Dynamite

The Story of Class Violence in America Louis Adamic     1935     380p     5 x 8 The history of labor in the United States is a story of almost continuous violence. In Dynamite, Louis Adamic recounts one century of that history in vivid, carefully researched detail. Covering both well- and lesser-known … Continue reading Dynamite

The Angry Brigade

1967-1984: Documents and Chronology The Angry Brigade & Jean Weir     1985     64p     4 x 5 ‘Sit in the drugstore, look distant, empty, bored, drinking some tasteless coffee? Or perhaps BLOW IT UP OR BURN IT DOWN. The only thing you can do with modern slave-houses — called boutiques — … Continue reading The Angry Brigade

The World That Never Was

A True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists, and Secret Agents Alex Butterworth     2011     544p     6 x 9 In the late nineteenth century, nations the world over were mired in economic recession and beset by social unrest, their leaders increasingly threatened by acts of terrorism and assassination from anarchist extremists. … Continue reading The World That Never Was

Granny Made Me An Anarchist

General Franco, The Angry Brigade, and Me Stuart Christie 2004 400p 5.5 x 8 In 1964, a fresh-faced, eighteen-year-old Glaswegian named Stuart Christie became the most famous anarchist in Britain. He was arrested delivering dynamite to Madrid to be used in the assassination of Spanish dictator General Franco. After serving three of his twenty-year sentence, … Continue reading Granny Made Me An Anarchist

The Anarchists

James Joll 1964 303p 6 x 8 A good over-view of classical anarchism, focusing almost exclusively on europe. Beginning in the late 1700s with William Godwin and continuing on with Proudhon, Kropotkin and Bakunin. Details evolutions and differences in philosophy, the paris commune, russian revolution, spanish civil war, the era of dynamite, etc. $4-10 Other … Continue reading The Anarchists

The Battle of Blair Mountain

The Story of America’s Largest Labor Uprising Robert Shogan   2004   296p   6 x 9 The Battle of Blair Mountain covers a profoundly significant but long-neglected slice of American history – the largest armed uprising on American soil since the Civil War. In 1921, some 10,000 West Virginia coal miners, outraged over years of brutality and exploitation, … Continue reading The Battle of Blair Mountain

Recommended Reading

  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.      Bastard Out of Carolina A Novel   Dorothy Allison   1992   320p   6 x … Continue reading Recommended Reading

Anarchism and Violence

Severino Di Giovanni in Argentina, 1923-1931 Osvaldo Bayer   1970   210p   5 x 8 Originally in spanish, this reprint of the Elephant Editions translation tells the story of anarcho-banditry committed by Severino and his good friends, the brothers Scarfo. Bombings, bank robberies, and, like many of their kind, their shooting star ending. $3-10 … Continue reading Anarchism and Violence