Engels: A Revolutionary Life: A Biography of Friedrich Engels
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Engels: A Revolutionary Life: A Biography of Friedrich Engels

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Hardcover, 347 pages
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Written in the present tense, it reads, rather irritatingly, as a novel and there are a few grammatical problems that need resolving.

Good introduction to Engles, very easy to read and needs to be read in conjunction with some of his more technical writings, along with Marx.
Timothy Wheeler
Recent public opinion polls reveal strong positive feelings for socialism and growing disgust at capitalism's insatiable profit greed in the United States. A 2010 Gallup poll, for example, found that 37 percent of Americans believe socialism is superior to capitalism.

With the corporate ultra-right waging open class warfare against working people, is it any wonder? Wages, health care, pensions and job security are under brutal attack from the corporate oligarchy. It is logical that people searchi...more
Bruni De
May 30, 2008 Bruni De rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone interested in biography and/or politics
After Francis Wheen's popular biography of Marx it was about time that his long-time over-shadowed friend and collaborator, Friedrich Engels, was given similar treatment. Here John Green peels away the grime of history and reveals a fascinating and charismatic figure - with a life much more interesting than his best-known friend, Marx. This book brings the 19th century alive, particularly the ravages of the industrial revolution in Victorian England and the ferment of political and philosophical...more
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