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The Appeals of Communism
The Appeals of Communism
By Gabriel A. Almond and Others
Princeton University Press, 1954, 415 pp

Based on case studies in France, Italy, England and the United States, this book deals with the appeals which have led people into the Communist Party. Although it does not escape some of the difficulties inherent in the sampling method, it is rich in information and useful in modifying a number of rather widely held notions about the motives for entering, and the composition of, the Party membership.