Out of the Ghetto, by Joe Jacobs

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Out of the Ghetto, by Joe Jacobs

Out of the Ghetto, by Joe Jacobs

Published by Phoenix Press in 1996, 320 pages. Paperback (N3866)

From the rear side cover: This book is the autobiographical account of the early years of a life long militant. Joe Jacobs, who died in 1977, had been working for many years on this story. It is not just another local history nor is it just the autobiography of a working man, although it is both these things. It is one man's highly individual view of a major period of political change seen from a very special corner of England. The general Strike, the Great Depression and above all, the rise of Fascism colour this story. The British Communist Party (the CPGB) at grass roots level is one of the books major features.

Joe was born the son of Eastern European Jewish immigrants and grew up in the Jewish distirct of Whitechapel in the heart of London's East End. The book documents his own political development and the threat posed by Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists. It is a controversial book, which ends by being highly critical of the actions of the CPGB and of world communism in general from a militant and revolutionary standpoint

Condition of the book is generally excellent (and appears unread), apart from a slight bump in the extreme bottom left hand side. The covers are clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound. The book has obviously been bumped in the bottom left hand corner, where their is noticeable scrunching and creasing in the extreme corner

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