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Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!: An Essay.
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Against His-Story, Against Leviathan!: An Essay.

By Fredy Perlman.

Detroit, MI Black & Red, 1983. Paperback First Edition (1983), unstated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; shows a couple of small faint smudges to the top edge of the text block; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the covers. Free of creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing mild wear and minor, unobtrusive flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.5 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches). 302 pages. Liberally illustrated with drawings, photographic reproductions, and designs in black & white. Language: English. Weight: 15.5 ounces. First Edition (1983), unstated. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps. Perlman's major work, a vast study of the rise of totalitarian lifestyles and a profound affirmation of the struggle to reassert human values. One of the most significant and influential anarchic texts of the last few decades.

$19.60

The Cost of Living.
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The Cost of Living.

By Arundhati Roy.

New York, NY Modern Library Paperbacks, 1999. Paperback First Edition Thus (1999), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1999), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Wraps: shows a rather faint crease from the bottom of the front panel about 3/4 of the way to the top and a one-inch crease at the bottom of the front 'hinge'; the text pages have tanned ever so slightly, due to aging; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creases to the covers. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing unobtrusive cosmetic flaws. Bright and clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.25 x 0.35 inches). x, 126 pages. Language: English. Weight: 5 ounces. Trade Paperback.

$14.70

The French Student Revolt: The Leaders Speak.

By Daniel Cohn-Bendit .

New York, NY Hill & Wang, 1968. Paperback First Edition (1968), so stated. First Edition (1968), so stated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to the extremities; the price has been blocked out at the lower corner of the front panel; a faint stress crease to the lower front panel; mild rubbing to the wrapper covers; a hint of sunning to the crimson background field of the backstrip (the white titles thereon remain bold and clearly legible); the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases to the backstrip. Free of any creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any underlining, hi-lighting or marginalia or marks in the text. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing minor, unobtrusive flaws only. Bright and clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8 x 5.3 x 0.3 inches). 112 pages. Essays by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Jean-Pierre Duteuil, Alain Geismar, and Jacques Sauvageot. Includes an Interview of Daniel Cohn-Bendit by Jean-Paul Sartre. Edited by Herve Bourges. Translated from the French by B.R. Brewster. Trade Paperback.

$19.60

The Selected Works of Tom Paine (Common Sense; The Crisis Papers; Rights of Man; The Age of Reason; Letter to Washington) and Citizen Tom Paine.

By Howard Fast.

New York, NY The Modern Library , 1945. Hardcover Good+ to Very Good: shows light wear to extremities; short, closed tears in the fabric at both edges of the head of the backstrip; mild rubbing to the panels; faint water-drop mottling at the red-tinted top edge of the text block; very slight spine lean. The binding remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A carefully used copy, tightly bound, showing modest wear, minor cosmetic flaws, and the tears in the fabrc. A clean, sturdy, presentable copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.6 x 1.55 inches). xiii, 640 pages. Introductions, "Tom Paine: An Estimate" and a Foreward to "Citizen Tom Paine" by Howard Fast. Blue cloth over boards with red "Modern Library" medallion at the front panel and gilt titles on red fields at the backstrip. Top Edge Tinted Red. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 11.7 ounces. Hardback: Lacks DJ.

$4.70

Helping Resolve Conflict: True Experiences of a Christian Anthropologist (Peace and Justice Series:Vol.10) 1st ptg thus Edition by (Author).

By I. M. Friedmann.

Scottdale, PA Herald Press, 1990. Paperback First Edition Thus (1990), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition Thus (1990), First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: a faint stress crease at the outside edge of the rear panel and an even fainter one at the same spot of the front panel; very little wear to the wrapper covers at all; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, copy, structurally sound and tightly bound; showing only minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (7.65 x 5.2 x 0.35 inches0. 94 pages. Foreward by J. Allen Brubaker. Language: English. Weight: 4.6 ounces. Peace and Justice Series: Volume 10. Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$3.53

Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist.
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Loyal to the Sky: Notes from an Activist.

By Marisa Handler .

San Francisco, CA Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2007. Hardcover First Edition (2007); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. First Edition (2007); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use: a small, superficial indentation at the top edge of the text pages; very mild shelving wear to the bottom edge of the quarter-cloth boards; the binding leans ever so slightly off square, while remaining perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing only minor, unobtrusive flaws. Bright and Clean. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ is flawless; the price has not been clipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.5 x 6.5 x 1.05 inches). xvi, 265 pages. Foreward by Rebecca Solnit. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 4.9 ounces. Hardback with DJ.

$14.70

Agents of Repression: The FBI's Secret Wars Against the Black Panther Party and the American Indian Movement.

By Churchill, Ward and James Vander Wall.

Boston, MA South End Press, 1990. Paperback Second Edition (1990), with Corrections. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS. Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use; just a hint of wear to the outside edges of the panels and a tiny stain at the bottom of the front panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, very nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing a couple of very minor flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 1.3 inches). xvi, 509 pages. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 13.6 ounces. Second Edition (1990), with Corrections. Trade Paperback. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHORS.

$63.70

Anarchists in the Spanish Revolution.

By Jose Peirats.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada Solidarity Books. Paperback Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: very light wear to the extremities; mild rubbing to the panels of the wrapper covers; the binding leans very slightly off square, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A well-cared for copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing a little wear and a couple of minor flaws. A clean, sturdy, attractive copy. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.65 x 5.25 x 0.75 inches). 400 pages. Illustrated in black and white. Language: English. Weight: 1 pound, 0.3 ounces. No date of publication is provided (probably mid-1960s). Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$14.70

Problems of Knowledge and Freedom: The Russell Lectures.

By Noam Chomsky .

New York, NY Random House: Vintage, 1972. Paperback First Edition Thus (1972), so stated. First Edition Thus (1972), so stated. Very Good+ to Near Fine in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: the barest hint of wear to the upper front corner tip; moderate rubbing to the panels of the wrapper covers; the price has been carefully rubbed out a the upper corner of the front panel; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, nearly-new copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing several minor flaws. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (7.25 x 4.3 x 0.35 inches). xi, 111 pages. Language: English. Weight: 4.2 ounces. Mass Market Paperback.

$19.60

What Do You Mean Nonviolence?: The Story of Wars with Peaceful Weapons.

By Sue Gottfried.

Nyack, NY Fellowship Publications, 1964. Paperback Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: little overall wear at all, but does show mild rubbing and rather heavy foxing to the the wrapper covers; the stapled binding is secure; the text is clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Shows some flaws; but remains a sturdy, and presentable reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9 x 6 x 0.125 inches);. 30 pages. Illustrated with Drawings and Designs by Elsa Bailey. Language: English. Weight: 2.1 ounces. The Forerunner Series For High School Young People. Paperback: Staple-bound Wraps.

$6.86

Global Mind Change: The Promise of the 21st Century.
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Global Mind Change: The Promise of the 21st Century.

By Willis Harman.

San Francisco, CA Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1998. Paperback Second Edition [1998], Revised & Enlarged. First Printing Thus, indicated by a complete number sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: The binding shows barely discernible lean; while remaining perfectly secure; else flawless. The text clean. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 208pp. Institute of Noetic Sciences. Second Edition [1998], Revised & Enlarged. First Printing Thus, indicated by a complete number sequence. Trade Paperback. Revolutions are generally thought of as large-scale, bloody upheavals involving whole countries and societies. But there are quieter revolutions that begin in the individual mind and create the kind of change that may be even more significant. By deliberately changing their internal image of reality, people are transforming the world. Right now we are living through one of the most fundamental shifts in history -- a change in the actual belief structure of Western industrial society.

$4.70

Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life.
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Democracy's Edge: Choosing to Save Our Country by Bringing Democracy to Life.

By Frances Moore Lappe.

San Francisco, CA Jossey-Bass Publishers, 2005. Hardcover First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. First Edition [2005]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Fine in Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. The DJ is also flawless; the price is unclipped; mylar-protected. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.25 x 1.75 inches). xvi, 471 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 10.4 ounces. Hardback with DJ. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR

$19.60

A Rebel in Defense of Tradition: The Life and Politics of Dwight MacDonald.

By Michael Wreszin.

New York, NY Basic Books , 1994. Paperback First Edition Thus [1994]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. First Edition Thus [1994]; First Printing indicated by a complete number line. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: a faint crease near the lower front corner; a little faint shelf-soiling at the bottom edge of the text pages; the pages have tanned slightly, due to aging; the binding leans very slightly and is a bit concave, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean. Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.25 x 6.1 x 1.75 inches). xviii, 590 pages. Weight: 1 pound, 8.9 ounces. Trade Paperback. Here is the first full-scale biography of Dwight Macdonald, one of America's most gifted twentieth-century intellectuals - a classic American Dissenter who was at the center of many of the major controversies and confrontations of his time.

$24.50

Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism.
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Anything We Love Can Be Saved: A Writer's Activism.

By Alice Walker .

New York, NY Ballantine Books , 1998. Paperback First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated. First Edition Thus [1998]; First Printing indicated. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities, mostly at the upper corner tips fo the front panel and at the head of the backstrip; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; the binding shows barely discernible lean, but remains perfectly secure; the text is clean.Free of ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, or labels. Not quite perfect: but remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (8.25 x 5.5 x 0.65 inches). xxv, 225 pages. Weight: 8.5 ounces. The hardcover edition was published in 1997. Trade Paperback.

$14.11

Down to Earth: Toward a Philosophy of Nonviolent Living.

By John Nolt.

Washburn, TN Earth Knows Publications , 1995. Paperback First Edition Thus [1995], Second Printing [1996]. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear to extremities; barely discernible spine lean; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Not absolutely pristine, but remains very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 223 pages. First Edition Thus [1995], Second Printing, so stated (though the number line begins with '1'). Paperback: Pictorial Wraps.

$9.41

Self and Society: A Study in Gandhian Thought.

By Ramashray Roy.

Beverly Hills, CA SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd, 1984. Hardcover First Edition [1984]; probable later printing [1985], published in collaboration with United Nations University in Tokyo. Near Fine in Fine DJ: The Book shows only minute indications of use: just a couple of faint soil spots at the front panel; else flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. The DJ is flawless; unclipped. Not absolutely perfect, but remains virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 205 pages. First Edition [1984]; probable later printing [1985], published in collaboration with United Nations University in Tokyo. Hardback with DJ.

$39.20

Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal.
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Vietnam: The Logic of Withdrawal.

By Howard Zinn.

Cambridge, MA South End Press, 2002. Paperback Reprint Edition [2002]; First Printing Thus. Fine in Wraps: binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 131pp. 8vo. 150 pages. Radical 60s Series, Book 3. Reprint Edition [2002]; First Printing Thus. Originally published in various journals and then by Beacon in 1967. Trade Paperback. Zinn’s compelling case against the Vietnam War, now with a new introduction. Of the many books that challenged the Vietnam War, Howard Zinn’s stands out as one of the best—and most influential. It helped sparked national debate on the war. It includes a powerful speech written by Zinn that President Johnson should have given to lay out the case for ending the war. Includes a new introduction by the author.The Vietnamese puppets of the French running the South knew that Ho Chi Minh would win any free and fair election so they would repeatedly refuse North Vietnamese requests to hold the promised elections that were supposed to reunify the country as called for in the 1954 Geneva accords. Zinn quotes Bernard Fall, the French right wing military analyst much respected by hawkish American planners, as saying that from 1957 to 1960, the U.S. installed South Vietnamese dictator Ngo Dinh Diem. Zinn notes that guerilla activity started in the late 50's, by the reactivated units of the Viet Minh, after Diem's stolen elections, torture,"manhunts" etc. He quotes experts on Vietnam that the National Liberation Front ("Viet Cong") was created early in 1960, months before Hanoi authorized its creation, solely on the initiative of Southerners resisting U.S. backed terror. He observes the Americans already had a couple thousand military "advisors" in the South in violation of the Geneva accords long before the US State Department would claim "infiltration" and "aggression" from the North. Zinn quotes Senate Majority leader Mike Mansfield's committee report that in January 1966 there were 14,000 North Vietnamese troops in the 230,000 NLF force in the South. At the same time there were 170,000 American troops; other foreign troops included 21,000 from South Korea. So the Americans and allied occupying forces infinitely outnumbered the North Vietnamese who were, of course, fighting in "South" Vietnam, which was truly a part of their own country. The Mansfield report stated that from 1962 to 1965, 14,000 North Vietnamese "infiltrated" into the South but during the same time 100,000 persons in the South joined the NLF, the only force in South Vietnam addressing the needs of the peasant masses. In 1965, 100,000 deserted from the ARVN. He notes that in 1964 the NLF made one of its many peace offers at this point that entailed allowing it to participate as a political party in a South Vietnam w/o American occupation and military aid to the oligarchy (a "neutralist" state). He quotes Neil Sheehan and Charles Mohr of the New York Times as saying that the NLF represented true social change for better or worse against the reactionary South Vietnamese oligarchy. He quotes a French foreign correspondent as observing that when what would become the NLF began assassinating South Vietnamese government officials in 1959-60, the peasants apparently supported these actions against their oppressors. Zinn observes that the NLF committed atrocities but had a long way to go to catch the Americans in this regard. He writes that communism has inspired activists in deeply impoverished capitalist countries, independent of any Russian or Chinese meddling, and they have adapted it to their local needs. He might have added that what the U.S. has smeared as communism in the third world is often a mild form of socialism (as in Guatemala in 1954) that cuts slightly into the profits of multinational corporations and so was overthrown by the U.S. or forced to turn to the Russians. He goes over some of the reports of U.S. atrocities in the mainstream press. In November 1965, Neil Sheehan reported several dozen hamlets completely destroyed or heavily damaged by U.S. and the ARVN (South Vietnamese army) in order to root out the supposed NLF presence in them. Sheehan reported South Vietnamese government figures that 184 civilians were killed in the five hamlets of Duchai during this attack but the figure might have been as high 600. He reported that each month about 600 to 1000 civilians were being brought to the provincial hospital, injured by American weaponry. Sheehan reported in February 1966 that U.S. napalm and bombs had destroyed 1000 peasant homes in three hamlets and a hundred civilians were killed in the village of Tamquan. The Honolulu Advertiser reported a hundred civilians killed or wounded near a Mekong Delta hamlet. Charles Mohr, reporting the case of an old woman who could no longer close her eyes and lost her arms and two of her children all because of U.S. napalm, stated "Few Americans appreciate what their nation is doing to South Vietnam with airpower." Civilians were "dying everyday in South Vietnam." Zinn quotes former Green Beret Donald Duncan as saying that he and his fellows regularly used torture against Vietnamese. He notes how in Laos the U.S. supported a right wing military coup in 1958 as the leftist Pathet Lao were about to win an election there. The U.S. would subvert in the next few years a neutralist government that allowed the Pathet Lao to be politically active. The U.S. backed military alliance SEATO insisted that the Pathet Lao were not commie stooges. This book was published in 1967. The U.S. after it destroyed the country, in 1975, placed an embargo on Vietnam that threw it into the arms of the Russians and maintained brutal conditions in the country.

$19.60

Essays: Selected From the Writings, Literary, Political, and Religious of Joseph Mazzini.

By Joseph Mazzini.

London, UK Walter Scott, 1880. Hardcover Good: Shows significant indications of use: The binding shows very slight lean; considerable wear to the extremities, with some fairly heavy rubbing to the rear panel and a small area which has chipped - or perhaps rubbed - away exposing the underlying board and similar chipping at the head of the backstrip and a small area along the rear hinge; the corners are heavily rubbed, exposing the underlying board; some darkening ans soiling. Former owner's last name at the upper corner of the front pastedown endpaper. The binding remains secure; text clean. Overall, remains a sturdy reading copy with a clean text. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 332pp. Republished by the special permission of Madame E.A. Venturi, and Edited, with an Introduction, by William Clarke. The fore-edge and bottom edge are ragged edged. (The Scott Library). Publication date of 1880 is approximate, based only binding style and quality. Hardback: Lacks DJ. Giuseppe Mazzini (1805 – 1872), was an Italian politician, journalist and activist for the unification of Italy. His efforts helped bring about the independent and unified Italy in place of the several separate states, many dominated by foreign powers, that existed until the 19th century. He also helped define the modern European movement for popular democracy in a republican state.

$6.47

Prisons That Could Not Hold: Prison Notes 1964-Seneca 1984.

By Barbara Deming.

San Francisco, CA Spinsters Ink, 1985. Paperback First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Near Fine in Wraps: shows two faint creases at the upper front corner; else only mild rubbing; binding square and secure; text clean. Virtually 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. 230pp. First Ed thus; First Printing indicated. Introduction by Grace Paley. Thirty pages of black & white photographs Edited by Joan E. Biren [Jeb]. Trade Paperback. Prisons That Could Not Hold weaves together diary entries, letters, and interviews to provide a very human portrait of the evolution of an individual activist and the development of contemporary "movement" philosophy. The centerpiece of this volume is the acclaimed Prison Notes, a powerful account of the twenty-seven days Barbara Deming and thirty-five others spent in an Albany, Georgia, jail during their Canada-to-Cuba Walk for Peace in 1963 and 1964. Demanding that black demonstrators and white demonstrators be able to walk together, the peace marchers were imprisoned, leading many in the group to fast and employ other nonviolent techniques of protest. Their presence and discipline had a lasting effect on the Albany Movement and other nonpacifist civil rights groups in the South. The remainder of the book relates Deming's final protest walk some twenty years later in 1983 with the Seneca Women's Peace Encampment, a group of women-only peace marchers scheduled to walk from Seneca, New York, the site of the first Women's Rights Declaration in 1848, to the missile base in Romulus, New York. This nonviolent march in honor of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and other feminist heroines was interrupted by protestors. Deming and fifty-three other women were arrested and spent five days in a Waterloo, New York, jail. These events are told in "A New Spirit Moves Among Us," an essay written in letter form to a friend in defense of women-only actions, an interview with Deming conducted after her release from jail, and a statement of purpose issued from jail by the Waterloo Fifty-Four. As Grace Paley notes in her introduction, Prisons That Could Not Hold is "the story of two walks undertaken to help change the world without killing it. Barbara Deming was an important member of both. Twenty years of her brave life lie between them. . . . That difference between the two walks measures a development in movement history and also tells the distance Barbara traveled in those twenty years." Barbara Deming (1917-1984) was a writer and social activist. She is the author of Prison Notes, A Humming under My Feet: A Book of Travail, Remembering Who We Are, and We Have Always Lived in the Castle.

$7.64

The School for Dictators: A New Version.

By Ignazio Silone.

New York, NY Atheneum, 1963. Hardcover First Ed, so stated. First Ed, so stated. Very Good: shows light shelfwear; slight spine lean; faint soil spot at front panel; foxing at endpapers and outside edges. Binding secure; text clean. Despite noted flaws, remains clean, sturdy, presentable. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. 8vo. 244pp. New Preface by the Author. Translated by William Weaver. Hardback: Lacks DJ. This work, by one of the great Italian writers of the twentieth-century - and translated by THE greatest Italian-into-English translator of the twentieth-century (William Weaver) - is presented as a sort of Socratic dialogue, set in Zurich, involving, along with a cynic, Mr. Double You (yeah, "W"), who hopes to become dictator of the United States, and his mentor and advisor, Professor Pickup, who is a cornfed combination of Machiavelli and Dr. Pangloss. Is this starting to sound eerily familiar? Are the hairs on the back of your neck starting to tingle? I'll leave you with a quote from Mr. Double You: "What would you say if I allowed the 'fifth column' to steal the coffin of the Unknown Soldier? And if I then arranged that I personally should have the honor of finding it again in some cave in a photogenic mountainous landscape? Or what if I had the Statue of Liberty blown up, blaming it on the same 'fifth column'? Strictly between ourselves, that statue has always got on my nerves." Actually, this is all a complete coincidence (the book was originally written in 1938 and updated in 1963)--and a bad joke at that, but, still, it's odd that none of the conspiracy theorists have alighted on this prescient screed to date - but then it's never too late - or is it?.

$24.50

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