Fifth Estate Collective
Ammunition Books Catalogue
This is by no means a complete catalog of all the books that we have. We hope to have an extensive catolog finished in the near future. To get a copy;; send a large self-addressed, stamped envelope to Ammunition Books.
4403 Second Ave. Corner of W. Canfield near WSU
hours: 1pm-5pm Tue. thru Fri.
LABOR MOVEMENT & WORKERS
UNIONS AGAINST REVOLUTION: Two Essays G. Munis & J. Zerzan
The role of unions as the police force of capital and the revolt of workers against work.
Black & Red, 1975, 64 pp. $.75
WILDCAT by ETR
Account of a wildcat strike at Detroit’s Dodge Truck plant; activity of workers, role of the union and the “left”. Extensive photos taken by a striker who also wrote the narrative.
Black & Red/ETR 1974, 32 pp. $.75
STRIKE! by Jeremy Brecher
The history of the mass insurgence in America from 1877 to the present as authentic revolutionary movement against the state, capital and trade unionism. Straight Arrow, 1973, 330 pp. $3.95
THE LORDSTOWN STRUGGLE Ken Weller
What happened at this General Motors plant in 1972. The new tendencies in production and the developing critique against work itself.
London Solidarity, 12 pp., 75 cents
ROOT & BRANCH: The Rise of the Worker’s Movement Edited by Root & Branch
Anthology of the efforts of workers to gain control over the fundamental conditions of their lives. Covers contemporary job situations, revolutionary history and a perspective for workers’ councils.
Fawcett, 1975, 544 pp. $2.25
WORKING Studs Turkel
First-person accounts of people talking about what they do all day and how they feel about it.
Avon, 1975, 762 pp. $2.25
ANARCHY, ANARCHISTS & ANARCHIST THEORY
THE FLOODGATES OF ANARCHY Stuart Christie & Albert Meltzer
Two British anarchists define anarchism in relation to the class struggle as they see it. A primer.
Kahn & Averill, 1970, 160 pp. $3.00 (Hardcover)
ANARCHISM Daniel Guerin with an introduction by Noam Chomsky
A short introduction to anarchism drawing upon events in Russia, Italy, Spain and France as examples of the self-activity of the workers.
Modern Reader, 1970, 160 pp. $2.45
MICHAEL BAKUNIN: SELECTED WRITINGS Edited and introduced by Arthur Lehning
Traces the writings of the Russian revolutionary from being a close follower of Hegel to becoming the adversary of Marx and Marxist socialism.
Evergreen, 1974, 275 pp. $4.95
BAKUNIN ON ANARCHY Edited with an introduction by Sam Dolgoff and a preface by Paul Averich
Comprehensive collection of Bakunin’s essential writings including his blistering attacks on Marx and the International.
Vintage, 1972, 404 pp. $2.45
GOD AND THE STATE Michael Bakunin with an introduction by Paul Averich
Government and religion annihilated.
Dover, 1970, 86 pp. $1.50
POST-SCARCITY ANARCHISM Murray Bookchin
The author says that the traditional left has ignored the revolutionary potential of modern technology and the “counter-culture.”
Ramparts Press, 1972, 412 pp. $2.45
ANARCHY Errico Malatesta
New translation from the Italian original.
Freedom Press, 54 pp., $1.00
PROLEGOMENA Chicago Anarcho-crazies
Anarchy, lots of revolutionary quotes and graphics, general madness.
Chicago Solidarity 64 pp $1.50
ANARCHISM AND ANARCHO SYNDICALISM Rudolph Rocker
Theory of anarchism, history of anarchist philosophy from Lao-Tse to Kropotkin, the origins of anarcho-syndicalism, and its history to just after WW I.
Freedom Press, 1973, 48 pp. 75 cents
MEMOIRS OF A REVOLUTIONIST Peter Kropotkin
If one wishes to know what it really was like to be a revolutionary when it meant hounding, Siberia, imprisonment or death, here is the document that tells it firsthand.
Dover Press, 1974, 557 pp., $4.00
THE STATE: ITS HISTORIC ROLE Peter Kropotkin
1896 lecture prepared by Kropotkin on the essence of the State, its past role as an obstacle to social revolution and the need to abolish rather than reform it.
Freedom Press, 1973, 56 pp., 60 cents
ANARCHISM: A HISTORY OF LIBERTARIAN IDEAS AND MOVEMENTS George Woodcock
A comprehensive history of the development of Anarchism from its earliest appearances.
Meridian Books, 1962, 503 pp., $4.95
ABC OF ANARCHY Alexander Berkman
Freedom Press, 86 pp., $1.75
WHAT IS PROPERTY P.J. Proudhon with an introduction by George Woodcock.
Proudhon, a self-educated French working Man, asked the question in his 1840 treatise and answers, “Property is Theft.”
Dover, 1970, 457 pp. $4.00
THE FETISH SPEAKS Karl Marx
Marx, through talking commodities, gives his theory of commodity fetishism.
Black & Red, 1973, fold-out, $.25
ESSAYS ON MARX’S-THEORY OF VALUE I.I. Rubin with an introductory essay by F. Perlman
Rubin’s critical essays eventually led to his murder by Stalin during the purges of the ’30’s and remained suppressed and unknown in English until recently translated. Contains two major essays on Marx’s theory of commodity fetishism and his labor theory of value.
Black & Red, 1972, 275 pp. $2.00
CAPITAL: VOL. 1 Karl Marx
The basis of Marxism; A critical analysis of capitalist production.
New World; 1974, 768 pp. $4.25
WAGE’ LABOR and CAPITAL Karl Marx
Marx on the basis of capitalist exploitation.
Charles H. Kerr & Co., 59 pp., 50 cents
THE ORIGIN-OF THE FAMILY, PRIVATE PROPERTY AND THE STATE Frederick Engels
Anthropological and economic study of the foundations of the oppression of women, the patriarchal family, private property and how they are linked to class society.
Progress Publishers, 181 pp., $1.25 (hardcover)
KARL MARX: EARLY WRITINGS Forward by Eric Fromm
Marx’s writing as a youth of 26 before he became a politician.
McGraw-Hill, 1964, 219 pp. $2.45
THE COUNTER-REVOLUTION IN IRELAND S. Van der Straeten
Development of the Irish economy and the failure of the revolutionary movement.
Black & Red 48 pp. $.75
REPRODUCTION OF DAILY LIFE Fredy Perlman
Essay on the disposition of people to continue to alienate their working lives and reproduce the capitalist form of daily life.
Black & Red 24 pp. $.25
FASCISM AND BIG BUSINESS Daniel Guerin
A comprehensive study of Fascism as it evolved in Italy and Germany. Concentrates on the economic and political features of the development and the contrasting roles of heavy and light industry in financing Fascism’s march to power.
Pathfinder Press, 2nd ed., 1973, 318 pp., $3.25
GRUNDRISSE Karl Marx
Karl Marx’s great unfinished work. It is part of a grand design Marx formulated for an economic-political system, of which Capital is the only complete section.
Vintage Press, 898 pp., $3.95
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE STATE ed. Dimitrio Roussopulos
Black Rose Books, Montreal, 1973, 200 pp., $2.95
WORKERS’ COUNCILS AND THE ECONOMICS OF SELF-MANAGED SOCIETY Philadelphia Solidarity
Philadelphia Solidarity, 1972, 60 pp., $1.25
THE MYTH OF BLACK CAPITALISM Earl Ofari
“Black capitalism” has always been more of a myth than an actuality, as the author demonstrates in this careful historical review.
Modern Reader, 1970, 126 pp. $2.65
MODERN CAPITALISM AND REVOLUTION Paul Cardan
A fundamental critique of the traditional left. The problems of our society (bureaucratisation, political apathy, alienation in production, consumption and leisure). What are the revolutionary politics today?
London Solidarity, 2nd ed., 102 pp., $1.50
THE WANDERING OF HUMANITY Jacques Camatte
Camatte zooms past Marxism and announces that classes have disappeared, that class struggle has degenerated into struggles between rival gangs, that the human species may become biologically domesticated and about 20 other things that will drive your Marxist friends up a wall.
Black and Red, 1975, 64 pp., $.75
MARX, FREUD, AND THE CRITIQUE OF EVERYDAY LIFE: Toward a Permanent Cultural Revolution Bruce Brown
An attempt to rediscover the specifically subjective, psychological dimensions of the revolutionary process.
Modern Reader, 1973, 202 pp. $3.65
LIP AND THE SELF-MANAGED COUNTER-REVOLUTION Negation
Using the illustration of the famous French watch factory strike, the authors show that the self-management of Capital is but another stage in the development of the capitalist economy.
Black & Red, 1975, 96 pp. $.75
REDEFINING REVOLUTION Paul Cardan
A new look at contemporary society and at the struggles within it. To remain revolutionaries...or to remain Marxists?
London Solidarity, 25 pp., 75 cents
SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE Guy Debord
“Unauthorized” translation of a major theoretical work of the Situationist International. “Everything that was directly lived has moved away into a representation.”
Black & Red, 1973, 96 pp. $1.00
OBSOLETE COMMUNISM: The Left Wing Alternative Daniel Cohn-Bendit
McGraw-Hill, 1969, 266 pp. $2.95
ECLIPSE AND RE-EMERGENCE OF THE COMMUNIST MOVEMENT Jean Barrot & Francois Martin
Discussion of the reappearance of the authentic communist movement since 1968 and its characteristics.
Black & Red, 1974, 136 pp. $1.25
ON THE POVERTY OF STUDENT LIFE Situationist International
First published in France at the University of Strasbourg in 1966 with student union funds, the copies were distributed at the official ceremony marking the beginning of the academic year. The student union was promptly closed by court order, but the pamphlet has been reprinted world-wide.
Black & Red, 1973, 24 pp. $.25
MANUAL FOR REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS Michael Velli Compiled and edited by Fredy & Lorraine Perlman
Advice to would-be leaders of the proletariat from the mouths of experts on how to have the workers put your gang in power. Somehow, though, it all falls apart.
Black & Red, 1974, 288 pp. $2.50
THE INCOHERENCE OF THE INTELLECTUAL Fredy Perlman
Critique of C. Wright Mills and his impact on critical theory.
Black & Red 118 pp. $1.50
REPRODUCTION OF HUMAN CAPITAL Robert Cooperstein
Children as property and how the mechanism of the family conditions them from birth to accept society as they find it. With illustrated coloring pages.
Cooperstein, 1974, unpaginated, $.50
NATIONALISATION: STATE BOSS Workers Voice
What nationalisation means to workers. Workers voice
Workers Voice, 14 pp., 20 cents
SKIRMISHES WITH AN UNTIMELY MAN: A CRITIQUE OF DIVERSION Chris Shutes & Isaac Cronin
International Situationist theory and critique on contradictions within various forms of theory and practice.
1975, 10 pp., 50 cents
THEORY OF MISERY: MISERY OF THEORY Daniel Denevert
Report on new conditions of revolutionary theory. Paris 1973, 16 pp., 75 cents
BEHINDISM: CHAPTER I Chris Shutes
Phenomenology of the Subjective Aspect of practical-critical activity.
9 pp. 1974, 75 cents
DOUBLE-REFLECTION Ken Knabb: Special Investigator, Bureau of Public Secrets
Preface to a phenomenology of the subjective aspect of practical-critical activity.
16 pp., 25 cents
THE ALIENATION OF MODERN MAN Fritz Pappenheim
An essay based on the premise that a society dominated by the forces of alienation stifles the fulfillment of human potentialities, that in such a society respect for the individual and for the dignity of man cannot be implemented but will remain in the realm of ideas and philosophic pronouncements.
Modern Reader, 1959, 189 pp., $3.45
A thesis on the Celebration of Alienation.
Lust for Life, 19 pp., 25 cents
FOR REASONS OF STATE Noam Chomsky
Articles on the war in Indochina, a dissection of the Pentagon Papers and on into discussions of civil disobedience, the role of the university, and the philosophy of anarchism.
Vintage, 1973, 440 pp., $3.45
REPORT NO. 1 Isaac Cronin
A critique of Counterfeitism.
1974, 6 pp., 50 cents
THE KRONSTADT UPRISING Ida Mett
Introduction by Murray Bookchin. Detailed history on the autonomous naval uprising at Kronstadt, 1921, openly defying the Bolshevik Party’s control of the Soviet state.
Black Rose Books, 90 pp., 1973, $1.45
THE KRONSTADT COMMUNE Ida Mett
Same as above but without Bookchin introduction. 8.5 x 11
London Solidarity, No. 27, 1967, 67 pp., $1.00
REVOLT IN SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA F. Perlman
An analysis of the student revolt in Yugoslavia which was part of the general uprisings in Europe of 1968.
Black & Red, 1973, 23 pp. $.50
THE UNKNOWN REVOLUTION Voline
Solidarity/Black and Red, 1974, 717 pp.,
ORIGINS OF THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN CHINA “Internationalist,” forward by Stuart Christie
Chicago Solidarity, 1971, 18 pp., 25 cents
VIETNAM: A CHANGE OF BOSSES Workers Voice No. 4
On Portugal, Vietnam, the Common Market Referendum, and Transition Period (1), a study on the state of communism along with letters from Russian workers.
28 pp., 25 cents
VIETNAM: WHOSE VICTORY? Bob Potter
How American, Russian and Chinese imperialisms clashed--and came to terms--in Southeast Asia. A much expanded version of earlier Solidarity pamphlets on this subject.
London Solidarity, 36 pp., $1.00
KRONSTADT 1921 Victor Serge
An erstwhile supporter of the Bolsheviks re-examines the facts and draws disturbing conclusions.
London-Solidarity, 10 pp. 25 cents
THESES ON THE CHINESE REVOLUTION Cajo Brendel
How state capitalism (in Bolshevik garb) came to China The end of the “Cultural Revolution” and the emergence of the new class.
London Solidarity, 26 pp., $1.00
PSYCHOLOGY, RELIGION AND PHILOSOPHY
THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM Wilhelm Reich
The social function of fascism and the crucial role played in it by the authoritarian family and the church are carefully analyzed in this classic study of Reich’s.
Tnuchstone, 1970, 400 pp. $3.95
CHARACTER ANALYSIS Wilhelm Reich
Reich’s basic work which details his theory of character resistances and characterological armor.
Touchstone, 1972, 545 pp. $4.95
THE FUNCTION OF THE ORGASM Wilhelm Reich
This book presents the core of Reich’s search for a single basic and universal force underlying life and creation.
Touchstone Books; 1973, 400 pp. $3.95
THE SEXUAL REVOLUTION Wilhelm Reich
Touchstone Books, 1974, 288 pp. $2.95
THE MURDER OF CHRIST Wilhelm Reich
In one of his last (and strangest) books, Reich details the causes of the “emotional plague” which has befallen the human race. Reich uses the Christ analogy to apply equally to himself as a persecuted bringer of truth.
Touchstone, 1953, 228 pp. $2.95
AUTHORITARIAN CONDITIONING, SEXUAL REPRESSION & THE IRRATIONAL IN POLITICS Maurice Brinton
An analysis of Reichian psychology in its relation to politics and the Russian revolution. Its title pretty much says it all.
ETR/Black & Red, 1974, 96 pp. $.75
FOUNDATIONS OF CHRISTIANITY Karl Kautsky
This volume is divided into three books of approximately equal size; “Society is the Roman Empire,” “The Jews,” and “The Beginnings of Christianity.” Each of these represents a penetrating essay in the social, economic and cultural aspects of its subjects.
Monthly Review, 1972, 480 pp. $4.95
SATANISM & WITCHCRAFT: A Study in Medieval Superstition Jules Michelet
A good anti-christian history of the Middle Ages, detailing the abuses of the church and religion of that time (or any time for that matter).
Citadel Press, 1975, 332 pp. $3.95
REVOLUTIONARY UNION ON HOMOSEXUALITY: A Stalino-Leninist Guide to Sex & Love. Ann Arbor Anarchists
In this pamphlet you can read of the debates that have shaken the sexually-repressive world of Stalino-Leninism Can homosexuals be revolutionaries? Are you a communist if you engage in pre-marital sex? Fun reading for the whole family.
Ann Arbor Anarchists, 1975, 28 pp., in colour. $.50
BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE Dee Brown
An Indian history of the campaign by the American government to destroy all their culture and society.
Bantam Books, 1973, 450 pp. $1.95
THE SPANISH-CUBAN-AMERICAN WAR AND THE BIRTH OF AMERICAN IMPERIALISM, Vol. I, 1895–1898 Philip S. Foner
A re-definition of the Spanish-American war and the role played by Cuba.
Monthly Review Press, 1972, 338 pp. $4.50
WISCONSIN DEATH TRIP Michael Lesy
A photographic and historic trip back to the not so good old days.
Pantheon, 1973, not paginated, $5.95
THE ROAD TO WOUNDED KNEE R. Burnette & J. Koster
Wounded Knee. Why it happened. What led up to it. And what should and must happen now.
Bantam Books, 1974, 332 pp., $1.95
SHAYS’ REBELLION Chicago Solidarity
An account of the attack on the arsenal at Springfield, Massachusetts, Dec. 26, 1786, by Daniel Shays and a band of rebels.
Chicago Solidarity, 1973, 12 pp., 10 cents.
FICTION, THEATRE & POETRY
PLUNDER F. Perlman
In play form--Ancient communities are ruined and commodities reign supreme.
Black & Red, 84 pp. $.75
THE YELLOW WALLPAPER Charlotte Perkins Gilman
19th Century novel about a middle-class woman’s revolt against the constrictions of her time.
The Feminist Press, 1973, 64 pp. $1.50
LIFE IN THE IRON MILLS Rebecca Harding Davis
111-year-old classic originally published in Atlantic Monthly, written in secret by a woman isolated from the literary circles of the time.
The Feminist Press, 1972, 174 pp. $2.25
3 RED STARS B P Flanigan, Dan Georgakas, Lenny Rubenstein
Prose and poetry.
Smyrna Press, New York, 1975, 56 pp., $2.00
THE DOLLMAKER Harriette Arnow, with an Afterword by Joyce Carol Oates
Story of a woman and her family who fight to keep from being swallowed by the industrial system. Set in Detroit during World War II.
Avon, 608 pp. $1.50
1984 George Orwell with an afterword by Eric Fromm.
Only nine years away, Orwell’s nightmare of totalitarian barbarism doesn’t seem so distant.
Signet, 267 pp. $1.25
TO SERVE THE RICH. ETR Gang
A gourmet’s cookbook on how to clean, cook and EAT THE RICH. Includes a meat chart, recipes, fat food for lean times, more recipes and what to do when the rich run out. Bon Apetit.
ETR, 1974, 23 pp. $.25
AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X Malcolm X
Development of an individual from a petty criminal to a spokesman for black liberation.
Ballantine Books, 1973, 459 pp. $1.95
WOMEN’S EVOLUTION Evelyn Reed
A million-year expedition through prehistory from cannibalism to culture and the civilizing role played by women through the ancient matriarchy.
Pathfinder, 1975, 491 pp. $4.95
THE GAY LIBERATION BOOK Edited by Len Richmond & Gary Noguera
This book brings together new writings, essays, cartoons and photographs on gay liberation. A new release.
Ramparts Press, 1973, 208 pp. $3.95
CIA DIARY: Inside the Company. Philip Agee
An inside look at the CIA by a one-time agent (limited amount available). The Penguin Books edition not commercially available in the U.S.
Penguin, 1975, 640 pp. $2.95
MINI-MANUAL OF URBAN GUERRILLA WARFARE Carlos Marighella
Publisher unlisted, not dated, 64 pp., 75 cents