Hero of Red Clydeside
Series: Revolutionary Lives
Feared by the government, adored by workers, celebrated by Lenin and Trotsky; the head of British Military Intelligence called John Maclean 'the most dangerous man in Britain'.
This new biography explores the events that shaped the life of a momentous man – from the Great War and the Great Unrest, to the Rent Strike and the Russian Revolution. It examines his work as an organiser and educator, his imprisonment and hunger strike, and how he became the early hero of radical Scottish Independence.
Henry Bell is a writer and editor from Bristol. He edits Gutter Magazine. He is the author of John Maclean: Hero of Red Clydeside (Pluto, 2018), and has edited books including A Bird is Not a Stone (Freight Books, 2014) and Tip Tap Flat (Freight Books, 2012).
Henry Bell is a writer and editor based in Glasgow. His biography of John Maclean (Pluto, 2018) was favourably reviewed in the London Review of Books, The List, the Morning Star and other publications. Bell is the managing editor of Gutter, Scotland’s magazine of new writing, and in 2019 he won a New Writers Award from the Scottish Book Trust. Bell's second poetry pamphlet is forthcoming from Stewed Rhubarb, and he has a book recording the pandemic, Still Life, out with Speculative Books in 2022. Bell has published work in Jacobin, The Daily Record, Open Democracy, Bella Caledonia, The Drouth, Glasgow Review of Books and Common Space.
List of Abbreviations
1. Out for Life and All That Life Can Give Us
2. Dispeller of Ignorance
3. The Revolutionary Gospel
4. The Rapids of Revolution
5. Internationalists First, Last, and All the Time
6. The War Within a War
7. Convict 2652
8. We are Going to Live to See the Day
9. Scotland's Bolshevik
10. The Accuser of Capitalism
11. Let's Kill Capitalism this Year
12. One Big Union
13. An Open Letter to Lenin
14. All Hail the Scottish Workers' Republic
15. The John Maclean March
eBook ISBN: 9781786803559
129mm x 198mm