Richard Parry

Richard Parry




Richard Parry studied medieval and modern history at University College London and took a masters in European Social History at the London School of Economics. He subsequently became a leading human rights lawyer who specialised in defending protestors. He continues to live and practise criminal defence law in London, his native city.









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The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists, 2nd ed.

The Bonnot Gang: The Story of the French Illegalists, 2nd ed.

SKU: 9781629631431
Author: Richard Parry
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781629631431
Published: 10/2016
Format: Paperback, ePub, mobi, PDF
Size: 6 x 9
Page count: 288
Subjects: Politics-Anarchism/History-Europe

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“The first book on the subject in English, and one based on original research in the various libraries and collections in Paris, Amsterdam, and London. . . . Although the book is written as a history, the style is journalistic rather than stuffily academic, and paced so that the narrative gets progressively more exciting. All in all, this is that rare book indeed. It is a good read and action-packed; but also meticulously researched with an impressive attention to detail.”
New Anarchist Review

“Although Parry does not try to romanticize the protagonists, the conclusion of the book does try to interpret their story as a political event arising out of the class struggle. . . . It will be widely read; it ought to be widely discussed.”
—Nicholas Walter in Freedom

“The book is original, almost naively frank, and instantly likeable. It requires no prior knowledge and although it describes itself as a ‘history,’ it often reads more like a novel. All told this is a great introduction to the subject and well worth the read.”
—Katy Armstrong-Myers in Socialist Lawyer

“Parry neither idealizes nor condemns the Bonnot Gang. Instead, he is trying to situate its activities in an ideological tradition and, at least as importantly, in the unforgiving class contradictions characterizing French society at the time.”
—Ulf Gyllenhak in Dagens Nyheter



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