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The Socialist Left and the German Revolution: A History of the German Independent Social Democratic Party, 1917-1922

The Socialist Left and the German Revolution: A History of the German Independent Social Democratic Party, 1917-1922

By David W. Morgan

Cornell University Press, 1975, 499 pp.

The first thoroughly researched study of the character and role of the left-wing off-shoot of German Social Democracy. Admirable in its use of new sources and in its bold and persuasive interpretation, this work, by a young American historian, constitutes a major contribution to our understanding of the revolutionary aftermath of World War I.