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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?

Seal of the USSR.

Karl Marx and beard.

Lenin and friends.

Soviet sewing bee.

Lenin film titles.

Youth day in Moscow. 1920.

A Russian standoff (posed).

The Bolshevik duo.

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