Out of the Night
Literary Licensing, LLC, 2013 - 756 pages
Out of the Night is a memoir written by Jan Valtin, a former member of the Communist Party USA and the Communist International. The book details Valtin's experiences as a revolutionary in the United States and Europe during the 1920s and 1930s. Valtin describes his involvement in various Communist organizations, including the International Red Aid and the League Against Imperialism, as well as his work as a spy for the Soviet Union.The book also chronicles Valtin's time in prison, where he was tortured and interrogated by the Gestapo. Valtin's experiences as a Communist and a prisoner provide a unique perspective on the political and social upheavals of the time, including the rise of fascism in Europe and the Spanish Civil War.Out of the Night was first published in 1941 and has since become a classic of political literature. The book has been praised for its vivid portrayal of life in the Communist Party and for its insights into the workings of Soviet intelligence. However, it has also been criticized for its accuracy, with some historians questioning the veracity of Valtin's claims. Despite these debates, Out of the Night remains a powerful and influential account of one man's journey through the turbulent political landscape of the early 20th century.This is a new release of the original 1941 edition.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.