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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 43 books in this booklist

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  • Cover image of book American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear by Khaled A. Beydoun
    American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear - by Khaled A. Beydoun

    £17.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9780520305533 | ISBN 10: 0520305531

    “I remember the four words that repeatedly scrolled across my mind after the first plane crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City. ‘Please don’t be Muslims, please don’t be Muslims.’ The four words I whispered to myself on 9/11 ... more

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  • Cover image of book In Defense of the US Working Class by Mary-Alice Waters
    In Defense of the US Working Class - by Mary-Alice Waters

    £6.00   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781604881073 | ISBN 10: 1604881070

    "Without understanding the devastation of the lives of working-class families in regions like West Virginia, and the vast increase in class inequality since the 2008 crisis, you can’t understand what’s happening in the United States."   A ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline by Nick Estes
    Our History Is the Future: Standing Rock Versus the Dakota Access Pipeline - by Nick Estes

    £16.99   paperback   (2019) - ISBN 13: 9781786636720 | ISBN 10: 1786636727

    How two centuries of Indigenous resistance created the movement proclaiming “Water is life.”  In 2016, a small protest encampment at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, initially established to block construction of the Dakota Acce ... more

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  • Cover image of book Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States by Sharon Smith
    Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States - by Sharon Smith

    £15.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781608469178 | ISBN 10: 1608469174

    This accessible, critical history of the U.S. labor movement examines the hidden history of workers' resistance.   Workers in the United States have a rich tradition of fighting back and achieving gains previously thought unthinkable, from the ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in Post-Truth America by Onnesha Roychoudhuri
    The Marginalized Majority: Claiming Our Power in Post-Truth America - by Onnesha Roychoudhuri

    £14.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781612196992 | ISBN 10: 1612196993

    Ever since the 2016 election, pundits have been saying our country has never been more divided — that if progressives want to reclaim power, we need to be “pragmatic,” reach across the aisle, and look past identity politics.  But what i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) by Rebecca Solnit
    Call Them by Their True Names: American Crises (and Essays) - by Rebecca Solnit

    £12.99   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781783784974 | ISBN 10: 1783784970

    Beginning with the election of Donald Trump ("The Loneliest Man in the World") and expanding back and forth into American history, surveillance, violence against the individual, the denormalizing of misogyny and the rehumanizing of public space. &nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance by Bernie Sanders
    Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance - by Bernie Sanders

    £20.00   hardback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781785904677 | ISBN 10: 1785904671

    During his campaign for President in 2016, Senator Bernie Sanders stated over and over again that the future of America was dependent upon its willingness to start a political revolution. Real change never occurs from the top down – it always happe ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Long Road to Harpers Ferry: The Rise of the First American Left by Mark A. Lause
    The Long Road to Harpers Ferry: The Rise of the First American Left - by Mark A. Lause

    £17.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780745337593 | ISBN 10: 0745337597

    This is the first comprehensive history of pre-Civil War American radicalism, mapping the journeys of the land reformers, Jacksonian radicals and militant abolitionists on the long road to the failed slave revolt of Harpers Ferry in 1859.  Th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement by Heather Gautney
    Crashing the Party: From the Bernie Sanders Campaign to a Progressive Movement - by Heather Gautney

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781786634320 | ISBN 10: 1786634325

    A leading activist-scholar on what’s next in the Sanders revolution.   Bernie Sanders shocked the political establishment by winning 13 million votes and a majority of young voters in the 2016 Democratic primary. Since that upset, repeated p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors)
    Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity - by Martin Halliwell and Nick Witham (Editors)

    £24.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780748698950 | ISBN 10: 0748698957

    The first 50-year retrospective of the most tumultuous year the 1960s for activism and radical politics.  The assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr and Robert Kennedy. Gay rights, women's rights and civil rights. The Black Panthers and the Viet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Why Bad Governments Happen To Good People by Danny Katch
    Why Bad Governments Happen To Good People - by Danny Katch

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781608468584 | ISBN 10: 1608468585

    A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.   The election of Donald Trump has sent the United States and the world into uncharted waters, with a bigote ... more

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  • Cover image of book Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Younge
    Another Day in the Death of America - by Gary Younge

    £8.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781783351022 | ISBN 10: 1783351020

    Saturday, November 23rd, 2013. It was just another day in America; an unremarkable Saturday on which ten children and teens were killed by gunfire. The youngest was nine; the oldest was nineteen. White, Black and Latino, they fell in suburbs, hamlets ... more

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  • Cover image of book Left Americana: The Radical Heart of US History by Paul Le Blanc
    Left Americana: The Radical Heart of US History - by Paul Le Blanc

    £19.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781608466825 | ISBN 10: 1608466825

    Essays highlighting socialist and left-wing traditions that helped shape US history in the direction of "liberty and justice for all".   From the Marxist-tinged anarchism of the Haymarket martyrs to the Occupy Wall Street movement, these essays gi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right
    Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America - by Nancy MacLean

    £9.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781911344681 | ISBN 10: 1911344684

    An explosive exposé of the man who devoted his career to shackling democracy — and succeeded.   Libertarian billionaires are using their wealth and power to drastically curtail the US democratic process, disempowering ordinary citizens whil ... more

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  • Cover image of book Optimism Over Despair by Noam Chomsky
    Optimism Over Despair - by Noam Chomsky

    £6.00   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780241981979 | ISBN 10: 0241981972

    An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual.   We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happ ... more

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  • Cover image of book And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America
    And the Spirit Moved Them: The Lost Radical History of America's First Feminists - by Helen LaKelly Hunt

    £16.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781558614291 | ISBN 10: 155861429x

    Foreword by Cornel West. "Let me suggest, then, that the opening Chapter go farther back than 1848... From the time of the first Convention on Women — in New York 1837 — the battle began"(Lucretia Mott, to Elizabeth Cady Stanton) A decade p ... more

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  • Cover image of book What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump
    What We Do Now: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America - by Dennis Johnson and Valerie Merians (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781612196596 | ISBN 10: 1612196594

    Short, powerful essays on what we can do now to cope with Trump’s election, and how, moving forward, we can protect our values, our politics, and our country.  Contributors:   Cornell William Brooks, president and CEO of the Nati ... more

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  • Cover image of book Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders
    Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In - by Bernie Sanders

    £14.99   hardback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781781258538 | ISBN 10: 1781258538

    An inside account of Sanders' extraordinary campaign - and a blueprint for future political action. "Bernie Sanders has changed US politics forever."(Owen Jones) Bernie Sanders stormed to international headlines after running an extraordinary c ... more

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  • Cover image of book Things That Can and Cannot Be Said by John Cusack and Arundhati Roy
    Things That Can and Cannot Be Said - by John Cusack and Arundhati Roy

    £6.00   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780241980088 | ISBN 10: 0241980089

    An account of the extraordinary meeting between four brilliant political activists: Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy, NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Pentagon Papers insider Daniel Ellsberg and acclaimed actor John Cusack.  'What sort of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Days of Rage: America
    Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, & the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence - by Bryan Burrough

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9780143107972 | ISBN 10: 0143107976

    From the bestselling author of Public Enemies and The Big Rich, an explosive account of the decade-long battle between the FBI and the homegrown revolutionary movements of the 1970s   The Weathermen. The Symbionese Liberation Army. The FALN. ... more

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  • Cover image of book America
    America's Addiction to Terrorism - by Henry A. Giroux

    £12.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781583675700 | ISBN 10: 1583675701

    Foreword by Michael D. Yates   In the United States today, the term terrorism conjures up images of dangerous, outside threats: religious extremists and suicide bombers in particular. Harder to see but all the more pervasive is the terrorism ... more

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  • Cover image of book Outsider in the White House by Bernie Sanders, with Huck Gutman
    Outsider in the White House - by Bernie Sanders, with Huck Gutman

    £9.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784784188 | ISBN 10: 1784784184

    The political autobiography of the insurgent presidential candidate.  Bernie Sanderss campaign for the presidency of the United States has galvanized people all over the country, putting economic, racial, and social justice into the spotlight, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford
    Dixie be Damned: 300 Years of Insurrection in the American South - by Neal Shirley and Saralee Stafford

    £16.00   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849352079 | ISBN 10: 1849352070

    In 1891, when coal companies in eastern Tennessee brought in cheap convict labour to take over their jobs, workers responded by storming the stockades, freeing the prisoners, and loading them onto freight trains. Over the next year, tactics escalated ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy by Yanis Varoufakis
    The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy - by Yanis Varoufakis

    £8.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783606108 | ISBN 10: 178360610x

    In this remarkable and provocative book, Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis explodes the myth that financialisation, ineffectual regulation of banks, greed and globalisation were the root causes of both the Eurozone crisis and the global economi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Year 501: The Conquest Continues by Noam Chomsky
    Year 501: The Conquest Continues - by Noam Chomsky

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780745335476 | ISBN 10: 0745335470

    Exploring the great work of subjugation and conquest which began with Columbus, in Year 501 Chomsky surveys the history of American imperial power in the ensuing 500 years that followed. Touching on everything from the British in India to the Ameri ... more

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  • Cover image of book Strike for America by Micah Uetricht
    Strike for America - by Micah Uetricht

    £8.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781683255 | ISBN 10: 1781683255

    The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century and perhaps for the last forty years and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture by Alexander Cockburn
    A Colossal Wreck: A Road Trip Through Political Scandal, Corruption, and American Culture - by Alexander Cockburn

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781682951 | ISBN 10: 178168295x

    A roller coaster ride through the ruins of modern America from the most influential journalist of his Generation.  Whether ruthlessly exposing Beltway hypocrisy, pricking the pomposity of those in power, or tirelessly defending the rights of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bohemians: A Graphic History by David Berger and Paul Buhle
    Bohemians: A Graphic History - by David Berger and Paul Buhle

    £9.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781781682616 | ISBN 10: 1781682615

    "Marvelously drawn tribute to free thinkers ... Engaging, informative, and inspiring."(Joe Sacco) The countercultures that came to define bohemia spanned the Atlantic, encompassing Walt Whitman's Brooklyn and the Folies Bergre of Josephine Baker, ... more

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  • Cover image of book The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory by Jesse Walker
    The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory - by Jesse Walker

    £16.99   hardback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780062135551 | ISBN 10: 0062135554

    Jesse Walkers The United States of Paranoia presents a comprehensive history of conspiracy theories in American culture and politics, from the colonial era to the War on Terror.  The fear of intrigue and subversion doesnt exist only on the fr ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch
    The Making of Global Capitalism: The Political Economy of American Empire - by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781681367 | ISBN 10: 1781681368

    A groundbreaking account of America's role in global capitalism.   The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization ... more

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  • Cover image of book Marxism in the United States: Remapping the History of the American Left by Paul Buhle
    Marxism in the United States: Remapping the History of the American Left - by Paul Buhle

    £21.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781781680155 | ISBN 10: 1781680159

    A crown jewel of New Left historiography, this overview of U.S. Marxism was hailed on its first publication for its nuanced storytelling, balance and incredible sweep.   Brimming over with archival finds and buoyed by the recollections of witn ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tomorrow Is Now by Eleanor Roosevelt
    Tomorrow Is Now - by Eleanor Roosevelt

    £9.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780143106999 | ISBN 10: 0143106996

    As relevant and influential now as it was when first published in 1963, Tomorrow Is Now is Eleanor Roosevelt's manifesto and her final effort to move America toward the community she hoped it would become.   In bold, blunt prose, one of the gr ... more

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  • Cover image of book American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation by Michael Kazin
    American Dreamers: How the Left Changed a Nation - by Michael Kazin

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780307279194 | ISBN 10: 0307279197

    An intimate history of the reformers, radicals, and idealists who fought for a different America, from the abolitionists to Michael Moore and Noam Chomsky.   While the history of the left is a long story of idealism and determination, it has ... more

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  • Cover image of book Obama
    Obama's Economy: Recovery for the Few - by Jack Rasmus

    £21.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780745332185 | ISBN 10: 0745332188

    Three years after his election, Barack Obama presides over a deep economic malaise. Radical economist Jack Rasmus shows how the Obama administration has failed to deliver economic recovery and social justice and puts forward alternative proposals whi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life by Michael Moore
    Here Comes Trouble: Stories from My Life - by Michael Moore

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141013015 | ISBN 10: 014101301x

    Here Comes Trouble is Michael Moore's anti-memoir. Breaking the autobiographical mould, he hilariously presents 20 far-ranging, irreverent vignettes from his own life. Moore is his own meta-Forrest Gump, as one moment he's an 11-year old boy stu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Hopes and Prospects by Noam Chomsky
    Hopes and Prospects - by Noam Chomsky

    £9.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780141045306 | ISBN 10: 0141045302

    In this urgent new book, Noam Chomsky surveys the threats and prospects of our early twenty-first century. Exploring challenges such as the growing gap between North and South, American exceptionalism (even under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afgha ... more

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  • Cover image of book Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade by Daniel Burton-Rose
    Creating a Movement with Teeth: A Documentary History of the George Jackson Brigade - by Daniel Burton-Rose

    £21.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781604862232 | ISBN 10: 1604862238

    Bursting into existence in the Pacific Northwest in 1975, the George Jackson Brigade claimed 14 pipe bombings against corporate and state targets, as many bank robberies, and the daring rescue of a jailed member. Combining veterans of the prisoners' ... more

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  • Cover image of book Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy by Matthew Alford
    Reel Power: Hollywood Cinema and American Supremacy - by Matthew Alford

    £21.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780745329826 | ISBN 10: 0745329829

    Hollywood is often characterised as a stronghold of left-liberal ideals. In Reel Power, Matthew Alford shows that it is in fact deeply complicit in serving the interests of the most regressive US corporate and political forces. Films like Transfo ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy by Lisa Dodson
    The Moral Underground: How Ordinary Americans Subvert an Unfair Economy - by Lisa Dodson

    £21.99   hardback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781595584724 | ISBN 10: 1595584722

    "I pad their paychecks because you cant live on what they make."(Supervisor of a fast-food pizza place) Here is a book that tells the real story of the countless unsung heroes who bend or break the rules to help those millions of Americans wi ... more

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  • Cover image of book Is There Hope for Uncle Sam?  Beyond the American Bubble by Jan Nederveen Pieterse
    Is There Hope for Uncle Sam? Beyond the American Bubble - by Jan Nederveen Pieterse

    £31.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848130234 | ISBN 10: 1848130236

    For over a century now, America has dominated global politics and the global imagination. Yet as the dollar declines, inequality increases, rates of consumption are unprecedented and American unilateralism comes under fire, such hegemony is increasin ... more

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  • Cover image of book I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary by John Higgs
    I Have America Surrounded: The Life of Timothy Leary - by John Higgs

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781905548255 | ISBN 10: 1905548257

    Before he began working with LSD, Dr Timothy Leary was a brilliant and respected behavioural psychologist. Afterwards he was, in the words of President Nixon, 'the most dangerous man in America'. Leary has gone down in history as the man who per ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Portable Beat Reader by Edited by Ann Charters
    The Portable Beat Reader - by Edited by Ann Charters

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780142437537 | ISBN 10: 0142437530

    Beginning in the late 1940s, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." Beat as in povery and beatitude, ecstasy and exile. Beat was Jack Kerouac touring the American road in prose as fast and reckless as a V-8 Chevy. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World by Paul Buhle & Nicole Schulman (editors)
    Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World - by Paul Buhle & Nicole Schulman (editors)

    £19.95   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9781844675258 | ISBN 10: 1844675254

    The Industrial Workers of the World - according to its members and devotees the "Greatest Thing On Earth", but according to employers and labor's conservatives a menace to society - is exactly a century old in 2005. How could a movement that in its ... more

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