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Albert Goldman (1897 - 1960) was an American Trotskyist and lawyer to the labor movement.

Born Albert Verblen in Chicago, he studied at Medhill High School and then the University of Cincinnati. He also studied to be a rabbi at the Hebrew Union College. In 1919, working as a tailor, he joined the Industrial Workers of the World, then the newly formed Communist Party of America the following year.

Goldman went on to study at the Northwestern University Law School, graduating in 1925, and by 1926 was working for the Communist International Labor Defense. A visit to the Soviet Union made him critical of the party, and he was expelled in 1933 for Trotskyism. He then worked primarily for the Trotskyist movement, representing the Minneapolis Teamsters strikers in 1934, and Trotsky during the Dewey Commission. In 1939, he moved to New York City and worked full time for the Socialist Workers Party (SWP). In 1941, Goldman merely acted as defense counsel for the SWP members accused of violating the Smith Act, but was jailed for sixteen months alongside them.

While in prison, Goldman worked with Felix Morrow to develop criticisms of the SWP and Fourth International leaderships. They claimed that predictions of a revolutionary wave after World War II had been proved incorrect, and that Stalinism, far from being destroyed (as Trotsky had predicted) had been strengthened. They also became critical of the party's organizational structures. The pair were only able to convince a small minority of the party of their positions, although this included key figures including Jean Van Heijenoort and James T. Farrell.

In 1945, Goldman and Morrow proposed that the SWP should reunite with Max Shachtman's Workers Party, which had split from the SWP in 1940. Negotiations were taken up, but soon faltered, and Goldman left to join the Workers Party in 1946.

Within the Workers Party, Goldman and Farrell worked closely. In 1948, they developed criticisms of its policies, claiming that the party should support the Marshall Plan and also Norman Thomas' presidential candidacy. Having come to believe that only capitalism could defeat Stalinism, they left, to join the Socialist Party of America.

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Total Books: 25
The Assassination Of Leon Trotsky The Proofs Of Stalin's Guilt
2007 - The Assassination of Leon Trotsky the Proofs of Stalin's Guilt (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781430485964
ISBN-10: 1430485965

Freakshow  Misadventures in the Counterculture 1959-1971
2001 - Freakshow Misadventures in the Counterculture 1959-1971 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780815411697
ISBN-10: 0815411693
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment

The Lives of John Lennon
2001 - The Lives of John Lennon (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781556523991
ISBN-10: 1556523998
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

1992 - Sound Bites (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780679411963
ISBN-10: 0679411968
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Ladies and Gentlemen Lenny Bruce
1992 - Ladies and Gentlemen Lenny Bruce (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140133622
ISBN-10: 0140133623
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment

Elvis The Last Twenty-four Hours
1991 - Elvis the Last Twenty-four Hours (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780330321723
ISBN-10: 0330321722
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Elvis The Last 24 Hours
1990 - Elvis the Last 24 Hours (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780312925413
ISBN-10: 0312925417
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Lives of John Lennon
1988 - Lives of John Lennon (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780593015476
ISBN-10: 0593015479
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Elvis Presley
1986 - Elvis Presley (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380603503
ISBN-10: 0380603500
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

1982 - Elvis (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140062021
ISBN-10: 0140062025

Grass Roots
1980 - Grass Roots (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780446854658
ISBN-10: 0446854654
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting

Carnival in Rio
1978 - Carnival in Rio (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780801510007
ISBN-10: 0801510007

The Mine and the Mint Sources for the Writings of Thomas De Quincey