Under the Banner of Heaven

A Story of Violent Faith Jon Krakauer     2004     432     5 x 8 Krakauer takes us inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these theocracies are zealots who answer … Continue reading Under the Banner of Heaven

The Pope is NOT Gay!

Angelo Quattrocchi     2010     192p     5 x 8 The Pope is Not Gay! is an irreverent history of homophobic and sexist obscurantism in the Holy Roman Church and an endoscopic examination of its greatest contemporary advocate, Pope Benedict XVI. In his inimitable style, anarchist Angelo Quattrocchi traces the evolution of … Continue reading The Pope is NOT Gay!

The Poisonwood Bible

A Novel Barbara Kingslover The Poisonwood Bible is a story told by the wife and four daughters of Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist who takes his family and mission to the Belgian Congo in 1959. They carry with them everything they believe they will need from home, but soon find that all of it—from … Continue reading The Poisonwood Bible

When God Was A Woman

Merlin Stone 1976 302p 5.5 x 8 While most readers of this book are likely familiar with the concepts in the first three chapters, starting with chapter four, ‘The Northern Invaders’, When God Was A Woman goes into details similar to Against His-Story, Against Leviathan! in regards to the first inklings of civilizations, but in … Continue reading When God Was A Woman

Black Boy

A Record of Childhood and Youth Richard Wright 1945 448p 5 x 8 Richard Wright grew up in the woods of Mississippi amid poverty, hunger, fear, and hatred. He lied, stole, and raged at those around him; at six he was a ‘drunkard,’ hanging about in taverns. Surly, brutal, cold, suspicious, and self-pitying, he was … Continue reading Black Boy

Anarchism and Free Love

The Biography of Ezra Haywood Martin Blatt     1990     240p     5 x 8 Sexual behavior was a hot and often dangerous topic for conversation in Victorian America. Anyone advocating women’s rights, birth control, or ‘free love’ could find himself counting the hours in a prison cell. Enter three amazing characters … Continue reading Anarchism and Free Love

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Abel Paz     2006     800p     6 x 9 The most thorough account of Buenaventuera Durruti’s life and spain in the tumultuous and rowdy years of the 1920-1930s in English. Paz, who fought in the spanish revolution as a teenager, seamlessly weaves intimate biographical details of Durruti’s life—his progression from factory worker … Continue reading Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Against His-Story, Against Leviathan

Fredy Perlman   1983   296p   5 x 8 How Civilization encroached on free peoples. On every continent scribes, traders and kings promoted division of labor, professional armies, social discipline, national, ethnic and class fervor.  $7-15 Other works involving fredy perlman, civilization, the wild, technology, recuperation, progress, primitivism, heresy, patriarchy, first nations struggles, peasant revolts, monarchs, nature, slave … Continue reading Against His-Story, Against Leviathan