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African Anarchism: The History of a Movement, by Sam Mbah and I.E. Igariwey.
The first book on the topic. Covers anarchistic elements in traditional African societies, African communalism, "African socialism," and the after-effects of colonialism.
ISBN 1-884365-05-1 / 128 pp. / Cover price $12.95, now $10.00
This popular self-help book is practical, comprehensive, and easy to use. It not only helps alcohol abusers understand their behavior, but provides practical steps that anyone can use to solve an alcohol problem. Written by a cognitive-behavioral psychologist, this book includes chapters on overcoming low self-esteem, depression, stress, attending self-help groups, and living a better life after quitting. Each chapter contains specific self-help techniques. Recommended by SMART Recovery.
Introduction by Stanton Peele This well researched, painstakingly documented book provides detailed information on the right-wing evangelical organization (Oxford Group Movement) that gave birth to AA; the relation of AA and its program to the Oxford Group Movement; AA's similarities to and differences from religious cults; AA's remarkable ineffectiveness; and the alternatives to AA. The greatly expanded second edition includes a new chapter on AA's relationship to the treatment industry, and AA's remarkble influence in the media.
ISBN 1-884365-12-4 / 208 pp. / Cover price $14.95, now 12.00
"Such bitterness, such negativity, such unbridled humor, wit and sarcasm."
"The quirky cartoons by J.R. Swanson nicely complement Bufe's cruel wit. Recommended." —Free Inquiry
"Sick and offensive." —Small Press
ISBN 978-1-937276-87-4 /192 pp. / Cover price $14.95, now 10.00
Anarchists have talked for decades about producing an anarchist cookbook, a book whose contents accurately reflect its title. A book written by anarchists that delivers recipes for social change, recipes for tasty food, and accurate information about anarchism. There have been several false starts on such a book, but no one has ever published one. Until now.
Topics covered include the nature of anarchism, approaches to social and political change—what works and what doesn't, avoiding entrapment by the FBI, food politics, and vegan recipes and cooking for both large and small groups.
ISBN 978-1-937-27676-8 / 154 pp. (8.5"x11") / Cover price $19.95, now $14.95
This is Nietzsche's final book, and it's a fitting capstone to his career. It's succinct, biting, and encapsulates the criticisms of Christianity found in his other works. This edition contains an 8,000-word introduction by its translator, the famous iconoclastic writer, H.L. Mencken.
This is an encyclopedic book/2-CD set containing approximately 400 bass grooves written out in standard notation, histories of the styles covered, typical chord progressions and scales used with them, and innumerable helpful performance tips. The two accompanying CDs feature performances of nearly 200 of the grooves, including every primary style example, with drum set accompaniment. Styles covered include blues, rock, jazz, reggae, country, klezmer, ska, samba, punk, surf, heavy metal, latin rock, funk, and on and on — virtually every style a performing bassist will ever need to play
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This greatly expanded second edition is brimming with new features: both standard musical notation and tablature for all written musical examples; a DVD with 93 video tracks; the audio tracks for the 192 musical examples on the book's 2 CDs are twice as long as the tracks on the CDs in the original edition; many lengthier, more comprehensive chapters; and dozens of new written bass grooves (approximately 450 total). Styles covered include blues, rock, jazz, salsa, bossa nova, samb, ska, reggae, rai, country, cajun/zydeco, funk, metal polka, punk, surf, and klezmer.
Bass Player said of the original edition: "This cool new book will prove useful on many a working pro's reference shelf."
The new second edition is more comprehensive, considerably longer, and much more user friendly than the original edition. It's now a book for all bass players, from beginning students to working pros.
Order a copy of the revised and expanded second edition of The Bassist's Bible, and we'll include a copy of the original edition for free. You pay only what you'd pay for the second edition alone: $24.95 plus $3.50 S/H.
Social Anarchism is one of the longest-running and most respected anarchist journals in the United States. Since its appearance in 1980, the journal has published hundreds upon hundreds of articles by writers such as Janet Biehl, Brian Martin, Brian Morris, and Colin Ward. At over 400 pages, this massive collection contains an introduction by Jeff Shantz, Howard Ehrlich's highly amusing history of the journal, and Social Anarchism's 30 best articles divided into five major categories: 1) Theory; 2) Practice; 3) Education; 4) Notable historic figures; 5) Contemporary voices.
ISBN 9781937276478 / 417 pp. / Cover price $24.95, now $20.00
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This inspiring history of the Cuban anarchist movement is also a history of the Cuban labor movement. It covers both from their origins in the mid-19th century to the present, and ends with an enlightening analysis of the failure of the Castro dictatorship.
This witty exploration into atheism and rational thinking is written specifically for young adults, although many older people will also find it of value. Not just focused on atheism, this crash course in logical thinking addresses the issue of indoctrination, whether religious, political, or commercial, and makes the case that morality is created through reason, logic, and our basic social nature, not through divine commands. The book touches on many hot topics, such as the traditional arguments for God's existence, the relationship of evolution and religious belief, the incompatible nature of science and religion, and the harmfulness of both Christianity and Islam.
This newly revised and expanded book/2-CD set contains nearly 500 grooves written out in standard notation, histories of the styles covered, and innumerable helpful performance tips. The two CDs feature performances of nearly 200 of the grooves, including every primary style example, all performed both with and without a click track. Styles covered include blues, rock, jazz, reggae, country, klezmer, ska, samba, punk, surf, metal, latin rock, funk, and on and on — virtually every style a performing drummer will ever need to play
Set in the not too distant future, this gritty, darkly humorous science fiction novel traces the misadventures of hard-bitten bar musician Kel Turner as he deals with a shattered family, lousy gigs, and political repression on Earth, and religious and political cults on a nightmare pirison planet.
". . . solidly entertaining . . . reminiscent of early Mick Farren." —Publishers Weekly Online
"[T]he plot holds the reader's interest and should appeal to a fairly broad audience." —Booklist Online
"[Free Radicals] is among the best future-shock reads in years." —Tucson Weekly
"Absolutely funny. . . . A very enjoyable read: . . . humorously offensive entertainment with a big dose of reality that made me laugh out loud. —westernsfa.org
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This oversize book contains thousands of quotations on politics, sex, law, labor, capitalism, anarchism, women, religion, the arts, and 20 other subjects. Organized in chapters by subject, this book also contains an index, capsule biographies, and dozens of cartoons and illustrations. Hundreds of writers are represented, including Bakunin, Mencken, the Marxes (Groucho and Karl), Twain, Reich, Voltaire, Shaw, Chomsky, Diderot, Bookchin, Goldman, Berkman, Paine, Kroptkin, and Bierce.
Set in a near-future Kansas beset by catastrophic climate change, this novel of ever-shifting realities explores how individual choices affect society, how careerism and academic ambition affect medical experiments, and how local solutions affect global problems.
ISBN 978-1-937276-27-0 / 255 (6"X9") pp. / Cover price $14.95, now $8.95
This oversize how-to book contains a history of Food Not Bombs; over 100 photos and illustrations; ready-to-be-copied flyers; information on consensus process; how to deal with police harassment and infiltrators; how to obtain free food(not by dumpster diving); and dozens of tasty vegan recipes for groups of 100 and groups of six. If you want to start a Food Not Bombs group, this book is what you need.
ISBN 978-1-937276-06-5 / 180 8.5" X 11" pp. / Cover price $18.95, now $12.00
The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition, by Upton Sinclair. The original edition—almost unknown since its appearance as a serial in 1905, and quickly suppressed upon its brief re-emergence in the 1980s—is a full third longer than the censored commercial edition. It contains 36 chapters rather than the 31 in the common expurgated version, and restores Sinclair's most pointed social and political commentary, additional gory descriptions of the meatpacking industry, ethnic color, and a large amount of material dealing with corporate crime and political corruption cut from the commercial edition. This edition also contains a new Foreword by Earl Lee dealing with the suppression of the original edition in 1905/1906 and again in the 1980s, and a new Introduction by Kathleen De Grave dealing at length with the pattern of and reasons for the cuts which resulted in the standard, expurgated edition.
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Making Musical Instrument with Kids presents dozens of age-graded instrument-construction projects for teachers, parents, and others working with children. These instruments are exceptionally easy to build, due to the highly detailed construction plans and the abundance of illustrative photos and drawings. The cost of building all of the instruments described in this book is very low—with some costing nothing to build—given that many are constructed entirely of free materials commonly available in homes and schools, and the rest use a combination of free and common, cheap materials (such as nuts and bolts). In addition to the plans, the author also describes how all of the instruments should be played. The audio CD provides charming illustrations of that playing
ISBN 1-884365-48-5 / 116 pp. (8.5"x11") +CD / Cover price $19.95, now $14.00
This is both a missionary memoir and an expose on the LDS Church's intense childhood indoctrination techniques. Simultaneously fascinating, entertaining, horrifying, and revealing. You'll never look at those poor kids in the white shirts and ties in the same light after reading this book.
Musical Instrument Design: Practical Information for Instrument Making, by Bart Hopkin. An encyclopedic, large-format book containing hundreds of illustrations, Musical Instrument Design provides all the information that anyone (amateur or professional) should ever need to construct an amazingly wide variety of percussion, string, and wind instruments. Includes many designs for instruments along with parts lists and detailed construction instructions.
Overcoming Your Alcohol, Drug, and Recovery Habits, by James DeSena.
ISBN 1-884365-29-9 / 224 pp. / Cover price $19.95, now $15.00
Provocations also includes the best 170 definitions from The American Heretic's Dictionary, and numerous caustic essays on politics, economics, and livin' in the USA.
"Spiritual Snake Oil scathingly and entertainingly dissects the preachings of the most prominent New Age snake oil salesmen (and women)—such as Deepak Chopra, Robert Pirsig (Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance), and the authors of The Secret and The Celesting Prophecy—and also goes after the advocates of the oxymoronic "intellectual Christianity" and transhumanism.
Tom Flynn, editor of Free Inquiry, says, "Watching Chris Edwards wield his critical thinking skills is like watching someone walking a brace of pit bulls. . . . No folly escapes unmauled, and no reader will want to miss the fun."
Michael Shermer, publisher of Skeptic, says, "Spiritual Snake Oil is an important contribution to the burgeoning skeptical literature."
Never before has stage fright been so eloquently examined; 40 interviews with some of the most highly accomplished public figures shed light on this very common problem. Jason Alexander, Maya Angelou, David Brenner, Phyllis Diller, Olympia Dukakis, Melissa Etheridge, Richard Lewis, Ron Paul, Robin Williams and many more speak candidly about their trials with stage fright, openly discussing their fears, and ultimately revealing the various paths they followed to overcoming them. Stage fright sufferers from all walks of life—whether high school freshmen nervous about an oral presentation or professional baseball players with the eyes of the world on them—will find encouragement by understanding the commonality of their problem, and by seeing how beloved public figures have overcome it. The book also includes a lengthy chapter describing in detail proven-effective strategies and techniques for overcoming stage fright.
This pioneering self-help book takes a close look at an area that has been ignored or downplayed by other books on incest and childhood sexual abuse: the role of the nonperpetrating parent. Different from previous books, The Ultimate Betrayal treats the enabling mother not as a victim, but as an adult responsible for her failure to protect her child. Ricker illustrates her analysis with 25 detailed case histories, and she provides a myriad of self-help exercises to help survivors begin to reclaim their lives.
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This perennially popular book is now in its sixth printing. It explains the most useful aspects of theory in clear, nontechnical language. Areas covered include scales (major, minor, modal, synthetic), chord formation, chord progression, melody, song forms, useful devices, (ostinato, mirrors, hocket, etc.), and instrumentation. Contains over 100 musical examples.
Both leftist supporters and rightist opponents of the Chavez government will be outraged by the book's premise that the Chavez regime is neither dictatorial nor revolutionary, but rather is one of a long line of Latin American populist regimes that are ultimately subservient to the U.S. government and to the transnational corporations.
Topics include Venezuela's political history and the long involvement of the military in that history; Venezuela's economy, and more especially Venezuela's oil economy; Venezuela's indigenous rights and human rights movements; Venezuela's labor movement; and the social policies of the Chavez government and its predecessors. In the course of discussing these topics, the author cites hundreds of sources, a great many of them first-hand.
ISBN 1-884365-77-9 / 238 pp. (6"x9") / Cover price $16.95, now $14.95
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Our latest science fiction novel. A fine coming-of-age tale with well drawn characters in a far-future setting, brimming with social and political questions on technology, primitivism, ecology, and the uses and misuses of consensus process.
The Youngest Bishop in England, by Robert Bridgstock is a powerful memoir of life in the Mormon Church and a jaw-dropping exposé of that church. The exposé is all the more astonishing because Bridgstock relies heavily upon official Mormon sources for documentation, revealing truths about Mormon doctrine and history that the church hierarchy wishes to conceal from ordinary church members.