London: Dennis Dobson, 1953. Hardcover. vii, 272p., front., map, first edition, minor browning on half-title page, slightly edge worn dj.
Padmore, 1900-1959, was born Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse at Tacarigua, Trinidad, British West Indies. In 1924 he moved to New York and promptly joined the Communist Party. He rose rapidly into the Party leadership and by 1929 was working for the Communist International organizing Negro workers. In 1933 he quit the Communist International because of the Popular Front line and its policy of placating Britain and France. He went on to become a founder of the Pan-Africanist movement and an advisor to Nkrumah and other African leaders. *Johnpoll.