Price: 10.00 euro
Book from Bulgaria, 1988 written by Todor Zhivkov. The titel reads: “For Qualitatively New Growth For Deep Reconstruction In All Areas”. The book is about Perestroika, a political movement to reform communist governments.
Todor Khristov Zhivkov (1911-1998) was a Bulgarian communist statesman who served as the leader of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria (PRB) from 1956 until 1989 as General Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party. He is the youngest and second longest-serving leader in the Eastern Bloc.
Price: 10.00 euro
The Green Book by Muammar Gaddafi in the German language.
The Green Book is a short book setting out the political philosophy of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The book was first published in 1975.
It was “intended to be read by all people”. It is said to have been inspired in part by The Little Red Book (Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung). Both were widely distributed both inside and outside their country of origin, and “written in a simple, understandable style with many memorable slogans”. During the Libyan Civil War, copies of the book were burned by anti-Gaddafi demonstrators.
Price: 95.00 euro
Beautiful rare propagandabook from North Korea, published in 1975 about the Juche culture. This book is extremely hard to find and the book find his way into Europe through different political activist groups and persons in the 1970’s.
The book is about the Juche and how it has influenced all aspects of North Korean life, such as architecture, Art, Culture and everyday life.
Juche is the official ideology of North Korea, described by the government as “Kim Il-sung’s original, brilliant and revolutionary contribution to national and international thought”.
It postulates that “man is the master of his destiny”, that the Korean masses are to act as the “masters of the revolution and construction” and that by becoming self-reliant and strong, a nation can achieve true socialism. Kim Il-sung (1912–1994) developed the ideology, which was originally viewed as a variant of Marxism–Leninism until it became distinctly Korean in character.
Price: 55.00 euro
Book about the history and life of Kim Il Sung, the founder and leader of North Korea.
Kim was the son of parents who fled to Manchuria during his childhood to escape the Japanese rule of Korea. He attended elementary school in Manchuria and, while still a student, joined a communist youth organization. He was arrested and jailed for his activities with the group in 1929–30. After Kim’s release from prison, he joined the Korean guerrilla resistance against the Japanese occupation sometime during the 1930s and adopted the name of an earlier legendary Korean guerrilla fighter against the Japanese. Kim was noticed by the Soviet military authorities, who sent him to the Soviet Union for military and political training. There he joined the local Communist Party.
During World War II, Kim led a Korean contingent as a major in the Soviet army. After the Japanese surrender in 1945, Korea was effectively divided between a Soviet-occupied northern half and a U.S.-supported southern half. At this time Kim returned with other Soviet-trained Koreans to establish a communist provisional government under Soviet auspices in what would become North Korea. He became the first premier of the newly formed Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in 1948, and in 1949 he became chairman of the Korean Workers’ (communist) Party.
Hoping to reunify Korea by force, Kim launched an invasion of South Korea in 1950, thereby igniting the Korean War. His attempt to extend his rule there was repelled by U.S. troops and other UN forces, however, and it was only through massive Chinese support that he was able to repel a subsequent invasion of North Korea by UN forces. The Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953.
Kim Il Sung was leader of North Korea from 1948 until 1994 when he died. He outlived Stalin by 4 decades, Mao Zedong with 2, and stayed in power long enough to outrun 6 South Korean presidents, 9 USA presidents and 21 Japanese prime ministers. After his death his son Kim Jong Il became the leader of North Korea.
The North Korean goverment to this day refers Kim Il Sung as the Supreme Leader and the Eternal President.
Price: 75.00 euro
Another incredible North Korea book find. Propaganda book about the sacred Mount Paektu. Filled with many photos. Made in 1982. Cover is not perfect and has some damages.
The mountain plays an important mythological and cultural role in both Korean states. For instance, it is mentioned in both of their national anthems and is depicted on the National Emblem of North Korea.
Both Koreans assign a mythical quality to the volcano and its caldera lake, considering it to be their country’s spiritual home. With 2744m./9003ft. it is the highest mountain in North Korea, the Korean Peninsula and Northeast China. The mountain’s caldera was created in 946 by the colossal Tianchi eruption, one of the most violent eruptions in the last 5,000 years.
The founder of the first Korean Empire, King Tangun, was born on this mountain 3000 years ago. According to legend his father, Godly King Hwanung, was decended on this mountain, married a bear wich was turned into a woman and out of that Tangun was born.
Tangun is not the first leader to be born on Mt. Paektu. None other than Kim Jong Il (father of the current leader Kim Jong Un) was born in a cabin on Mt. Paektu. This would have happened during the Korean War.
In the Korean war, Kim Il Sung (Kim Jong Il’s father and founder of the North Korean state) was forced to withdraw his troops to the far north of the country under pressure from the Americans during the Korean war. He took refuge in Mt. Paektu. He found an ally in the Chinese and managed to fight his way back until the current status quo was reached. The story that Kim Jong Il was born on Mt. Paektu, was very important to give him a bit of “divine” power.
Price: 12.50 euro
Book Cuba from Fidel Castro. Made in Cuba but in French langauge. The titel of the book says:”If a solution isn’t found for the economic crisis there are going to be widespread revolutionairy outbreaks”. The book is in good condition. Made in 1985.
Price: 12.50 euro
Book from Cuba, 1985. It contains a speech given by Fidel Castro on the meeting on the status of Latin American and Caribbean Women.
The info in the book says:”Speech given by commander in chief Fidel Castro at the closing session of the meeting on the status of Latin-American and Caribbean women, 1985 Havana”.
Price: 12.50 euro
Book from Cuba, Fidel Castro about the first Ibero-American Summit in 1991. The titel of the book says:”Towards A Great Common Homeland. First Ibero-American Summit. Speech And Message From Fidel Castro”.
The Ibero American Summit is a yearly meeting of the heads of government and state of the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking nations of Europe and the Americas, as members of the Organization of Ibero-American States.
Price: 65.00 euro
Book 1: 534 pages.
Book 2: 474 pages.
Book 3: 446 pages.
Book 4: 623 pages.
Realese date: 1952
The complete selected works of Mao Zedong the Russian edition. Very rare.
The Selected Works Of Mao Zedong, is a five volume collection of the written works of Mao Zedong ranging from the years 1926-1957. The collection was first published by the People’s Publishing House in 1951, and was later translated into English by the state-owned Foreign Languages Press. A fifth volume, which included the works of Chairman Mao from 1949-1957, was released during the leadership of Hua Guofeng, but subsequently withdrawn from circulation for its perceived ideological errors. During the ten years of the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976), the People’s Publishing House published 870 different editions of Selected Works of Mao Tse-Tung (Volumes 1-4), with a total of 325 million paperbacks and 2.55 million hardcover copies of the Chinese editions created. The Selected Works were also translated into a 14 different foreign languages.
Price: 10.00 euro
Publisher: Foreign Languages Publishing House Pyongyang, Korea
North Korean book from 2016. Information on 100 topics concerning the North Korean military (including The Korean People’s Army) and defence-related issues in North Korea.
Price: 10.00 euro
El Popola Cinio magazine, made in China, 1972, issue no. 12.
This Chinese magazine was published in Esperanto from 1950 in more than 150 country’s and was well illustrated and praised by readers as the most beautiful magazine of Esperanto. In the year 2000 they stopped printing and became a web version wich still remains (2020).
Price: 85.00 euro
Book from North Korea, 2015, titled: Seventy Years Of Brilliant Leadership. Spectacular pictorial published by North Korea in 2015 on the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the Workers’ Party of Korea, in celebration of 70 years of glorious revolutionary accomplishment under the leadership of Kim Il Sung, Kim Jong Il, Kim Jong Un and the Workers’ Party of Korea.
Foreign Languages Publishing House.
Price: 15.00 euro
Original red book from China.
Often the Red Books came in small editions so the Chinese people could easily carry it in a pocket to take it with them. So The Red Book was often called The Little Red Book.
The first edition of The Red Book appeared in 1964. In the book there are quotations of Mao Zedong. There were put together by Lin Biao. Lin Biao was a general under Mao’s rule and one of his most trusted friends.
During The Cultural Revolution they printed about 5-6 billion copies of this book. Making it the worlds second most printed book, the Bible being first. In The Cultural Revolution everybody in China was obligated to have and study The Little Red Book.In 1966 they distributed the Red Book internationally in different languages.