THE PHILIPPINES: Story of a Communist

William Joseph Pomeroy was less than a year old when the Russian Revolution shook the world. A scholarly, intense boy, he carried the flag at graduation exercises at Rochester's (N.Y.) P.S. 32. At West High School he won honors in English, but after leaving school the best job he could get was that of buffer hand in a factory. He decided that society, not himself, was to blame. Early in 1938 he joined the Young Communist League, later that year became a full Communist Party member.

Struggle. The U.S. Army drafted him in 1942. He was sent to the U.S. Fifth...

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