Original LBC Titles

The following is a complete list of titles published by the original Left Book Club.leftbookclub
The first book listed for each month is that month’s choice.
Optional book are identified in the series as follows:A – Additional book
S – Supplementary book
T – Topical book
E – Educational series
R – Reprint of classic
P – Pamphlet

 

Year Month Title Author Category
1936 May France Today and the People’s Front Maurice Thorez
Out of the Night H.J. Muller
June Hitler the Pawn Rudolf Olden
July World Politics 1918-1936 R. Palme Dutt
August Days of Contempt Andre Malraux
Choose a Bright Morning Hillel Bernstein
September Walls Have Mouths Wilfrid Macartney
Poverty and Public Health G.C.M M’Gonigle and J. Kirby A
October Under the Axe of Fascism Gaetano Salvemini
Tje Private Manufacture of Armaments Philip Noel-Baker A
November The Theory and Practice of Socialism John Strachey
The Struggle for Peace Stafford Cripps A
December Spain in Revolt Harry Gannes and Theodore Repard
An Atlas of Current Affairs J.F. Horrabin A
1937 January Forward from Liberalism Stephen Spender
The Position of Women in the U.S.S.R G.N. Serebrennikov A
The Nazi Conspiracy in Spain [Otto Katz] T
February The Paris Commune of 1871 Frank Jellinek
An Atlas of Empire J.F. Horrabin A
Raw Materials or War Materials? Alfred Plummer A
The Protection of the Public from Aerial Attack Cambridge Scientists Anti-War Group T
March The Road to Wigan Pier George Orwell
Freud and Marx Reuben Osborn A
Soviet Justice and the Trial of Radek and Others Dudley Collard T
Defence of Madrid Geoffrey Cox T
April Man’s Wordly Goods Leo Huberman
The Condition of Britain G.D.H. Cole and M.I. Cole A
The Road to War “Vigilantes” [K. Zilliacus T
May Soviet Democracy Pat Sloan
A Textbook of Marxist Philosophy Ed. John Lewis A
Christianity and the Social Revolution Eds. John Lewis; Karl Polanyi; and Donald K Kitchen S
The Citizen Faces War Robert Donington and Barbara Donington S
The Road to Wigan Pier [Part One Only] George Orwell S
Report of a Religious Delegation to Spain Hewlett Johnson and Others T
June The Post-War History of the British Working Class Allen Hutt
Hitler’s Conspiracy Against Peace S. Erckner A
Changing Man: The Education System in the U.S.S.R Beatrice King S
Women Must Choose Hilary Newitt S
Waiting for Lefty Clifford Odets S
Six Men of Dorset Miles Malleson and H. Brooks S
July The People’s Front G.D.H. Cole
Towards the Christian Revolution Ed. R.B.Y. Scott and Gregory Vlastos A
Modern Marriage and Birth Control Edward F. Griffith S
Moscow 1937 Lion Feuchtwanger T
A Handbook of Marxism Ed. Emile Burns R
Money Emile Burns E
August The Labour Party in Perspective C R Atlee
Youth in British Industry John Gollan A
For Peace and Friendship: Proceedings of the Second National Congress of Peace and Friendship with the U.S.S.R. S
The Town Labourer, 1760-1832 J.L. Hammond and Barbara Hammond R
The Jewish Question George Sacks E
September The Spirit and Structure of German Fascism Robert A Brady
Savage Civilisation Tom Harrison A
The Irish Republic Dorothy Macardale S
The Coming Struggle for Power John Strachey R
An Introduction to Economic Botany James Gillespie E
October Red Star Over China Edgar Snow
Soviet Communism: A New Civilisation Sidney Webb and Beatrice Webb R
A Short History of the Russian Revolution Vol.1 R. Page Arnot E
November The Problem of Distressed Areas Wal Hannington
Socialised Medicine in the Soviet Union Henry E. Sigerist A
The Adventures of Little Pig and Other Stories F. Le Gros Clark and Ida Clark
Only One Battle Richard Acland T
A Catholic in Republican Spain Prince Hubertus Friedrich of Lowenstein
The Acquisitive Society R. H. Tawney R
An Introduction to Philosophy John Lewis E
December Spanish Testament Arthur Koestler
Leon Blum, Man and Statesman Geoffrey Fraser and Thadée Natanson A
A Short History of the Russian Revolution, Vol 2 R. Page Arnot E
1938 January A Philosophy for a Modern Man H. Levy
Literature and Society David Daiches A
Racism Magnus Hirshfield S
The Labour Spy Racket Leo Huberman S
The Law of Political Uniforms, Public Meetings and Private Armies Joseph Barker S
War Can Be Averted Eleanor F. Rathbone T
An Interpretation of Biology Henry Collier E
February Promised Land Cedric Belfrage
Our Street Jan Peterson and Neil Hunter S
Peasantry and Crisis in France S
The Civilisation of Greece and Rome Benjamin Farrington E
March What Are We To Do? John Strachey
Can Capitalism Last? Frederick Allen A
The Left Song Book Alan Bush and Randall Swingler, ed. S
Trade Unionism John A. Mahon E
April On Top of the World L. Brontman
The Psychology of Reaction R. Osborn A
Civil Liberties W. H. Thompson E
May A People’s History of England A. L. Morton
The Juvenile Labour Market John Jewkes and Sylvia Jewkes A
Why The League Has Failed “Vigliantes” [K. Zilliacus] E
Why You Should Be A Socialist John Strachey P
June An American Testament Joseph Freeman
The Civil War in Spain Franz Jellinek A
Czechoslovakia Edgar P. Young S
Science and Life J. G. Crowther E
July Justice in England “A Barrister” [Mavis Hill]
The War Against the West Aurel Kolnai A
What War Means H. J. Temperley T
Italian Fascism Gaetano Salvemini E
August The Battle For Peace F. Elwyn Jones
Nine Days That Shook England H. Fagan A
Why Capitalism Means War H.N. Brailsford E
September A.R.P J.B.S. Haldane
The Struggle For Religious Freedom in Germany A.S. Duncan-Jones A
A Short History of Unemployment Wal Hannington E
The Truth About Spain H.R.G. Greaves and David Thomson P
October Secret Agent of Japan Amleto Vespa
Exiles in the Aegean Bert Birtles A
People at Bay Oscar I. Janowski S
The Evolution of Man and His Culture H.C. Bibby E
November Comrades and Citizens Seema Rynin Allan
Sigmund Freud Francis H. Bartlett A
Understanding the Atom John Rowland E
How to be Safe from Air Raids J.B.S. Haldane P
December China Fights Back Agnes Smedley
Poems of Freedom Ed. John Mulgan A
The Geography of Capitalism W.G. Moore E
1939 January A Policy for British Agriculture Lord Addison
Denmark’s day of Doom Joachim Joesten A
An Outline of Political Thought Since the French Revolution Stephen Swingler E
February Fallen Bastions G.E.R. Gedye
Soviet Policy and Its Critics J.R. Campbell A
The People’s Schools M. Morris E
March Empire or Democracy? Leonard Barnes
Why We Are Losing the Peace “Vigilantes” [K. Zilliacus] A
The Levellers and the English Revolution “Henry Holorenshaw [Joseph Needham] E
Act Now: An Appeal to the Mind and Heart of Britain Hewlett Johnson P
April The Military Strength of the Powers Max Werner
Riches and Poverty Gordon Schaffer E
Is Mr. Chamberlain Saving Peace? Victor Gollancz P
May The New Propaganda Amber Blanco White
Penn’orth of Chips Charles S. Segal A
Chemistry: A Survey Alan Beck E
June These Poor Hands B.L. Coombes
Blanqui Neil Stewart A
What is Marxism? Emile Burns E
July Tory M.P. Simon Haxey
The Corporate State in Action Carl T. Schmidt A
Heredity: Eugenics and Social Progress H.C. Bibby E
August The Smaller Democracies Sir E.D. Simon
The Condition of the Workers in Great Britain, Germany and the Soviet Union, 1923-1938 Jurgen Kuczynski
“National” Capitalism Ernest Davies A
A Marriage Manual Hannah Stone and Abraham Stone S
September The Town That was Murdered Ellen Wilkinson
I Went to the Soviet Arctic Ruth Gruber A
October No Compromise Melvin Rader
Munich: Before and After Hubert Ripka A
November Barbarians At the Gate Leonard Woolf
War Aims G.D.H. Cole
December The Socialist Sixth of the World Hewlett Johnson
1940 January A Programme for Progress John Strachey
February Let My People Go Cedric Belfrage
March Ten Lean Years Wal Hannington
April Rosa Luxembourg Paul Frolich
May India To-Day R. Palme Dutt
June Production for the People Frank Verulam
July Swastika Night Murray Constantine
August We, The People Leo Huberman
September Federalism or Socialism? John Strachey
October Left Wind Democracy in the English Civil War David W. Petegorsky
November Marxism and Democracy Lucien Laurat
December Farewell, France! Oscar Paul
1941 January A Faith to Fight For John Strachey
February Rats! “The Pied Piper” [J.P.W. Mallalieu]
The Betrayal of the Left Ed. Victor Gollancz A
March Scorched Earth, Part 1 Edgar Snow
Ambassador Dodd’s Diary William E. Dodd A
April Scorched Earth, Part 2 Edgar Snow
My Dear Churchill “Populus” [G.D.H. Cole] A
May The Scum of the Earth Arthur Koestler
June Battle for the World Max Werner
July The Nazi New Order in Poland Jon Evans
August Russia In Flux John Maynard
September Production for Victory, Not Profit Maurice Edelman
October Europe, Russia and the Future G.D.H. Cole
November Pierre Laval Henry Torres
December What it will be like in the New Britain Richard Acland
1942 January Japan’s Kampf Jaya Deva
February Guilty Germans? Aubrey Douglas Smith
March Underground Europe Calling Oscar Paul
April A People’s History of Germany A. Ramos Oliveira
May Mission to Moscow, Part I Joseph E. Davies
June Mission to Moscow, Part II Joseph E. Davies
July “Passed To You, Please” J.P.W. Mallalieu
August Behemoth Franz Neumann
September The Russian Peasant: and Other Studies, Part I John Maynard
October The Russian Peasant: and Other Studies, Part II John Maynard
November Great Britain in the Post-War World G.D.H. Cole
December Something Went Wrong Lewis Browne
1943 January The Great Offensive Max Werner
February Will Germany Crack? Paul Hagen
March The Black Man’s Burden John Burger
April Subject India H.N. Brailsford
May Need Germany Survive? Julius Braunthal
June They Came as Friends Tor Myklebost
July Appeasement’s Child Thomas J. Hamilton
August France is a Democracy Louis Levy
September The Unity of Europe Hilda Monte
October The Means to Full Employment G.D.H. Cole
November What to do with Italy Gaetano Salvemini and George La Piana
December Battle Hymn of China Agnes Smedley
1944 January The Tragedy of European Labour Adolf Sturmthal
February Faith, Reason and Civilisation Harold J. Laski
March The Mirror of the Past K. Zilliacus
April Empire in Africa Alexander Campbell
May Britain’s Coal Margot Heinemann
June The Economic Problem of the Peace W. E Padley
July Death Pays a Dividend Fenner Brockway and Frederic Mullally
August Colour, Race and Empire A. G Russell
September Der Fuehrer, Part I Konrad Heiden
October Der Fuehrer, Part II Konrad Heiden
November In Darkest Hungary G. Paloczy-Horvath
December Rebuilding Britain – a Twenty Year Plan Sir. E. D Simon
1945 January I See a New China George Hogg
February Argentine Diary Ray Josephs
March Patents for Hitler Guenter Reimann
April Citizen Toussaint Ralph Korngold
May Freedom as Flesh and Blood Jose Antonio de Aguirre
June Hammer or Anvil Evelyn Anderson
July In Search for a Millenium Julius Braunthal
August It’s Your Empire Alexander Campbell
September Report from Germany Leonard O. Mosley
October I was One of the Unemployed Max Cohen
November Left Turn Canada M. J. Coldwell
December Home to India Santha Rama Rau
1946 January The Chinese Communists Stuart Gelder
February Towards a Socialist Architecture F. W. Bateson, Ed.
March How Like a Wilderness Roland Gant
April Dilemma in Japan Andrew Roth
May Public Speaking Richard Acland
June For all Mankind Leon Blum
July Our Threatened Values Victor Gollancz
August History has Tongues Wilfred Wolfendale
September National Enterprise Ernest Davies
October German Diary Fenner Brockway
November Smouldering Freedom Isabel de Palencia
December Italy Speaks Barbara Barcley Carter
1947 January The Darker the Night, the Brighter the Stars Friedrich Schlotterbeck
February Labour’s Plan for Plenty Michael Young
March British Trade Unions N. Barou
April Struggle for Germany Russell Hill
May The Greek Dilemma W. H. McNeill
June The Coming Crisis Fritz Sternberg
Summer Behind the Silken Curtain Bartley C. Crum
September Adventure in the Sun Maurice Pearlman
October Austrian Requiem Kurt Von Schuschnigg
November When Smuts Goes Arthur M. Keppel-Jones
December So Many Hungers Bhabini Bhattacharya
1948 January Socialism of the West Leo Moulin
February The Co-operative Movement in Labour Britain N. Barou
March Labour, Life and Poverty F. Zweig
April Prisoners of Fear Ella Lingens-Reiner
May Kaffirs are Lively Oliver Walker
June How Long the Night Lina Haag
Summer The Tragedy of Austria Julius Braunthal
September Men in the Pits F. Zweig
October The Meaning of Marxism G. D. H. Cole