Hero of Red Clydeside
By (author) Henry Bell
Publication date:20 October 2018
Length of book:256 pages
'I am not here, then, as the accused; I am here as the accuser of capitalism dripping with blood from head to foot' – John Maclean, Speech from the Dock, 1918.*BR**BR*Feared by the government, adored by workers, celebrated by Lenin and Trotsky; the head of British Military Intelligence called John Maclean 'the most dangerous man in Britain'.*BR**BR*This new biography explores the events that shaped the life of a momentous man – from the Great War and the Great Unrest, to the Rent Strike and the Russian Revolution. It examines his work as an organiser and educator, his imprisonment and hunger strike, and how he became the early hero of radical Scottish Independence.
'This is an extremely interesting and well-researched book – it provides a valuable insight into the life of one of Scotland’s most important, respected and influential political figures, whose legacy shines on today'