By Kent Worcester
A fascinating, immensely readable biography of one of the most important radical intellectuals of the twentieth century.
"This biography is an excellent starting point for anyone wishing to understand the extraordinary life and work of C. L. R. James. It is thoroughly researched, based on primary sources as well as a very wide range of secondary materials, and a careful, subtle reading of James'prolific writings; yet it is always readable. It provides an accessible entry to the many worlds enriched by James: Marxist theory and practice, Caribbean and African politics, Western literature, popular culture, cricket and world revolution. Worcester has written a sensitive, multi-facted, intellectual biography of one of this century's most creative thinkers." -- Bridget Brereton, The University of the West Indies
"C. L. R. James was one of the twentieth-century's most significant radical intellectuals. Kent Worcester's excellent biography provides an extraordinary analysis of James'screative mind and political imagination. Worcester's work is the single best study of James currently available." -- Manning Marable, Columbia University
"Kent Worcester has managed to do something that very few people who write about political theory have done. He has provided an eminently readable biography but has also given James his full due as a political, social, and literary theorist. This is a remarkable achievement." -- Stanley Aronowitz, City University of New York Graduate Center
C. L. R. James: A Political Biography offers the first sustained account of the life and work of one of the twentieth-century's most important radical intellectuals.