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Wellred Books is the publishing house and worldwide bookshop of the International Marxist Tendency, which is actively building revolutionary forces in over 30 countries around the world.

As Lenin famously decried, "Without revolutionary theory, there can be no revolutionary movement."

A number of Marxist classics have been published by Wellred Books, including our well-known collection of The Classics of Marxism, which includes 'The Communist Manifesto' and Lenin's 'The State and Revolution'. We also publish some works which are not widely available in new print editions, such as Engels' Anti-Duhring. We are looking to publish many more classics as our resources continue to grow.

In addition to Marxist classics, Wellred Books publishes dozens of new Marxist titles, for sale almost exclusively on this site. The most famous of these is Reason in Revolt by Alan Woods and Ted Grant, which was held in high esteem by Venezuela's revolutionary leader Hugo Chavez.

As well as books we publish ourselves, at Wellred Books we offer an array of left literature on all sorts of topics - from Marx's Capital to the speeches of Touissant L'Ouverture to a study of NHS privatisation - at very reasonable prices.

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The Venezuelan Revolution - a Marxist Perspective
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: British English. Published: February 20, 2019 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » World politics
This book, originally published in May 2005, is a collection of articles written by Alan Woods and covers the momentous events of the Bolivarian revolution from the April 2002 coup which was defeated by the masses, up until 2005 when president Chavez declared that the aims of the Venezuelan revolution could only be achieved by abolishing capitalism.
Permanent Revolution in Latin America
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 199,500. Language: British English. Published: December 20, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
This book presents the histories of the revolutions in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela as the latest demonstrations of the price the popular masses pay for the absence of a correct revolutionary strategy. It highlights the lessons to be learned from the recent past and argues against the failed reformist approach.
Ted Grant Selected Works, Vol. 1: Stalinism and the Class Nature of the Soviet Union
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 145,890. Language: American English. Published: December 20, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
The reissue of the first volume of Ted Grant's Selected Works marks a new stage in making his ideas more widely known to a new generation of Marxists. Stalinism may no longer be as pressing an issue as it was in the latter half of the 20th century, but it is far more than a theoretical/historical question—today’s situation is deeply impacted by the events of the past.
The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism. Selected Writings on Dialectical Materialism
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 180,400. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
A Selection of Writings on Dialectical Materialism by Marx, Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Plekhanov, and Luxemburg, and Alan Woods. Marxist theory represents the synthesized experience, historical memory, and guide to action of the working class. The Revolutionary Philosophy of Marxism aims to arm the new generation of revolutionary socialists with these essential ideas.
Germany 1918-1933: Socialism or Barbarism
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 181,130. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » European
Germany 1918-33 was one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Following the revolution in Russia, the German workers and soldiers attempted to seize power in November 1918. Unfortunately, the revolution was betrayed by the Social Democratic leaders. In this book, Rob Sewell argues that all this was not inevitable, and analyses those events, drawing out the lessons for today.
The Classics of Marxism: Volume One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,790. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
The only way to learn about Marxism is to read the original works of Marx, Engels, Lenin and Trotsky. After all, nobody has ever expressed these ideas better than the authors themselves. The Communist Manifesto, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, The State and Revolution, and The Transitional Program. Each and every one of these important works contains key lessons for the reader today.
The Ideas of Karl Marx
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,390. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
This short book, released for the two hundredth birthday of Marx, contains a series of articles on the man, his life, and his ideas: from an explanation of the philosophy of Marxism; to Marx’s battles against petty-bourgeois anarchist ideas; to Trotsky’s assessment of the Communist Manifesto. This book should be read by all class-conscious workers as the beginning of the study Marxism.
The Classics of Marxism: Volume Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,660. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
Karl Marx’s Wage Labour and Capital contains many important insights into the workings of the capitalist system and the way in which labour is exploited. In Left-Wing Communism we have Lenin’s exposition of the necessity to combine theoretical firmness with tactical and organizational flexibility in order to win the masses. Also contains In Defence of October and Stalinism and Bolshevism (Trotsky)
Russia: From Revolution To Counter-Revolution
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 182,260. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Ted Grant’s book traces the evolution of Soviet Russia from the Bolshevik victory of 1917, through the rise of Stalinism and the political counter-revolution, its emergence as a super-power after the Second World War, and the crisis of Stalinism and its eventual collapse. The revolution changed the course of world history and the last century has been dominated by its consequences.
Bolshevism: The Road to Revolution
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 309,480. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » Russian
This is a comprehensive history of the Bolshevik Party, from its early beginnings through to the seizure of power in October 1917. Using a wealth of primary sources, Alan Woods reveals the real evolution of Bolshevism as a living struggle to apply the method of Marxism to the peculiarities of Russia. It can be used as a handbook for those involved in the movement today.
Germany: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » European
From 1918 to 1933 revolution and counter-revolution followed hot on each others’ heels. The barbarity of the Nazis is well-documented. Less well-known are the events that preceded Hitler’s rise to power. This book shows the answer to one of the key questions of the modern era: How was it possible for the mightiest labour movement in Europe to be trampled under the iron heel of fascism?
China: From Permanent Revolution to Counter-Revolution
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 197,580. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
This book is a comprehensive analysis of the revolutionary history of China, from the early 20th century to the present era of crisis, aided by a wealth of research which cuts across the many historical distortions both of bourgeois academia and of the Chinese Communist Party.
Marxism and Anarchism
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,060. Language: British English. Published: November 12, 2018 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
This volume includes classic essays by Engels, Lenin, Trotsky, Plekhanov, and contemporary analysis by Alan Woods and others, on an array of topics related to anarchism, e.g. the Occupy movement; Marx vs Bakunin; Engels on authority; Michael Albert and Parecon; why Marxists oppose individual terrorism; direct action; anarcho-syndicalism; Kronstadt; the Makhno rebellion; the Spanish Revolution.
What is Marxism?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,470. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism
This book is aimed specifically at newcomers to Marxism. A bestseller now in its second edition, it comprises introductory pieces on the three component parts of Marxist theory, corresponding broadly to philosophy, social history and economics: dialectical materialism, historical materialism and Marxist economics. With some key extracts from some of the great works of Marxism.
Reason in Revolt
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 205,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2015 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Philosophy of Science, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Cosmos
20 years have passed since the publication of Reason in Revolt. The book has been greeted with enthusiasm not only on the Left, but by scientists and others interested in philosophy and the latest scientific advances. It explains how dialectical materialism, the philosophy of Marx, allows us to study reality, not as a series of unconnected, senseless events or “facts”, but as a dynamic process.
Reformism or Revolution
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 200,160. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
A reply to Heinz Dietrich in the context of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela, concerning the nature of the socialist transformation of society. Alan Woods uses the ideas of Marxism to explain the revolutionary road to socialism and answer Dietrich's arguments for a "new alternative".
Lenin, Trotsky and the Theory of the Permanent Revolution
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,140. Language: British English. Published: December 9, 2014 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Communism & socialism, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A new work crtically analysing and comparing Lenin and Trotsky's writings in relation to the theory of the Permanent Revolution and defending that theory against revisionist writers.
Ted Grant: The Permanent Revolutionary
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 147,500. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2013 by Wellred. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » Revolutionary
Ted Grant was a well-known figure in the international Marxist movement. The book covers the development of his life from his birth 100 years ago to his death in 2006. It explains the important theoretical questions and debates within Trotskyism of this period and it outlines Ted Grant's important theoretical contribution.


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