Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

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ISBN10: 094032234X ISBN13: 9780940322349 Publisher: New York Review of Books Published: Sep 1 1999 Weight: 1.20lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.00" Depth: 1.25" Language: English

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In 1892, Alexander Berkman, Russian émigré, anarchist, and lover of Emma Goldman, attempted to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick. The act was intended both as retribution for the massacre of workers in the Homestead strike and as an incitement to revolution. Captured and sentenced to serve a prison term of twenty-two years, Berkman struggled to make sense of the shadowy and brutalized world of the prison—one that hardly conformed to revolutionary expectation.

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