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Information about pamphlets written by Corliss Lamont, including the Basic Pamphlets series and books containing collections of previously-published pamphlets.
The Basic Pamphlets Series
Over the course of more than a half-century, Corliss Lamont authored approximately three dozen pamphlets on a variety of subjects. Prominent among these was the Basic Pamphlets series, privately published by Dr. Lamont and sold directly by him through mail order via a local post office box in New York. Included below is a list of all 29 titles in the Basic Pamphlets series, with cover reproductions of six of the pamphlets.
1. Are We Being Talked Into War? (1952)
2. The Civil Liberties Crisis (1952)
3. The Humanist Tradition (1952, 16 pages - Second Printing, 1955)
4. Effects of American Foreign Policy (1952, 40 pages)
5. Back to the Bill of Rights
6. The Myth of Soviet Aggression (Second, revised edition, December 1953, 16 pages)
7. Challenge to McCarthy (February 1954, 32 pages)
8. The Congressional Inquisition (May 1954, 36 pages)
9. The Assault on Academic Freedom
10. The Right to Travel (December 1957, 44 pages)
11. To End Nuclear Bomb Tests [Co-authored by Margaret I. Lamont] (1958, 44 pages)
12. A Peace Program for the U.S.A. (1959, 24 pages - Second printing, March 1959)
13. My Trip Around The World (1960, 48 pages)
14. The Crime Against Cuba [Mary Redmer, Editor] (June 1961, 40 pages)
15. My First Sixty Years (1962, 52 pages - Second printing, February 1963)
16. The Enduring Impact of George Santayana (1964)
17. The Tragedy of Vietnam: Where Do We go from Here? [Authored by Helen Boyden Lamont] (1964, 50 pages)
18. Vietnam: Corliss Lamont vs. Ambassador Lodge (1967, 32 pages)
19. How To Be Happy — Though Married (1973, 24 pages)
20. The Meaning of Vietnam and Cambodia
21. Trip to Communist China — An Informal Report (1976, 28 pages)
22. Adventures In Civil Liberties (1977, 28 pages)
23. Immortality: Myth Or Reality? (1974, 40 pages)
24. Resolute Radical At 83 - later published as Steadfast Activist at 84 (1985, 40 pages)
25. The Right to Know: The Civil Liberties Campaign Against Secrecy in Government [Corliss Lamont, Editor] (December 1986, 40 pages)
26. Jesus As A Free Speech Victim: Trial by Terror 2000 Years Ago [Authored by Clifford J. Durr, Introduction by Corliss Lamont, published on behalf of the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee (NECLC)] (Fourth Edition, 1987, 24 pages)
27. The Assurance Of Free Choice (September 1987, 40 pages)
28. Panama—Operation Injustice [Compiled and Written by Corliss Lamont and Beth Lamont] (1990, 16 pages)
29. Persian Gulf Crisis—UN Peace Negotiations; No To War! [Written and Edited by Corliss Lamont and Beth Lamont] (1990, 24 pages)
Pamphlet 14, The Crime Against Cuba, is of special interest even today
due to the fact that
Lee Harvey Oswald, suspected assassin of U.S. president John F. Kennedy,
distributed copies of it on the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, during the
summer of 1963, and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) purchased 45 copies of
the pamphlet in June 1961. The Crime Against Cuba was Exhibit No. 3120 in
Warren Commission Report.
In addition to the well-known Basic Pamphlets series, Corliss Lamont also wrote a number of other pamphlets. These other pamphlets were mostly published and distributed by organizations that were friendly to the Soviet Union and to the Soviet cause. Included below is a list of six of these other pamphlets, along with cover reproductions. Also included is a link to download an Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF) version of On Understanding Soviet Russia, (New York, Friends of the Soviet Union, 1934, 32 pages). It should be noted that the text contained within the PDF version of On Understanding Soviet Russia is an accurate rendering of the original pamphlet. None of the typographical errors, misspellings, etc. that appeared in the paper version of the document have been corrected in this electronic version.
Download On Understanding Soviet Russia [10,791,886 bytes].
· Socialist Planning in Soviet Russia (New York, Friends of the Soviet Union, 1935, 40 pages)
· Soviet Russia and Religion (New York, International Pamphlets, 1936, 24 pages)
· Soviet Russia versus Nazi Germany: A study in contrasts (New York, The American Council on Soviet Relations, First Edition August 1941 - Second Edition March 1942, 52 pages)
· Soviet Russia and the Post-War World (New York, National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, First Edition May 1943 - Second Edition May 1944, 36 pages)
· Soviet Aggression: Myth or Reality? (New York, self-published, June 1951, 16 pages)
· Why I am not a Communist (New York, self-published, January 1952, 20 pages)
Book Collections of Pamphlets
In addition to the publishing of small, soft-cover pamphlets, three hard-bound books were produced that contained collections of previously-published pamphlets and other essays. Included below is a list of these three books, along with cover reproductions.
· The Independent Mind: Essays of a Humanist Philosopher (New York, Horizon Press, 1951, 187 pages)
Voice in the
Wilderness: Collected Essays of Fifty Years
(Buffalo, Prometheus Books, 1974, 327 pages)
A Lifetime of
Prometheus Books, 1988, 414 pages)
The Independent Mind: Essays of a Humanist Philosopher and A Lifetime of Dissent are available for online reading on the Questia Web site.
Since Voice in the Wilderness: Collected Essays of Fifty Years isn't available in an online version, here's a copy of the book's Table of Contents (TOC), complete with the author's notes, for reference purposes. As indicated in the TOC, the text of Basic Pamphlet 14, The Crime Against Cuba, is included in this book. The text in the book, however, is slightly modified from that which appeared in the original pamphlet, and doesn't include the pamphlet's list of Suggested References.