Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745337104 Will Publish June 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337111 Published June 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

A People’s History of the German Revolution

William A. Pelz

A People’s History of the German Revolution

William A. Pelz

Distributed for Pluto Press

208 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $24.00 ISBN: 9780745337104 Will Publish June 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745337111 Published June 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
In October 1918, war-weary German sailors mutinied rather than engage in one final, fruitless battle with the British Royal Navy. That revolt, coming as World War I slowly ended, quickly became far bigger, erupting into a full-scale revolution that toppled the monarchy and inaugurated a brief period of radical popular democracy. This book tells that mostly forgotten story, going beyond the handful of familiar names such as Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht to present the revolution from the bottom up. Through stories of the actions of rank-and-file activists and ordinary workers, Willam A. Pelz builds a compelling case that, for a brief period, the actions of the common people shaped a truly revolutionary society.
Review Quotes
Ottokar Luban, International Rosa Luxemburg Society
“An excellent and much needed work with the focus on the grassroots out of which developed the revolutionary mass movements of the sailors and workers bringing peace and democracy to Germany.”
 
Raquel Varela, New University of Lisbon, IISG Honorary Fellow
"This book provides a rigorous analysis and narrative history of the working class in a place and time where the idea of the emancipation of humanity was a real possibility; the German revolution."
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