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Rosa Luxemburg: A Revolutionary for Our Times

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Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was Polish, Jewish, and a woman in an international socialist movement dominated by Germans, gentiles, and men. For Luxemburg, there was no real socialism without democracy and no real democracy without socialism. In this biography Stephen Eric Bronner establishes Luxemburg's legacy to contemporary socialist theory and practice.
Paperback, 140 pages
Published July 19th 2004 by Penn State University Press (first published 1984)
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Lewis Weinstein
Rosa Luxemburg is a fascinating character in history. Her story sheds light on the conditions which enabled Hitler to make his first move for power in 1923. I read it as part of my research for my next novel.

There is a also novel focused on the investigation of her death (she was murdered in 1919) called "Rosa" by Jonathan Rabb, which I thought was excellent.

UPDATE 4/25/14 ...

I have recently re-read sections of this book with the idea of having Rosa become an inspiration and role model to Anna
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