Early life; joining the Communist Party at the LSE, travels in France and Nazi Germany
Stories of war service as an Anti-Aircraft Gunnery Sergeant-Major
WW2 army life in India- colonialism and the Communist Party
Teaching at the Department of Economic History at the University of Hull
Deeply involved in the crisis of the British Communist Party in 1956, following the Soviet invasion of Hungary.
Acquaintances and co- thinkers: the MI5 agent planted at his home in Hull, John Griffith, Stuart Hall, Philip Larkin, Doris Lessing, Ralph Miliband, Sir John Pratt, Raphael Samuel, EP Thompson,
Working against America's Cold War politics
Editing the Dictionary of Labour Biography and the Socialist Register
Life in Hull, perspectives on a the rightward drift of Labour.