Bert Whyte,Larry Hannant's Champagne and Meatballs: Adventures of a Canadian Communist PDF

By Bert Whyte,Larry Hannant

ISBN-10: 1926836081

ISBN-13: 9781926836089

lively for over 40 years with the Communist celebration of Canada, Bert Whyte used to be a journalist, an underground celebration organizer and soldier in the course of global conflict II, and a press correspondent in Beijing and Moscow. yet any proposal of him as a Communist social gathering hack will be incorrect. Whyte by no means allow leftist ideology get within the method of an outstanding yarn. In Champagne and Meatballs — a memoir written now not lengthy ahead of his demise in Moscow in 1984 — we meet a cigar-smoking rogue who was once not less than as chuffed at a pool corridor as at a political assembly. His tales of bumming throughout Canada within the Thirties, of strive against and camaraderie on the entrance strains in international conflict II, and of surviving as a dissident in bothered instances make for compelling examining. The manuscript of Champagne and Meatballs was once dropped at mild and edited by means of historian Larry Hannant, who has written a desirable and thought-provoking creation to the textual content. Brash, irreverent, informative, and exciting, Whyte's story is heritage and biography observed by way of a wink of his eye.

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