Books for changing the world

V. I. Lenin

V.I. Lenin (1870-1924) was a founding member of the Bolshevik Party and one of central leaders of the 1917 Russian Revolution. Political prisoner, exile, underground organizer, editor and journalist, Lenin was the author of many critical works, includingThe Development of Capitalism in RussiaWhat is to be Done?,Imperialism: the Highest Stage of Capitalism, and Left-wing Communism: An Infantile Disorder.


  • The Russian Revolution at 100


    In commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Haymarket Books has compiled a list of essential books for those interested in learning the lessons of the first successful workers' revolution.

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  • Imperialism and War

    The two founding texts of the analysis of capitalism and imperialism in one volume, with annotation.
  • State and Revolution

    As both historical document and political statement, State and Revolution's importance can hardly be exaggerated.