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"You know as a scientist that both were developed completely independently of each other in the laboratories. And only afterward were the political situations contrived out of which they could be justified." -- E. P. Thompson
Edward Palmer Thompson (3 February 1924 — 28 August 1993) was an English historian, writer, socialist and peace campaigner. He is probably best known today for his historical work on the British radical movements in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, in particular The Making of the English Working Class (1963). He also published influential biographies of William Morris (1955) and (posthumously) William Blake (1993) and was a prolific journalist and essayist. He also published the novel The Sykaos Papers and a collection of poetry.

Thompson was one of the principal intellectuals of the Communist Party in Great Britain. Although he left the party in 1956 over the Soviet invasion of Hungary, he nevertheless remained a "historian in the Marxist tradition," calling for a rebellion against Stalinism as a prerequisite for the restoration of communists' "confidence in our own revolutionary perspectives". Thompson played a key role in the first New Left in Britain in the late 1950s. He was a vociferous left-wing socialist critic of the Labour governments of 1964—70 and 1974—79, and during the 1980s, he was the leading intellectual light of the movement against nuclear weapons in Europe.

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Total Books: 40
EP Thompson and the Making of the New Left Essays and Polemics
Whigs and Hunters
2013 - Whigs and Hunters (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780957000520
ISBN-10: 0957000529
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Albion's Fatal Tree Crime and Society in Eighteenth-Century England
2011 - Albion's Fatal Tree Crime and Society in Eighteenth-century England [Second Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781844677160
ISBN-10: 1844677168
Genre: History
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William Morris Romantic to Revolutionary
2011 - William Morris Romantic to Revolutionary (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781604862430
ISBN-10: 1604862432
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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Essential EP Thompson
2001 - Essential Ep Thompson (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565846210
ISBN-10: 1565846214
Genre: History
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The Making of the English Working Class
1999 - The Making of the English Working Class (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780844669939
ISBN-10: 0844669938
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Alien Homage Edwards Thompson and Rabindranat Tagore
1999 - Alien Homage Edwards Thompson and Rabindranat Tagore (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195647464
ISBN-10: 0195647467
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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The Romantics England in a Revolutionary Age
1999 - The Romantics England in a Revolutionary Age (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565845107
ISBN-10: 1565845102
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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Witness against the Beast  William Blake and the Moral Law
1994 - Witness Against the Beast William Blake and the Moral Law (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780521469777
ISBN-10: 0521469775
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Witness Against the Beast William Blake and the Moral Law
1993 - Witness Against the Beast William Blake and the Moral Law (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565840584
ISBN-10: 1565840585
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Customs in Common Studies in Traditional Popular Culture
Alien Homage Edward Thompson and Rabindranath Tagore
1993 - Alien Homage Edward Thompson and Rabindranath Tagore (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195630114
ISBN-10: 0195630114
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Customs in Common
1992 - Customs in Common (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565840034
ISBN-10: 1565840038
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Whigs and Hunters The Origin of the Black Act
1990 - Whigs and Hunters the Origin of the Black Act (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140124798
ISBN-10: 0140124799
Genres: History, Law
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The Poverty of Theory and Other Essays
1980 - The Poverty of Theory and Other Essays (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780853454915
ISBN-10: 0853454914
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Rising of the Luddites Chartists and Plug-Drawers
1968 - The Rising of the Luddites Chartists and Plug-drawers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780714613505
ISBN-10: 0714613509
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Beyond the cold war A new approach to the arms race and nuclear annihilation
Writing by Candlelight
Writing By Candlelight (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780850362602
ISBN-10: 0850362601
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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The Poverty of Theory Or an Orrery of Errors
Beyond the Frontier The Politics of a Failed Mission Bulgaria 1944
Beyond the Frontier the Politics of a Failed Mission Bulgaria 1944 [Darwen County History Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780850364576
ISBN-10: 0850364574
Genre: History
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Making History Writings on History and Culture
Making History Writings on History and Culture (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781565842168
ISBN-10: 1565842162
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction
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