhurst;Macmillan 1992
28
 
Bunyan, Tony The History and Practice of the Political Police in Britain Quartet 1983
324
Info. on removal of CP civil servants.
Bush, Alan In My Eighth Decade and Other Essays Kahn & Averill 1980
92
Autob. & other articles on music from well-known composer; unfortunately little on CP of which he was a long-standing member.
Bushell, Terry Marriage of Inconvenience Deutsch 1985
237
Autob. by sports writer at "MS";some info. on YCL & "MS".
Cadogan, Peter The British CP in the Light of 1956 Imre Nagy Institut for Political Research, Brussels 1961
 
Caesar, Adrian Dividing Lines - Poetry,Class and Ideology in the 1930s M.U.P. 1991
248
Esp. useful on Jack Lindsay & H MacDiarmid, also "Left Review","Poetry & the People" etc. Has one chapter on "The Left".
Cairncross, John The Enigma Spy Century 1997
203
Bit on Cambridge but plays down his links with CP.
Cairns, David Southampton Working People Southampton City Museums/Southampton TUC 1990?
96
 
Calhoun, Daniel The United Front - The TUC and the Russians,1923-28 C.U.P. 1976
450
 
Callaghan, John British Trotskyism Blackwell 1984
255
 
Callaghan, John Cold War, Crisis and Conflict: The CPGB 1951-68 L&W 2003
320
5th volume in the L&W history of the CP. Written after the demise of the CPGB, and with better access to archives and interviews with members, it is more critical - and the first by a non-member. Contents are arranged thematically.
Callaghan, John Endgame - The CPGB in D S Bell ed. "Western European Communists and the Collapse of Communism";Berg 1993
18
 
Callaghan, John Rajani Palme Dutt - A Study in British Stalinism L&W 1993
304
The only full-length study of this key figure.
Callaghan, John Socialism in Britain Blackwell 1990
279
 
Callaghan, John The British Road to Eurocommunism in "CPs in Western Europe - Decline or Adaptation?" ed. M Waller & M Fennema;Blackwell 1988
20
 
Callaghan, John The Communists and the Colonies - Anti-Imperialism Between the Wars in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
19
 
Callaghan, John The CPGB and Local Politics in B Szajkowski ed. "Marxist Local Governments in Western Europe and Japan"; Pinter 1986
10
A rare analysis of this aspect of the CP's activity, that remained one of its weakest points.
Callaghan, John The Far Left in British Politics Blackwell 1987
249
 
Callaghan, John Towards Isolation: the Communist Party and the Labour Government in J Fyrth (ed.) "Labour's Promised Land"; L&W 1995
13
 
Campbell, Alan The CP in the Scots Coalfields in the Inter-War Period in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
20
 
Campbell, Alan, (ed.); Fishman, N; Howell, D Miners, Unions and Politics 1910-47 Scolar 1996
307
One chapter specifically on CP, but many other references.
Campbell, Alan, (ed.); Fishman, N; McIlroy, John British Trade Unions and Industrial Politics Ashgate 1999
335;389
2 vols covering periods 1945-1964 and 1964-1979 respectively. Very important; there are specific chapters on the CP, plus many more references - even more than the extensive index shows. Particularly useful on engineering, docks, buses.
Campbell, Alan; McIlroy, John Abe Moffat in "D.L.B." 12 2005 12  
Campbell, John Nye Bevan - A Biography Hodder 1994
430
 
Campbell, William Villi the Clown Faber 1981
256
Autob. of the stepson of J R Campbell; he was first secretary of Glasgow YCL,emigrated to the USSR in 1932 where he worked as a clown. First chapter has material on CP/YCL.
Cannon, Olga; Anderson, J The Road From Wigan Pier - A Biography of Les Cannon Gollancz 1973
323
Prominent ETU official who left CP in 1956 and became leading anti-Communist.
Capern, Amanda Winifred Horrabin in "D.L.B." 11 2003
4
With husband, Frank, she was in the CP 1921-4.
Carpenter, Maurice A Rebel in the Thirties Paperbag Book Club 1975?
192
On YCL, Cable Street etc.
Carr, E, H Mr Gallacher and the CPGB in "Studies in Revolution", F Cass 1962
16
 
Carr, E, H The Twilight of the Comintern, 1930-35 Pantheon 1982
461
Chapter on CPGB.
Carr, Frank Municipal Socialism:Labour's Rise to Power in "Life and Labour in a Twentieth Century City" ed. B Lancaster & T Mason;Cryfield Press 1987
32
Much on LP/CP relations pre WW2.
Carr, Griselda Pit Women Merlin 2001
174
Intro. has brief reference to the author and her husband's CP activities in Yorkshire.
Carritt, Michael A Mole in the Crown s.p 1985
204
Brother of CP full-timer Gabriel, Carritt was senior civil servant in India who acted as conduit between CPGB and Indian nationalists.
Carritt, Michael The Mole in the Crown - Memories of the Indian Underground, 1935-8 in J Fyrth ed. "Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front". 1985
15
 
Carruthers, Susan Winning Hearts and Minds - British Governments,the Media and Colonial Counter Insurgency,1944-60 Leicester U.P. 1995
307
More on "DW" than CP.
Carter, Miranda Anthony Blunt - His Lives Pan 2001
590
Cambridge students. Spies.
Carter, Trevor Shattering Illusions - West Indians in British Politics L&W 1986
158
Incl. interesting comments by Black CP members.
Catterall, Stephen; Cohen, Gidon Elijah Sandham in "D.L.B." 11 2003
16
Not in CP, but much on the relationship between the CP and the ILP & Independent Socialist Party.
Caute, David The Fellow Travellers Yale U.P. 1988
458
Revised & updated ed.
Cecil, Robert A Divided Life: A Personal Portrait of the Spy Donald Maclean William Morrow 1989
212
 
Cesarani, David, (ed.) The Making of Modern Anglo-Jewry Blackwell 1990 1990
222
 
Challinor, Ray The Origins of British Bolshevism Croom Helm 1977
290
Important, controversial book; sees the SLP as more revolutionary than the CP.
Chambers, Colin The Story of Unity Theatre L&W 1989
446
Very detailed and includes much on CP and individual CP members.
Chandler, F W Political Spies and Provocative Agents Self published 1936
149
Last chapter on Tom Mann & Emrhys Llewellyn jailed in 1932, and 4 Welsh miners (L Jefferies, E Stead, S Paddock & E Whatley) imprisoned in 1933 following evidence from a police infiltrator into the CP & NUWM.
Chapple, Frank Sparks Fly M Joseph 1985
239
 
Cherry, Steven Our History - A Pocket History of the Labour Movement in Britain s.p. 1981
120
 
Chester, L, et al. The Zinoviev Letter Heinemann 1967
219
 
Chun, Lin The British New Left Edinburgh Univ. Press 1993
230
 
Church, Ray; Outram, Quentin Strikes and Solidarity - Coalfield Conflict in Britain, 1889-1966 C.U.P. 1988
314
 
Citrine, Walter Democracy or Disruption? An Examination of Communist Influences in the T.U.s TUC 1928
32
There was a 2nd ed. in the early 1930s. Originally appeared in "Labour Magazine".
Citrine, Walter Men and Work - An Autobiography Hutchinson 1964
384
Chapter on his libel case against Workers' Publications. Nothing on CP in his 2nd vol. of autob.("Two Careers").
Clark, J et al.. (ed.) Culture and Crisis in the 30s L&W 1979
279
Contains chapters on "Left Review"; "Left Book Club"; "Film"; "Agitprop" etc.
Clark, Ronald J.B.S. - The Life and Work of J B S Haldane Hodder 1968
286
 
Clarke, Oliver, Fielding Unfinished Conflict - An Autobiography Citadel Press 1970
368
Anglican vicar in Kent who actively supported the CP during WW2 and in Cold War period - "I used to attend meetings regularly though I never took a party card".
Clegg, H, A Labour Relations in London Transport Blackwell 1950
188
 
Clews, John Communist Propaganda Techniques Methuen 1964
326
General study; very little on CPGB but does have appendix of "Communist Publications in the UK in 1963" and list of LP proscribed orgs.;also list of Front orgs and lists of mags from the Socialist countries distributed in GB.
Cliff, Tony; Gluckstein, Donny Marxism and Trade Union Struggle - The General Strike of 1926 Bookmarks 1986
320
 
Clinton, Alan The Trade Union Rank and File - Trade Councils in Britain 1900-40 M.U.P. 1977
262
Excellent bibliography.
Clunie, James The Third (Communist) International:Its Aims and Methods SLP 1921
61
Author was delegate to the 3rd Congress of the C.I. (but his credentials were not accepted as he was from the part of the SLP that did not accept the formation of the CP,but he went to all the meetings). Interesting on debates in the early Communist movement esp. about elections and affiliation to the LP.
Clutterbuck, Richard Britain in Agony - The Growth of Political Violence Faber 1978
334
Plays on fear of left-wing violence,but well researched and useful for CP's role in industrial disputes between 1971-77.
Cockburn, Claud I Claud... Penguin 1967
454
Autob. by editor of "The Week" & "DW" journalist.
Cockburn, Patricia The Years of "The Week" Penguin 1971
293
On Claud Cockburn's journal. Covers CP and "DW".
Cohen, Hilda Bagels With Babushka Gatehouse Project 1989
63
Autob.; bit about YCL in Manchester.
Cohen, Phil Children of the Revolution - Communist Childhood in Cold War Britain L&W 1997
189
Includes interviews with 13 sons and daughters of Communists talking about growing up in the 1950s. Some joined CP/YCL: Jude Bloomfield;Pat Devine;Hywel Francis;Ann Kane;Jackie Kay;Martin Kettle;Mike Power;Brian Pollitt;Alexei Sayle;Nina Temple.
Cole, G D H A History of the LP from 1914 R.K.P. 1948
516
Useful index.
Cole, Margaret Postgate, Raymond in "D.L.B." 2 1974
5
 
Collette, Christine The International Faith - Labour's Attitudes to European Socialism, 1918-39 Ashgate 1998
211
Esp. for cultural activity; also Spain.
Collins, Henry The Founding of the British CP in "A Socialist Review";I.S. 1965
3
Reprinted from "Socialist Review" Sept 1960.
Collison, Peter The Cutteslowe Walls Faber 1963
194
Sociological study with brief refs to CP's role in early days[see 4219].
Common, Jack Fake Left Working Press 1992
12
Reprint of article from "Adelphi" 19 March 1933.Also reprinted in "Revolt Against an Age of Plenty" Strongwords,1980 pb.
Connole, Nellie The Leaven of Life - The Story of George Henry Fletcher L&W 1961
212
Sheffield master baker and member of Bakers' Union - probably the only person who led a strike against himself! Very active in BSP, then CP especially against unemployment.
Conrad, Jack In the Enemy Camp November Publications 1993
142
On CP's electoral policy by publishers of the far-left "Leninist".Reprints some early CP documents.
Conrad, Jack Which Road? - A Critique of "Revolutionary" Reformism November Publications 1991
268
Critique of BRS,MFNT,CPB & Militant.
Conradi, Peter Iris: A Life HarperCollins 2001
706
Oxford students.
Cook, Dave Breaking Loose Ernest Press 1989
204
Cook worked for the CP for many years, incl. as National Organiser. This is an account of his round world bike trip (he was to die on a follow-up trip in 1993), but has a Foreword by P Devine which looks at the life and ideas of this much loved activist.
Cookridge, E H The Third Man - The Truth About Kim Philby Arthur Baker 1968
283
 
Cooper, Mike; Parkes, Ray We Cannot Park On Both Sides: Reading Volunteers in the Spanish Civil War Reading International Brigades Memorial Committee 2005
139
 
Cooper, Wayne Claude McKay - Rebel Sojourner in the Harlem Renaissance Schocken 1987
441
A couple of brief but tantalising references to McKay's membership of CP - he was a founder member as part of Pankhurst's W.S.F., and he wrote regularly for her "Workers' Dreadnought".
Cope, Dave Central Books - A Brief History, 1939-99 Central Books 1999
80
Detailed look at the history of a Party business, based on the company's minutes and interviews with former members of staff.
Cope, Phil Wise and Foolish Dreamers: Wales and the Spanish Civil War Welsh Centre for International Affairs 2007
148
Many illustrations. Text in English, Welsh and Spanish.
Copeman, Fred Reason in Revolt Blandford 1948
235
Autob. of unemployed activist & I.B. Battalion Commander in Spain who defected to Moral Re-armament.
Copsey, Nigel Anti-Fascism in Britain Macmillan 2000
229
 
Corkhill, D, (ed.); Rawnsley, S The Road to Spain: Anti-Fascists at War Borderline 1981
164
Interviews with 17 members of I.B., 12 of whom were in CP.
Cornford, John Understand the Weapon, Understand the Wound - Selected Writings Carcanet 1976
203
 
Cornforth, Maurice Communism and Philosophy L&W 1980
13
Intro. consists of brief autob. and account of his political & philosophical development - incl. setting up first CP branch at Cambridge.
Cornforth, Maurice (ed.) Rebels and their Causes L&W 1978
224
Contains: "The Historians Group of the C.P." by Hobsbawm and "A L Morton - Portrait of a Marxist Historian" by Cornforth
Corthorn, Paul In the Shadow of the Dictators: The British Left in the 1930s Tauris 2006 288  
Costello, John Mask of Treachery Pan 1989
664
On the Cambridge spies. Much on CP in Cambridge, incl. Dobb & Roy Pascal. Good bibliography.
Costello, John; Tsarev, Oleg Deadly Illusions - The First Book from the KGB Archives Century 1993
538
 
Coward, Jack Back From the Dead Merseyside Writers 1985
56
Reprint of 3801 with extensive intro. by A O'Toole & J Nettleton on Coward (incl. his activities as a seamen's leader) and other Merseyside IBers. Also incl. photos.
Cowden, Morton Russian Bolshevism and British Labour, 1917-21 Columbia U.P. 1984
238
 
Craik, W.W. Central Labour College L&W 1964
191
Has brief biogs. of some former students of the College, incl. some CP members.
Crawley, Aidan MP The Hidden Face of British Communism Sunday Times 1962
16
 
Croft, Andy "Left Book Club Anthology" ed. P Laity - Review in "Socialist History" 22 2002
3
 
Croft, Andy Authors Take Sides: Writers and the CP, 1920-56 in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
19
 
Croft, Andy Comrade Heart - A Life of Randall Swingler M.U.P. 2003
301
Probably the CP's most well-known poet, he also wrote plays, novels, songs; edited "Left Review"; active in many areas of CP's cultural activity, including publishing. Left in 1956.
Croft, Andy Heslop, Harold in "D.L.B." 10 2000
3
 
Croft, Andy Introduction to "Last Cage Down" by Harold Heslop L&W 1984
7
Mining novel originally published 1935.
Croft, Andy Introduction to "May Day" by John Sommerfield L&W 1984
7
 
Croft, Andy Introduction to "Selected Poems" by Randall Swingler Trent Editions 2000
22
 
Croft, Andy Longden, John Miles in "D.L.B." 10 2000
1
Bohemian Teesside literary figure.
Croft, Andy Red Letter Days - British Fiction in the 1930s L&W 1990
352
Much on Communist writers and CP cultural politics.
Croft, Andy The Boys Around the Corner: The Story of Fore Publications in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
21
A cultural/political venture (involving R Swingler, E Rickword et al) never strictly under CP control.
Croft, Andy (ed.) A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain Pluto 1998
218
Very important collection of essays incl. chapters on S T Warner, James Barke, J Boswell, J Fitton, J Buchan, film,pageants,music,etc.
Crossman, Richard (ed.) The God That Failed H Hamilton 1950
272
Stephen Spender writes of his disillusionment with Communsim.
Croucher, Richard Divisions in the Movement: The NUWM and its Rivals in Comparative Perspective in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
21
 
Croucher, Richard Engineers At War Merlin 1982
400
 
Croucher, Richard We Refuse to Starve in Silence - A History of the NUWM 1920-46 L&W 1987
216
 
Cummings, A.J., et al The Challenge to Democracy - A Popular Front For Britain News Chronicle 1937?
80
4 speeches to Liberal Summer School;see chapter by Cummings.
Cunningham, Valentine British Writers of the Thirties O.U.P. 1989
530
J Lindsay, E Rickword, M Slater et al.
Cunningham, Valentine, (ed.) The Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse Penguin 1980
507
Intro. has lot of material on CP & individual members. See also 4308.
Curry, John The Security Service, 1908-45 - The Official History Public Record Office 1999
442
Originally written in 1946. Very official, does not give away much.
Dalton, Alan Turn Left at Land's End Red Boots Publ. 1987
95
A quirky but interesting survey, based on a walk, of left wing activists in Cornwall - incl. Alfred Jenkin.
Daniels, John Letter to a Member of the CP Labour Review 1957
20
Trotskyist.
Darke, Bob The Communist Technique in Britain Collins 1953
160
One of a batch of autobiographies from this period by hostile ex-members. Darke was leading figure in London bus struggles. An American edition was published the same year with the title " Cockney Communist".
Darlington, Ralph The Political Trajectory of J T Murphy Liverpool Univ. Press 1998
316
Important leader of engineers, on leading bodies of CP and Comintern, founder of RILU; left CP in 1932.
Darlington, Ralph J T Murphy in "D.L.B." 12 2005 12  
Darlington, Ralph, (ed.) Molly Murphy - Suffragette and Socialist Institute of Social Research,Univ. of Salford 1998
168
Autobiography, ghost-written according to her son, by husband Jack. She was active alongside husband and served as nurse in Spain.
Darlington, Ralph; Lyddon, Dave Glorious Summer - Class Struggle in Britain 1972 Bookmarks 2001
304
 
Dash, Jack Good Morning Brothers! L&W 1969
190
Leading figure in London dock struggles, then East End pensioners' movement.
Davidson, Basil Special Operations Europe - Scenes from the Anti-Nazi War Gollancz 1980
288
Included solely for the dazzling portrait of James Klugmann.
Davies, Andrew To Build a New Jerusalem - The Labour Movement from the 1880s to the 1990s M Joseph 1992
344
One of the general histories of the left that gives a reasonable amount of coverage to the CP.
Davies, Paul A J Cook M.U.P. 1987
223
 
Davies, Sam, et al.. Genuinely Seeking Work - Mass Unemployment on Merseyside in the 1930s Liver Press 1992
216
Passing refs.
Davis, Leonard Luise Davis - Unsung Heroine s.p. 1982
88
L Davis was Secretary of the Vegan Society.
Davis, Mary Sylvia Pankhurst - A Life in Radical Politics Pluto 1999
157
 
Davis, Tricia What Kind of Woman Is She? Women and CP Politics,1941-55 in "Feminism,Culture and Politics" ed. R Brunt & C Rowan;L&W 1982
24
 
Deacon, Richard The Greatest Treason Century 1989
212
More about the world of spies, but includes refs to two interesting CP members: "Peter" Murphy, a confident of Lord Mountbatten, and Joyce White.
Deakin, Arthur Democracy Versus Communism TGWU 1948
24
Speeches.
Deakin, Arthur; McManus, T. Chaos is Their Objective - Communist Tactics Spotlighted TGWU 1951
14
Reprint of 2 articles from "The Record". Docks strike.
Deakin, F, W, et al. A History of World Communism Weidenfeld 1975
177
Short chapter on formation of CPGB.
Deegan, Frank No Other Way - An Autobiography Toulouse Press 1980
107
Author fought in Spain,was active member of CP on Merseyside and was one of the leaders of the unofficial Merseyside Port Workers' Cttee.
Degras, Jane The Communist International 1919-43 - Documents F Cass 1971
1587
New ed. of this 3 vol. standard work;incl. Theses,Resolutions,Instructions etc. with excellent introductory comments.
Degras, Jane United Front Tactics in the Comintern 1921-8 in "St. Anthony's Papers No.9" ed. D Footman; Chatto 1960
14
 
Desmarais, Ralph Cook, Arthur James in "D.L.B." 3 1976
7
 
Dewar, Hugo Communist Politics in Britain: CPGB From Origins to Second World War Pluto 1976
159
Trotskyist.
Dickinson, Bessie James Rushton and his Times 1886-1956 WCML 1970?
51
Concentrates on the cotton industry in 1930s Lancashire.
Dickinson, Margaret, (ed.) Rogue Reels: Oppositional Film in Britain, 1945-90 British Film Institute 1999
330
See Chap. 1 and the Oral Histories section which includes interviews with Charles Cooper, Stanley Forman and Dave Douglass.
Docherty, Mary A Miner's Lass Cardendon Mining Archives 1992
281
Autob. Incl. memories of the "Young Comrades".
Dodd, Kathryn, v A Sylvia Pankhurst Reader MUP 1993
248
Contains her articles in "Workers' Dreadnought" on the formation of the CP and her later expulsion.
Doherty, Mary, (ed.) Auld Bob Selkirk s.p. 1996
194
Selkirk was miner who became a Communist councillor in Cowdenbeath for 32 years. Book consists of a reprint of his autobiography ("The Life of a Worker") plus other writings by and about him.
Donnachie, Ian, (ed.), et al.. Forward! Labour Politics in Scotland,1888-1988 Polygon 1989
184
 
Dorril, Stephen MI6 - Fifty Years of Special Operations Fourth Estate 2000
907
Brief refs., but more than the index indicates.
Dowse, Robert Left in the Centre Longman 1966
231
Study of ILP.
Doyle, charlie The BRS Draft - Revolutionary Path or Diversion? s.p. 1977
19
 
Driberg, tom Guy Burgess Weidenfeld 1956
124
 
Driberg, Tom Ruling Passions Quartet 1977
271
Joined CP while at public school;Oxford during General Strike;expelled during the war - claims he never found out why.
Drucker, H, M, (ed.) Multi-Party Britain Macmillan 1979
242
Contains chap. on "The Marxist Left" by Peter Mair.
Druker, Janet McBain, John in "D.L.B." 5 1979
2
 
Duncan, David Mutiny in the RAF - The Air Force Strikes of 1946 SHS 1999
94
Fascinating account of Communist activity in the forces; Arthur Attwood was court martialled for mutiny.
Duncan, Rob, (ed.); McIvor, Arthur Militant Workers - Labour and Class Conflict on the Clyde 1900-50: Essays in Honour of H McShane J Donald 1992
197
 
Duncan, Robert Newbold, J T Walton in "D.L.B." 10 2000
6
 
Durham, Martin The Early Years of the CP in Birmingham, 1920-24 in A Wright (ed.) "Worlds of Labour: Essays in Birmingham Labour History", Univ. of Birmingham 1983
16
 
Dutt, Salme Lucifer and Other Poems Mitre Press 1965
103
R P Arnot's intro. has some brief details on the life of this interesting, shadowy and influential figure in the early days of the CP.
Dworkin, Dennis Cultural Marxism in Postwar Britain Duke U. P. 1997
323
Good on Historians Group, also New Left.
Dyson, B Liberty in Britain, 1934-94 Civil Liberties Trust 1994
100
NCCL was dogged with charges of being used by CP - this official history sets the record straight.
Eaden, James; Renton, David The Communist Party of Great Britain Since 1920 Palgrave 2002
220
 
Ebon, Martin World Communism Today Whittlesey House/McGraw Hill 1948
536
Chapter on CPGB - 12pp.
Edelstein, J, David; Warner, Malcolm Comparative Union Democracy - Organisations and Opposition in British and American Unions A&U 1975
378
Esp. on engineering (incl. on Reg Birch) and mining industries.
Editors, of, Labour, Review Congress Special Labour Review 1957
Daily foolscap newsletter of 2/4 pages issued by the SLL at the CP Congress, April 19-22.
Edwards, Ruth Victor Gollancz - A Biography Gollancz 1987
782
Obviously a lot on the LBC.
Egbert, Donald, Drew Social Radicalism and the Arts: Western Europe from the French Revolution to 1968 - A Cultural History Duckworth 1970
874
Despite the huge scope of this book, it contains some valuable and unusual research on the CPGB.
Ellis, C, H The New Left in Britain Common Cause 1968
16
 
Elwell, Charles Tracts Beyond theTimes - A Brief Guide to the Communist or Revolutionary Press Social Affairs Unit Research Report 1983
32
Of some interest as it names CP members/influence in various organisations & journals. Also a bit on "Straight Left".
Espinasse, Margaret Hill, Howard in "D.L.B." 7 1984
3
 
Espinasse, Margaret Southall, Joseph in "D.L.B." 5 1979
5
Not in CP, but close and this entry has info. on CP in Birmingham.
Evans, A, H Against the Enemy! Committee to Defeat Revisionism for Communist Unity 1963
13
Maoist.
Evans, A, H Against the Enemy! Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism For Communist Unity 1963
13
Maoist.
Evans, A, H On Khruschov and Others David-Goliath Publications 1963
34
Pro-Albanian.
Evans, A, H What's Wrong with Peter Seltman? - An Analysis of Seltman's Pamphlet "What's Wrong With the British CP" Goliath Publications 1967?
24
Maoist.
Evans, A.H. Truth Will Out Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism,For Communist Unity 1964
70
Collection of letters between Arthur Evans & the leadership of the CPGB 1947-53. Maoist.
Evans, Chris History of Seven Sisters Cymric Federation Press 1964
182
Incl.small section on CP history in this part of Neath;author was CP Councillor.
Evans, George, Ewart The Strength of the Hills:An Autobiography Faber 1983
180
Cambridge in the 1930s. Evans became the pioneer of oral history.
Ewing, K, D; Geartly, C, A The Struggle for Civil Liberties: Political Freedom and the Rule of Law in Britain, 1914-1945 OUP 2000
451
Much on the CP.
Exell, Arthur The Politics of the Production Line: Autobiography of an Oxford Car Worker History Workshop 1981
76
Autob. - originally published in "HWJ" Nos 6,7 & 9.
Falber, Reuben The 1968 Czechoslovak Crisis:Inside the British CP Socialist History Society 1996
36
 
Feather, Victor Defend Democracy - Communist Activities Examined TUC 1948
12
Author not credited.
Feather, Victor How Do the Communists Work? Background Books,Batchworth 1953
64
 
Feather, Victor Trades Councils and Proscribed Organisations TUC 1950
8
Extract from Proceedings of the Annual Conference of Trades Councils.
Felstead, R, G Roberts, Jack in "D.L.B." 7 1984
2
 
Felstead, Richard No Other Way - Jack "Russia" and the Spanish Civil War Alun Books 1981
115
Biog. of Jack Roberts, known as Jack "Russia", by his grandson.
Fernbach; David Wintringham in "D.L.B." 7 1984
9
 
Ferns, Harry Reading From Left to Right Univ. of Toronto Press 1983
374
Canadian in CP in Cambridge in 1930s.
Ferris, Paul The New Militants Penguin 1972
112
 
Ferry, Georgina Dorothy Hodgkin - A Life Granta 1998
423
Distinguished scientist; close to, but not member of CP though her husband was. Refs to other CP scientists.
Fieldhouse, Roger Adult Education and the Cold War: Liberal Values Under Siege, 1946-51 Univ. of Leeds, Dept. of Adult Education 1985
111
Reveals the extent of discrimination against CP members in the WEA and adult education in general [though see 4712].
Fieldhouse, Roger Anti-Apartheid - A History of the Movement in Britain Merlin 2005
546
 
Fielding, N, (ed.), et al.. Active Citizens - New Voices and Values Bedford Square Press 1991
108
6pp on Jane Saxby from Liverpool.
Fishman, Nina Jack Tanner in "D.L.B." 11 2003
9
Engineer's leader; only in CP for 8 months.
Fishman, Nina No Home but the Trade Union Movement: Communist Activists and "Reformist" Leaders, 1926-56 in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
22
 
Fishman, Nina The British Communist Party and the Trade Unions, 1933-45 Scolar Press 1995
380
Based on widespread interviews with activists, esp. in engineering & buses; detailed examination of grass roots activity, shows how CP varied in different localities and unions, and gives weight to the view that there was much scope for initiative in the CPGB, that the line was not just dictated from Moscow.
Fishman, Nina The British Road is Resurfaced for New Times - From the British CP to DL in "West European CPs After the Revolutions of 1989" ed. M Bull & P Heywood;Macmillan 1994
33
One of the better published accounts of the end of the CP.
Fishman, Nina; Lloyd, J The CPGB Now BICO 1979
30
 
Fishman, William A People's Journee: The Battle of Cable Street Concordia Univ.,Montreal 1985
14
 
Flanagan, Richard "Parish-Fed Bastards" - A History of the Politics of the Unemployed in Britain,1884-1939 Greenwood 1991
289
 
Flewers, Paul Confronting the Unthinkable:The CPGB and the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact s.p. 1994
37
BA Dissertation (London, School of Slavonic & East European Studies) reproduced for sale.
Flewers, Paul The New Civilization? Understanding Stalin's Soviet Union, 1929-1941   2008
299
 
Flinn, Andrew; Morgan, Kevin George Hardy in "D.L.B." 11 2003
11
 
Fong, Gisela, Chan, Man Rose Smith in "D.L.B." 11 2003
4
National Women's Organiser, 1929-33; journalist on DW and in China.
Foot, Michael Aneurin Bevan,1897-1945 Granada 1982
528
Very little in the second vol. on CP.
Foote, Alexander Handbook for Spies Museum Press 1949
223
Author fought in Spain,close to CPGB but not member;"recruited" by Copeman & Springhall.Ran Soviet spy network in Switzerland during war before breaking with Communism.Later ed. in 1964.
Forman, Charles Industrial Town - Self Portrait of St Helens in the 1920s Paladin 1979
272
Incl. contributions from a couple of anonymous CP members.
Foster, John Willie Gallacher: A Paisley Communist in Parliament in "Essays on the Labour & Social History of Renfrewshire" Renfrewshire Council/STUC/University of Paisley 1999
10
 
Foulser, George Seaman's Voice MacGibbon & Kee 1961
192
 
Foulser, George Unholy Alliance - the 1966 Seamen's Strike, An Analysis Direct Action 1967?
16
Syndicalist;critical refs. to CP esp. J Dash & Gordon Norris.
Fox, Colin "Motherwell is Won for Moscow" - The Story of Walton Newbold, Britain's First Communist MP Scottish Militant Labour 1993?
40
 
Francis, Dai Red Banner, Red Dragon Y Faner Goch Publications 1979
24
Mainly articles written by Francis but includes short tribute/biographical sketch.
Francis, Hywel Rhondda and the Spanish Civil War in "Rhondda, Past and Future" ed.K Hopkins; Rhondda Borough Council 1980
18
Much on CP. Coincidentally,Annie Powell,the Communist Mayor of Rhondda, wrote the Foreword.
Francis, Hywel The Fed - History of the South Wales Miners L&W 1980
530
 
Fraser, Ronald, (ed.) Work - Twenty Personal Accounts Penguin 1968
299
Very brief autobiographical entries follow each entry; 2 in CP, another ref. in Vol.2, 1969, is similar - see P Higgs and S G Turvey, but very little on the CP.
Fraser, W, Hamish A History of British Trade Unionism Macmillan 1999
291
 
Fryer, Robert ; Williams, Stephen Bernard Dix in "D.L.B." 13 2010 20  
Friend, Andrew The Post War Squatters in "Squatting - The Real Story" ed. N Wates & C Wolmar;Bay Leaf Press 1980
10
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie The Liquidation of the CPGB s.p. 1996
24
A disappointing, one-sided "contribution to discussion".
Frow, Ruth Edmund Frow (Eddie) - The Making of an Activist WCML 1999
168
NUWM activist, engineering shop steward and organiser, bibliophile. Co-founder of Working Class Movement Library.
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Beckett, Clem in "D.L.B." 9 1993
3
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Bob and Sarah Lovell - Crusaders for a Better Society WCML 1976?
26
Active in NUWM,ICWPA,engineering struggles etc.
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Clem Beckett and the Oldham Men Who Fought in Spain,1936-8 WCML 1980
26
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Finley, Lawrence in "D.L.B." 4 1977
2
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Greater Manchester Men Who Fought in Spain Greater Manchester I.B. Memorial Cttee. 1983?
69
Specifically on Syd Booth, Maurice Levine, and Sam Wild.
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie McGree, Leo in "D.L.B." 9 1993
7
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Munro, Jack in "D.L.B." 7 1984
2
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Peet, George in "D.L.B." 5 1979
2
 
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie Pit and Factory Papers Issued by the CPGB 1927-34 s.p. 1996
30
Important attempt to list these rare papers, though despite the title they range from 1924 to 1936. Unfortunately it excludes some mags that are in CP Archive collection, but lists some from the Moscow Archives for the first time. Research a bit rushed e.g. it confuses "Workers' Life" and "Workers' Weekly". Locations given.
Frow, Ruth, &, Eddie, (ed.) Jack Askins 1919-1987 TGWU, North West Region 1987
30
Full-timer and activist in North West.
Fryer, Peter Defend the ETU! Against Fleet Street and King Street Newsletter Pamphlet 1958
12
 
Fryer, Peter Hungary and the CP - An Appeal Against Expulsion s.p. 1957
46
 
Fryer, Peter The Battle for Socialism SLL 1959
192
Chapter on CP.
Fyrth, Jim An Indian Landscape, 1944-1946 SHS 2001
96
Bit about CPGB/CP India links.
Fyrth, Jim Brown, Isabel in "D.L.B." 9 1993
4
CP women's organiser in 1930s. Article followed by feature on Aid for Spain Movement.
Fyrth, Jim Labour's Promised Land? - Culture and Society in Labour Britain 1945-51 L&W 1995
320
 
Fyrth, Jim The Signal Was Spain - The Aid Spain Movement in Britain 1936-39 L&W 1986
344
 
Fyrth, Jim, (ed.) Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front L&W 1985
261
Most chapters have material on the CPGB. Important.
Gadsby, Jack Memoirs of a Worker in S Wales and Coventry n.a. 1975?
58
 
Gale, Jack Class Struggle in the Second World War - The 1944 Police Raid Workers' International League 1991
60
Trotskyist. Reprinted from "Workers' Press" 1975.
Gallacher, W Last Memoirs L&W 1966
320
 
Gallacher, W Revolt on the Clyde L&W 1949
301
One of several autobiographies by Gallacher.
Gallacher, W The Case for Communism Penguin 1949
208
A general political & philosophical exposition,but has material on the CP;of interest for the very fact of being published as a Penguin Special,and a successful one, at this period.
Gallacher, W The Rolling of Thunder L&W 1947
229
Autob. - carries on from "Revolt on the Clyde".
Gallacher, W The Tyrants' Might is Passing L&W 1954
104
 
Gardner, Liew The Fringe Left in G Kaufman (ed.) "The Left"; A Blond 1966
25
 
Garside, W, R The Durham Miners,1919-60 A&U 1971
544
Brief but interesting comments on MM and CP in 1930s.
Ghose, Pramita Meerut Conspiracy Case and the Left-Wing in India Papyrus, Calcutta 1978
230pp
 
Gibbs, Henry The Spectre of Communism Selwyn & Blount 1936
28
About half the book is about Britain (& Empire);more substantial than most anti-Communist works,has some interesting potted biographies & details on anti-religious attitudes.
Gildart, Keith Hugh Lawson in "D.L.B." 11 2003
10
Not in CP, but refs. to J Roose Williams & the CP in North Wales.
Gildart, Keith North Wales Miners - A Fragile Unity, 1945-96 University of Wales Press 2001
277
Refs. to CP miners (see Keith Hett) and CP in the wider N. Wales community (including an attack on a meeting in Flint in 1952).
Gildart, Keith Tom Braddock in "D.L.B." 12 2005
9
Several references to CP in Wimbledon. The following "Special Note on the Nenni Telegram" by D Howell also has several refs.
Gillies, William The Communist Solar System [1] LP 1933
24
 
Glasser, Ralph Growing Up in the Gorbals Pan 1986
207
The CP has a brooding presence in this well written autobiography of a working class youth in 1930s Jewish Gorbals; sometimes this extends to a sinister presence but it is not always convincing.
Glees, Anthony The Secrets of the Service - British Intelligence and Communist Subversion 1939-51 Cape 1987
447
Very few refs to CPGB:the Blunts and Burgesses are there,plus a couple of tentative mentions of "secret Communists".
Glover, Jonathan Humanity - A Moral History of the Twentieth Century Cape 1999
464
Incl. analysis of CP change of policy on WW2 from a moral perspective.
Gloversmith, F, (ed.) Class, Culture and Social Change Harvester 1980
286
Contains "Class Against Class: The Political Culture Of The CPGB, 1930-35 by A Howkins (a rare defence of the "Third Period"); "John Sommerfield" by S Laing.
Godden, Gertrude Communist Attack on Great Britain Burns, Oates & Washbourne 1938
109
One of the more useful anti-Communist tracts; author very concerned by anti-religious propaganda of CP but well researched on CP publications, factory journals, cultural activities & she expresses regular admiration for the quality & quantity of material e.g. "the admirably produced publications inciting the native races of India and Africa to revolt". This is enlarged ed. of book first published in 1935.
Goldman, Lawrence Dons and Workers - Oxford and Adult Education Since 1850 O.U.P. 1995
375
Disagrees with Fieldhouse [4567] on discrimination against CP WEA tutors in Oxford in 1940s.
Goldman, Leonard Back to Brighton s.p. 2002
192pp
Sequel to "Brighton Beach to Bengal Bay". Became teacher, active on educational issues in London, then Brighton after some years in GDR. Much on CP activities.
Goldman, Leonard Brighton Beach to Bengal Bay s.p. 1999
117
Pedestrian autobiography; Jewish London background, active in Unity Theatre in 1930s. India during WW2. Followed up by "Back To Brighton".
Goldsmith, Maurice Sage - Life of Bernal Hutchinson 1980
256
Joined CP in 1923: "He lost his card in 1933 or 1934 and never rejoined".
Goldstein, Joseph The Government of British Trade Unions A&U 1952
300
On life in the TGWU. Foreword by A Deakin.
Gollancz, Victor Russia and Ourselves Gollancz 1941
131
Chapter on CP and WW2.
Gollancz, Victor Where Are You Going? An Open Letter to Communists Gollancz 1940
40
Published in May.
Gollancz, Victor, (ed.) The Betrayal of the Left Gollancz 1941
324
Contrib. incl. J Strachey,G Orwell,H Laksi, & documents.
Goodman, Geoffrey The Awkward Warrior - Frank Cousins: His Life and Times Spokesman 1979
616
Esp. on CP in TGWU. Also, Cousins' wife, Nance, was in CP.
Goodwin, Dennis; Fryer, Peter The Newsletter Conference and the CP - Two Attacks by Dennis Goodwin With Replies by Peter Fryer Newlsetter 1958
32
 
Gorman, John Images of Labour Scorpion 1985
192
Interesting snippets on various artists, notably Cliff Rowe, Ken Sprague, Felicity Ashbee.
Gorman, John Knocking Down Ginger Caliban 1995
260
Autobiography of labour historian who was active in CP in early 50s - good picture of branch life in E. London. Describes the design/print business he set up with Lionel Bart.
Gould, Julius The Attack on Higher Education - Marxist and Radical Penetration Institute for the Study of Conflict 1977
55
Appendix on CP lists speakers and courses at CULs etc. Whatever the value of some of this pamphlet's arguments,it reeks of "naming names" & witch-hunting.
Grant, Ted History of British Trotskyism Wellred Publications 2002
 
Graubard, Stephen British Labour and the Russian Revolution Harvard U.P. 1956
305
 
Graves, Pamela Labour Women - Women in British Working-Class Politics, 1918-39 C.U.P. 1994
270
 
Green, John Ken Sprague - People's Artist Hawthorn Press 2002
137
Attractive and profusely illustrated book about well known life-long Communist artist.
Green, Joseph A Social History of the Jewish East End in London E Mellen Press 1991
552
Beware of the strange double index!
Greening, Edwin From Aberdare to Albacete Warren & Pell 2006
160
Autobiography of Welsh Communist miner who fought in Spain.
Gregory, Walter The Shallow Grave - A Memoir of the Spanish Civil War Gollancz 1986
183
 
Greig, Ian The Assault on the West Foreign Affairs Publ. Co. 1968
357
Wide-ranging right-wing attack on all aspects of Communism everywhere, but has quite a bit on CPGB - much from CP sources so not very original.
Griffiths, P The Changing Face of Communism Bodley Head 1961
223
Chapter on CPGB.
Groves, Liane The Life and Times of Alf Salisbury Cities of London & Westminster Trades Council 1993
30
Unemployed campaigns, Spanish Civil War, rent strikes, Savoy picket, pensioners' movement etc.
Groves, Reg General Strike in Battersea - A Reassessment; Reminiscences by Jimmy Lane, Alf Loughton, H Wicks Battersea LP 1976?
16
 
Groves, reg The Balham Group - How British Trotskyism Began Pluto 1974
111
 
Guest, C, H, (ed.) David Guest: A Scientist Fights For His Freedom L&W 1939
256
 
Guggenheim, Peggy Out of This Century A Deutsch 1983
396
Autob. by famous art collector features material on Douglas Garman,one of her lovers.Through Garman she joined the CP. Garman himself worked for the CP after working for Ernest Wishart,his brother-in-law,who owned a publishing house (later L&W).
Gupta, Parathi Sarathi Imperialism and the British Labour Movement,1914-64 Macmillan 1975
454
Deals almost exclusively with LP - only a couple of passing refs to the CP,but interesting.
Gupta, Sobhanlal Datta Comintern and the Destiny of Communism in India, 1919-1943 Seriban 2006
329
Many references to CPGB.
Hagger, Nicholas Scargill the Stalinist? - The Communist Role in the 1984 Miners' Strike Oak-Tree 1984
128
Foreword by F Chapple. An awful book:half consists of quotes from Scargill to prove he is a revolutionary;the rest does have some useful biographical info.,plus a little on the CP.
Haithcox, John Communism and Nationalism in India - M N Roy and Comintern Policy 1929-39 Princeton U.P. 1971
389
Esp. on debates at 6th Congress of C.I.
Haldane, Charlotte Truth Will Out Weidenfeld 1949
339
She left the CP after working in the USSR as correspondent for the "Daily Sketch" in 1941. Wife of J B S. Claims her son was youngest British volunteer in I.B.;she worked for Dependants Aid Cttee.,so quite a bit on Spain.
Hall, Christopher "Disciplina Camaradas" - Four English Volunteers in Spain 1936-9 Gosling Press 1996
132
M Levine, B McKenna, D Goodman and S Cottman were all in the YCL/CP at some time (Cottman, who fought with the POUM, for a short while). This book has quite a bit on the political background of the volunteers.
Hallas, Duncan The Comintern Bookmarks 1985
184
Especially on General Strike.
Hallstrom, Bjorn I Believed in Moscow Lutterworth 1953
187
A leading Swedish YCL member, at 18 he was involved in vetting all British YCL publications - because the YCI didn't trust the YCL, because Moscow saw the British YCL as "the problem child of the YCI" and because they were short of English language speakers.
Hammond, Eric Maverick - The Life of a Union Rebel Weidenfeld 1992
214
A few interesting comments on CP members in electricians' and printing unions by the anti-Communist Gen. Sec.
Hanlon, Richard; Waite, Mike Notes from the Left: Communism and British Classical Music in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain"  
 
Hannam, 37773; Hunt, Karen Socialist Women - Britain, 1880s to 1920s Routledge 2002
232
Brief refs.
Hannington, Wal Never On Our Knees L&W 1967
368
 
Hannington, Wal Tom Mann - A Short Biography Coventry T. Mann Memorial Trades & Labour Hall Fund Cttee. 1947
8
 
Hannington, Wal Unemployed Struggles, 1919-36 L&W 1979
337
Autob. that plays down his own role. This ed. has index unlike the original ed. of 1936
Hardy, George Those Stormy Years L&W 1956
256
Slightly disappointing autobiography by seaman and former Wobbly who joined CP and was leader of the MM.
Harker Ben Class Act: The Cultural and Political Life of Ewan MacColl Pluto 2007 348  
Harker, Dave Fakesong - Popular Music in Britain Open Univ. 1985
297
Esp. on A L Lloyd.
Harker, Dave One For the Money - Politics and Popular Song Hutchinson 1980
301
Very brief refs to CP but interesting - "The intervention of the CP...was absolutely crucial in the second folksong revival"
Harman, Claire Sylvia Townsend Warner - A Biography Chatto 1989
358
 
Harries, M, &, S A Pilgrim Soul - The Life and Work of Elisabeth Lutyens M Joseph 1989
324
Disappointingly few refs to this composer's brief CP membership (though her husband, the interesting Edward Clark, was in much longer). Discusses the curious 1955 libel case between Clark and Ben Frankel,which involved CP members. Lutyens' autobiography does not mention the CP - apart from a King Street offer to organise baby-sitting for her so she could attend a meeting.
Harrison, Martin Trade Unions and the Labour Party Since 1945 A&U 1960
360
 
Harrison, Stanley Good to be Alive - The Story of Jack Brent L&W 1954
96
Activist who was crippled following wounding in Spain.
Harrison, Stanley Poor Men's Guardians - A Survey of the Struggles for a Democratic Newspaper Press, 1763-1973 L&W 1974
256
Harrison, who played an important role in the award-winning designs of the DW and MS, includes the history of Communist newspaper production in this history.
Hart, Richard Rise and Organise - The Birth of the Workers' and National Movements in Jamaica 1936-1939) Karia Press 1989
157
Couple of pages in last chapter refer to contacts with CPGB.
Hasted, John Alternative Memoirs Greengates Press 1994
204
Professor of physics and musician; much on WMA and political songs in general.
Hasted, John It's my Paper! Workers' Music Association 1950?
4
Song about the "DW", music by Bob Claiborne.
Hayburn, R The NUWM in Eccles,1929-36 Eccles & District History Society 1972
15
 
Hayburn, Ralph Purcell, Albert Arthur in "D.L.B." 1 1972
4
 
Healey, Dennis The Time of My Life Penguin 1990
607
Autob. by LP leader who never hid his short membership of YCL & who describes this period with some humour.
Healy, Gerry Revolution and Counter Revolution in Hungary New Park 1956
14
 
Heffer, Eric Never A Yes Man Verso 1991
251
Autob. by activist & Labour MP expelled from CP in 1948 for Trotskyism.
Heinemann, Margot "Left Review", "New Writing" and the Broad Alliance Against Fascism in "Visions and Blueprints", M.U.P. 1988
24
 
Heinemann, Margot 1956 and the Communist Party in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1976
16
 
Heinemann, Margot The People's Front and the Intellectuals in J Fyrth ed. "Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front". 1985
30
 
Henderson, H, W Communism in Industry IRIS 1957?
8
 
Henderson, H.W. Spotlight on What British Communists Really Stand For IRIS 1973
40
 
Henderson, H.W. This is Communism s.p. 1946?
32
 
Henderson, Hamish The Edinburgh People's Festival, 1951-54 in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
8
 
Henderson, Stan Comrades on the Kwai Socialist History Society 1998
76
Interesting account of trying to maintain CP organisation and political debate in Japanese P.O.W. camps.
Hennessy, Peter The Secret State - Whitehall and the Cold War Penguin 2003
287
 
Henning, Vida Woman in a Shabby Brown Coat Green Cottage Publishing, Bedhampton 2000
200
Biog. of life-long CP activist Ellen Cose (nee Cooper) by daughter, also in CP. Oxford, then Brighton postwar. Of interest especially for discussion on role of women, domestic violence.
Hepburn, A.G. Communism In Scotland s.p. 1941
32
Catholic,anti-Communist. In the interests of exposing CP influence in Scotland,author analyses all Scottish contributions to "DW" Fighting Fund in April 1940! (Rutherglen came top).
Heppell, Jason A Question of "Jewish Politics"? The Jewish Section of the CPGB, 1936-45 in "Jews, Labour and the Left, 1918-48" ed. Christine Collette and Stephen Bird; Ashgate 2000
29
 
Herbert, Michael Never Counted Out - The Story of Len Johnson, Manchester's Black Boxing Hero and Communist Dropped Aitches Press 1992
123
Johnson was born of an African father & an Irish Mancunian mother; he was barred from fighting for British titles because he was Black. Active in Black politics and in CP in 1940s & 1950s, standing in elections.
Herbert, Michael, (ed.); Taplin, Eric Born With a Book in His Hand - A Tribute to Edmund Frow,1906-97 NWLHG 1998
65
Incl. obituaries and other articles on E Frow,
Heslop, Harold Out of the Old Earth Bloodaxe 1994
270
Autob. of miner & one of the better CP writers of the 1930s, who was active in the MM. Edited by A Croft & G Rigby. R Challinor calls this "one of the finest autobiographies I have ever read" (LHR Spring 1995).
Higgins, Jim More Years For the Locusts - The Origins of the SWP IS Group,London 1997
177
Author was in CP till 1956 & describes his experiences in a Post Office Engineering factory branch;other refs to CP esp. 1956.
Hill, Denis, ("Rocky") Underdog Brighton - A Rather Different History of the Town Iconoclast Press 1991
278
 
Hill, Dennis Seeing Red, Being Green Iconoclast Press 1989
588
 
Hill, May Red Roses For Isabel s.p. 1982
110
Short uncritical biog. of CP National Women's Organiser in 1930s. Covers her role in Spanish Civil War.
Hill, May, (ed.) George Sinfield - His Pen a Sword: Memoirs & Articles E Sinfield 1988
106
"DW" journalist.
Hinsley, F,H; Simkins, C A G British Intelligence in the Second World War HMSO 1990
408
Although a wide-ranging study, there is a lot of detailed information on CP.
Hinton, James Shop Floor Citizens - Engineering Democracy in 1940s Britain E Elgar 1994
222
 
Hinton, James The CP, Production and Britain's Post-war Settlement in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
16
 
Hinton, James; Hyman, Richard Trade Unions and Revolution - The Industrial Politics of the Early British CP Pluto 1975
78
"From a revolutionary postion" looks at problems of a revolutionary party in a non-revolutionarysituation, and criticises the "non-revolutionary" positions of Martin and Macfarlane, the "antiquarian" postiion of Klugmann and the "orthodox Trotskyist" position of Klugmann and the "orthodox Trotskyist" position of Pearce and Woodhouse". Brief but important analysis.
Hobday, Charles Communist and Marxist Parties of the World Longman 1986
529
3 pp on CPGB.
Hobday, Charles Edgell Rickword - A Poet at War Carcanet 1989
337
Poet, critic, editor of radical journals (Left Review, Our Time).
Hobsbawm, Eric Afterword in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
3
Analyses why CP history is important.
Hobsbawm, Eric Interesting Times Allen Lane 2002
447
Important autobiography of the life-long Communist historian; very useful on Cambridge students in 1930s.
Hobsbawm, Eric Maurice Dobb Intro. to "Socialism,Capitalism & Economic Growth - Essays Presented to M Dobb" ed. C Feinstein;C.U.P. 1967
8
 
Hobsbawm, Eric Politics for a Rational Left Verso 1989
250
Collection of articles, incl. from "MT". Does contain new translation of interview from German mag. dealing with CP.
Hobsbawm, Eric Revolutionaries Quartet 1982
278
Includes his famous critique of Klugmann's "History of the CPGB", plus review of Newton and Kendall.
Hobsbawm, Eric, (ed.), et al.. George Rude 1910-93 - Marxist Historian: Memorial Tributes SHS 1995
24
 
Hodge, Herbert It's Draughty in Front:The Autobiography of a London Taxidriver M Joseph 1938
286
Hodge was in Soho branch in the 1920s and active in the NUWM; left CP for Mosley's New Party.
Hodgkin, Dorothy J D Bernal 1901-71 offprint from Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society,Dec 1980
70
Incl. extensive bibliography.
Hogarth, Paul Afterword in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
3
Personal recollection of the contradictions facing a Communist artist.
Hogarth, Paul Drawing on Life - Autobiography David and Charles 1997
192
Incl. the activities of this world famous illustrator in Spain, in the A.I.A., in CP's cultural mags ("Our Time" etc.). Left CP in 1956. Ill.
Hogenkamp, Bert Deadly Parallels - Film and the Left in Britain 1929-39 L&W 1986
240
 
Hogenkamp, Bert The Sunshine of Socialism: The CPGB and Film in the 1950s in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
15
 
Hogenkamp, Bert The Workers' Film Movement in Britain,1929-39 in "Propaganda,Politics and Film,1918-45" ed. N Pronay;Macmillan 1982
13
 
Hogg, Douglas The Communist Conspiracy Anti-Socialist & Anti-Communist Union 1925
48
From his speech at the trial of CP leaders Nov 16 (he was Attorney-General at the time).
Holford, John Reshaping Labour - Organisation,Work & Politics:Edinburgh in the Great War & After Croom Helm 1988
276
One of the few studies of a locality in this period.
Hollingsworth, Mark; Norton-Taylor, Richard Blacklist - The Inside Story of Political Vetting Hogarth Press 1988
258
Quite a few refs. to CP, but nothing in index.
Hollis, Christopher About Communism Conservative Political Centre 1948
34
 
Holt, William I Haven't Unpacked Harrap 1939
205
Autob. by the excentric artist, novelist, unemployed activist, broadcaster, inveterate traveller (on horseback) & one-time CP councillor in Todmorden.
Holt, William I Was A Prisoner J Miles 1934
155
The first edition was self published;this second ed. has illustrations by Wragg and a short biography.
Hooper, Barbara Cider With Laurie - Laurie Lee Remembered Peter Owen 1999
207
 
Hopkins, James K Into the Heart of the Fire - the British in the Spanish Civil War Stanford U.P. 1998
475
Wealth of material on many CP members.
Horne, Harold All the Trees Were Bread and Cheese O. Hardisty 1998
74
Engineering Shop Steward in Luton & London. I.B.
Horne, Robert "Workers' Weekly" - Vote of Censure Proposed HMSO 1924
61
Official Report of Parliamentary Debate,Oct 8.
Horner, Arthur Incorrigible Rebel MacGibbon & Kee 1960
235
Autob. by President of S. Wales Miners Fed., and member of CP.
Horner, Arthur Trade Unions and Communism Labour Monthly 1948
8
Reprinted from LM, Feb.
Hoskins, Katharine Today the Struggle - Literature and Politics in England During the Spanish Civil War University of Texas Press 1969
294
Useful on the writers of the period and their attitude to the CP.
Howard, Peter Beyond Communism to Revolution Oxford Group 1963
14
 
Howarth, T E B Cambridge Between Two Wars Collins 1978
258
No index entry for CP but material can be found through name index.
Howe, Antony Dona Torr in "D.L.B." 12 2005
7
 
Howe, Stephen Anticolonialism in British Politics - The Left and the End of Empire, 1918-64 O.U.P. 1993
389
Much on CP.
Howell, David Casasola, Rowland in "D.L.B." 4 1977
3
 
Howell, David Respectable Radicals - Studies in the Politics of Railway Trade Unionism Ashgate 1999
446
 
Howell, David The Rise and Fall of Bevanism ILP 1977?
43
 
Hudson, Kate The CPGB and the Labour Party, 1945-1948 in "The Forward March of the Left and the Problems of Its Progess 1945-1948", Magyar Lajos Alapitvany 2001
5
Hudson, Kate Let's Face the Future - the Labour Party's Programme and Communist Cooperation in "The Democratic and Social Progress, 1942-1945" Budapest 1997
5pp
Covers 1944-47.
Hudson, Kate Post-Communism - The Impact in Britain:Decline and Demise of the CPGB in "Questions of Ideology"- Occasional Papers No.1, South Bank Univ.,London 1993
13
Analysis of the end of the CP by a participant/academic.
Hunter, Bill Lifelong Apprenticeship Index/Porcupine 1997
440
Life-long Trotskyist activist in engineering industry - much on CP.
Hunter, Bill They Knew Why They Fought - Unofficial Struggles and Leadership on the Docks 1945-89 Index 1994
134
Autob. by veteran Trotskyist
Hunter, Ian Ten Years for the Locust Reconsidered - An Essay on Trotskyism in Britain,1938-49 s.p. 1989
22
Reply to J Higgins in "I.S."Autumn 1963; info on Balham Group & CP. Revised ed.
Hurd, Michael Rutland Boughton and the Glastonbury Festivals OUP 1993
415
Important British composer who joined CP in 1925, left in 1929 because he felt the Party was not using him and his abilities;rejoined in 1945,left 1956.
Hutt, Allen This Final Crisis Gollancz 1936
268
 
Hutton, J B The Subverters of Liberty W H Allen 1972
266
Awful - e.g. claims that the Russians, through the CP, fermented the Notting Hill "Race Riots" in 1958.
Hyde, Douglas Communism and the Home Catholic Truth Society 1954
16
 
Hyde, Douglas Communism At Work Catholic Truth Society 1953
20
At least 30,000 printed.
Hyde, Douglas Communism from the Inside Catholic Truth Society 1948
24
 
Hyde, Douglas From Communism Towards Catholicism Paternoster 1948
22
 
Hyde, Douglas I Believed Reprint Society 1952
285
Hyde was News Editor at the "DW" when he resigned from the CP in a blaze of publicity, turning to Catholicism. Curiously in his, and the Party's, later years he moved closer again.
Hyde, Douglas The Answer to Communism Paternoster 1949
70
Mainly general,though some material on CP.
Hyde, Douglas The Peaceful Assault:The Pattern of Subversion Bodley Head 1963
127
 
Hynes, Samuel The Auden Generation - Literature and Politics in England in the 1930s Bodley Head 1976
428
Full coverage of the politics of writers of the period.
Inglis, Fred Raymond Williams Routledge 1995
333
A fine biography.
Inglis, Fred The Cruel Peace - Everyday Life in the Cold War Aurum 1992
492
Incl. chapters on E P Thompson and Frank Thompson, but little on CP.
Ingram, Kevin Rebel - The Short Life of Esmond Romilly Weidenfeld 1985
252
More on CP than appears from the index.Good on David Archer's Parton Bookshop.
Jackson, E Congress: An Appeal to Delegates Appeal Group 1971
40
 
Jackson, T, A Solo Trumpet L&W 1953
166
Fascinating character: self taught intellectual, renowned for his dirty clothes and appearance and his public speaking gifts.
Jackson, T A The Communists - The Twelve of 1925 in "Trials of British Freedom", L&W 1940
16
 
Jacobs, Joe Out of the Ghetto J Simon 1978
320
Famous autob. by leading East End Jewish anti-fascist activist, who left CP.
Jameson, Derek Touched by Angels Ebury Press 1988
217
This autob. has surprisingly affectionate memories of YCL (he was the only non Jewish member of Hackney YCL); Pollitt advised him to concentrate on a career in journalism rather than stay in the YCL when his employers at Reuters forced him to choose.
Jeffery, Keith; Hennessy, Peter States of Emergency - British Governments and Strikebreakers Since 1919 R.K.P. 1983
312
Especially on governmental fears of CP in industry, late 1940s-early 1950s.
Jenkins, Mark Bevanism - Labour's High Tide Spokesman 1979
323
 
Jenkins, Mick Brown, George in "D.L.B." 3 1976
2
 
Joannou, Maroula Sylvia Townsend Warner in the 1930s in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
17
 
Johns, Stephens Reformism on the Clyde SLL 1973
128
Esp. on J Reid.
Johnson, Barry Nine Days That Shook Mansfield The Ragged Historians 2005
78
Very brief refs., including Rose Smith.
Johnson, Buzz "I Think of My Mother" - Notes on the Life and Times of Claudia Jones Karia Press 1985
194
Unfortunately little on her membership of CP - more on her work in USA then, after her imprisonment and deportation to Britain, on her work in the West Indian community.
Johnson, Stower Agents Extraordinary Hale 1975
192
Partly on Major Frank Thompson,a British agent who died fighting with the Bulgarian guerrillas in 1944.
Johnstone, Monty Britain: Prospects for the Seventies in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1970
13
 
Jones, Bob Left-Wing Communism in Britain, 1917-21 Pirate Press 1991
14
Argues that the Moscow imposed formation of the CPGB marginalised healthy anti-Parliamentary trends in British socialism and anarchism.
Jones, Greta Science, Politics and the Cold War Routledge 1988
150
Esp. on Haldane, Bernal and the Lysenko debate.
Jones, Jack Unfinished Journey H Hamilton 1937
318
Jones attended, and gives lively description of, founding Conference of CP. Later he became well known novelist/playwright.
Jones, Jean Ben Bradley - Fighter for India's Freedom SHS 1994
40
 
Jones, Jean Bradley, Ben in "D.L.B." 10 2000
5
 
Jones, Jean The League Against Imperalism Socialist History Society 1996
43
 
Jones, Stephen Sport, Politics and the Working Class M.U.P. 1988
228
 
Jones, Stephen The British Labour Movement and Film R.K.P. 1987
248
Contains chapter on "The Communist Movement & Film" & much other material.
Jones, Stephen Workers at Play - A Social and Economic History of Leisure, 1918-39 R.K.P. 1986
286
 
Joseph, Yvonne; Jean-Baptiste, Louisa Claudia Jones 1915-64 - A Woman of Our Times Camden Black Sisters Group 1988?
16
 
Joynson-Hicks, William Communist Plotting - Lessons from the General Strike National Union of Conservative & Unionist Associations 1926
12
Reprint in pamphlet form of a rather flimsy letter by the Home Secretary.
Jupp, James The Radical Left in Britain 1931-41 F Cass 1982
261
 
Kadish, Sharman Bolsheviks and British Jews Cass 1992
298
Detailed information on the period preceeding the formation of the CP and its earliest years.
Kane, Jock No Wonder We Were Rebels - An Oral History Armthorpe NUM 1994
122
 
Kapp, Yvonne Time Will Tell: Memoirs Verso 2003
296
Active in anti-fascist refugee support in the 1930s, she became Chief Research Officer for the AEU. She was a writer, translator and historian playing a role in the Historians' Group. Contains some details about the life of Margaret Mynatt, her partner and manager of Central Books.
Kapp, Yvonne; Mynatt, Margaret British Policy and the Refugees, 1933-1941 Cass 1997
152pp
Foreword by C Brinson has biographical material on Kapp and Mynatt; very little exists on Mynatt who became Manager of Lawrence & Wishart.
Karat, Prakash Across Time and Continents: A Tribute to Victor G Kiernan LeftWords Books 2003 255 Covers the Historians' Group (chapters by H Kaye & E Hobsbawm).
Katz, Philip The Long Weekend: Combating Unemployment During the Inter-War Years Hetherington Press 2001
182
Mainly on the NUWM.
Kaye, Harvey The British Marxist Historians Macmillan 1995
316
This 2nd edition has new Preface, plus foreword by Hobsbawm.
Kaye, Harvey The Education of Desire - Marxists and the Writing of History Routledge 1992
211
Chapters on Rude,Kiernan,Thompson,Morton etc.
Kelly, Stephen Idle Hands,Clenched Fists - The Depression in a Shipyard Town Spokesman 1987
105
On the unemployed riots in Birkenhead in 1932; much on Joe Rawlings.
Kelly, Stephen Rawlings, Joseph in "D.L.B." 8 1987
4
 
Kemp, Harry; Riding, Laura, et al. The Left Heresy in Literature and Life Methuen 1939
270
Strange anti-Communist book - a sort of cultural critique of Communist attitudes, mainly on Britain, by an ex CP member. Much on literature and the arts.
Kemsley, Walter, (ed.) Martin Eve Remembered Merlin 1999
108pp
Cambridge; left 1956, founder Merlin Press.
Kendall, H The Communist Crisis Vanguard Pamphlets 1957
18
 
Kendall, Walter The Revolutionary Movement in Britain 1900-21:The Origins of British Communism Weidenfeld 1969
453
Important study that concludes the formation of the CP was an error, an artificial imposition on the British labour movement. This is a key debate in the historiography of the CPGB. Forcibly countered by Hinton in SSLH No.19.
Kenefick, William Red Scotland! The Rise and Fall of the Radical Left c1872 – 1932 Edinburgh University Press 2007 230 A few references to CPGB/CPI links by this CP member in his autobiography.
Kenny, Michael Communism and the New Left in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
15
 
Kenny, Michael The First New Left - British Intellectuals After Stalin L&W 1995
216
 
Keyworth, Florence Invisible Struggles - The Politics of Ageing in "Feminism, Culture and Politics" ed. R Brunt & C Rowan; L&W 1986
11
 
Kibblewhite, Liz; Rigby, Andy Fascism in Aberdeen - Street Politics in the 1930s Aberdeen People's Press 1978
48
 
King, Francis, (ed.), Matthews, George About Turn: The CP and the Outbreak of the Second World War: The Verbatim Record of the Central Committee Meetings, 1939 L&W 1990
318
The hard-hitting and tense debates took place behind closed doors at the end of September and beginning of October and show the CP coming to terms with the instructions from Moscow to reverse the its support for the war. A key work for understanding the politics and psychology of British Communists. Intro. by M Johnstone.
Kingsley, Isabel Is Materialism the Basis of Communism? Hendersons, The Bomb Shop 1926
45
Intro. explains how the author, a CP member, tried to argue for her unusual anti-materialist (Spiritualist?) views within the CP but in vain! Her real name was Iris Kingston. Expelled from CP in 1926 (having been expelled from the Labour Party in 1919).
Kisch, Richard The Days of the Good Soldiers - Communists in the Armed Forces in WW2 Journeyman Press 1985
179
Based on many interviews, as official records minimised the importance of political activity in the armed forces; covers the Cairo Parliament, Heliopolis House of Commons and other activities incl. various mutinies.
Klaus, H, Gustav James Barke: A Great-hearted Writer, a Hater of Oppression, a True Scot in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
21
 
Klaus, H, Gustav The Literature of Labour St Martin's Press,NY 1985
210
Esp. for 1930s - Heslop etc.
Klaus, H, Gustav, (ed.) The Socialist Novel in Britain Harvester 1982
190
Esp. relevant for CP and novels in 1950s/1960s.
Klugmann, James History of the CPGB: Vol.1 Formation and Early Years 1919-1924 L&W 1980
381
The very official history of the CPGB. Klugmann only wrote 2 volumes - it was just not possible then to deal with more controversial and recent events. It is still packed with useful information.
Klugmann, James History of the CPGB: Vol.2 The General Strike 1925-6 L&W 1980
373
 
Knight, Ted Dear Comrade - A Contribution to the YCL Congress by Young Members of the LP s.p. 1958?
8
 
Knightley, Philip Philby - KGB Masterspy Pan 1988
291
Quite a bit about CP in Cambridge.
Knowles, Kenneth Strikes - A Study in Industrial Conflict O.U.P. 1952
330
 
Knox, William, (ed.) Scottish Labour Leaders 1918-39 Mainstream 1984
270
 
Koditschek, Theodore Marxism and the Historiography of Modern Britain in "History,Economic History & the Future of Marxism" ed. T Brotherstone & G Pilling;Porcupine Press 1996
46
 
Kramnick, Isaac; Sheerman, Barry Harold Laski - A Life on the Left H Hamilton 1993
669
 
Kushner, Tony The Persistence of Prejudice - Antisemitism in British Society During the 2nd World War M.U.P. 1989
257
CP activity mentioned in passing, but important material & references.
Kushner, Tony, (ed.); Valman, Nadia Remembering Cable Street - Fascism and Anti-Fascism in British Society Vallentine Mitchell 2000
288
Stimulating account of CP involvement in, and interpretation/mythologising of, the battle of Cable Street including in fiction and drama. Originally appeared as Special Issue of Jewish Culture and History, Winter 1998.
Laity, Paul, (ed.) Left Book Anthology Gollancz 2001
254
See intro.
Lane, Tony Some Merseyside Militants of the 1930s in "Building the Union" ed. H Hikins; Toulouse Press 1973
198
The editor & publisher of this book, Harold Hikins (also a poet), will be of interest to those studying the cultural impact of the CP on Merseyside. Reminiscences of J Fitzgerald, J Byrne, B Pinguey.
Lashmar, Paul; Oliver, James Britain's Secret Propaganda War Sutton 1998
223
Many more refs. than in index. Important for state activities against the CP.
Laski, Harold The Secret Battalion - An Examination of the Communist Attitude to the LP LP 1946
30
 
Laws, J A; Peacock, H L Political Parties: A Comparative Survey W Heffer & Sons 1937
54
CP gets same space as Tories, LP, Liberals, ILP, BUF.
Laybourn, Keith The Rise of Socialism in Britain Sutton 1997
198
 
Laybourn, Keith; Murphy, Dylan Under the Red Flag - A History of Communism in Britain Sutton 1999
233
Rather pedestrian one-volume history with many minor errors of detail.
Lazitch, Branko; Drachovitch, Milorad Biographical Dictionary of the Comintern Hoover Institution,Stanford Univ. 1986
532
19 entries on CPGB members - the usual suspects plus P Spratt & J Tanner.Some errors,including saying J T Murphy was Scottish (repeated in Beckett's "The Enemy Within").
Lee, Jennie Tomorrow Is Another Day Cressett 1939
264
Bitter arguments between Lee (ILP) and CP in Cowdenbeath.
Leeming, David Stephen Spender - A Life in Modernism Henry Holt 1999
304
 
Lehmann, John, (ed.), et al.. Ralph Fox - A Writer in Arms L&W 1937
253
Mainly selection of his writings but incl. various tributes,bibliography etc.
Lerner, Shirley Breakaway Unions and the Small Trade Unions A&U 1961
210
Chapter on the United Clothing Workers' Union - a breakaway from the Tailors' Union - led by CP members notably Sam Elsbury.
Lessing, Doris Walking in the Shade HarperCollins 1997
369
This 2nd vol. of autobiography describes her membership of the CPGB in the 1950s.
Levine, Maurice Cheetham to Cordova - A Manchester Man of the Thirties N Richardson 1984
54
Author joined CP in 1931; describes anti-fascist activities, Kinder trespass etc. Fought in Spain.
Lewenstein, Oscar Kicking Against the Pricks - A Theatre Producer Looks Back Nick Hern 1994
210
Autobiography of active CP member who achieved fame as impressario and film producer. Unity Theatre, Living Theatre, Artistic Director of Royal Court etc.In his youth he worked in the Workers' Bookshop. Index weak.
Lewis, Brian; Gledhill, Bill Tommy James - A Lion of a Man Yorkshire Art Circus 1985
82
Unemployed activist in Rotherham. Member of I.B. - second part of book is his account of his time there.
Lewis, C, Day Letter to a Young Revolutionary in "New Country" Hogarth Press 1933
17
 
Lewis, C, Day The Buried Day Chatto 1960
244
In CP 1935-8 in Cheltenham area.
Lewis, John The Left Book Club Gollancz 1970
163
CP members were involved at all levels in the Club.
Lewis, John, (ed.) For the Public Good - Studies to Commemorate the Centenary of Stockton & District T.C. Tesside Poly 1990
75
Chapter on CP & the T.C. - concentrates on post-war period. Also other refs.
Lewis, John, (ed.) Raising the Flag - Trotskyism and the Neath By-Election Antidoto Press,Cardiff 1990
20
Collection of docs. on May 1945 by-election.
Lewis, John, et al.. The Communist Answer to the Challenge of Our Time Thames Publications 1947
88
 
Lewis, Richard Leaders and Teachers - Adult Education and the Challenge of Labour in South Wales,1906-40 Univ. of Wales Press 1993
271
 
Lewis, Richard Starr, Mark in "D.L.B." 9 1993
7
 
Lidderdale, J; Nicholson, M Dear Miss Weaver - Harriet Shaw Weaver 1876-1961 Faber 1970
509
Weaver was Literary Executrix of James Joyce and a dual member of CP & LP in Oxford in 1930s.
Liddington, Jill The Life and Times of a Respectable Rebel Virago 1984
536
This biography of ILP feminist Selina Cooper has brief sketchs of CP activity among women in 1930s Lancashire, including Rose Smith.
Liddington, Jill The Road to Greenham - Feminism and Anti-Militarism in Britain Since 1820 Verso 1989
340
Quotes from Vera Leff's unpublished memoir - she played important role in the organisations leading to the formation of CND.
Lieven, Michael Senghennydd, The Universal Pit Village,1890-1930 Gower 1994
387
See last 2 chapters,esp. court case about Edwin Pitt who upset his landlord, a fellow miner, by using his rented rooms for CP meetings - with up to 50 visitors a week he kept folding chairs in pantry & under his bed.
Lindsay, Jack Life Rarely Tells Penguin 1982
826
Contains his autobiographical trilogy; very little on CP (though more than appears from the index), mostly in Epilogue.
Linehan, Thomas Communism in Britain, 1920-39 M.U.P. 2007
213
Looks at Communist attitude to children's upbringing, home life, marriage, morality, behaviour, lifestyle and death.
Linehan, Thomas East London for Mosley F Cass 1996
316
 
Litvinoff, Emanuel Journey Through a Small Planet Robin Clark 1993
158
Member of YCL in East London.
Livingstone, Shella Bonnie Fechters - Women in Scotland,1900-50 Scottish Library Association 1994
50
Incl. brief biogs. of Mary Brooksbank, Marion Henery, Annie Murray.
Lockyer, Robert What is a Communist? Background Books,Batchworth 1954
38
 
Lotz, C; Feldman, P Gerry Healy - A Revolutionary Life Lupus 1994
366
Leader of WRP was in CP in Cardiff in his youth.
Lowe, Bert Anchorman - Autobiography s.p. 1996
180
Building worker's leader, active in Stevenage - interesting on new towns.
LucasJohn, v The 1930s - The Challenge to Orthodoxy Harvester 1978
268
Incl. interview with E Rickword; chapter on C Caudwell; reminiscences by A Rattenbury; plus material on S Swingler, M Slater, J Boswell. Much on CP.
Lynch Speech in "Co-Report of YCI at 11th Plenum of ECCI",Modern Books ? 1931
3
Report of YCL's work.
MacColl, Ewan Journeyman Sidgwick & Jackson 1990
400
Autob. of famous political folk-singer.
MacDiarmid, Hugh Lucky Poet - A Self-Study in Literature and Political Ideas:Autobiography Cape 1972
436
 
MacDiarmid, Hugh The Company I've Kept - Essays in Autobiography Hutchinson 1966
288
 
MacDonald, J Ramsay Free Speech in Danger - The Significance of the Communist Prosecution ILP 1925
16
A speech in Parliament against the trial of CP leaders.
MacDougall, Ian, (ed.) Essays in Scottish Labour History J Donald 1978
265
See chapters on General Strike and The New Left.
MacDougall, Ian (ed.) Militant Miners Polygon 1981
352
Biography of John McArthur & letters of David Proudfoot to A Hutt. Fife miners' leaders
MacDougall, Ian (ed.) Voices From the Hunger Marches Vol. 1 - Personal Recollections by Scottish Hunger Marchers of the 1920s & 1930s Polygon 1990
218
All contributors were in YCL or CP (except one): F Hart, H McShane, P Gillan, T Ferns, J Allison, M Beattie, W McVicar, J Reilly, D Burns, F McCusker, A McInnes, W Stevenson, M Henery ,E & I Porte, Rab Smith, John Brown.
MacDougall, Ian, (ed.) Voices From the Hunger Marches Vol.2 Polygon 1991
443
In CP: Emily Swankie, Mary Johnston, Thomas Davidson, John Lochore, James Henderson, Hugh Sloan, Tom Clarke, Guy Bolton, John Lennox, David Anderson.
MacDougall, Ian, (ed.) Voices From the Spanish Civil War - Personal Recollections of Scottish Volunteers Polygon 1986
369
16 of the 20 interviewed were in CP: D Renton, G Watters, F McCusker, P Gillan, T Clarke, A Murray, D Anderson, G Murray, E Brown, J Dunlop, J Londragan, H Sloan, G McCartney, D Stirrat, G Drever, T Murray.
MacEwen, Malcom The Day the Party Had to Stop in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1976
20
 
MacEwen, Malcom The Greening of a Red Pluto 1991
306
Preface by E P Thompson. MacEwen was leading journalist at "DW" - he signed Minority Report on Inner Party Democracy in 1957 but then left CP.
Macfarlane, Leslie The British CP - Its Origin & Development Until 1929 MacGibbon & Kee 1966
338
Important study that counters the emphasis of Kendall's controversial "Revolutionary Movement in Britain".
Machinh, (ed.) National Communism in Western Europe - A Third Way to Socialism? Methuen 1983
232
 
Macintyre, Stuart A Proletarian Science : Marxism in Britain, 1917-33 C.U.P. 1980
286
Interesting and well researched. Links CP educational work with an earlier tradition in the labour movement; also useful on geographical differences.
Macintyre, Stuart Little Moscows C Helm 1980
213
Important study of areas with strong CP presence: Mardy, Lumphinnans & Vale of Leven. Widely recognised as one of the best local studies of CP activity.
Mackie, Robert, (ed.) Jack Lindsay:The Thirties and Forties Univ.of London,Institute of Commonwealth Studies 1984
97
 
Mackney, Paul Birmingham and the Miners' Strike Birmingham Trades Union Council 1987
148
Chapter on Role of the CP - 3 times the length of chapter on the LP, due to author's interest in splits in the CP.
MacLachlan, Alastair The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary England - An Essay on the Fabrication of 17th Century History Macmillan 1996
431
Includes detailed analysis of Historians Group.
Macleod, alison The Death of Uncle Joe Merlin 1997
269
Dramatic description of Communists at the "DW" coming to terms with Soviet invasion of Hungary - or not in some cases. Vivid mix of the personal and political, and one of the best accounts of coming to terms with Stalinism.
Macpherson, Don, (ed.) Traditions of Independence - British Cinema in the Thirties British Film Institute 1980
226
Much on Left films ,especially CP involvement.
Mahon, John Harry Pollitt L&W 1976
567
Exhaustive but very official biog.
Maitland, Frank; W.T. "Socialism Through Victory" - Victory for Whom? - Reply to J R Campbell T Tait Memorial Cttee. 1942?
8
Reply to J R Campbell p. Authors were Trotskyists in ILP.
Margolies, David, (ed.) Writing the Revolution Pluto 1998
208
Intro. rather than the bulk of the book which consists of extracts from "Left Review", which don't refer to the CP but which are imbued by its cultural politics.
Margolies, David; Joannou, J Heart of the Heartless World - Essays in Cultural Resistance in Memory of Margot Heinemann Pluto 1995
240
Includes biog. & bibliog. details of Heinemann; also includes an essay on her novel "The Adventurers" with much info. on CP cultural policies.
Marks, John Fried Snowballs Claridge Press 1990
367
General right wing critique of Marxism, USSR etc. but has section on CPGB at end.
Marriott, John The Culture of Labourism - The East End Between the Wars Edinburgh U.P. 1991
198
 
Martin, David Fletcher, George in "D.L.B." 9 1993
9
Sheffield bakerery owner.
Martin, David Malone, Cecil John L'Estrange in "D.L.B." 7 1984
7
 
Martin, Rederick Communism and the British Trade Unions, 1924-33: A Study of the National Minority Movement O.U.P. 1969
209
Important document; subtlely argued.
Massey, Bill Shepherds Bush Memories Shepherds Bush Local History Project 1981
16
Chairman Hammersmith Trades Council.
Masters, Anthony The Man Who Was M - The Life of Maxwell Knight Grafton 1984
253
 
Mather, Graham The CPGB:Freedom's Foremost Enemy Aims for Freedom 1978
18
 
Mathers, Helen Barton, Alfred in "D.L.B." 6 1982
3
 
Matkovsky, N A True Son of the British Working Class Progress 1972
115
Short uncritical biography of Pollitt
Mattausch, John A Commitment to Campaign - A Sociological Study of CND MUP 1989
192
Contains couple of interviews with anonymous CP members, but the index is no help.
Maxwell, D E S Poets of the Thirties Routledge 1969
224
Contains chap. on "C Caudwell and J Cornford - Poets in the Party".
Mayhew, Christopher A War of Words - A Cold War Witness I B Tauris 1998
148
CP student at Oxford, later Labour MP; key figure in IRD, professional anti-communist but with no bitterness - interesting.
Mayhew, Christopher Party Games Hutchinson 1969
176
First chapter has a lot about CP/LP relations at Oxford in mid-1930s.
McCarthy, Mary Generation in Revolt Heinemann 1953
276
Autob. of activist (incl. YCL) from Lancs textile industry;Sec. of Burnley NUWM;worked in Moscow for a while.Later very anti-Communist.
McCreery, Michael Destroy the Old to Build the New! - A Comment on the State, Revolution and the CPGB Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism For Communist Unity 1963
13
Maoist.
McCreery, Michael Organise at the Place of Work Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism for Communist Unity 1964
6
Argues for concentrating on factory branches as opposed to the "constitutional" road to socialism.
McCreery, Michael Some Basic Criticisms of the "CPGB" Workers' Bookclub, Glasgow 1976
16
Reprint of "The Way Forward" from 1964. Maoist.
McCreery, Michael The Way Forward - The Need to Establish a CP in England,Scotland & Wales Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism For Communist Unity 1964
16
Maoist. Reprinted in collection of his pamphlets, also called "The Way Forward", by the Working People's Party of England in 1972.
McCrindle, Jean; Rowbotham, Sheila Dutiful Daughters Penguin 1983
396
See interview with Catherina Barnes.
McDermott, Kevin; Agnew, Jeremy The Comintern - A History of International Communism From Lenin to Stalin Macmillan 1996
304
 
McGinn, Matt McGinn of the Calton Glasgow City Libraries 1993
201
Autobiographical excerpts, songs and stories by the well known Glaswegian political folk-singer."My reputation was of a man who had left the CP so often that King Street was thinking of issuing specially perforated cards to tear up".
McGovern, John Neither Fear nor Favour Blandford 1960
236
Autob. of ILP leader; chapter on CP plus many other refs..
McGuire, Charlie Sean McLoughlin: Ireland's Forgotten Revolutionary Merlin Press 2011
186
Irish nationalist and Communist
McIlroy, John Arthur Reade in "D.L.B." 11 2003
6
In CP in Oxford in early 1920s.Moved to Trotskyism.
McIlroy, John Henry Sara in "D.L.B." 11 2003
12
In CP for c10 years from 1922 before moving to Trotskyism.
McIlroy, John Hobsbawm and SDP Socialism Workers' Liberty 1984
22
 
McIlroy, John, (ed.); Morgan, Kevin, &, Campbell, Alan Party People, Communist Lives - Explorations in Biography L&W 2001
256
Important collection of well researched essays generally on lesser known CP members, or as in the case of Rust and Smith who held leading positions, on whom there is no other published work. Dora Montefiore, Arthur Reade, W Rust, Rose Smith, A Horner, R Swingler, Jack Gaster, Willie Allan, David Proudfoot, Abe Moffat. One general chapter on Communist biography, plus another on British Communists in the USSR between the wars. The "Who's Who" has very useful biographical comments.
McIlroy, John Reg Grooves in "D.L.B." 12 2005
13
 
McIlroy, John Jock Haston in "D.L.B." 12 2005
131
 
McIlroy, John Gerry Healy in "D.L.B." 12 2005
10
 
McIlroy, John Reg Birch in "D.L.B." 13 2010
11
 
McIlroy, John & Campbell, Alan Mick McGahey in "D.L.B." 13 2010
9
 
McIlroy, John & Campbell, Alan Communists in British Industry, 1945-91: Militant Lives Routledge      
McInnes, Neil The Communist Parties of Western Europe O.U.P. 1975
209
 
McKibbin, Ross The Evolution of the Labour Party,1910-24 O.U.P. 1983
261
 
McKinlay, Alan, (ed.); Morris, R, J The ILP on Clydeside,1893-1932 M.U.P. 1991
248
 
McKnight, David Espionage and the Roots of the Cold War F Cass 2002
226
Includes brief survey of CP's anti-military activities. Also interesting material on work of George Hardy for Profintern in Asia.
McLachlan, Kenny One Great Vision - Memoirs of a Glasgow Worker s.p. 1995
151
Author active in CP in Glasgow from 1938 till expelled in 1966;became President of E.I.S.
McLaine, Ian Ministry of Morale - Home Front Morale and the Ministry of Information in World War 2 A&U 1979
325
 
McLean, Iain The Legend of Red Clydeside J Donald 1983
296
Few refs to CP but useful on W Gallacher and origins of CP in Scotland and also as the start of a long-running debate on "Red Clydeside".
McNeish, James The Sixth Man: The Extraordinary Life of Paddy Costello Quartet
2008 414 New Zealander who joined CPGB at Cambridge in 1930s and was accused of being a spy - wrongly suggests this book.
McShane, Denis International Labour and the Origins of the Cold War O.U.P. 1992
324
Esp. chap. on "UK Metalworkers and Communism".
McShane, Harry Three Days That Shook Edinburgh - Story of the Historic Scottish Hunger March AK Press 1994
32
This reprint of 1933 pamphlet has brief profiles of Aitken Ferguson & McShane.
McShane, Harry; Smith, Joan No Mean Fighter Pluto 1978
283
 
Mercer, Paul "Peace" of the Dead - The Truth Behind the Nuclear Disarmers Policy Research Publ. 1986
465
Right-wing but useful on CP relationship with CND.
Meynell, Francis My Lives Random 1971
331
Autob. of well known cultural figure who edited "The Communist" for 6 months in 1920s.
Middlemas, Keith Politics in Industrial Society A Deutsch 1979
512
Passing refs to CP and relations with TUC & LP.
Miliband, Ralph John Saville: A Presentation in "Ideology and the Labour Movement" ed. D Martin & D Rubinstein; C Helm 1979
17
 
Miliband, Ralph Moving On in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1976
13
Critique of all left parties/orgs. 20 years after Hungary - much on CP.
Miller, Joan One Girl's War Brandon 1986
155
Working for the secret services, she broke into R P Dutt's flat in search of a mysterious trunk only to find his marriage certificate!
Milotte, Mike Communism in Modern Ireland Gill and Macmillan 1984
326
Useful on relations between the CPs of GB and Ireland,esp. early years.
Mirsky, Dmitri The Intelligentsia of Great Britain Gollancz 1935
237
Passing refs.
Mitchell, A Behind the Crisis in British Stalinism New Park 1984
128
Trotskyist.
Mitchell, David The Fighting Pankhursts Cape 1967
352
 
Mitford, Jessica Faces of Philip - A Memoir of Philip Toynbee Heinemann 1984
175
 
Mitford, Jessica Hons and Rebels Gollancz 1960
222
Together with its sequel, "A Fine Old Conflict" 1977, this autobiography contains some passing references to the CPGB - incl. a wonderful story of how she tried to donate her share of a family owned Scottish island to the CP. Neither Jessica, nor her husband Esmond Romilly, actually joined the CPGB though they were "staunch fellow travellers" in her words;she was to become very active in the CPUSA.
Modin, Yuri My Five Cambridge Friends Headline 1994
282
Cambridge spies by their Soviet controller.Interesting on Klugmann.
Moffat, Abe My Life With the Miners L&W 1965
324
 
Montagu, Ivor The Youngest Son L&W 1970
384
Autob.of member of aristocracy who became leading cultural figure in the CP.
Montefiore, Dora From a Victorian to a Modern E Archer 1927
222
Last chapter describes her attendance at founding conference and then election to EC, and her going "on the run" in 1921 disguised as a nurse in South Wales.
Moore, Bill All Out - The Story Of the Sheffield Demonstration Against Dole Cuts, Feb 6 1935 Sheffield City Libraries 1983?
66
 
Moore, Bill The Cold War in Sheffield Sheffield T.C. Peace Sub Cttee. 1990
30
Brief appendix on his experience as a teacher when a local vicar tried to initiate a witch-hunt.
Moore, Bill, (ed.) The General Strike in Sheffield Holberry Society 1981
56
Much on CP incl. reproduced bulletins & leaflets.
Moorhouse, John A Historical Glossary of British Marxism Pauper's Press 1987
48
Very brief section on CP but there are other references.
Morgan, Dave A Short History of Dave Morgan s.p. 1992
223
Full-time CP worker in Bristol and teacher.
Morgan, Dave A Short History of the British People VEB, Leipzig 1979
181
A textbook written by a hardline British Communist for use in the former GDR, it hugely over-emphasises the role of the CP
Morgan, Dave Looking Back to Look Forward s.p. 1993
19
Short, personal assessment of Stalinism on CP.
Morgan, Kevin Against Fascism and War - Ruptures and Continuities in British Communist Politics, 1935-42 M.U.P. 1989
328
Described by one academic as "arguably the finest CPGB history".
Morgan, Kevin Hannington, Wal in "D.L.B." 10 2000
8
 
Morgan, Kevin Harry Pollitt M.U.P. 1993
210
Finely judged biography.
Morgan, Kevin Harry Pollitt, the British CP and International Communism in T Saarela & K Rentola (ed.) "Communism - National and International"; Finnish Historical Society 1998
24
 
Morgan, Kevin King Street Blues: Jazz and the Left in Britain in the 1930s-1940s in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
19
 
Morgan, Kevin Douglas Hyde in "D.L.B." 13 2010
14
 
Morgan, Kevin An Exemplary Communist Life? Harry Pollitt's "Serving My Time"
in Comparative Perspective
in J Gottlieb & R Toye (ed.) "Making Reputations: Power, Persuasion and the Individual in Modern British Politics" 2005
13
 
Morgan, Kevin The CP and the Daily Worker, 1930-56 in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
18
 
Morgan, Kevin, (ed.), Cohen, Gidon Agents of the Revolution: New Biographical Approaches to the History of International Communism in the Age of Lenin and Stalin Peter Lang 2005
319
Three chapters on CPGB, including one on W Gallacher; one based on interviews and look at family links within the CP; final one looks at class, gender, age in membership.
Morgan, Kevin; Cohen, Gidon Rose Cohen in "D.L.B." 11 2003
8
 
Morgan, Kevin; Cohen, Gidon; Flinn, Andrew Communists and British Society, 1920-1991 Rivers Oram 2007
356
Based on a 3 year project on British communist biography at Manchester University using thousands of questionnaires, and hundreds of taped interviews this book looks at the CPGB through its individual members and their social as well as political views and practices.
Morgan, Marguerite Part of the Main People's Publications 1990
120
Autobiog.
Morris, Aubrey Unfinished Journey The Polemicist/Artery Publications 2006
207
Cab driver who became a travel agent and briefly MD of Thomson Holiday Group; businessman who remained a long-standing member of the CP, standing in General Election in Stoke Newington in 1955.
Mortimer, Jim A Life on the Left Book Guild 1999
533pp
Many passing references to the CP in this autobiography by left-wing Labour Party Gen. Sec.
Mortimer, John Clinging to the Wreckage Penguin 1983
256
Brief,but hilarious, ref. to his brief membership of CP as schoolboy at Harrow.
Morton, A, L Morley, Iris in "D.L.B." 4 1977
6
Novelist.
Morton, Vivien Jackson, Thomas Alfred in "D.L.B." 4 1977
9
 
Moss, Les Live and Learn: A Life and Struggle for Progress QueenSpark Books,Brighton 1979
137
Engineer activist in Brighton CP till 1947.
Mulford, W This Narrow Place Pandora 1988
276
On S Townsend Warner & V Ackland - two important and controversial literary figures from the 1930s both in CP.
Mulvihill, Margaret Charlotte Despard: A Biography Pandora 1989
211
 
Munton, Alan, (ed.); Young, Alan Seven Writers of the English Left - A Bibliography of Literature & Politics, 1916-80 Garland 1981
365
On A West, E Rickword, R Bates, E Upward, R Warner & C Caudwell. Incl. short biographies plus comprehensive bibliog. (newspaper articles, photos, adverts for 4 lectures, letters, translations etc.).
Murphy, J T New Horizons Bodley Head 1941
352
Important autob.
Murphy, J T Preparing For Power Pluto 1972
296
Originally published 1934, shortly after he left the CP. Intro. by J Hinton.
Murray, Andrew The CPGB - A Historical Analysis to 1941 Communist Liaison 1995
106
A traditional,unapologetic Leninist viewpoint.
Muthiah, Welsey; Wanasinghe, Sydney The Bracegirdle Affair Young Socialist, Sri Lanka 1997
576
Australian who went to Ceylon to help the young revolutionary movement. Came to Britain in 1930s and worked in Collets bookshop, and was life-long CP member.
Nawrat, Chris; Robert, Geoff Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining? - The CP, the LP & Representational Politics in "Politics and Power 2", R.K.P. 1980
11
 
Nazir, Pervaiz The Life and Work of Rajani Palme Dutt School of Oriental & African Studies, Univ. of London 1986
24
Published in conjunction with exhibition.
Newman, Michael Harold Laski Macmillan 1993
438
 
Newman, Michael John Strachey M.U.P. 1989
208
 
Newman, Michael Ralph Miliband and the Politics of the New Left Merlin 2002
368pp
A key figure in the New Left; never in the CP, though close as a student.
Newton, Kenneth The Sociology of British Communism Allen Lane 1969
214
One of the major texts till the recent period; made use of questionnaires and interviews but no original conclusions.
Newton, Ray One Step Froward,Two Steps Back? Minerva Press 1998
212
Autobiog. of CP activist in Scotland;education,peace movement.
Nicholson, Steve British Theatre and the Red Peril - The Portrayal of Communism, 1917-1945 University of Exeter Press 1999
195
Excellent research uncovers many plays with a political content - covers portrayal of the USSR as well as British Communism.
Nicholson, Steve Montagu Slater and the Theatre of the Thirties in Quinn, Patrick ed. "Recharting the Thirties", Associated University Presses 1996
21
Incl. excellent bibliography on Slater.
Nield, Barbara Saklatvala, Shapurji in "D.L.B." 6 1982
5
 
Nield, Keith Rothstein, Theodore in "D.L.B." 7 1984
9
 
Nobes, Arthur Faceless Men s.p. 1986?
82
Possibly not produced for sale.
Nobes, Arthur From Cambridge to Meerut - The Travail of Philip Spratt, An Idealist s.p. 1986
64
 
North, David Gerry Healy and His Place in the History of the Fourth International Labor Publications,Detroit 1991
123
 
Northedge, F, S; Wells, A Britain And Soviet Communism Macmillan 1982
280
 
O’Connor, Emmet James Larkin in "D.L.B." 13 2010 15  
O'Connor, Emmet Reds and the Green: Ireland, Russia and the Communist Internationals 1919-43 University College Dublin Press 2004
260
Much on CPGB and Ireland.
O'Connor, Emmet Sean Murray IN "D.L.B." 11 2003
5
Irish Communist leader was in the CPGB during the General Strike. Useful on links between the Irish and British parties.
O'Connor, Peter A Soldier of Liberty - Recollections of a Socialist and Anti-Fascist Fighter MSF,Eire 1996
44
Irish activist at various times (sometimes simultaneously!) member of IRA,Revolutionary Workers' Group,Republican Congress,I.B.,LP,C.P.I. (foundation member) and ,briefly in 1930s while working in London, CPGB.
O'Neill, A The CPGB and Trade Unions Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism,For Communist Unity 1964
Maoist.
Page, Bruce, et al.. Philby - The Spy Who Betrayed a Generation Deutsch 1968
336
Covers CP activity in Cambridge.
Parker, David ed. Ideology, Absolutism and the English Revolution Lawrence and Wishart 2008
285
substantial introduction has much on the CP Historians' Group.
Palmer E P Thompson - Objections and Opposition Verso 1994
201
 
Palmer, Bryan The Making of E P Thompson New Hogtown Press,Toronto 1981
144
 
Parry, Jane A History of the Labour Movement in Neath Peter Hain 1996
52
 
Parsons, Steve Communists in the Professions: "Professional Workers" 1941-47 in "The Forward March of the Left and the Problems of Its Progess 1945-1948", Magyar Lajos Alapitvany 2001
15
 
Paynter, Will My Generation A&U 1972
172
Miners' leader.
Peacock, W, (ed.) Tom Mann 80th Birthday Souvenir T Mann 80th Birthday Celebration Cttee. 1936
18
 
Pearce, Brian Early History of the CPGB SLL 1966
62
Trotskyist.
Pearce, Brian Some Past Rank & File Movements Labour Review 1959
40
Also in "Labour Review" Vol.4 No.1.
Pearce, Brian; Woodhouse, Michael A History of Communism in Britain Bookmarks 1995
257
Reprint of "A History of Communism in Britain" with new intro.
Pearce, Edward Dennis Healey - A Life in Our Time Little, Brown 2002
634
Students at Oxford.
Pearce, Nikki God Loves Communists Too New Wine Press 1989
160
"She desired from an early age to serve the Lord. Confused how this could be achieved, she later succombed to the attractions of Communism & joined the CP". Before the Lord intervened & she left, she gives an unusually rare picture of branch life.
Peck, John Persistence - The Story of a British Communist s.p. 2001
283pp
Important autobiography by local activist who, after many attempts, got elected as Communist councillor in Bulwell, Nottingham. Peck was the leading campaigner within the CP for participating in local politics and elections, and became the National Election Agent. Good descriptions of the life of a full-time worker for the CP; also useful on the final years - as a member of the "Eurocommunist" minority in the East Midlands he was removed from leading positions there. He joined the Green Party in 1990.
Peet, John The Long Engagement - Memoirs of a Cold War Legend Fourth Estate 1989
242
An interesting story: Peet was involved, as a public schoolboy, in "Out of Bounds". Involved in underground ant-fascist work in Vienna & Prague; wounded in Spain. He was Reuters chief correspondent in West Berlin when he defected to the east in 1950. Apparently never actually a member of CPGB.
Pelling, Henry Great Britain,the CP and the Trade Unions in "The Strategy of Deception:A Study in World-Wide Communist Tactics" ed. Jean Kirkpatrick;Hale 1964
31
 
Pelling, Henry The British CP Black 1975
204
This re-issue of 1958 ed. has new short intro. The first history of the CP: readable,well researched but unremittingly negative esp. on "infiltration" of T.U.s etc.
Pelling, Henry The Early History of the CPGB, 1920-29 Transactions of the Royal Historical Society 1958
17
Incorporated into his 1958 book.
Perry, Matt Marxism and History Palgrave 2002
195
Section on CP Historians' Group.
Philips, Wogan, (Lord, Milford) Maiden Speech in Hansard, House of Lords Official Report July 4 1963
2
"My Lords, I have been warned that in a maiden speech one should never be controversial...I and my Party are for the complete abolition of this Chamber".
Phillpott, H R S The Right Hon. J H Thomas - Impressions of a Remarkable Man Sampson Low,Marston 1932
214
Chap. on his libel case against "The Communist" - contains more than his awful autob. "My Story".
Piatnitsky, O World Communists in Action Modern Books 1930
64
2pp on CPGB.
Pile, Stephen The Book of Heroic Failures Futura 1985
216
"The Worst Protest March" - perhaps not the most serious entry, but one of the funniest (p53).
Pimlott, Ben Frustrate Their Knavish Tricks - Writings on Biography, History and Politics HarperCollins 1994
417
See the chapter on "The Strange Life of British Stalinism" - review of "Harry Pollitt" by Morgan and "Rajani Palme Dutt" by Callaghan. Also previous chapter - review of "Proletarian Philosophers" by Ree.
Pimlott, Ben Labour and the Left in the 1930's A&U 1977
262
Very useful analysis of all left-wing organisations in the 1930s, incl. the CP.
Pincher, Chapman Their Trade Is Treachery Sidgwick & Jackson 1981
240
Some nonsense about the CP (secret files,50,000 secret members etc.) but some useful information on the spies (plus some errors e.g. on Driberg).
Pincher, Chapman Too Secret Too Long Sidgwick & Jackson 1984
646
Sequel to "Their Trade is Treachery".
Piratin, Phil Our Flag Stays Red L&W 1980
92
Autob. by Stepney activist who was Communist MP from 1945-50. Originally publ. in 1948 by Thames Publications, this ed. has new preface by author. Important book on local politics, especially housing campaigns.
Pirie, N, W, J B S Haldane in "Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society" Vol 12 1966
31
 
Pitt, Robert John Maclean and the CPGB s.p. 1996
48
2nd. edition.
Platts-Mills, John Muck, Silk and Socialism: Recollections of a Left-Wing QC Paper Publishing 2002
687
Very references to the CP - only in Finsbury and the Haldane Society - from this pro-Soviet Labour lawyer and MP.
Podmore, Will Reg Birch: Engineer, Trade Unionist, Communist Bellman Books 2004
308
The only significant CP member to be converted to Maoism.
Pollitt, H Pollitt Visits Spain I.B. Dependants' Aid Cttee 1937
30
 
Pollitt, H Selected Articles & Speeches - 2 vols L&W 1953
180;144
4 vols were planned but only 2 appeared - probably because of the difficulty of facing up to the policy changes over the nature of WW2.
Pollitt, H Serving My Time L&W 1941
292
Very readable autob.; several commentators have remarked how much better it is than "Son of the People" by M Thorez, the leader of the PCF, which was published not long before.
Pollitt, Marjorie A Rebel Life Red Pen, Australia 1989
134
Autob. by Harry's wife, a teacher, who was active in her own right.
Porter, Bernard Plots and Paranoia - A History of Political Espionage in Britain Routledge 1992
276
Nothing original - summarises what's known on spies and the CP.
Porter, Gerald The World's Ill-Divided: the CP and Progressive Song in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
21
 
Post, Ken Revolution's Other World - Communism and the Periphery, 1917-39 Macmillan/Institute of Social Studies 1997
219
CPGB in India in 1930s.
Postgate, John, &, Mary A Stomach For Dissent - The Life of Raymond Postgate:Writer, Radical Socialist & Founder of the Good Food Guide Keele Univ. Press 1994
368
Founder member, ed. of "The Communist", left in 1922.
Postgate, Raymond How to Make a Revolution Hogarth Press 1934
199
General but some refs. to CPGB.
Potter, Karen British McCarthyism in "North American Spies" ed. R Jeffreys-Jones & A Lownie; Edinburgh U.P. 1991
14
 
Potts, Archie Zilliacus - A Life for Peace and Socialism Merlin 2002
227
The left-wing Labour MP; author says he was asked to be a secret member of the CP but refused.
Poulsen, Charles Scenes from a Stepney Youth THAP 1988
128
For more biographical details on Poulsen see Hobday in CHNN 14, Spring 2003.
Pountney, Ernie For the Socialist Cause L&W 1973
80
 
Preston, Paul Doves of War: Four Women of Spain HarperCollins 2002
469
One of the subjects is Nan Green. Based partly on her then unpublished autobiography (see "A Chronicle of Small Beer").
Pritt, D N Autobiography L&W 1965/6
319;320;228
3 vols.Most on CP in Vol.3.
Purcell, Hugh The Last English Revolutionary: Tom Wintringham 1898-1949 Sutton 2004
274
Foundation member of the CP, imprisoned with 11 other leaders in 1925. Military expert, commanded British battalion in Spain; expelled from CP in 1938 over relationship with American woman the party was suspicious of, he went on to found Common Wealth and nearly got elected as an MP. Played important part in development of the Home Guard and theory of a people's army; he was also a poet.
Purdy, Anthony; Sutherland, Douglas Burgess and Maclean Secker 1963
191
 
Radford, Robert To Disable the Enemy: The Graphic Art of the Three Jameses in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
20
 
Ram, Mohan Indian Communism - Split Within a Split Vikas Publications,Delhi 1969
293
Esp.post independence.
Ramdin, Ron The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain Gower 1987
626
Section on Saklatvala; also on CP and Indian Workers' Association.
Rattenbury, Arnold James Boswell - Artist Against Fascism Manchester City Art Gallery 1986
4
Exhibition catalogue.
Rattenbury, Arnold Literature, Lying and Sober Truth: Attitudes to the Work of Patrick Hamilton and Sylvia Townsend Warner in Lucas,J ed. "Writing and Radicalism" Longman 1996
45
A key text on writings by and about Communists in the 1930s and 1940s; covers much more than Hamilton and Warner.
Reckitt, Maurice As It Happened Dent 1941
306
Covers U.S.F., sketches of CP leaders, Rose Cohen.
Ree, Jonathan Proletarian Philosophers - Problems in Socialist Culture in Britain, 1900-40 O.U.P. 1984
176
Includes chapters on "British Communists & Dialectical Materialism 1920-37"; "Dialetical Materialism & The Scientists" etc.
Rees, Tim, (ed.); Thorpe, Andrew International Communism and the Communist International, 1919-43 M.U.P. 1998
323
Has 2 chapters specifically on CPGB - A Thorpe "The C.I. & the British CP" and Y Sergeev "The C.I. & a Trotskyite Menace to the British Communist Movement on the Eve of WW2". Latter argues that Trotskyists in ILP & NCLC had some influence and that Stalin was worried they might hinder his plans to collaborate with Germany after Munich.    
Reid, Jimmy Reflections of a Clyde-Built Man Condor 1976
166
Charismatic leader of Upper Clyde Shipbuilders work-in who was a political figure as well as an industrial one. Former leader of YCL; Communist councillor in Clydebank. He and the CP had high but unrealistic hopes of winning a seat in the 1974 General Election. He left the CP in 1976 somewhat embittered, for a career in journalism.    
Renton, Dave Fascism, Anti-Fascism and Britain in the 1940s Macmillan 2000
203
Much on London.    
Renton, Dave Red Shirts and Black - Fascists and Anti-Fascists in Oxford in the 1930s Ruskin College Library 1996
54pp
     
Renton, Dave Sidney Pollard: A Life in History I B Tauris 2004
214
The economic historian was in the CP for a few months at the LSE.    
Renton, Dave This Rough Game - Fascism and Anti-Fascism Sutton 2001
235
Especially on Cable Street and Spanish Civil War.    
Reynolds, Reginald My Life and Crimes Jarrolds 1956
260
Pacifist, Secretary of the No More War Movement, he writes about the difficulties of working with CP members.    
Rhodes, Rita An Arsenal for Labour - The Royal Arsenal Co-operative Society & Politics, 1896-1996 Holyoake Books 1998
298
     
Richardson, Al Frank Maitland - Obituary in "Revolutionary History" Vol.8 No.1 2001
3
Active in CP from 1930 in Edinburgh, left and joined the RSP in 1936.    
Richter, Irving Political Purpose in Trade Unions A&U 1973
258
Esp. on AUEW.    
Ridley, Maurice Making A Contribution in "But the World Goes on the Same";Strong Words 1979
14
     
Riley, Percy The Life of Riley Yorkshire Art Circus 1986
48
Full-time YCL organiser during WW2, local councillor in Yorkshire, active in mining industry.    
Roberts, B C, Trade Union Government and Administration in G.B. London School of Economics/G Bell 1956
570
     
Roberts, Edwin The Anglo-Marxists - A Study in Ideology and Culture Rowman & Littlefield 1997
296
Esp. on J Lewis, J D Bernal, J B S Haldane & M Cornforth. Argues that a particularly Anglicised version of Marxism developed in CPGB. Original.    
Roberts, Ernie Strike Back s.p. 1994
302
Autobiog. of engineering union leader and MP,who was on Executive of YCL and CP's Midlands DC till expelled in 1941 over differences about industrial activity during wartime. There are other refs. throughout the book to the CP.    
Rogers, Ted Journeyman Plus 80 2003
243
YCL in the 1930s; Sunderland in the 1945 General Election; Crawley in 1950s (meets T A Jackson).    
Rolph, C All Those in Favour - The ETU Trial Deutsch 1962
255
     
Romero, Patricia E. Sylvia Pankhurst - Portrait of a Radical Yale 1990
334
 
Romilly, Esmond Boadilla Macdonald 1971
196
Reprint of 1937 ed. Good on his fellow I.B.ers,several of whom were in CPGB.
Romilly, Giles Gentle Revolutionary - A Portrait of Arthur Horner in "The Changing Nation"/Contact Publications; ed. A G Weidenfeld 1948
6
 
Romilly, Giles, &, Esmond Out of Bounds H Hamilton 1935
310
Autob. Amusing account of "subversive" activities in Wellington College.
Rose, Clive Campaigns Against Western Defence - NATO's Adversaries and Critics Macmillan 1985
318
 
Rose, Jonathan The Intellectual Life of the British Working Classes Yale U.P. 2001
534
A fascinating and imaginatively researched book; many references to CP members, notably to T A Jackson. The chapter on the CP, with its selection of quotes from generally embittered ex-members, where the author argues that it was the lack of moral appeal of individual members that hindered the CP's growth is not convincing.
Rosen, Harold Are You Still Circumcised? - East End Memories Five Leaves 1999
163
3 generations of Jewish communists in London's East End, as described in a very well written series of "autobiographical stories". Contains information on Beatrice Hastings, a model and lover of the painter Modigliani, who was in the CPGB.
Routledge, Paul Mandy - The Unauthorised Biography of Peter Mandelson Simon & Schuster 1999
302
Covers his activity in Hendon YCL, plus lengthy and fairly pointless debate whether he actually held a CP membership card.
Routledge, Paul Scargill - The Unauthorised Biography Harper Collins 1994
296
Covers Scargill's early years in the YCL and CP involvement in NUM, especially in Yorkshire.
Rowbotham, Sheila A New World For Women:Stella Browne - Socialist Feminist Pluto 1977
128
In CP in early 1920s;later founder of Abortion Law Reform Association.Rare socialist who campaigned openly on sexual politics.
Rowbotham, Sheila Promise of a Dream - Remembering the Sixties Allen Lane 2000
262
Many passing refs to the CP and individual members indicate its influence even when other far left groups were growing faster.
Roy, Walter The Teachers' Union - Aspects of Policy and Organisation in the NUT, 1950-1966 Schoolmaster Publishing Co. 1968
183
Interesting section on Communist influence, pp107-116.
Rubinstein, David But He'll Remember: An Autobiography William Sessions 1999
346
LP member close to several key CP educational activists, especially Sam Fisher.
Rudder, Ben Builders of the Borough - A Century of Achievement by Battersea & Wandsworth Trades Union Council Battersea & Wandsworth TUC 1993
66
Brief refs.
Russell, Ian, (ed.) Singer, Song and Scholar Sheffield Academic Press 1986
177
Material on A L Lloyd incl. important bibliography.
Russell, Ralph Findings, Keepings - Life, Communism and Everything Shola 2001
346
One of the better written autobiographies; joined CP when 16; describes activity at Cambridge University and in the army in India - he learned Urdu to be able to engage in local politics and became leading Urdu scholar. His communism informed everything he did.
Ryan, Trevor The New Road to Progress:The Use and Production of Films by the Labour Movement,1929-39 in "British Cinema History" ed. J Curran & V Porter;Weidenfeld 1983
16
On the Federation of Workers' Film Societies,Atlas Films,Kino,Workers' Film and Photo League,British Film Unit,Progressive Film Institute and CP involvement in these organisations.
Saha, Pachanan Shapurji Saklatvala - A Short Biography People's Publishing House,New Delhi 1970
104
 
Saiyid, Dushka Exporting Communism to India - Why Moscow Failed National Institute of Historical & Cultural Research,Islamabad 1995
202
This shortish but useful book,published in Pakistan,surprisingly has most refs. to CPGB.
Saklatvala, Sehri The Fifth Commandment - Biography of Shapurji Saklatvala Miranda Press 1991
488
By the daughter of the Communist MP. Mainly reproduces documents & articles.
Samuel, Raphael The Lost World of British Communism Verso 2006
244
The essays that originally appeared in NLR. With a bibliography of Samuel's work that includes obituaries for some CP members.
Samuel, Raphael, (ed.) Patriotism - Vol.1 R.K.P. 1989
330
See chapters by Stephen Howe and Anthony Barnett.
Samuel, Raphael, et al. Theatres of the Left 1880-1935 Routledge 1985
364
Chapter of autob. by E MacColl + other material.
Samuel, Wayne The Political Betrayal of Wales Welsh Nationalist Party 1945?
16
Incl. attack on CP's position on Wales.
Samuels, Stuart English Intellectuals in the 1930s in "On Intellectuals" ed. P Rieff; Anchor 1970
51
 
Saville, John "Marxism Today":An Anatomy in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1990
25
Very critical.
Saville, John Ainley, Ted in "D.L.B." 10 2000
3
 
Saville, John Bacharach, Alfred in "D.L.B." 9 1993
3
Musician.
Saville, John Beauchamp, Joan in "D.L.B." 10 2000
3
Feminist, involved in CP publishing, J.P.
Saville, John Boswell, James in "D.L.B." 3 1976
6
 
Saville, John Branson, Clive in "D.L.B." 2 1974
9
 
Saville, John Bridgeman, Reginald in "D.L.B." 7 1984
23
Much on League Against Imperialism and CP.
Saville, John Chadwick, Paxton in "D.L.B." 9 1993
8
One of the figures behind astonishing electoral success of CP in Leiston. Saville calls him "one of the great British natural history illustrators of the 20th century".
Saville, John Cohen, Jack in "D.L.B." 9 1993
7
Full-timer for YCL and CP, 1925-68; first National Student Organiser in 1930s.
Saville, John Cohen, Max in "D.L.B." 9 1993
2
Author of "I Was One of the Unemployed".
Saville, John Dobb, Maurice in "D.L.B." 9 1993
9
 
Saville, John Edward Thompson, the CP and 1956 in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1994
12
 
Saville, John Gossip, Alex in "D.L.B." 7 1984
6
Incl. much on Meerut Trial & CPGB.
Saville, John Green, George in "D.L.B." 10 2000
3
Musician; I.B. - died in Spain.
Saville, John Horner, Arthur in "D.L.B." 5 1979
6
 
Saville, John Klingender, Francis in "D.L.B." 9 1993
4
Important Marxist critic.
Saville, John Kumaramangalam, Surendra Mohan in "D.L.B." 5 1979
2
 
Saville, John Levy, Hyman in "D.L.B." 9 1993
7
 
Saville, John Memoirs from the Left Merlin 2003
197
Marxist historian in CP till 1956 when he became key figure in the New Left. Bibliography.
Saville, John Merson, Allan in "D.L.B." 10 2000
3
Historian.
Saville, John Palfreman, Bill in "D.L.B." 9 1993
1
 
Saville, John Paxton Chadwick - Artist and Communist 1903-61 Leiston Leader 1993
32
Reprinted from D.L.B. Vol. 9 but with some of Chadwick's flower illustrations. Chadwick was Communist councillor in Leiston, Suffolk.
Saville, John Reckitt, Eva Collet in "D.L.B." 9 1993
5
Communist businesswoman; founder of Collets Bookshops.
Saville, John Renton, Donald in "D.L.B." 9 1993
3
Active in NUWM. Fought in Spain.
Saville, John Shaw, Fred in "D.L.B." 4 1977
4
 
Saville, John The 20th Congress and the British CP in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1976
23
 
Saville, John The Communist Experience - A Personal Appraisal in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1991
27
 
Saville, John The Labour Movement in Britain Faber 1988
166
 
Saville, John Valentine Cunningham and the Poetry of the Spanish Civil War in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1981
15
Cunningham replied in the 1982 edition.
Scammon, richard The Communist Voting Pattern in British Parliamentary Elections in "British Election Studies,1950";G Wahr Publishing Co.,Ann Arbor 1951
5
 
Schwarz, Bill The People in History: The CP Historians' Group, 1946-56 in "Making Histories" ed Richard Johnson et al;Hutchinson 1982
52
 
Scott, George, (ed.) Remembering the Spanish Civil War 1936-39 Aberdeen Trades Council 1996
36
See especially Bob Cooney's "The Story of Aberdeen's Communists"; also tribute to Cooney and short biographies of Cooney and David Anderson. Also poems by and about Cooney.
Seale, Patrick; McConville, Maureen Philby - The Long Road to Moscow Penguin 1978
349
 
Seifert, Roger Teacher Militancy - A History of Teacher Strikes, 1896-1987 Falmer Press 1987
291
Esp. on anti-Communist ban on Head Teachers in Middlesex in the 1950s.
Selkirk, Bob The Life of a Worker s.p. (?) 1967
47
Omits details of his expulsion and re-admittance.
Seltman, Peter What's Wrong with the British CP? s.p. 1967?
Maoist.
Seltman, P, E, J Revisionism and Imperialism s.p. 1963
16
The whole of this Maoist pamphlet is on the CP.
Sephton, Robert Oxford and the General Strike s.p. 1993
96
Well researched; covers town and university. Useful refs to CP branch, incl. Appendix on Percy Stephensen. Concludes that CP very weak and not influential in Oxford during the General Strike.
Shadwell, Arthur The Communist Movement - A Personal Investigation P Allan 1925
51
 
Shadwell, Arthur The Revolutionary Movement in GB Grant Richards 1921
62
Sketch of revolutionary forces shortly after formation of CPGB.
Shallice, Andy Remember Birkenhead Merseyside Socialist Research Group 1982
18
Unemployed riots.
Shaw, Eric Discipline and Discord in the Labour Party M.U.P. 1988
387
Covers CP in 1920s.
Shaw, George On Learning to Talk with the People Cttee. to Defeat Revisionism,For Communist Unity 1964
4
Maoist.
Sherry, Dave John Maclean SWP 1998
59
 
Sherwood, Marika Claudia Jones - A Life in Exile L&W 1999
222
Leading American Communist deported to UK; this book covers her political life in the UK - she played major role in establishing the Notting Hill Carnival and the West Indian Gazette. Author argues she was neglected by the CPGB. Also includes contributions from 1996 Claudia Jones Symposium.
Sherwood, Marika Kwame Nkrumah - The Years Abroad, 1935-47 Freedom Publications, Ghana 1996
202
Quite a bit on his contacts with the CP. Useful for CP's approach to colonies.
Shipley, Peter Extremism and the Left Comservative Party 1981
20
Politics Today No.13.
Shipley, Peter Hostile Action - The KGB and Secret Service Operations in Britain Pinter 1989
233
 
Shipley, Peter Revolutionaries in Modern Britain Bodley Head 1976
256
 
Shipway, Mark Anti-Parliamentary Communism - The Movement for Workers' Councils in Britain,1917-45 Macmillan 1988
239
On organisations to the left of the CP,especially G Aldred,but material on formation & early years of CP plus 2nd World War.
Shipway, Mark, (ed.) Syvia Pankhurst - Communism and Its Tactics s.p. 1983
25
Brief intro. to collection of Pankhurst's articles.
Simon, Brian Nahum, Ram in "D.L.B." 10 2000
3
Cambridge, and national, student leader; scientist.
Simon, Brian, (ed.) The Search for Enlightenment - The Working Class and Adult Education in the Twentieth Century NIACE 1992
334
Much on CP, especially in 1920s and 1930s (Plebs League,Marx House) but also later.
Simon, Matthew, et al. Remembering Roger: A Celebration of the Life of Roger Simon Privately published 2002
26pp
Much on his role at LRD.
Sinclair, Andrew The Red and the Blue - Intelligence, Treason and the Universities Coronet 1987
211
 
Sinclair, Keith How The Blue Union Came to Hull Docks Self-published 1995
20
 
Singer, Eleanor A Memoir s.p. 1998
128
Interesting for links between CP and Bloomsbury; also medical and scientific circles. Author and husband, Michael Barratt Brown who edited this memoir, were both in CP till after 1956.
Skelley, Jeff, (ed.) 1926 The General Strike L&W 1976
412
Mainly local studies & reminiscences; most contributors in CP. Personal reminiscences incl. P Kerrigan, Bob Davies, Bill Carr, D A Wilson, J Jacobs, H Watson. Sadly, no index.
Sloan, Pat, (ed.) John Cornford - A Memorial Volume Cape 1938
250
Cornford was Cambridge student killed in Spain. This book was reprinted in 1978 by Borderline.
Smith, C.A. Communism and Democracy Common Cause 1950
12
Speech in debate with H Levy at Conway Hall, Jan.
Smith, Chris Technical Workers - Class, Labour and Trade Unionism Macmillan 1987
322
See Chapter 8 on TASS in the post-war period.
Smith, Dai Aneurin Bevan and the World of South Wales Univ. of Wales Press 1993
359
Esp. on N Ablett,A Horner,Lewis Jones.
Smith, Dai Wales - A Question for History Seren 1999
216
Discusses S.Wales miners and Welsh literary figures.
Smith, David Introduction to "Cwmardy" by Lewis Jones L&W 1978
5
This brief biography of the activist/novelist also appears in the introduction to "We Live", the follow up novel to "Cwmardy", reprinted at the same time.
Smith, David Leaders and Led in "Rhondda, Past and Future" ed. K Hopkins; Rhondda Borough Council 1980
29
Much on Lewis Jones & A Horner & S Wales miners in general.
Smith, David Lewis Jones Univ. of Wales Press 1982
91
 
Smith, David Socialist Propaganda in the Twentieth Century British Novel Macmillan 1978
203
With Croft's "Red Letter Days",the most important of the books on socialist fiction for references to the CP.
Smith, Geoffrey, Stuart The Hidden Face of the Labour Party - The Unchecked Trotskyist and Communist Conspiracy Against the LP Foreign Affairs Publishing Co. 1978
20
Tabloid format.
Smith, Geoffry, Stewart Not To Be Trusted - Left Wing Extremism in the LP Foreign Affairs Publishing Co. 1974
24
 
Smith, Harold The British Labour Movement to 1970 - A Bibliography Mansell 1981
250pp
100 entries on the CP.
Smith, Justin, Davis The Attlee and Churchill Administrations and Industrial Unrest, 1945-55 Pinter 1990
171
 
Smith, Michael The Spying Game Politico's 2003
502
Revised ed. of "New Cloak, Old Dagger" published in 1996. Useful summary.
Snowden, Philip An Autobiography I Nicholson & Watson 1934
1094
Bit on CP & ILP in 1920s.
Sokoloff, Bertha Edith And Stepney - The Life of Edith Ramsay Stepney Books 1987
240
Ramsay was LP councillor in Stepney and Sokoloff a CP councillor; this book refers to the work done by Stepney CP councillors and some later reflections on the CP 1970s and 1980s.
Spence, Alan Class Struggle in Covent Garden and Other Articles s.p. 1982
40
One interesting article on CP industrial strategy 1960s-1980.
Spender, Stephen The Thirties and After Fontana 1978
286
Contains "Why I Join the CP", from "DW" Feb 19, 1937.
Spender, Stephen World Within World H Hamilton 1951
349
 
Spiers, John, (ed.), et al.. The Left in Britain - A Checklist and Guide Harvester 1976
168
1st ed. of annual guide,this one describes "contributing organisations" - i.e. those which send publications for associated microfilming project (CP started in 1988). Important bibliographical tool but little on CP, apart from entries on Maoist groups.
Spratt, Philip Blowing Up India - Reminiscences and Reflections of a Former Comintern Emissary Prachi Prakashan, Calcutta 1955
117
Engaging short autob.; covers CP at Cambridge in early 1920s, then London (during the General Strike he was criticised at a Branch meeting for "un class-conscious behaviour" for playing in a strikers' cricket match! In the mid 1920s he was sent to India.
Spriano, Paolo Stalin and the European Communists Verso 1985
314
 
Squires, Mike Saklatvala - A Political Biography L&W 1990
227
MP for Battersea from 1922 to 1929 (from 1924 as Communist, previously as Labour). Important figure in India, too.
Squires, Mike The Aid to Spain Movement in Battersea Elmfield Publ. 1994
64
Much on CP; incl. short biogs. of local men in the I.B.
Srebrnik, Henry London Jews and British Communism 1935-45 Vallentine Mitchell 1995
258
Extensively researched; lengthy bibliography.
Srebrnik, Henry Sidestepping the Contradictions: the CP, Jewish Communists and Zionism, 1934-58 in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
18
 
Srebrnik, Henry The British CP's National Jewish Committee & the Fight Against Anti-Semitism During the 2nd World War in "The Politics of Marginality" ed. T Kushner & K Lunn; F Cass 1990
15
 
Stammers, Neil Civil Liberties in Britain During the Second World War C Helm 1983
240
 
Stansky, Peter; Abrahams, W Journey to the Frontier - Julian Bell and John Cornford:Their Lives and the Thirties Constable 1994
430
 
Starrett, Bob Rattling the Cage Ferrett Press 1983
104
Drawings and a lengthy interview with the Communist cartoonist.
Steele, Tom The Emergence of Cultural Studies,1945-65 - Cultural Politics,Adult Education and the English Question L&W 1997
228
Bit on E P Thompson and CP in general.
Stennett, Enrico Buckra Massa Pickney UPSO 2006
430
Biography of Jamaican who came to Britain in 1947. Active in CP, Labour Party, trade union but especially in Black organisations - League for Coloured People, Coloured Workers' Association of GB, founder and Chairman of the African League etc.
Stevens, Bertha, (ed.) Bernard Stevens and His Music Kahn & Averill 1989
222
Composer; left CP in 1956.
Stevens, Richard Charlesworth, John In "D.L.B." 10 2000
6
Nottingham hosiery workers leader.
Stevens, Richard Fighting on the Byways - John "Jack" James Charlesworth 1900-93 Nottingham TUC/KFAT/LRD 1994
122
Leading figure in Nottingham Hosiery workers' union and T.C., also Chair of LRD.
Stevenson, Graham, R, (ed.) Time Remembered - Alan Bush:An 80th Birthday Symposium Bravura 1981
224
 
Stevenson, Graham, (ed.) The Life and Times of Sid Easton 1911-91 Friends of S Easton/TGWU 1992?
48
Leading taxi cab militant in TGWU. Incl. Easton's reminiscences, obituary, funeral oration etc.
Stewart, Bob Breaking The Fetters L&W 1967
200
Author was founder member of CP and acted as General Sec. when other leaders imprisoned in 1926.
Stewart, John The Battle for Health - A Political History of the Socialist Medical Association, 1930-51 Ashgate 1999
259
 
Stewart-Smith, D No Vision Here - Non-Military Warfare in Britain Foreign Affairs Publ. Co. 1966
142
 
Stradling, Robert Cardiff and the Spanish Civil War Butetown History & Arts Centre 1996 144  
Stradling, Robert Wales and the Spanish Civil War Univ. of Wales Press 2004 251  
Stradling, Robert History and Legend: Writing the International Brigades Univ. of Wales Press 2003 282  
Straight, Michael After Long Silence Collins 1983
351
Cambridge in the 1930s.
Stratton, harry In Memory of my Wife and Comrade, Lil Stratton s.p. 1961
76
Hungarian anti-fascist who married Welsh CP member and became active in Swansea CP. Includes funeral oration by Annie Powell etc. With Hungarian translation. Presumably very few printed.
Stratton, Harry To Anti-Fascism by Taxi Alun Books 1984
184
On Spanish Civil War.
Stretton, Hugh George Rude in "History From Below" ed. F Krantz; Concordia Univ., Montreal 1985
12
 
Sullivan, Robert Christopher Caudwell Croom Helm 1987
208
Incl. info. on his activities in CP in Poplar.
Swann, Brenda, (ed.); Aprahamiam, Francis J D Bernal - A Life in Science and Politics Verso 1999
369
 
Symons, Julian The Thirties Cresset 1960
186
Strong on left culture (L.B.C.,A.I.A.,Unity Theatre)but also Spain & Unemployed Marches.
Tannahill, R, Neil The Communist Parties of Western Europe - A Comparative Study Greenwood 1978
299
 
Taylor, A, H Communism in GB:A Short History of the British CP Conservative Political Centre 1951
54
 
Taylor, A, J, P A Personal History H Hamilton 1983
278
Briefly ran CP branch in Oxford with Tom Driberg. Several refs to CP but unfortunately not in index. Quite a bit on Henry Sara.
Taylor, Graham The Marxist Inertia & the Labour Movement in "Politics and Power 1", R.K.P. 1980
15
 
Taylor, Murdoch The YCL in "Youth Organisations of GB" ed. Douglas Cooke;Jordan 1944 1946
4
This entry on the YCL,by the Gen. Sec.,emphasises "club" activity and plays down the politics;there was a further edition in 1946 which redresses the balance slightly. Lists branch offices and secretaries.
Taylor, Richard, (ed.); Young, Nigel Campaigns for Peace - British Peace Movements in the Twentieth Century M.U.P. 1987
308
 
Taylor, Richard; Pritchard, Colin The Protest Makers - The British Nuclear Disarmament Movement of 1958-65 Pergamon 1980
190
 
Taylor, Tom Defend Socialism from the Communists ILP 1942
12
 
Temple, Richard Bill Jones in "D.L.B." 13 2010
5
 
Temple, Richard John Horner in "D.L.B." 13 2010
6
 
Temple, Richard Peter Nicholas in "D.L.B." 13 2010
3
 
Temple, Richard Stokes, William in "D.L.B." 10 2000
4
Midlands engineers' leader.
Terry, Michael, (ed.), Edward, PK Shopfloor Politics and Job Controls - The Post-War Engineering Industry Blackwell 1988
245
Especially S Jefferys on Longbridge, 1939-80 - incl. Dick Etheridge.
Thayer, George The British Political Fringe A Blond 1965
256
 
Thomas, Frank; Stradling, Robert Brother Against Brother: Experiences of a British Volunteer in the Spanish Civil War Sutton 1998
180
About 2 Welshmen on opposite sides in Spain. Mostly about the Francoist Thomas, but material on Sid Hamm, a Communist who died in Spain, including his diary.
Thomas, Hugh John Strachey Eyre Methuen 1973
316
Socialist intellectual close to CP.
Thompson, E P Caudwell in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1977
48
 
Thompson, E P Christopher Caudwell in "Persons and Polemics", Merlin 1994
64
 
Thompson, E P Edgell Rickword in "Persons and Polemics", Merlin 1994
8
 
Thompson, E P Left Review in "Persons and Polemics" Merlin 1994
7
 
Thompson, E P The Peculiarities of the English in "Socialist Register" 1965 1965
52
 
Thompson, E P The Peculiarities of the English in "The Poverty of Theory"; Merlin 1978
56
Longer version of chapter in "Socialist Register" 1965.
Thompson, E P There Is A Spirit in Europe - Memoir of Frank Thompson Gollancz 1947
191
Authors were Frank's brother and mother. Frank joined CP at Oxford; died with partisans in Bulgaria.
Thompson, E P; Thompson, T J Beyond the Frontier Merlin 1997
111
Lectures about Frank Thompson(his brother)'s involvement in the CP prior to his fatal expedition to Bulgaria with the partisans.It was Iris Murdoch who recruited Frank into the CP. Some of Frank's poems are included.
Thompson, Noel John Strachey - An Intellectual Biography Macmillan 1993
288
Strachey was very close to the CP till 1940 - he was described by D Caute as "a Communist who never joined".
Thompson, Noel Strachey, John in "D.L.B." 10 2000
8
Covers his relations with CP.
Thompson, Willie Scottish Communism in "Scottish Dimensions" - Conference Papers:History,The Nation and the Schools 1995
9
 
Thompson, Willie The End of the CPGB Dept. of Social Sciences, Glasgow Caledonian Univ. 1996
12
 
Thompson, Willie The Good Old Cause - British Communism 1920 - 91 Pluto 1992
258
The first history of the Party published after its demise ;this is a critical analysis by a historian who was a long standing member.
Thomson, George "Illusion and Reality" by C Caudwell - Biographical Note(Introduction) L&W 1966
3
 
Thornett, Alan 100 Years - Oxford & District T.C. Oxford T.C. 1987
38
 
Thornett, Alan Inside Cowley Porcupine 1998
408
Trotskyist view of the car factory/car industry in the 1970s. Many - critical - refs to CP and Derek Robinson.
Thornton, Carol Reformists and Revolutionaries - Scottish Communists in the 1920s Dept. of Social Sciences,Glasgow Caledonian Univ. 1996?
12
 
Thorpe, Andrew Britain in the 1930s Blackwell 1993
145
Short chapter on CP.
Thorpe, Andrew The British CP and Moscow, 1920-43 Manchester U.P. 2000
308
Looks at CPGB's relations with Moscow in detail, emphasising the complexity of the relationship.
Thorpe, Andrew, (ed.) The Failure of Political Extremism in Inter-War Britain Exeter Univ. 1989
92
Contains: "The Only Effective Bulwark Against Reaction & Revolution": Labour & the Frustration of the Extreme Left" by A Thorpe & " The Failure of the Communists: The NUWM 1921-39" by H Harmer.
Thurlow, Richard The Secret State - British Internal Security in the Twentieth Century Blackwell 1994
458
 
Tippett, Michael Those Twentieth Century Blues Hutchinson 1991
290
Tippett,whose sympathies were with Trotskyism then Pacifism,was in CP for a few months.
Tippett, Michael Those Twentieth Century Blues: An Autobiography Pimlico 1994
290
In the CP for a couple of months before moving to Trotskyism.
Todd, Nigel In Excited Times - The People Against the Blackshirts Bewick Press, Newcastle 1995
130
Anti-fascism in the North East during the 1930s and after.
Tomlinson, John Left,Right - The March of Political Extremism in Britain J Calder 1981
152
4pp on CP.
Toole, Milie Mrs Bessie Braddock,M.P. Hale 1957
223
In CP till 1924.
Torr, Dona Tom Mann L&W 1936
48
 
Tough, Alistair Etheridge, Dick in "D.L.B." 9 1993
5
Midlands engineering workers' leader.
Toynbee, Philip Friends Apart - A Memoir of the Thirties Macgibbon & Kee 1954
189
Toynbee was first Communist elected President of the Oxford Union.
Toynbee, Philip, (ed.) The Distant Drum - Reflections on the Spanish Civil War Sidgwick & Jackson 1976
192
Incl. memoirs by J Jump & T Hyndman, and notes on Kenneth Bond. Toynbee's section covers Oxford.
Tracey, Herbert, (ed.) Libels in the Daily Worker - Verbatim Report of Counsel's Speeches & Judgement TUC 1940
70
Slightly shorter version of 2677. On CP's attitude ot WW2.
Trory, Ernie Between the Wars Crabtree Press 1974
160
CP Organiser in Brighton.
Trory, Ernie Imperialist War: Further Recollections of a Communist Organiser Crabtree Press 1977
242
 
Trory, Ernie Peace and the Cold War - Part 1 Labour in Government,1940-51 Crabtree Press 1996
288
 
Trory, Ernie War of Liberation - Recollections of a Communist Activist People's Publications 1987
395
Third vol. of autobiography/political analysis; expelled in 1942.
Tsuzuki, Chushichi Tom Mann,1856-1941 OUP 1991
289
 
Tuckett, Angela Ike Gradwell s.p. 1980?
18
 
Tupper, Edward Seamen's Torch Hutchinson 1938
320
More of an anti-Communist rant than description or analysis.
Utley, Freda Lost Illusion A&U 1949
238
 
Utley, Freda Odyssey of a Liberal - Memoirs Washington National Press 1970
319
Friend of Shaw, the Webbs, Russell; worked for CP in Lancashire in 1930s among cotton workers (see 1799). Married Russian who disappeared in the Purges; subsequently bitterly anti-Communist. This book has more about Britain than her earlier autobiography, "Lost Illusion", which concentrates on her life in USSR.
Valtin, J Out of the Night Alliance Book Corp.,NY 1941
749
Pseudonym of R Krebs;worked for C.I. - one fascinating chapter on U.K.:claims to have destroyed George Hardy's position and reduced wages at "DW". Accuses CP leadership of corruption.
Vernon, Betty Ellen Wilkinson C Helm 1982
254
Founder member of CP, left in 1924. Became Labour Minister of Education. Some info. on J Walton Newbold, to whom she was briefly engaged.
Visram, Rozina Asians in Britain - 400 Years of History Pluto 2002
488
Saklatvala.
Wadsworth, 35855 Comrade Sak - Shapurji Saklatvala,MP: A Political Biography Peepal Tree 1998
202pp
Concentrates on his anti-imperialism, fight for Indian independence and race issues.Argues that Saklatvala, and Black politics, were marginalised in the CPGB. Contains texts of 2 pamphlets by Saklatvala plus letters in appendices.
Waite, Mike Sex 'n' Drugs 'n' Rock 'n' Roll (and Communism) in the 1960s in G Andrews et al "Opening the Books - Essays on the Social and Cultural History of the British CP" 1995
15
 
Wakley, Tom Communist Circus Clarion Socialist Youth Hostel 1943
16
Ill. by Gow.
Wallace, Malcom Nothing To Lose...A World to Win - A History of the Chelmsford & District Trades Union Council s.p. 1979
144
 
Waller, Michael Democratic Centralism - An Historical Commentary M.U.P. 1981
155
 
Wallis, Mick Heirs to the Pageant: Mass Spectacle and the Popular Front in A Croft ed. "A Weapon in the Struggle - The Cultural History of the CP in Britain" 1998
20
 
Walsh, R P Communists in the Unions Fighting Facts 1955?
4
 
Warburg, Frederic An Occupation for Gentlemen Hutchinson 1959
288
Interesting for description of CP's (then ILP's) attempts to woo if not recruit this respected publisher.
Ward, Michael Red Flag Over the Workhouse - The Unemployed in SW London,1918-23 Wandsworth History Workshop 1992
30
Useful on early CP and local members.
Ward, Paul Red Flag and Union Jack - Englishness, Patriotism and the British Left,1881-1924 Boydell 1998
232
 
Warren, Des Shrewsbury - Whose Conspiracy? New Park 1980
30
This 2nd edition has an intro. very critical of the CP over the Shrewsbury pickets.
Warren, Des The Key to My Cell New Park 1982
319
Autob. by one of the "Shrewsbury 3" written after his break with CP. Very rare case of a prominent Communist joining a Trotskyist organisation
Watkins, K, W Britain Divided - The Effect of the Spanish Civil War on British Political Opinion Nelson 1963
270pp
 
Watkins, K, W Political Strikes Freedom Association 1984
12
 
Watson, Elizabeth Don't Wait For It Imperial War Museum 1994
57
Quentin Bell's Preface has tantalising glimpses of Watson's activities in the 1930s in the CP and AIA (of which she became Secretary). This memoir of her time as an ambulance driver in the blitz also has reproductions of some of her paintings from 1994 exhibition.
Watson, George Politics and Literature in Modern Britain Macmillan 1977
190
Has chapter "Did Stalin Dupe the Intellectuals?" but covers all of Europe not just GB.
Watt, Lewis; Rev. Communism Catholic Truth Society 1932
32
Bit on CPGB.
Watters, Frank Being Frank - The Memoirs of Frank Watters Monkspring 1992
194
Autob. of Communist organiser remembered for his role in the "Battle of Saltley Gates".
Webster, Nesta The Socialist Network Boswell 1926
165
Gloriously,eccentrically right-wing.
Weiler, Peter British Labour and the Cold War Stanford U.P. 1988
431
 
Weiler, Peter British Labour and the Cold War - The London Dock Strike of 1949 in "Social Conflict and the Political Order in Modern Britain" ed. J Cronin & J Schneer; C Helm 1982
32
 
Weinbren, Daniel Generating Socialism - Recollections of Life in the Labour Party Sutton 1997
250
Lot on CP.
Weintraub, Stanley The Last Great Cause - Intellectuals and the Spanish Civil War W H Allen 1968
340
 
Weller, Ken Don't be A Soldier! The Radical Anti-War Movement in North London 1914-1918 Journeyman 1985
96
Lot of material on individuals who became active in the CP.
Weller, Ken Thring, Lillian in "D.L.B." 8 1987
2
 
Welton, Harry The Third World War: Trade and Industry Pall Mall 1959
330
Substantial material on CP's industrial work.
Werner, Ruth Sonya's Report Chatto 1991
318
Key Comintern spy in China in 1930s and Switzerland in early stages of WW2.Inactive as spy, joined CP in Banbury having married a British Communist, before fleeing to GDR on being identified.
Werskey, Gary The Visible College - A Collective Biography of British Scientists and Socialists of the 1930's Allen Lane 1978
376
Explores in detail the relationship between the scientific and political ideas of the famous group of left wing scientists of the 1930s and 40s.
Wesker, Arnold As Much As I Dare - An Autobiography Century 1994
578
Wesker was briefly in the YCL,other members of his family(parents,aunt,uncle,sister)longer. London East End Jewish background.
West, Alick One Man in His Time A&U 1969
193
Autob. of Communist translator and literary critic.
West, Nigel A Matter of Trust - MI5,1945-72 Weidenfeld 1982
196
 
West, Nigel MI5 - British Security Service Operations 1909-45 Bodley Head 1981
366
Of all the spy books probably contains most,after Costello, on CP - incl. infiltration of CP by security agencies.
West, Nigel Venona - The Greatest Secret of the Cold War HarperCollins 1999
384
Incl. material on Ivor Montagu and J B S Haldane.
West, W J Truth Betrayed Duckworth 1987
262
Some brief, but tantalizing, refs. to CP propaganda prior to WW2.
Westacott, Fred Shaking the Chains Joe Clark 2002
402
Full-time worker for CP for over 30 years, mainly in East Midlands.
Westacott, Fred The Unemployed Struggles of the Thirties and Some Personal Memories Self-published 1990?
26
 
Wheen, Francis Tom Driberg - His Life and Indiscretions Chatto 1990
452
Debunks the commonly repeated claim that Driberg was an MI5 plant in the CP.
Whitaker, Reg Fighting the Cold War on the Home Front in "Socialist Register"; Merlin 1984
44
 
White, Carol, (ed.); Sian, Rhiannon Struggle or Starve - Women's Lives in the South Wales Valleys Between the two World Wars Honno 1998
275
Incl. brief reminiscences from just one CP member, Mair E McLellan.
White, J, Baker The Innocents' Club s.p. [or Economic League] 1935
35
Very useful right-wing pamphlet on "Front" orgs. - W.I.R.,ICWPA,League Against Imperialism,FSU,SCR,British Anti-War Council etc.
White, J., Baker The Soviet Spy System Falcon 1948
133
Mainly on Canada spy trials of 1946 but also on CPGB,esp. D Springhall and P Glading.
White, John, Baker The Red Network s.p. 1953
38
 
White, John, Baker, (ed.) The Red Network - The C.I. at Work Duckworth 1939
93
 
White, Joseph Tom Mann M.U.P. 1991
242
Chapter on his years in the CP.
White, Sthephen Britain and the Bolshevik Revolution Holmes & Meier 1979
317
 
Whiting, R C The View From Cowley - The Impact of Industrialization upon Oxford,1918-39 O.U.P. 1983
214
Esp. Pressed Steel and Morris Motors. Much on CP, incl. interviews.
Wicks, Harry The General Strike Workers' News 1976
16
Intro. by J Higgins has biog. info. on Wicks & CP.
Wicks, Harry, (ed.); Barrow, Logie Keeping My Head - The Memoirs of a British Bolshevik Socialist Platform 1992
226
One of the best books by a Trotskyist on the CP.
Widgery, David The Left in Britain 1956-68 Penguin 1976
549
 
Wigham, Eric What's Wrong With the Unions? Penguin 1961
254
Has a chapter "The Red Machine" about CP and unions, plus other passing refs (but no index).
Wild, R L Wild Oats Blackwood 1959
242
Passing ref. to Charlie Bateman - Winchester's only Communist"
Wilde, Arthur The Biggest Battle is Yet to Come B Lewis & D Prudhoe/People's History of Yorkshire Vol.1 1980
42
Doncaster miner activist. This short book covers his activity to 1970s. Covers his personal life and world events, but is mostly about his CP activity (he joined in 1926) and is a particularly vivid example of the genre.
Williams, Andrew Labour and Russia M.U.P. 1989
264
 
Williams, Chris Capitalism, Community and Conflict - the South Wales Coalfield, 1898-1947 Univ. of Wales Press 1998
146
 
Williams, Chris Democratic Rhondda Univ. of Wales 1996
304
 
Williams, Keith; Matthews, Steven Rewriting the Thirties - Modernism and After Longman 1997
221
Esp. useful on Swingler, Montagu Slater and political theatre.
Williamson, Frank Marx and the Millennium s.p. 1999
238
Intro. has some autobiographical material. Author involved in CP educational work in Manchester.
Williamson, H, (ed.) India and Communism Intelligence Bureau,Home Dept.,Government of India 1935
395
Revised version of 1933 ed. (Another edtion,edited by M Saha, was published by Editions India in 1976). Covers Saklatvala,CP influence among Indian students,Meerut.
Williamson, H, (ed.) Toolmaking and Politics - the Life of Ted Smallbone: An Oral History Linden Books 1987
148
Midlands' engineering activist; fought in Spain.
Williamson, John Dangerous Scot - The Life and Work of an American "Undesirable" IPNY 1969
221
Last chapter covers his life in UK.
Willis, Ted Evening All Macmillan 1991
244
Disappointingly brief mention of YCL for the man who had edited Challenge and been Chairman of the YCL before achieving fame as a pioneer of soap opera with Mrs Dale's Diary & Dixon of Dock Green and being elevated to the Lords.
Willis, Ted Whatever Happened to Tom Mix? The Story of One of My Lives Cassell 1970
198
 
Wilson, Andrew James Boswell - Extracting the Dream Reality Austin/Desmond Fine Art 1999
40
Exhibiton catalogue.
Wilson, J Havelock The Red Hand Exploiting the T.U. Movement - The Communist Offensive Against the British Empire Industrial Peace Union (?) 1926
40
Reproduces and comments on George Hardy's "Report to Workers' Plenum",March 1926.
Wincott, Len Invergordon Mutineer Weidenfeld 1974
183
Wincott,leader of the 1931 mutiny,joined the CP afterwards. Fine cover by Jim Lucas.
Winnington, Alan Breakfast With Mao - Memoirs of A Foreign Correspondent L&W 1986
255pp
Winnington, and brother Richard the film critic, joined the CP after Pollitt sold him a "Communist Manifesto". He gave up his "career" as counterfeiter and worked for the DW. Became famous for his reports from Korea during the war.
Winslow, Barbara Sylvia Pankhurst - Sexual Politics and Political Activism U.C.L. Press 1996
256
 
Winslow, Barbara Sylvia Pankhurst - Sexual Politics and Political Activism UCL Press 1996
236
 
Wintringham, Tom The Politics of Victory Routledge 1941
139
Completed as Germany attacked the USSR, the book is a passionate plea for the CP to drop its anti-war line by a recent former member and military expert. Interesting on the politics of the CP's A.R.P. campaign.
Wood, Conrad The Communist Party of India - From Leftism to United Front in J Fyrth ed. "Britain, Fascism and the Popular Front". 1985
18
 
Wood, Neil Communism and British Intellectuals Gollancz 1959
209
Very critical of left-wing intellectuals for getting involved in the CPGB.
Woodhams, Stephen History in the Making - Raymond Williams, Edward Thompson and Radical Intellectuals, 1936-56 Merlin 2001
221
Much about the CP in this collective biography of a generation of Marxist intellectuals, historians and peace activists.
Woodhouse, Michael; Pearce, Brian Essays on the History of Communism in Britain New Park 1975
248
Trotskyist analysis of CP in 1920s & 1930s. Collection of articles mainly from "Labour Review". Reprinted as "A History of Communism in Britain" by Bookmarks in 1995.
Woods, C The Crisis in Our CP - Cause,Effect and Cure s.p. 1983
34
 
Worley, Matthew Class Against Class - The CP in Britain Between the Wars I B Tauris 2002
352
Detailed and well-researched analysis of the complexities of the CP in the "Third Period". Much on unemployed struggles; also cultural life of the CP. Argues that despite sectarianism of the Third Period, there were many positive aspects to CP's achievements at the time.
Wright, Patrick The Village That Died for England- The Strange Story of Tyneham Vintage 1996
420
Rural class struggle in Dorset - esp. S Townsend Warner & V Ackland.
Wright, Peter Spycatcher Viking 1987
392
Contains the most information published so far about spying on the CP - which is not saying much.
Wrigley, Chris, (ed.) A History of British Industrial Relations Vol.2,1914-39 Harvester 1986
335
Esp. R Hyman "Rank & File Movements and Workplace Organisation, 1914-39" and C Wrigley "The T.U.s Between the Wars".
Wrigley, Chris, (ed.) A History of British Industrial Relations, 1939-79 E Elgar 1996
239
See especially D Lyddon's chapter on car industry.
Wyatt, Woodrow The Peril in Our Midst Phoenix House 1956
70
CP in industry.
Wyncoll, Peter The Nottingham Labour Movement,1880-1939 L&W 1985
256
 
Young, George K Subversion and the British Riposte Ossian 1984
175
 
Young, James D The Very Bastards of Creation Clydeside Press 1996
342
Chapter on the writers James Barke and James Mitchell ("L Grassic Gibbon") incl. their relationship to CP.
Young, Nigel An Infantile Disorder? The Crisis and Decline of the New Left RKP 1977
490
Analysis of CP's work in CND.
Young, Thom; Kettle, Martin Incitement to Disaffection Cobden Trust 1976
120
Covers CP in 1920s and 1930s.
Zhak, Lyubov The Fighting Scotsman (William Gallacher) in "Lenin's Comrades-in-Arms" Progress, Moscow 1969
24
 
Zinkin, Peter A Man To Be Watched Carefully People's Publications 1985
168
Journalist; ed. of "New Propellor".
  Sid French: Reminiscences NCP 1988
32
Leader of NCP.
  "Poems" by C Caudwell - Biographical Note(Introduction) L&W 1949
3
 
  "Spike" - Alec "Spike" Robson 1895-1979 North Tyneside T .C. 1987
20
Autob. of NUWM activist and militant seaman - he led a strike to prevent ammunition going to Franco.
  A Survey of Left Wing Plans For Transforming Education Common Cause 1980
102
Contains chapter on CP. Well researched info. on CP activity/organisation in all fields of education - lists of branches in universities, of leading student/academic activists,of CULs etc.
  A World War on All Religions Christian Protest Movement 1933?
20
 
  Annual Reports TUC 1948
Civil Service purge. See also 1949,1959 (ETU).
  Anti-Apartheid Movement in the Red Britain & South Africa Forum 1967
8
Brief notes on CP influence on A.A.M.
  Appeal No.2 - Programme & Rules Appeal Group 1972?
8
 
  Bread or Batons? - Trial of Bailey, Parker and Webber International Labour Defence (Bristol Section) 1931
18
 
  Britain: Aspects of Political and Social Life VEB Verlag Enzyklopadie Leipzig 1985
147
One chapter specifically on CPGB & other other refs. Text book produced in GDR.
  British Labour and Communism LP 1936
12
 
  Citrine and Others v. Pountney - The "Daily Worker" Libel Case: Full Summary with Extracts from Verbatim Evidence Modern Books 1940
48
 
  Class War on the Home Front! Brief History of the Anti-Parliamentary Communist Federation Wildcat Group 1986
92
 
  Clem Beckett - Hero and Sportsman Manchester Dependents' Aid Cttee. 1937
12
Beckett died in Spain. Had been well known speedway racer in Manchester; involved in Workers' Sports Federation. Includes speech by his wife at Memorial Meeting.
  Cold War and Class Collaboration: Red Baiting and Witch-Hunts in the Civil Service Unions Socialist Caucus 1984
20
Published by "the left opposition in the civil service trade unions".
  Communism and British Youth - An Analysis of the Plans for the CP for the Penetration & Capture of Certain British Youth Organisations Economic League 1936
12
 
  Communism in the Schools in "Common Cause" 64 1957
4
 
  Communism Unmasked Unionist Workers' Handbooks/National Unionist Association 1924
48
Reprint of articles from "Morning Post".
  Communism, the Labour Party and the Left Proletarian Pamphlet No.1,COBI 1974?
24
 
  Communist Grip on ETU Exposed - A Summary of the Judgement of Mr Justice Winn IRIS 1961
36
 
  Communist Papers - Documents Selected from those Obtained on the Arrest of the Communist Leaders on 14 & 21 October 1925 HMSO 1926
135
 
  Communist Party of Britain - Re-establishment Congress CPB 1988
30
 
  Contemporary British History Vol.15 No.3, Autumn Special Issue : The British Left and the Cold War   2001
173pp
2 chapters largely on CP, plus many refs.
  Contemporary Communism Conservative Political Centre 1963
64
Mainly general,international with one chapter by Aidan Crawley MP on "Communism in the Unions".
  Course in Modern Communism Anti-Socialist & Anti-Communist Union 1927?
132
Chap. on CP,YCL,ICPWA,NMM etc.
  Czechoslovakia and the CP - A Letter to a CP Militant Militant 1968
13
 
  Dear Comrade - A Contribution to the YCL Congress by Young Members of the LP Ted Knight/Keep Left 1956
6
 
  Decision: British Communism - A Three-Part Study of the Party and Democracy Granada Television 1978
23
Pamphlet that accompanied Roger Graef's 3 part TV documentary into the debate and decisions around the 1977 BRS. Probably the first time any CP had given the outside media unrestricted access to its meetings.
  Documents Illustrating the Hostile Activities of the Soviet Government & 3rd International Against G.B. HMSO 1927
32
 
  Down With Hitler Justice International Labour Defence 1933
16
Title may be "Trial of Welsh Communists" (different title inside & outside!).On the trial of L Jefferies,C Stead,S Paddock, & E Whatley(miners) for conspiracy.Covers role of agents provocateurs in CP.
  Ellen Wilkinson in "Myself When Young" ed. Countess of Oxford; F Muller 1938
17
 
  Essays in Honour of William Gallacher Humboldt University, Berlin 1966
355
80pp of this book are reminiscences of Gallacher - incl.by Abe Moffat, W Hannington, H MacDiarmid. The book also contains articles on socialist musicians, with some refs to the CP & H Henderson, A Bush, etc.
  Expose the Agents of the Fascist Bourgeoisie Within the Working Class Movement! Workers' Institute of Marxism - Leninism - Mao-Tsetung Thought 1976
Maoist. Deals with " 'CPE(ML)', Trade Unions, 'CPGB', IS & other Trotskyist Miscreants".
  Famous Women of Lewisham London Borough of Lewisham,Leisure Services Cttee. 1987?
44
Article on Kath Duncan.
  Fight for a Marxist Policy for the YCL Militant 1967
10
 
  Fight Revisionism - The Most Dangerous Enemy in the Working Class Movement Revolutionary Communist League of Britain 1978?
8pp
Maoist.
  Fighting For Socialism NCP 1987
46
Critique of BRS and CPGB in general.
  Five Hundred Leading Communists - The Strategy & Tactics of World Communism US Congress Cttee. on Foreign Affairs, Subcttee. No.5 1948
130
Section on CPGB lists 19 names with brief biogs;not very original information, but it does inform us that Ted Bramley was "son of former charwoman at Russian Embassy".
  Getting the Balance Right - An Assessment of the Achievements of the CPGB SHS 1996
36
Papers from Conference, London Univ.;on solidarity movements, economists, cinema, writers, anti-fascism in 1930s, trade unions etc. Contrib. incl. Hobsbawm, Forman, Moore, Branson, Fishman, Croft, Bellamy etc.
  Harry Wicks - A Memorial Socialist Platform 1982
54
 
  Hello, Are You Working? Strong Words 1977
94
See Hilda Ashby's chapter.
  Henry Suss and the Jewish Working-Class of Manchester and Salford - Interviews with Dave Chapple Somerset Socialist Library 2005
216pp
Suss was active in the clothing trade, serving on the Executive of the NUTGW and as Secretary of the CP's Clothing & Textile Advisory. He was the first Communist to be elected as a councillor in Lancashire.
  Hindering National Defence Economic League 1937
20
Detailed analysis of CP work relating to armed forces and fight against rearmament.
  History and Perspectives of the Communist Movement in Britain - Papers from Conference at Univ. London Union.   1991
30
Incl. "The CP's First 25 Years" N Branson;"Communist Campaigns in E London" S Kaye;"Peace, Democracy & National Liberation 1945-75" J Cox.
  Hungary and the Crisis in the CP Revolutionary Socialist League/Workers' International News 1956
8
Of some interest as the only publication officially published by the RSL, i.e.The Militant Tendancy - they always publicly denied the existence of the RSL.
  In Perspective:Concerning the Role of the CP and its Effectiveness IRIS 1972
14
 
  In Proud Memory of the St Pancras Men Who Died Fighting in the British Battalion of the I.B. St Pancras Section,I.B. Dependants Aid Cttee. 1938?
4
Short biogs of 10 men - 9 in CP/YCL (A Katsaronas,J F Stevens,Johnnie Stevens,E Julius,W Seal,S Yates,G Bright,A Yates).
  Industrial Subversion - Background to the Future Economic League 1972?
54
 
  Ireland and British Revolutionary History - A New Interpretation Mosquito Press 1982
24
Maoist (or Kim Il Sungist); section on CP, curiously praises William Rust's analysis of Irish situation.
  Ireland: British Labour and British Imperialism Revolutionary Communist Group 1976
35
Mostly a Trotskyist critique of the CP's policy on Ireland.
  James Boswell - Drawings, Illustrations and Paintings: Exhibition Catalogue Nottingham Univ. Art Gallery 1976
32
Incl. short articles by P Hogarth, John Lucas, M Slater, R Cork, Ruth Boswell, plus autobiographical notes.
  Jane Saxby in "Three Lives"; National Federation of Community Organisations 1983
19
Limited on her, and her family's, extensive activity in the CP in Liverpool, but fascinating autobiographical account of her activity in women's, co-op, and community organisations.
  Jerry Dawson, 1912-88 - A Celebration of His Life & Work   1988
12
Liverpool teacher, activist, local historian & Unity Theatre stalwart.
  Labour and the Popular Front LP 1938
8
 
  Labour Re-affirms Opposition to Communist Affiliation LP 1943
2
 
  Labour Side of the Motor Industry in "Common Cause Bulletin" 125 1969
32
CP positions in engineering unions.
  Left Wing Unity - A Critical Analysis Economic League 1945
10
 
  Left-Wing Unity - A Critical Analysis Economic League 1945
12
Looks at left organisations criticising each other.
  Let Labour Say No! Fighting Facts/Catholic Worker 1946
4
 
  London Trades Council 1860-1950 L&W 1950
160
 
  Mark Ashton in "Walking After Midnight - Gay Men's Life Stories" Hall Carpenter Archives/Gay Men's Oral History Group;Routledge 1989
20
Memories of Mark Ashton, YCL Gen. Sec. Material on support for miners in 1984.
  National Hunger March Economic League 1934
12
"Counter Communist Campaign" Feb/Mar.
  No United Front with Communism - Report of Speeches at Plymouth TUC TUC 1936
24
Reprint from Annual Report;incl. Statement by National Council of Labour.
  Nothing is Lost - Ann Lindsay 1914-54: Memorial pamphlet Rickword for CP Writers' Group 1954
16
 
  Old Chrysanthemum - J D Bernal in "New Statesman Profiles";Phoenix House 1957
6
From March 6 1954.
  On the British CP's Policy CPI 1948
34
Very interesting no-holds barred correspondence between CCs of Australian & British CPs published by Indian CP, apparently not published elsewhere. Australian CP criticises CPGB on: post-war coalition, exaggerated hopes of Labour Gov., fighting for a left Labour gov., supporting Marshall Plan etc.
  Our Willie - Willie Gallacher Centenary Souvenir Scottish Miner Supplement - NUM Scottish Area 1981
8
 
  Out of Apathy - Voices of the New Left 30 Years On Verso 1989
172
Papers from Conference organised by Oxford Univ. Socialist Discussion Group.
  Parliamentarism and Communist Strategy Proletarian Pamphlet No.3, COBI 1975?
46
Material on 1974 General Election campaign.
  Pioneering Mistakes Appeal Group 1973?
Originally published by Bexley Branch CP. The Appeal Group were Brezhnevites.
  Political Resolution Without Politics Forum for Marxist-Leninist Struggle 1965
12
Maoist. On "Draft Political Resolution for 29th Congress".
  Potted Biographies - A Dictionary of Anti-National biography Boswell 1930
127
Right-wing but useful; among Labour, pacifist and trade union figures, it includes Wilkinson, Arnott, Malone, Mann and Saklatvala from CP.
  Raphael Samuel 1934-1996: Tributes and Appreciations No publisher 1996
104
Collection of obits. and tributes, with photos.
  Red Octopus Economic League 1950
16
 
  Reds Under the Bed? Aims of Industry 1974
16
 
  Report of 24th Annual Conference LP 1924
Incl. "The LP and the CP" in Report of EC (3pp) and the debate on CP affiliation (9pp) with speeches by W Paul,A Gossip,H Pollitt and Saklatvala among others.
  Report of a Court of Inquiry into the Cause and Circumstances of a Dispute at Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd. (the Cameron Report) HMSO 1957
35
Fords,Dagenham.
  Report of a Court of Inquiry Into the Causes and Circumstances of a Dispute at London Airport (the Jack Report) HMSO 1958
40
 
  Report of Annual Conference LP 1921
10
Many subsequent reports contain refs to CP, esp. attempts at affiliation. The most important years are: 1922-6, 1930 (on banned organisations), 1936, 1942("DW"), 1943, 1946, 1948. Most inter-war years have a 1 page up-date resolution on banned orgs.
  Report of Annual Conference of Trade Councils TUC 1949
Debate on "Disruptive Bodies"; 1950 also; lesser material in Reports for 1952 and 1953.
  Review of the British Docks Strikes HMSO 1949
47
From the Foreword:"These strikes had one aim only - to restore the fortunes of the Communist dominated Canadian Seamen's Union".
  Revisionism and "Peaceful Coexistence" or How to Increase the Danger of War Forum for Marxist-Leninist struggle 1965
9
Maoist attack on CP's position on Vietnam.
  Revisionism and the Women's Liberation Movement Union of Women for Liberation 1972
68
Maoist.Used in the attempts to disrupt national Women's Lib. conferences.
  Revolutionary Communist Papers No.1 Revolutionary Communist Tendency 1977
56
On the split from the RCG, but a lot on CP as it was attitudes towards the CP that were behind this split.
  Royal Commission on the Private Manufacture of and Trading in Arms - Minutes of Evidence HMSO 1935
18
Pollitt's evidence to the Commission - published by the CP as "Dynamite in the Dock" + CP's Memorandum,publ. as " A Hell of a Business".
  Russian Banks and Communist Funds - Report of Enquiry into Certain Transactions of the Bank for Russian Trade and the Moscow Narodny Bank HMSO 1928
58
 
  Security Procedures in the Public Service (the Radclffe Report) HMSO 1962
46
"We regard this presumably deliberate massing of Communist effort in the Civil Service unions as most dangerous to security,however one defines it."
  Socialism and Class Struggle NCP 1980
30
 
  Something in Common - A Group Autobiography Institute of Advanced Studies,Manchester Polytechnic 1975
64
"Frank" and "Dolly" - members of CP in Manchester.
  Stalin's Men - "About Turn!" LP 1940
24
 
  Stalin's War Against Britain - No.1: - The Civil Service Common Cause 1952
4
Lists CP members in Civli Service Clerical Association & other unions, incl. quoting one CP membership card no.!
  Subversion in British Industry Economic League 1958
48
 
  Suppression Of "The Daily Worker" & "The Week" in "Parliamentary Debates" Jan 28, HMSO 1941
18
 
  The "Popular Front" Campaign - Declartion by NEC LP 1939
2
 
  The Agitators Economic League 1975?
75
There was a shorter ed. in 1964, and a longer one in 1981.
  The Art of Wogan Philipps Oriel Contemporary Art 1995
20
Wogan Philipps (Lord Milford) was an artist,active in the A.I.A., who drove an ambulance for the Republicans during the Civil War;as the CP's sole member of the House of Lords,his maiden speech called for its abolition. This is a short exhibition catalog with a brief intro. and a letter from John Berger.
  The British CP SWP Training Series 1977?
24
 
  The British Road to Nowhere:A Critique of the Politics of the CPGB Workers' Action 1977
16
 
  The British Road to Stalinism - Communist Menace to Britain Exposed IRIS 1958
65
 
  The British Road... To Where? Forum for Marxist-Leninist Struggle 1965
14
On 29th Congress.Maoist.
  The Case for the NCP NCP 1978?
14
 
  The Common Market - The CPGB Exposed Communists for Europe 1975
8
BICO.
  The Common Market: The CPGB Exposed Communists for Europe 1975
8
Pro-Common Market group.
  The Communist Menace - Exposure of "Red" Action in GB Anti-Socialist & Anti-Communist Union 1932?
16
 
  The Communist Prosecutions National Union of Conservative and Unionist Associations 1925
16
 
  The Communist Solar System [2] IRIS 1957
86
 
  The CP and Affiliation LP 1946
16
 
  The CP and Labour Forum for Marxist-Leninist Struggle 1965
16
Maoist.
  The CP and the Atom Bomb in "A Socialist Review";I.S. 1965
2
Reprint from "Socialist Review" Oct 1954.
  The CP and the Left Book Club Economic League 1938
4
Incl. chart of CP influence in the cultural field.
  The CP and the War - Look at Their Record! Workers' International League 1941?
8
 
  The CP and the War: A Record of Hypocrisy and Treachery to the Workers of Europe LP 1943
16
 
  The CP Today IRIS News Survey, Aug 1966
28
Whole issue on CP. The anti-Communist organisation IRIS was formed in 1956, and concentrated on engineering and electrical unions.
  The CPGB, I.S. & IMG at the 1974 General Elections in "Parliamentarism & Communist Strategy"; COBI 1975
4
 
  The Crisis in the CP and the Way Forward CCG 1984?
34
 
  The Cult of the Individual: The Controversy Within British Communism 1956-58 BICO 1975
96
0
  The ETU Case - A Study of Communism At Work in a T.U. Economic League 1962
48
 
  The Far Left Guide - Directory of Organisations & Supporters Common Cause 1985
Lists c200 leading national & local leaders; not very original - obviously taken from Congress credentials among other sources, but useful as a biographical profile at a certain period.
  The Labour Party and the So-Called "Unity Campaign" LP 1937
4
 
  The Left and World War Two - Selections from the Anarchist Journal "War Commentary" 1939-43 Freedom Press 1989
80
 
  The LP and Communism Conservative Political Centre 1978
16
 
  The LP and the CP - Statement by NEC LP 1943
8
 
  The Morning Star Celebrates Fifty Years of Stalinism News Line 1980
104
Trotskyist.
  The Next Step in Britain,Ireland and America Modern Books 1932
88
Speeches & Reports from 12th Plenum,ECCI. Contains Pollitt's "The CPGB in the Fight for the Masses",plus article by S Gusev which covers Britain. All chapters are reprinted from "C.I.".
  The Political Theory of the Student Movement - Notes for a Marxist Critique Student Publications,Liverpool 1971
93
Publ. by individuals in the RSSF; has section on CP and other refs.
  The Press and the War Press Freedom Cttee. of NCCL 1941
22
On suppression of "DW".
  The Proposed "United Front" LP 1934
3
 
  The Red Tide Economic League 1948
16
 
  The Revolutionary Aspect of the Miners' Strike Duke of Northumberland Fund/Boswall 1921
12
 
  The Spanish Civil War Collection - Sound Archive,Oral History Recordings Imperial War Museum 1996
324
Incl. synopsis of each recording which is useful biographical source;a majority of the interviewees were in CP/YCL.
  The Tactics of Disruption - Communist Methods Exposed TUC 1949
11
 
  The Threat to Democracy - Communist Intrigues in the LP Economic League 1981
 
  The TUC and Communism TUC 1955
12
 
  Trade Unions and Communism Conservative Political Centre 1954
24
 
  Tribute to Alan Bush on his 50th Birthday - A Symposium WMA 1950
64
 
  Union Leaders Vindicated - A Full Account of the Hearing of the Libel Action Brought by W Citrine et al Against the Proprietors of the Daily Worker. TUC 1940
109
 
  Unity - True or Sham? LP 1939
16
 
  What Future for the CP? Militant 1971?
4
 
  What Is To Be Done Now? Marxist-Leninist Organisation of Britain 1973
34
Maoist.
  What's Wrong with Our CP? Forum for Marxist-Leninist Struggle 1965
16
For 29th Congress.Maoist.
  When the "DW" was Suppressed in "Common Cause" 90 1960
4
 
  Why We Left the CP Nottingham Marxist Group 1957
8
Group of 12 ex members, incl. Pat Jordan.
  William Gallacher - Centenary Commemorative Brochure NUM Scottish Area 1981
12
 
  William Holt, 1897-1977 Estate of W. Holt 1980
48
Exhibition catalogue.
  Wogan Philipps, Lord Milford 1902 - 1993   1993
8
Memorial pamphlet to the Communist councillor, Lord, EC member of National Union of Agricultural Workers, painter. No publisher indicated.
  Yearbook on International Communist Affairs Hoover Institution/Stanford Univ. 1966
This large annual publication always has an entry on the CPGB which serves as a brief but useful snapshot.