Allen, Edward, & others, The North East Engineers’ Strikes of 1871

Anon, Address of the Reformers of Fawdon

Anon, Newcastle & District Trades Council, 1873-1973

Armstrong, Keith, & Huw Beynon, eds, Hello, Are You Working?

Austen, Terry, & others, But the World Goes on Just the Same

Ayre, Dave, & others, The Flying Pickets. The 1972 Builders’ Strike and the Shrewsbury Trials

Barrow, Tony, Trafalgar Geordies

Beavis, Dick, What Price Happiness?

Benwell Community Project, The Making of a Ruling Class

Callcott, Maureen, Working Class Politics in North East England

Challinor, Raymond, & Brian Ripley, The Miners’ Association

Charlton, John, Can’t You Hear the H-Bomb’s Thunder?

Charlton, John, Hidden Chains: The Slavery Business in North East England

Colls, Robert, The Pitmen of the Northern Coalfield

Colls, Robert, & Bill Lancaster, Newcastle Upon Tyne: A Modern History

Douglass, David, Pit Life in Co. Durham

Fynes, Richard, The Miners of Northumberland and Durham

Harvey, George, Capitalism in the Northern Coalfield

McKenzie, Eneas, A Descriptive and Historical Account of … Newcastle

Mason, Anthony, The General Strike in the North East

Middlebrook, Sydney, Newcastle upon Tyne

Moyes, W.A., Banner Parade

Neville, David, To Make Their Mark

Perry, Matt, The Jarrow Crusade

Todd, Nigel, In Excited Times

Watson, Don, & John Corcoran, An Inspiring Example

Wilkinson, Ellen The Town that was Murdered

Wrightson, Keith, & D. Levine, The Making of an Industrial Society: Whickham 1560-1765


Ashraf, Mary, The Life and Times of Thomas Spence

Ashton, Owen, W.E. Adams

Bewick, Thomas, Memoirs

Callaghan, Thomas, A Lang Way to the Panshop

Douglass, Dave, Geordies Wa’ Mental

Douglass, Dave, The Wheel Still Spins

Harker, Dave, Gannin’ to Blaydon Races. The Life & Times of George Ridley

Heslop, Harold, Out of the Old Earth

Potts, Archie, Zilliacus

Robinson, Joe, The Life and Times of Francie Nichols of South Shields

Strike, Norman, Strike By Name. One Man’s Part in the 1984-5 Miners’ Strike

Todd, Nigel, The Militant Democracy: Joseph Cowen and Victorian Radicalism


Chaplin, Sid, A Tree with Rosy Apples

Common, Jack, Freedom of the Streets

Common, Jack, Kiddar’s Luck

Common, Jack, Revolt Against an ‘Age of plenty’

Ewing, Keith & John Hendy, Days of Action: The legality of protest strikes against government cuts – see

Glasgow, Alex, Songs of Alex Glasgow

Harker, Dave, Songs and Verse of the North East Pitmen, c.1780-1844

Harker, Dave, Songs from the Manuscript Collection of John Bell

Heslop, Harold The Earth Beneath

Heslop, Harold, The Gate of a Strange Field

Heslop, Harold, Last Cage Down

Moreland, Jim, & Keith Gregson, Just One Man

Plater, Alan, Close the Coalhouse Door


Arnison, Jim, The Million Pound Strike

Barnsby, George, Birmingham Working People

Beckman, Morris, The 43 Group. The Untold Story of their Fight Against Fascism

Callinicos, Alex, & Mike Simons, The Great Strike. Miners’ Strike of 1984-85 and its Lessons

Challinor, Ray, The Origins of British Bolshevism

Charlton, John, The Chartists

Charlton, John, It just went like Tinder. The Mass Movement and New Unionism in Britain

Cliff, Tony, & Donny Gluckstein, The Labour Party. A Marxist History

Cliff, Tony, & Donny Gluckstein, Marxism and Trade Union Struggle. The General Strike of 1926

Dangerfield, George, The Strange Death of Liberal England

Darlington, Ralph, & Dave Lyddon, Glorious Summer. Class Struggle in Britain, 1972

Eaden, James, & David Renton, The Communist Party of Great Britain since 1920

Engels, Friedrich, The Condition of the Working-Class in England

Farrell, Audrey, Crime, Class and Corruption. The Politics of the Police

Fishman, William, East End Jewish Radicals

Foot, Paul, The Rise of Enoch Powell

Foot, Paul, The Vote

Foot, Paul, Who Framed Colin Wallace?

Frow, Ruth & Edmund, Engineering Struggles

Fryer, Peter, Staying Power. The History of Black People in Britain

Groves, Reg, Sharpen the Sickle! The History of the Farm Workers’ Union

Hannington, Wal, Unemployed Struggles 1919-1936

Hill, Christopher, The World Turned Upside Down

Hinton, James, The First Shop Stewards’ Movement

Hobsbawn, Eric, & Terence Ranger, The Invention of Tradition

Hobsbawm, Eric, & George Rudé, Captain Swing

Income Data Services, Industrial Action

Jenkins, Mick, The General Strike of 1842

Jones, David, The Last Rising. The Newport Chartist Insurrection of 1839

Labour Research Department, Taking Industrial Action

Lane, Tony, & Kenneth Roberts, Strike at Pilkingtons

Lavalette, Michael, & Jane Kennedy, Solidarity on the Waterfront. The Liverpool Lock Out

Liddington, Jill, & Jill Norris, One Hand Tied Behind Us. The Rise of the Women’s Suffrage Movement

Linebaugh, Peter, The London Hanged. Crime and Civil Society in the Eighteenth Century

Marlow, Joyce, The Peterloo Massacre

Marlow, Joyce, The Tolpuddle Martyrs

Marson Dave, Children’s Strikes in 1911

Marx, Karl, & Friedrich Engels, The Communist Manifesto

Marx, Karl, & Friedrich Engels, Selected Works

Neale, Jonathan, The Cutlass and the Lash. Mutiny and Discipline in Nelson’s Navy

Orr, Judith, A Rebel’s Guide to Women’s Liberation

Paine, Thomas, The Rights of Man

Peirce, Gareth, Dispatches from the Dark Side

Pinchbeck, Ivy   Women Workers and the Industrial Revolution

Prebble, John, Culloden

Prebble, John, Glencoe

Prebble, John, The Highland Clearances

Pribicevic, Branko, The Shop Stewards’ Movement and Workers’ Control 1910-1922

Renton, Dave, Struck Out. Why Employment Tribunals Fail Workers and What Can be Done.

Richardson, Brian, Tell It How It Is. How our Schools Fail Black Children

Rosenberg, Chanie, 1919. Britain on the Brink of Revolution

Rothstein, Andrew, The Soldiers’ Strikes of 1919

Rowbottom, Sheila, Hidden from History.300 Years of Women’s Oppression and the Fight Against It

Sherry, Dave, Occupy! A short history of workers’ occupations

Taylor, Barbara, Eve and the New Jerusalem. Socialism and Feminism in the Nineteenth Century

Thomis, Malcolm, The Luddites

Thompson, Edward, The Making of the English Working Class

Thompson, Willie & Finlay Hart, The UCS Work-In

Trotsky, Leon, Where is Britain going?

Warren, Des, The Key To My Cell

Widgery, David, The Left in Britain 1956-1968

Williams, Gwyn, The Merthyr Rising

Woodhouse, Michael, & Brian Pearce, Communism in Britain


Briggs, Asa, & John Callow, Marx in London

Gallacher, William, Revolt on the Clyde

Foot, Paul, Red Shelley

Hannington, Wal, Never on Our Knees

Harker, Dave, Tressell: The Real Story of ‘The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists’

Kapp, Yvonne, Eleanor Marx

McShane, Harry, No Mean Fighter

Mann, Tom, Memoirs

Milton, Nan, John Maclean

Piratin, Phil, Our Flag Stays Red

Wheen, Francis, Karl Marx

Wicks, Harry, Keeping My Head


London, Jack, People of the Abyss

Morris, William, News from Nowhere

Osborne, John, Look Back In Anger

Rosen, Mike, Fighters for Life. Selected Poems

Tressell, Robert, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists


Birchall, Ian, Bailing Out the System. Reformist Socialism in Western Europe 1944-1985

Birchall, Ian. Workers Against the Monolith. The Communist Parties Since 1943

Broué, Pierre, The German Revolution 1917-1923

Connolly, James, Labour in Irish History

Danos, Jacques, & Marcel Gibelin, June ’36. Class Struggle and the Popular Front in France

Edelman, Mark, The Ghetto Fights. Warsaw 1941-43

Fraser, Ronald, Blood of Spain

Fryer, Peter, Hungarian Tragedy

Glatter, Peter, 1905: The Great Dress Rehearsal

Gluckstein, Donny, The Paris Commune

Gluckstein, Donny, The Western Soviets. Workers’ Councils Versus Parliament 1915-1920

Guérin, Daniel, Fascism and Big Business

Hallas, Duncan, The Comintern

Harman, Chris, The Lost Revolution. Germany 1918 to 1923

Lenin, Vladimir, The State and Revolution

Lenin, Vladimir, What is to Be Done?

Lewin, Moshe, Lenin’s Last Struggle

Liebman, Marcel, Leninism Under Lenin

Lissagaray, Prosper, History of the Paris Commune

Luxemburg, Rosa, The Mass Strike

Merson, Allan, Communist Resistance in Nazi Germany

McCann, Eamon, Bloody Sunday in Derry

McCann, Eamon, Dear God

McCann, Eamon, War and an Irish Town

Morrow, Felix, Revolution and Counter-revolution in Spain

Plant, Richard, The Pink Triangle

Reed, John Ten Days that Shook the World

Rosmer, Alfred, Lenin’s Moscow

Serge, Victor, Birth of our Power

Serge, Victor, From Lenin to Stalin

Serge, Victor, What Everyone Should Know About State Repression

Souboul, Albert, A Short History of the French Revolution

Spriano, Paulo, The Occupation of the Factories. Italy 1920

Trotsky, Leon, Against Individual Terrorism

Trotsky, Leon, The History of the Russian Revolution

Trotsky, Leon, The Lessons of October

Trotsky, Leon, Their Morals and Ours

Williams, Gwyn, Proletarian Order

Woodham-Smith, Cecil, The Great Hunger. Ireland 1845-1849

Younger, Calton, Ireland’s Civil War


Behan, Brendan, Borstal Boy

Birchall, Ian, A Rebel’s Guide to Lenin

Levi, Primo, If Not Now, When?

Levi, Primo, If This is a Man/The Truce

Serge, Victor, Memoirs of a Revolutionary

Trotsky, Leon My Life

Trotsky, Leon Stalin


Brecht, Bertolt, Poems 1913-1956

de Beauvoir, Simone, The Mandarins

Fo, Dario, The Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Orwell, George, Homage to Catalonia

Plunkett, James, Strumpet City

Sartre, Jean-Paul, Men Without Shadows

Sartre, Jean-Paul, Nausea

Sartre, Jean-Paul, The Wall

Zola, Emile, Germinal


Baldwin, James, The Fire Next Time

Berlin, Ira, Remembering Slavery

Blackburn, Robin, Making of New World Slavery

Brown, Dee, Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee

Dobbs, Farrell, Teamster Rebellion

Draper, Hal, The Two Souls of Socialism

Foner, Philip. The International Workers of the World

Galeano, Eduardo, & Cedric Belfrage, The Open Veins of Latin America

Gott, Richard, Cuba: A New History

Guérin, Daniel, 100 Years of Labor in the USA

James, C.L.R., Black Jacobins

McPherson, James, Battle Cry of Freedom

Prieto, Helios, Chile. The Gorillas are Amongst Us

Reed, John, Insurgent Mexico

Williams, Eric, Capitalism and Slavery

Malcolm X, By Any Means Necessary

Slaughter, Jane, A Troublemaker’s Handbook

Zinn, Howard, A People’s History of the United States


Anderson, Jon, Che Guevara

Davis, Angela, An Autobiography

Hamper, Ben, Rivethead

Hilliard, David, This Side of Glory

Jackson, George, Soledad Brother

Jara, Joan, Victor: An Unfinished Song

Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X

Terkel, Studs, The Good War. An Oral History of World War Two

Terkel, Studs, Hard Times

Terkel, Studs, Working

American Literature

London, Jack, The Iron Heel

Steinbeck, John, Grapes of Wrath

Traven, B., The Rebellion of the Hanged


Alexander, Anne, The New Intifada

Childe, Gordon, Man Makes Himself

Childe, Gordon, What Happened in History?

Darwin, Charles, The Origin of Species

Davidson, Basil, Africa in Modern Histor

Diamond, Jared, Guns Germs & Steel. The Fates of Human Societies

Fanon, Frantz, The Wretched of the Earth

Fanon, Frantz, Black Skin, White Masks

Foster, John, Marx’s Ecology

Harman, Chris, The Fire Last Time. 1968 and After

Harman, Chris, A People’s History of the World

Hourani, Albert, History of the Arab People

Leacock, Eleanor, Myths of Male Dominance

Leakey, Richard, Origins Reconsidered

Marxist writings,

Monbiot, George, Heat

Morris, Desmond, The Washing of the Spears

Neale, Jonathan, The American War. Vietnam 1960-1975

Newsinger, John, The Blood Never Dried. A People’s History of the British Empire

Pakenham, Thomas, The Scramble for Africa

Pilger, John, Hidden Agendas

Rodney, Walter, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Siegel, Paul, The Meek and the Militant. Religion and Power across the World

Weinstock, Nathan   Zionism: False Messiah


Biko, Steve, I Write What I Like

Mandela, Nelson, Long Walk to Freedom

Wang Fan-Hsi, Memoirs of a Chinese Revolutionary


Achebe, Chinua, Arrow of God

Achebe, Chinua, Things Fall Apart

Collins, Mal, & others, The Big Red Song Book

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Decolonising the Mind

Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Weep Not, Child

Ousemane, Sembène, Black Docker

Ousemane, Sembène, God’s Bits of Wood

Paton, Alan, Cry the Beloved Country


Battle of Algiers

Battle of Haditha

Battleship Potemkin

Born on the Fourth of July

Bowling for Columbine

Bread and Roses

Cathy Come Home

Days of Hope

Fahrenheit 9/11

Land and Freedom

The Leopard