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Salient. An Organ of Student Opinion at Victoria College, Wellington, N.Z. Vol. 1, No. 4 March 30, 1938

Left Book Club

Left Book Club

Starting in London in July, 1936, under the auspices of the publishing house of Victor Gollancz with a membership or about 150. an organization known as "The Left Book Club" has grown to-day to a membership of over 50,000.

The aim of the club is a simple one. It is to help in the urgent struggle for World Peace and a better social and economic order, and against Fascism, by giving to all who are determined to do their part in this struggle such knowledge as will immensely increase their efficiency.

Ordinary members of the club receive each month the "Book of the Month." which is selected by Prof. Harold Laski. Victor Gollancz, and John Strachey.

Each book is a book never before published, and Is. indeed, generally written specially for the club. The standard or the books is particularly high from the point of view or literary merit, news interest, and educative value.

Notable successes in the past have been "Walls Have Mouths." by W. F. McCartney, an autobiography or English prison life: "Man's Worldly Goods." by Leo Huberman, an American schoolmaster, giving an excellent and most readable account or the Economic History or Europe: "Bed Star Over China." a first-hand account of the Soviet districts in China and of the Chinese Bed Army written by the only journalist ever to penetrate the Red areas, which is of first-rate importance in understanding news from China to-day and many others which there is not space to discuss.