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  • "Out of the Night" (1941) by Jan Valtin - BOOKS ONE AND TWO

    by Jan Valtin

    This is the memoir of a militant and full-time party worker in the German Communist Party (KPD) and in the Comintern – the international organization of all the Communist parties in the world - in the twenties and thirties, this is a first-hand account of many of the dramatic events that shaped (...)

  • "Out of the Night" (1941) by Jan Valtin - BOOK THREE

    by Jan Valtin

    The third and final part of Jan Valtin’s vivid account of his activities, adventures and experiences with the German Communist Party, the Comintern and the Gestapo during the 1920s and 1930s, of which the first two sections can be seen above. The full text is available in e-book format below. (...)

  • "Little Caesar" (1929) by W. R. Burnett

    by W. R. Burnett

    Caesar Bandello, alias "Rico", the eponymous "Little Caesar" of the title, is a ruthless, very self-aware and ambitious, under-educated young man of Italian origins with a piercing personality who is seeking a place in the sun in the rough-and-ready, brutal, tough, hub-of-the-modern-world and (...)

  • "Rogue Male" (1939) by Geoffrey Household

    by Geoffrey Household

    Rogue Male is without a doubt in our humble opinion the master reference, the model, the bestest with the mostest - in a word, the greatest suspense thriller with a man-hunt theme ever written!
    It starts off with a terrific scene of an expert hunter closing in on the biggest and by far the (...)