Bombs, Bullets and Bread

The Politics of Anarchist Terrorism Worldwide, 1866–1926


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About the Book

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, a wave of political violence swept across the globe, causing widespread alarm. Described by the media of the day as “propaganda of the deed,” assassinations, bombings and assaults carried out by anarchists—both individuals and conspirators—were intended to incite revolution and established the precedents of modern terrorism. Much has been written about these actions and the responses to them yet little attention has been given to the actors themselves. Drawing on wide range of sources, the author profiles numerous insurgents, their deeds and their motives.

About the Author(s)

Michael Kemp is the managing director of a computer security company. He lives in Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Bibliographic Details

Michael Kemp
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 225
Bibliographic Info: 21 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7101-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3211-7
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
One. A People’s Will 5
Two. Ghosts at the Feast 16
Three. The Emperor’s Axe 37
Four. The Cook, the Blacksmith, the King and the Weaver 50
Five. Machines Infernales 65
Six. The French Connection 79
Seven. The ­One-Armed Anarchist 106
Eight. An Outrage in the Park 120
Nine. A Carnival of Revenge 135
Ten. Museifu Shugi Banzai! 156
Eleven. Beneath a White Tower 178
Twelve. Teenage Wastelands 187
Chapter Notes 201
Bibliography 210
Index 217

Book Reviews & Awards

“Valuable.”—Anarchist Studies