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IISH Collections | Book Blog | Jan Schaefer

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IISH Collections | Book blog | Bart Lankester - Photo by Prometheus Uitgevers

Come On, Women!

Trien de Haan-Zwagerman (1891-1986) became a prominent figure in the Dutch left wing movement of the 1920s. Bart Lankester wrote her biography.

IISH Collections | Book Blog | Raymond B. Craib

José Domingo Gómez Rojas

At first sight, Raymond Craib’s The Cry of the Renegade, Politics and Poetry in Interwar Chile, is a biography of the anarchist poet José Domingo Gómez Rojas (1896-1920). 

IISH Collections | Book blog | Élisée Reclus - Photo by IISH

Elisée Reclus

Elisée Reclus (1830-1905) was far ahead of his time in many fields: he was the first practitioner of the field of social geography, counts as one of the founders of naturism and vegetarianism, led the way at the Paris Commune (1870) and propagated the world language Esperanto.

IISH Collections | Book blog | Johan van Hell - Design for 1 may celebration in Olympic Stadium Amsterdam (1930)

Johan van Hell

Johan van Hell (1889-1952) was a versatile man. Besides being a visual artist, he was a clarinet player and oboist, and not the least.

IISH Collections | Bookblog | Rob van Gennep - Photo by Atlas Contact

Rob van Gennep, publisher

Rob van Gennep was the publisher of the political left in the Netherlands in the 70s. Geke van der Wal has now written his biography.

IISH Collections | Bookblog | Carolin Kosuch - Photo by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

Gustav Landauer and kindred spirits

Missratene Söhne. Anarchismus und Sprachkritik im Fin de Siècle by Carolin Kosuch is a triple-biography of three befriended Jewish 'rebels' around the turn of the century, Gustav Landauer, Erich Mühsam and Fritz Mauthner.

IISH Collections | Bookblog | Tity de Vries

Biography Sal Tas (1905-1976)

Een onwrikbaar geloof in zijn gelijk ('An unshakable belief in being right') is the title that Tity de Vries gave to her biography of the left-wing journalist Sal Tas.

IISH Collections | Bookblog | Adriaan van Veldhuizen

The political life in the early SDAP

Adriaan van Veldhuizen recently received his PhD in Leiden for a study about the Dutch Social-Democratic Workers' Party in it's pioneering phase. He asked himself what the party meant for the 'ordinary' members of the first hour.