Biographer of James Cannon, pioneer American Trotskyist, to speak Friday in New York

Bryan Palmer, the author of James P. Cannon and the Origins of the American Revolutionary Left, 1890-1928, the first volume of a new biography of the pioneer American communist and later the founder and leader of the American Trotskyist movement, will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, October 12, at an event in New York City hosted by the Tamiment Library at New York University.

The meeting will be held on the 10th floor of Bobst Library, which is located at 70 Washington Square South. The Socialist Equality Party is one of the sponsors of the event.

The World Socialist Web Site posted a review of the new book on September 18. (See “A fighter for Marxism in America”. The WSWS also conducted a two-part interview with the author, posted on September 28 and 29.