A Book That Was Never Born

In 1990, as geopolitical shifts were occurring in the Soviet sphere, I decided a Whole Earth Catalog-like book devoted to the entire Red world might be an interesting capstone to a tumultuous era. Alas, no American publisher thought so. I recently uncovered pieces of the pitch dummy for The Whole Red Catalog with some of the photographs used to chart the rise and fall. Anyone interested?

Red 1

Red 8

Seal of the USSR.

Red 7

Karl Marx and beard.

Red 6

Lenin and friends.

Red 5

Soviet sewing bee.

Red 4

Lenin film titles.

Red 3

Youth day in Moscow. 1920.


A Russian standoff (posed).

Red 2

The Bolshevik duo.

4 thoughts on “A Book That Was Never Born

  1. eastward

    I would be very interested in purchasing a copy. Though since I’m not a publisher I can’t really help in getting it published. Have you looked at print on demand? I’ve only perused some websites, and it seems limited on design details.