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By Kristen Ghodsee

ISBN-10: 0822358239

ISBN-13: 9780822358237

ISBN-10: 0822358352

ISBN-13: 9780822358350

In The Left part of History Kristen Ghodsee tells the tales of partisans combating in the back of the traces in Nazi-allied Bulgaria in the course of international warfare II: British officer Frank Thompson, brother of the good historian E.P. Thompson, and fourteen-year-old Elena Lagadinova, the youngest woman member of the armed anti-fascist resistance. yet those humans weren't in basic terms anti-fascist; they have been pro-communist, idealists moved via their socialist ideas to struggle and occasionally die for a reason they believed to be correct. Victory introduced 40 years of communist dictatorship via unbridled capitalism after the autumn of the Berlin Wall in 1989. at the present time in democratic jap Europe there's ever-increasing depression, disenchantment with the post-communist current, and growing to be nostalgia for the communist earlier. those phenomena are obscure within the West, the place “communism” is a filthy notice that's quick equated with Stalin and Soviet exertions camps. by means of beginning with the tales of individuals like Thompson and Lagadinova, Ghodsee offers a extra nuanced figuring out of the way communist beliefs may well encourage traditional humans to make notable sacrifices.

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