Addington Publishers is a project to provide forgotten leftist books that have been lost to the obscurity of history.
We got our start with something as simple as looking up a reference in a footnote. While reading a book called “The Russian Revolution: A View From The Third World” by Walter Rodney, there was a relatively insignificant footnote that referenced a book called “Fundamentals of Dialectical Materialism”.
Having a hard time finding anyone or any publication online that would just explain what dialectical materialism is, this seemed like the perfect book to build a solid foundation for a good understanding of Marxism-Leninism. After trying to find this book at any well-known retailer, it just didn’t seem to exist anymore. Eventually, a scanned copy of it was found on the Internet Archive, but several pages were missing from the document.
Finally, we found one of only three known physical copies of the book and had it imported to the U.S. from a rare bookshop in Europe. We proceeded to photograph the text and covert it into an eBook we could use on our e-readers. Realizing how fun it was, we began hunting for other forgotten books, and eventually decided to fire up a website where these books could be noticed and easily found.
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