John Cornford - A Memoir, edited by Pat Sloan
Published by Borderline Press in 1978, 250 pages. Used paperback
Rupert John Cornford (1915-1936) was an English poet and communist, and whilst studying at Cambridge university he joined the Communist Party of Great Britain (CPGB). From 1933 he was directly involved in Communist Party work, and was closely associated with the CPGB leader, Harry Pollitt.
During the Spanish Civil War he started recruiting for the International Brigade, and within a few months he was in Spain and joined a POUM unit in Aragon in August 1936. He was killed at Lopera, near Córdoba towards the end of the year.
From the rear cover: This book was first published in 1938, and its republication is a reaffirmation that fascism, Nazism, and all forms of reaction can and will be defeated in the coming years. It reminds us too of the truely international aspirations of the Republican volunteers in their fight for a free and human society
Condition of the book is generally ok. The cover has several scuffs and blemishes, and nibbling and wear along the edges and corners, but the spine is intact and all pages are clean, intact and tightly bound.