Charles Preston, Monthly Review Press, £18.95
Charles Preston's account of being a white Communist working for a radical black newspaper, the Clarion, vividly recreates the US of the 1930s and 1940s.
The book takes a while to get going, and at first I wondered why it wasn't more "political". By the end I was fascinated.
Preston captures the excitement of working on a radical paper at a time when the pressure for social change is growing and is starting to break through.