RARE BOOK GUIDE - THE RUNNERS, THE RIDERS & THE ODDS

16 February 2007

The Baader - Meinhof Group. The Inside Story...


Stefan Aust. THE BAADER - MEINHOF GROUP. THE INSIDE STORY OF A PHENOMENON. Bodley Head, London 1987. ISBN 0370310314

Current Selling Prices
$200 - $350 /£110-£180


EUROPEAN POLITICS/ TERRORISM
Fat octavo with 20 photos. The German original 'Der Baader Meinhof Komplex' is, like many modern German books, dead common; the English translation by Anthea Bell is decidedly uncommon. The Baader gang ( Red Army Faction) have been in the news recently with parole being considered for a couple of them Brigitte Mohnhaupt & Christian Klar. Corresponding roughly to the Weather Underground and the Symbionese Liberation Army in America and the Angry Brigade in UK, the Red Army Faction intensified its guerrilla campaigns in northern German cities during 1970-72, setting department stores afire, raiding banks, kidnapping industrial magnates, stealing Mercedes-Benzes, shooting police and bombing the printing plants of the press plutocrat Axel Springer and the headquarters installations of the United States Army in Frankfurt and Heidelberg.

VALUE? One ambitious chap had it on Amazon at $1000 which to add insult to injury is flagged by Amazon with a yellow flash 'LOW PRICE.' It can usually be picked up at the esteemed ABE at around $250 and possibly less in a bookshop. Bookshops are sometimes found in the centre of populous towns. [Want level 15 - 25 Quite High]
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