Fifth Estate Collective
Ammunition Books shares space with the Fifth Estate Newspaper and can be found at 4403 Second Avenue, Detroit, Mich. 48201 (telephone-313-831-6800). Our hours vary, but we are generally open on Monday and Thursday afternoons (from 1pm to 5pm) and at scattered hours other times. It’s always a good idea to telephone us before you start the trek down, just to be safe.
HOW TO ORDER:
1) List the title of the book (s), amount and price of each;
2) Add 5% for mailing (not less than 30 cents);
3) Total (Michigan residents please add 4% sales tax) and mail to us.
Please write all checks and money orders to: THE FIFTH ESTATE, but mail it to: Ammunition Books, 4403 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201 — USA
COMPLAINTS AND DISORDERS: The Sexual Politics of Sickness Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
How medicine and science replaced religion in the 19th century as the institution which defined women as sick and incapable of a full life.
Feminist Press, 94 pp., $2.50
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X Malcolm X
Ballantine, 460 pp., $1.95
THE TRIAL Franz Kafka
Terrifying view of an individual trapped by the anonymous forces of bureaucracy.
Vintage, 340 pp., $1.95
THE NEW MOVEMENT Henri Simon
Solidarity, 13 pp., $.30 (8.5 x 11)
LUCY PARSONS,AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY by Carolyn Ashbaugh
Interprets the radical response to industrialization, the robber barons and monopolies in the post-Civil War era through Lucy Parson’s life.
Kerr, 228 pp., $3.95
HOMAGE TO CATALONIA by George Orwell
Orwell’s recollections of the Spanish Revolution with a rarely published essay, “Looking Back On The Spanish War.” A new edition.
Penguin, 246 pp., $1.95
THE SPANISH ANARCHISTS: The Heroic Years 1868–1936 by Murray Bookchin
This well researched book opens with the Italian anarchist Fanelli’s visit to Spain in 1868 and traces the Spanish anarchist movement’s checkered but steady growth for the next 70 years to the opening of the revolution in ’36.
Free Life, 344 pp., Reg. price is $12.00, but our SPECIAL PRICE IS $10.00.
THE MIRROR OF PRODUCTION by Jean Baudrillard
Telos, 167 pp., $2.50
THE TRAFFIC IN WOMEN & OTHER ESSAYS ON FEMINISM by Emma Goldman
Times Change, 63 pp., $1.35
1984 by George Orwell
Less than ten years away, Orwell’s nightmare of totalitarian barbarism doesn’t seem so distant.
Signet, 267 pp., $1.25
THE WORD FOR WORLD IS FOREST by Ursula K. Le Guin
The setting is the planet Athshe, which was a paradise until it was conquered by humans who rape, inslave and kill without a flicker of humanity.
Medallion, 169 pp., $1.50
LIP AND THE SELF-MANAGED COUNTER-REVOLUTION by 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, 96 pp., $.75
MOMENTOS: Compendio Poetico by Federico Arcos
Black & Red, 72 pp., $1.00 (Spanish)
BINKY BROWN MEETS THE HOLY VIRGIN MARY by Justin Green
A must reading for neurotics of all creeds (cartoon book)
Last Gasp, 50 pp., $.75
LETTERS OF INSURGENTS by Sophia Nachalo and Yarostan Vochek
After 20 years, two participants in an Eastern European insurrection recreate, through a series of letters, their offten contradictory perceptions of the revolutionary experience and its aftermath on all those people involved in an attempt to change their lives.
Black & Red, 831 pp., $4.50 (because of the weight of this book, please add 35 cents to cover postage)
WITCHES’ MIDWIVES AND NURSES by Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English
A history of women healers. Historical account of women in medicine from the middle ages to the present and the efforts of the male-dominated medical profession to repress them.
Feminist Press, 48 pp., $1.50
UNIONS AGAINST REVOLUTION: Two Essays by G. Munis and John Zerzan
The role of unions as the police force of capital and the revolt of workers against work.
Black & Red, 64 pp., $.75
THE LIMITS OF THE CITY by Murray Bookchin
Bookchin traces the roots of the ‘Bourgeois City’ and points out what is in store for us if we don’t de-centralize society.
Harper, 148 pp., $2.75
THE YELLOW WALL PAPER by Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Feminist Press, 64 pp., $1.50
CREATION AND ITS ENEMIES: “The Revolt Against Work” by John Zerzan
Mutualist, 64 pp., $2.00
THE OLD WAYS: Six Essays by Gary Snyder
Snyder explores a host of themes related to ecology, place re-inhabitation, the coyote legends in a stirring indictment of civilization.
City Lights Books 96 pp. $2.50
THE JUNGLE by Upton Sinclair
Signet, 350 pp. $1.75
COVER-UP LOWDOWN by Jay Kinney and Paul Mavrides
Incredible cartoon book filled with 48 pages of facts fiction. Includes some of the Lowdowns that appeared in the Fifth Estate.
Rip Off Press, 48 pp., $.75
THE DOLLMAKER by Harriette Arnow
Story of a woman and her family who fight being swallowed by the industrial system, set in Detroit during World War II.
Avon, 608 pp. $1.50
WIE ALLES ANFING: How It All Began by Bommi Baumann
A personal account of the rise of the W. German New Left and urban guerilla underground. How It All Began was seized by German security police when it first appeared in 1975.
Pulp Press, 136 pp., $3.50
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHIST by Alexander Berkman
Shocken, 512 pp., $4.95
LABOR AND MONOPOLY CAPITAL: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century by Harry Braverman
Monthly Review, 465 pp., $5.95
THE WANDERING OF HUMANITY by Jacques Cammatte
Black & Red, 64 pp., $.75
ANARCHY by Errico Malatesta
Freedom, 54 pp., $1.00
THE LIVING THEATRE by Pierre Biner
Using the audience-involvement techniques the Living Theatre sought to open peoples minds to a loving anarchy that embraced pacifism and communalism as alternatives to contemporary society. Biner attempts to recreate the company’s productions.
Dicus, 256 pp., $1.65
Well it seems that we ran the address of the ANARCHIST FEMINIST NEWSLETTER, coming out of England, in one of our past issues.
One FE subscriber (who happens to be a male) wrote them, asking for a subscription and this was the reply he received:
We do not take subscriptions to the Anarchist Feminist newsletter from men. Find inclosed your cheque. I hope you will not have lost money on it. Sorry!
Whew! In struggle yet! Well we’re sorry that we ran the address of these segregationists. We hope that we’ll not make a blunder like this again.
We’ve had a little trouble getting the Cienfuegos Press Anarchist Review No. 3 (our fuck up), but we’ve been told by the publishers that it will be here shortly. If you’ve ordered it, please hold on (sorry) and if you would like to order it, we’ll be getting a shit load of them when they come.