Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists

Party Animals My Family and Other Communists SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY AWARDDavid Aaronovitch grew up in Communist Great Britain a Britain hidden from view for most but for those on the inside it was a life filled

  • Title: Party Animals: My Family and Other Communists
  • Author: David Aaronovitch
  • ISBN: 9780099478973
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY AWARDDavid Aaronovitch grew up in Communist Great Britain a Britain hidden from view for most, but for those on the inside it was a life filled with picket lines, militant trade unions, solidarity rallies for foreign Communists, the Red Army Choir, copies of the Daily Worker, all underpinned by a quiet love of the SSHORTLISTED FOR THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY AWARDDavid Aaronovitch grew up in Communist Great Britain a Britain hidden from view for most, but for those on the inside it was a life filled with picket lines, militant trade unions, solidarity rallies for foreign Communists, the Red Army Choir, copies of the Daily Worker, all underpinned by a quiet love of the Soviet Union.In this idiosyncratic blend of memoir, history and biography, David Aaronovitch uncovers the story of his family s life by picking through letters, diaries and secret service files, which in turn unleash vivid childhood memories of a lost and idealistic world Party Animals is about personal life and political life becoming tragically intertwined, and one family s search for meaning in the twentieth century.

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    1. Aaronovitch is great at psychological introspection and this book offers some insights on why people stick to certain beliefs. He wrote it for himself though, as there is not much to be gained from perusing someone else's intricate family tree or in analyzing the neuroses of an uninteresting and rather annoying 1960's housewife.

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