Published 2nd May 2016
AUTHOR: ROBERT DUNCAN
Paperback, 148 Pages
Publisher:The Deveron Press www.thedeveronpress.scot
Distributor: Ayton Publishing Limited www.aytonpublishing.co.uk
Available direct online sales from www.unco.scot
Pre-order from April 1st 2016.
A new, revised edition of Duncan's 1978 biography.
This new edition of Robert Duncan's biographical profile of James Leatham, places the man in the context of his time and reveals him as a long neglected pioneering figure of British socialism.
Tracing Leatham from his roots in Aberdeen, through his political awakening in the 1880s and his 60 years in the printing and publishing trades, Duncan concludes that Leatham defies attempts at simple categorisation into any one stream of socialist thought and practice. It is his very uniqueness and life-long commitment to his beliefs that makes Leatham such an interesting character in the cultural and political history of our country.
For anyone wanting to understand radical socialism beyond the familiar narratives, this is a must read book.