Prison memoirs of an anarchist. by Alexander Berkman

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Published by Schocken Books in New York .

Written in English

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  • United States

Subjects:

  • State Penitentiary for the Western District of Pennsylvania.,
  • Anarchists -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Prisoners -- United States -- Biography.

Edition Notes

Reprint of the 1912 ed.

Book details

StatementIntroductory by Hutchins Hapgood. With a new introd. by Paul Goodman.
SeriesStudies in the libertarian and utopian tradition
ContributionsPaul Avrich Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHX843 .B5 1970
The Physical Object
Pagination512 p.
Number of Pages512
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4576407M
LC Control Number77130206

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