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List of best books about Communism, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on Communism are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched Communism bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about Communism. If you're looking for a list of top books on Communism then you're in the right place.

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The origin of the family, priv... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Friedrich Engels The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State: in the Light of the Researches of Lewis H. Morgan is an 1884 historical materialist treatise by Friedrich Engels. It is partially based ...more

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Russian culture is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Margaret Mead

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I Was a Communist for the FBI is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About Communism
I Was a Communist for the FBI is a 1951 American film noir drama directed by Gordon Douglas, and featuring Frank Lovejoy, Dorothy Hart, Philip Carey, and James Millican. The film was based on a ...more

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Wage Labour and Capital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx "Wage Labour and Capital" is an essay on economics by Karl Marx, written in 1847 and first published in articles in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung in April 1849. This book has been widely ...more

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The Right Of Nations To Self-d... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Vladimir Lenin The Right of Nations to Self-Determination is a book by Lenin written in February–May 1914. It dealt with the national question in relation to countries such as Norway and Poland. A polemic ...more

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The Lost Spy: An American in S... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Andrew Meier The Lost Spy: An American in Stalin's Secret Service is a book by Andrew Meier.

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Imperialism, the Highest Stage... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Vladimir Lenin Imperialism, the Highest Stage of Capitalism, by Lenin, describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperial colonialism, as the final stage of capitalist development ...more

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The Great Betrayal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Ian Smith The Great Betrayal: The Memoirs of Ian Douglas Smith is a 1997 autobiography written by Ian Smith, focusing on his time as Prime Minister of the British self-governing colony of Southern ...more

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Affiliate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Affiliate is a novel by the Russian writer Sergei Dovlatov. It was written in November of 1987 in New York.

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Swallowing Stones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Lisa St Aubin de Terán Swallowing Stones is a book by Lisa St Aubin de Terán.

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Chinese Destinies is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Agnes Smedley Chinese Destinies is a collection of essays about China and Chinese lives by Agnes Smedley, a left-wing journalist. Along with another book called China's Red Army Marches, it was covertly ...more

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The Conquest of Bread is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Peter Kropotkin The Conquest of Bread is a book by the anarchist communist Peter Kropotkin. Originally written in French, it first appeared as a series of articles in the anarchist journals Le ...more

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The Amerasia spy case is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Harvey Klehr

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Socialism is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Ludwig von Mises Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis is a book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, first published in German by Gustav Fischer Verlag in Jena in ...more

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The Fatal Conceit is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Friedrich Hayek The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism is a non-fiction book written by the economist and political philosopher Friedrich Hayek and edited by William Warren Bartley. The title of the book is ...more

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History of the Communist Party... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About Communism

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Part of Our Time is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Murray Kempton Part of Our Time is a book written by Murray Kempton.

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Revolution and Counter-Revolut... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Germany is a book by Friedrich Engels, with contributions by Karl Marx. Originally a series of articles in the New York Daily Tribune published from 1851 to ...more

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The Vietnamese Gulag is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Van Toai Doan The Vietnamese Gulag is the autobiography of the Vietnamese pro-democracy activist Doan Van Toai. The book focuses specifically on his arrest and imprisonment by the Communist Vietnamese ...more

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James Connolly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Ruth Dudley Edwards

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Red China Blues: My Long March... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Jan Wong Red China Blues: My Long March from Mao to Now is a 1996 book by Chinese-Canadian journalist Jan Wong. Wong describes how the youthful passion for left-wing and socialist politics drew her to ...more

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Wild Ginger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Anchee Min

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Critique of Hegel's Philosophy... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right is a manuscript written by German political philosopher Karl Marx in 1843 in Deutsch-Französische Jahrbücher. Unpublished during his lifetime, ...more

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The Road Ahead; America's Cree... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Books About Communism
The Road Ahead; America's Creeping Revolution is a 1949 book by American journalist John T. Flynn, that argues that socialism was infiltrating into the politics of the United States. The book ...more

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Making the World Safe for Demo... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Amos Perlmutter Making the World Safe for Democracy: A Century of Wilsonianism and Its Totalitarian Challengers is a book by Amos Perlmutter.

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Russia in the Shadows is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Books About Communism
H. G. Wells Russia in the Shadows is the title of the book by H. G. Wells published early in 1921, which includes a series of articles previously printed in The Sunday Express in connection with Wells's ...more

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The End of Commitment: Intelle... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Paul Hollander The End of Commitment: Intellectuals, Revolutionaries, and Political Morality is a book by Paul Hollander.

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Hollywood Party: How Communism... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Lloyd Billingsley Hollywood Party: How Communism Seduced the American Film Industry in the 1930s and 1940s is a book by Kenneth Lloyd Billingsley.

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The Reluctant Communist: My De... is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Jim Frederick, Charles Robert Jenkins The Reluctant Communist: My Desertion, Court-Martial, and Forty-Year Imprisonment in North Korea is a book by Charles Robert Jenkins and Jim Frederick.

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I Led Three Lives is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Books About Communism
I Led Three Lives is an American drama series which was syndicated by Ziv Television Programs from October 1, 1953 to January 1, 1956. The series stars Richard Carlson. The show was a companion ...more

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Nicaragua Betrayed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Nicaragua Betrayed, published in 1980, is the memoir of former Nicaraguan president Anastasio Somoza Debayle, who had been toppled the previous year by the Sandinista insurgency. At the time of ...more

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History And Reality is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Herbert Aptheker

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The Peasant War in Germany is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Friedrich Engels The Peasant War in Germany by Friedrich Engels is a short account of the early 16th-century uprisings known as the German Peasants' War. It was written by Engels in London during the summer of ...more

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Journey to a Revolution: A Per... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Michael Korda Journey to a Revolution: A Personal Memoir and History of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 is a book by Michael Korda.

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The weapon of theory is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Markar Melkonian

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The Open Conspiracy is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Books About Communism
H. G. Wells The Open Conspiracy: Blue Prints for a World Revolution was published in 1928 by H. G. Wells, when he was 62 years old. It was revised and expanded in 1930 with the additional subtitle A Second ...more

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The Black Book of Communism: C... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Jean-Louis Margolin, Stéphane Courtois, Nicolas Werth The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression is a book written by several European academics and edited by Stéphane Courtois, which documents a history of repressions, both ...more

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Communism And Socialism In The... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Books About Communism

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The Bolsheviks in Power is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Alexander Rabinowitch

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History of American Socialisms is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Books About Communism
John Humphrey Noyes

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The Historical Basis Of Social... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Books About Communism

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The Great Terror is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Robert Conquest The Great Terror: Stalin's Purge of the Thirties is a book by British historian Robert Conquest, published in 1968. It gave rise to an alternate title of the period in Soviet history known as ...more

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Hide in plain sight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Paul Buhle

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Liberalism is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Ludwig von Mises Liberalism is an influential book by Austrian School economist and libertarian thinker Ludwig von Mises, containing economic analysis and indicting critique of socialism. It was first published ...more

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Theses on Feuerbach is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx The "Theses on Feuerbach" are eleven short philosophical notes written by Karl Marx as a basic outline for the first chapter of the book The German Ideology in 1845. Like the book for ...more

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History of the Communist Party... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Books About Communism

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Socialism: Utopian and Scienti... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Socialism: Utopian and Scientific is a book written in 1880 by co-founder of Marxism Friedrich Engels, primarily extracted from his earlier book Anti-Dühring, particularly from the ...more

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A Contribution to the Critique... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy is a book by Karl Marx, first published in 1859. The book is mainly an analysis of capitalism and quantity theory of money, achieved by ...more

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The Civil War in France is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx "The Civil War in France" was a pamphlet written by Karl Marx as an official statement of the General Council of the International on the character and significance of the struggle of ...more

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Critique of the Gotha Program is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Books About Communism
Karl Marx The Critique of the Gotha Program is a document based on a letter by Karl Marx written in early May 1875 to the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany, with whom Marx and Friedrich Engels ...more