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PORTUGAL: The Impossible Revolution? Phil Mailer

The still unfinished story of the Portuguese upsurge of 1974–75. An eye-witness account of a deeply involved spectator. A new type of historiography with the view from different groups vying for power and the workers fighting for a new life.

London Solidarity, $5.00 (also available in hardback, upon request $10.00)

UNIONS AGAINST REVOLUTION: Two Essays G. Munis & J. Zerzan

Black & Red, 64 pp. $.75

WHAT IS THE CNT? Jose Peirats

Simian Pub. 21 pp. $.30

THE ANARCHIST COLLECTIVES: Workers Self-management in the Spanish Revolution Sam Dolgoff

Lenin once identified “the sum total of the conditions necessary for socialism” as large scale capitalist engineering and planned organization subordinated to the state, that is a “proletarian dictatorship”. This book reveals a very different nature of socialism and the means of achieving it.

Free Life, 192 pp. $3.95

HOMAGE TO CATALONIA George Orwell

Orwell’s recollections of the Spanish revolution with a rarely published essay, “Looking Back on the Spanish War” included. A new edition.

Penguin, 246 pp. $1.95

THE LEFT HAND OF DARKNESS Ursula LeGuin

A science-fiction story which calls into question our contemporary socio-sexual roles. On the planet Winter there is no division of humanity into man or woman, strong or weak. Everyone has equal potential. The mother of several children may be the father of several more.

Ace, 334 pp. $1.95

THE DISPOSSESSED Ursula LeGuin

A fascinating tale of two worlds. In her Si-fi novel, LeGuin tells of two planets, Anarres-an anarchic ; civilization and Urras-a world very similar to modern day Earth.

Avon, 311 pp. $1.75

THE SPANISH ANARCHISTS: The Heroic Years 1868–1936 Murray Bookchin

This well researched book opens with the Italian Anarchist Fanelli’s visit to Spain in 1868 and traces the Spanish anarchist movements checkered but steady growth for the next 70 years to the opening of the revolution in 1936

Free Life, Reg. price $12.00, SPECIAL price $10.00 (hardback only)

THE CUBAN REVOLUTION: A Critical Perspective Sam Dolgoff

Just published, this book sheds new light on the Cuban Revolution and the political and social changes that took place.

Black Rose, list price $ 5.95, SPECIAL price, $4.95

PARADISE LOST: The Decline and Fall of the Auto-Industrial Age Emma Rothschild

Rothschild unveils the forces which have made the U.S. auto-industry, an industry in decline.

Vintage, 264 pp. $1.95

LUCY PARSONS, AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY Carolyn Ashbaugh

Ashbaugh interprets the radical response -to industrialization, the robber barons, and monopoly in the post-Civil War era through Lucy Parsons’ life-adding a new dimension to the historiography of the period by showing the important role played by this woman.

Kerr 228 pp. $3.95

ZAPATA & THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION John Womack, Jr.

Vintage, 453 pp. $3.45

THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST Ursula LeGuin

The setting is the planet Athshe, which was a paradise until its conquest by humans who rape, inslave and kill without a flicker of humanity.

Medallion, 169 pp. $1.50

ORIGINS OF THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN CHINA A. Meltzer

Chicago Solidarity 18 pp. $.25 (8-1/2x11)

CLASS STRUGGLES IN CHINA

Charlatan Stew Self-published 80 pp. $1

DURRUTI: THE PEOPLE ARMED Abel Paz

This English translation from the French edition is not only a biography of Buenaventura Durruti, but is also a good history of the Spanish revolution & civil war.

Black Rose, 323 pp. $5.95

LESSONS OF THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Vernon Richards

A political analysis of the Spanish debacle and a scathing critique of anarchist “leaders” and organizations.

Freedom, 240 pp. $2.00

ECOLOGY AND REVOLUTIONARY THOUGHT Murray Bookchin

Bookchin’s writings on ecology, including: Toward An Ecological Solution and the Ecology Action East Manifesto.

Times Change, 63 pp. $1.25

BREAKDOWN: Data on the Decomposition of Society Paula & John Zerzan

Upshot, 8 pp. $.25

MANUAL FOR REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS Michael Velli, Compiled and edited by Fredy & Lorraine Perlman

Black & Red, 1974, 288 pp. $2.50

ANARCHISM & ANARCHO SYNDICALISM Rudolf Rocker —

Freedom Press 48 pp. $.75

WOMEN IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Liz Willis

As the author points out, it cannot be assumed that when historians write about the “people” or “workers” they mean women to anything like the same extent as men. The pamphlet highlights some of the aspects, both positive and negative, in this largely ignored area.

London Solidarity, $.50 (8-1/2x11)

THE LEVELLERS: A Selection of Leveller Writings Edited by A.L. Morton

The Levellers were some of the first communists, functioning during the time of Cromwellian England. Seventeen of their writings are collected here for the first time.

International, 354 pp. $2.25

ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Jose Peirats

After many years of hard work and the collective efforts of several groups, this first english translation of Peirats is a fine history of the origins of the CNT and the anarchist movement in Spain from 1869 to 1939.

400 pp. $3.50

LET HISTORY JUDGE Roy Medvedev

A complete history of the origins and consequences of Stalinism.

Vintage, 556 pp. $4.95

LISTEN, MARXIST! Murray Bookchin

An impressive attack on Marxism and Leninism.

Times Change, 48 pp. $1.00

POLAND 1970–71: Capitalism and Class Struggle ICO Trans. L. Perlman

Although this translation is appearing six years after the events it describes, the facts and analysis it presents shed light on recent developments in Poland, especially those of June 1976.

Black & Red, 117 pp. $1.25

SABATE: Guerrilla Extraordinary Antonio Tellez

The history of the life of Sabate, from his fighting in the ranks of the FAI during the Spanish Revolution, through the relentless guerrilla attacks on Franco’s government until his death in an ambush in the 1960s.

Cienfuegos Press, 200 pp. $4.95

NOTES

RENAISSANCE: As we go to press (April 17), the rich in Detroit are celebrating the opening of their new Renaissance Building and some people have decided to help them have a good time by publishing a twelve page ‘welcoming’ pamphlet. Its title is, RENAISSANCE: Detroits Official Welcome To The Rebirth Of Capital and tells all about the centre from the other side of the fence (the cover photo of this months FE is taken from the pamphlet). Copies of the publication can be obtained from Ammunition Books for 50 cents (all money goes towards the printing costs).

NO LIMITS

Some friends and comrades in Madison, Wisconsin have started publishing a monthly anarchist newspaper/journal. So far there have been four issues of NO LIMITS and copies can be obtained by writing: NO LIMITS, P.O. Box 2605, Madison, Wi. 53701 (+ 25 cents postage).

OPEN ROAD

The second issue of the anarchist newspaper OPEN ROAD has just been published and copies are available by writing: THE OPEN ROAD, Box 6135, Station G, Vancouver, B.C., CANADA

HOW TO ORDER:

(1) List the title of the book(s), amount and price of each

(2) Add 5% for mailing (not less than 25 cents)

(3) Total (Michigan residents please add 4% sales tax), and mail to us. Please write all checks and money orders to: DROP-OUT PRODUCTIONS, but mail to: AMMUNITION BOOKS 4403 Second Avenue Detroit, Michigan 48201


Fifth Estate #282, April-May, 1977