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by Richard Armour,Campbell Grant

eBook It All Started With Marx: An Irreverent History of Communism epub
  • ISBN: 0070022542
  • Author: Richard Armour,Campbell Grant
  • Genre: Social Sciences
  • Subcategory: Politics & Government
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1st edition (June 1, 1958)
  • Pages: 105 pages
  • ePUB size: 1356 kb
  • FB2 size 1852 kb
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Richard Armour is one author which can make you laugh uncontrollably while reading his books alone in a room. I have read 'It started with Marx' and reread several times and each time you start laughing without fail.

Richard Armour is one author which can make you laugh uncontrollably while reading his books alone in a room. Play of words and master of Humour, he has deep observation which are his tools employed with unparallel ability. A must for having such a book to be enjoyed in every mood in life.

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A brief and objective history of Russian Communism, the objective being to. .Bibliographic Details. Title: It All Started With Marx: an irreverent. All books returnable for any reason within 30 days of estimated delivery date

A brief and objective history of Russian Communism, the objective being to leave not one stone, but many, unturned, to state theories of Marx so clearly that they can almost be understood, and to show how these theories and many old friends were carried out by Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, Malenkov, Krushchev, and others - with pictures for those unable to read!" . Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York. Publication Date: 1958. All books returnable for any reason within 30 days of estimated delivery date. Bolerium Books is located at 2141 Mission, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94110.

It All Started with Marx includes the rabble-rousing Lenin declaring in public "Two pants . It All Started with Marx. History of communism. Nights with Armour: Lighthearted Light Verse.

It All Started with Marx includes the rabble-rousing Lenin declaring in public "Two pants with every suit!," "Two suits with every pants!" and "The Tsar is a tsap!" It All started with Eve quotes Napoleon as writing in a letter "Do you miss me? . Armour's books are typically written in a style parodying dull academic tomes, with many footnotes (funny in themselves), fake bibliographies, quiz sections, and glossaries. This style was pioneered by the British humorists W. C. Sellar and R. J. Yeatman with their parody of British history 1066 and All That in the 1930s.

Find nearly any book by Richard Armour. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. ISBN 9781166122249 (978-1-166-12224-9) Hardcover, Kessinger Publishing, LLC, 2010.

Armour, Richard Willard, 1906-. Grant, Campbell, 1909-, ill. Boxid. Based on the author's article entitled: A mercifully brief history of medicine, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Sony Alpha-A6300 (Control).

Marx: A Brief and Objective History of Russian Communism, The Objective Being to.Richard Armour is the most witty & amusing author I've ever read.

In this safari into satire and the wilds of the half truth and the truth and a half, Armour romps through Communism from beginning to end, or as near the end as i.Stalin, Malenkov, Khrushchev, and Others. His books make you laugh loudly even when you are reading alone. Too Funny & humorous!

Well, more than 60 years ago Richard Armour not only imagined it but wrote a book about it, It All Started With Marx. Armour’s books on history, art, literature and a variety of other subjects were popular during the Fifties and Sixties. I discovered them when I was in high school

Well, more than 60 years ago Richard Armour not only imagined it but wrote a book about it, It All Started With Marx. All these years later, it remains a funny and, oddly enough, educational book. Armour was, after all, an educator first and foremost. His students at the California college where he taught English knew him as Dr. Armour. I discovered them when I was in high school. Much of what I read in them reenforced what I read in traditional textbooks. I missed It All Started With Marx back then. It was good to catch up with it now.

It All Started With Marx: An Irreverent History of Communism - In this safari into satire and the wilds of the half truth and the truth and a half, Armour romps through Communism from beginning to end, or as near the end as it was at the time of writ.

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In this safari into satire and the wilds of the half truth and the truth and a half, Armour romps through Communism from beginning to end, or as near the end as it was at the time of writing. With prize specimens like Marx, Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, and Khrushchev to operate on, Doctor Armour dissects the Comrades with glee and a sharp pen. There are laughs aplenty as Armour, proving that the pun is mightier than the sword, makes capital of Das Kapital, describes the orgies of the Orgburo, and leads his happy fans through revolutions, counterrevolutions, and counter counterrevolutions. For extra fun, he makes a few uninhibited explorations into the communist world of atheism and free love. Although Richard Armour is best known to the public as a humorist, his remarkably varied career has a serious side as well: a PhD from Harvard, Professor of English at Scripps College and Claremont Graduate School in California, with eighteen books to his credit including a number of scholarly works, some 4,000 published poems, and hundreds of articles and reviews in more than eighty magazines in England and America.
Comments: (6)
Galubel
Most professors of literature would love to make fun of political leaders the way antiwar demonstrators in America came up with the chant:

Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh,
Viet Cong is going to win.

Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969) founded the Vietnamese Communist Party in 1930 after he was not accepted by the socialists in Paris after World War One because he was not French, he became a Communist at the founding of the French Communist Party in 1920. Ho went to Moscow in 1923 to work for the Comintern, which had been created by Lenin, as mentioned in this book with a footnote:

The Communists liked to shorten
things, for instance the life span
of capitalists.

Any system which has the power of life or death over a significant number of people is likely to become a government producing thermonuclear weapons or a threat to world peace. Karl Marx was born on May 5, 1818, after the French Revolution had convinced Europeans that a popular movement could change the fundamentals for societies that needed people as much as they needed jokes. This book continues a joking relationship that those with the power to wipe out life on the entire planet maintain over billions of people who merely live here to prolong their own agony.

Marx was thinking of a form of anarchy that takes shape without government when he compared his own ideas with French socialists who attempted to design self-sufficient communities. As It All Started with Marx points out, Marx wanted to abolish property, marriage, and religion. Instead of the kind of simple denial which forms the comic style of this book, Marx had his own hero and admired a Greek god, Prometheus, who was being punished on a bare and desolate crag in the tragedy by Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound, none of which gets mentioned in this book. Marx was the product of a system of education which only produced a few thinkers who wanted to be the new Prometheus or turn the proletariat into its own Prometheus. I have been reading far too much about Marx as a young Hegelian to think that his kind of trouble-making is worse than the entertainment values a society of spectacle uses today to create advertising markets for things that will end up in the trash after the electricity gets shut off and we don't have money anymore.
Vizil
Richard Armour is one author which can make you laugh uncontrollably while reading his books alone in a room. I have read 'It started with Marx' and reread several times and each time you start laughing without fail. He is just incredible, with use of language, pun, wit although he is very sincere and true with the facts of history; only twisted for viewing the funny side of the subject. Play of words and master of Humour, he has deep observation which are his tools employed with unparallel ability. A must for having such a book to be enjoyed in every mood in life.
Hatе&love
This is just as funny now as it was when I first read it in High School! This irreverent and even blasphemous (if you are a Marxist) look at Communism is a fun read. The caricatures of Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin all do them justice... the same kind of justice done by Soviet troikas and NKVD execution squads!
Alsantrius
Armour has written several histories, all of them funny. His constant use of puns will make you smile and groan at the same time. It may seem that writing a brief history of Russian Marxism from a humorous standpoint, considering the horrific, countless, atrocities that Marxism has produced may be a sick enterprise, yet Armour is able to pull it off. And, considering the carnage resulting from Marxism, perhaps a little humor is a good antidote.
Gardagar
Probably the most humorous history of Communism that educates the reader. You will laugh as you learn the story of Soviet Communism. I bought it in 1977 from a Friends of the Library Sale. Armour wrote over 65 books. This is my favorite of all the ones I have read. [..]
Murn
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