BookLovers of Bath

Beautiful books for beautiful people...

The Communist Technique in Britain - A Working Man's Story - Bob Darke

Collins, 1953, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing to the bottom leading edge of the upper panel. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight.

From the cover: “In recusant Communist literature there is A nothing quite like Mr. Bob Darke’s The Communist Technique in Britain. Most books by ex-Communists are in fairly well-defined patterns. Mr. Darke’s is in none of these: he is a London bus conductor, and his book is an unpretentious, straightforward account of the chicanery, hard work, cruelty, and sometimes downright corruption, by which the Communist Party maintains and tries to extend its grip on British working-class life. For eighteen years, until he resigned last year, Mr. Darke was an N.C.O. in the Communist forces — local councillor, secretary to his trades council, delegate to trade union conferences, foreman of a hundred local party activities. His book is an N.C.O.’s view of things, and this is its special value. He does not attempt to portray what goes on in the inner councils of the Party’s High Command; he writes of the threats to jobs and home life by which pressure is put on comrades who are felt to be weakening in their enthusiasm for the cause. When you are disciplined, a Party committee may invade your home and abuse you in front of your wife. If she will not join the Party, you are bluntly advised, ‘Leave her’.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 160

£8.50 (Now Sold)