Labor's Own William Z. Foster: A Communist's Fifty Years of Working Class Leadership and Struggle. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn.

Labor's Own William Z. Foster: A Communist's Fifty Years of Working Class Leadership and Struggle

New York: New Century Publishers, 1949. First Edition, First Printing. A laudatory biography of William Z. Foster, chairman of the Communist Party. The author, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, recounts Foster's long career as a labor organizer and party activist. She discusses his indictment with other Communist leaders and ends with an appeal for 5,000 workers to join the Communist Party to honor Foster's 68th birthday. From New Century Publishers, one of the Communist Party's publishing arms. Interestingly, Flynn had previously written an admiring biography of Foster's nemesis, Earl Browder. (Earl Browder: The Man From Kansas, 1941). In this pamphlet, she briefly attacks Browder, who was removed as leader of the party and expelled. Elizabeth Gurley Flynn (1890-1964), was a prolific writer affectionately known in the Communist Party as "The Rebel Girl," after a Joe Hill song about her. Item #1400

12mo 4 3/4 inches x 7 3/8 inches (121 x 187 mm), 48 pages, in original blue stapled wrappers. Some rubbing and soiling to wrappers, toning to rear wrapper. Some light creases to a few pages. A Very Good copy.

Price: $30.00

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