4 New English books

Abel Paz, Michael Tobias, Hakim Bey und Crimethink

Abel Paz

Durruti in the Spanish Revolution

Edition: pb
ISBN:  9781904859505
Publisher: AK Press
Release Date: 2006

ITEM OVERVIEW
„Durruti was the ultimate working-class hero: carrying the future in his heart and a gun in each pocket. Abel Paz’s magnificent biography resurrects the very soul of Spanish anarchism.“ –Mike Davis, author of Planet of Slums

In this new and unabridged translation of the definitive biography of Spanish revolutionary and military strategist, Buenaventura Durruti, Abel Paz has given us much more than an account of a single man’s life. Durruti in the Spanish Revolution is as much the chronicle of an entire nation and of a tumultuous historical era. Paz seamlessly weaves intimate biographical details of Durruti’s life—his progression from factory worker and father to bank robber, political exile and, eventually, revolutionary leader—with extensive historical background, behind-the-scenes governmental intrigue, and blow-by-blow accounts of major battles and urban guerrilla warfare. Written with a thorough and sympathetic understanding of the anarchist ideals that motivated Durruti, this is an amazing and exhaustive study of an incredible man and his life-long fight against totalitarianism in both its capitalist and Stalinist forms.
Includes an afterword by José Luis Gutierréz Molina’s on Abel Paz’s life and the historiography of the Spanish Revolution.
Abel Paz was born in 1921. He was fifteen when the Spanish Revolution began. After the revolution’s defeat, he spent several years in exile, returning to Spain in 1942 as a guerilla fighter against the Franco regime. He spent most of the subsequent eleven years in prison. He currently lives in Barcelona, Spain.
Chuck Morse founded the Institute for Anarchist Studies, co-edited Perspectives on Anarchist Theory, and founded and edited The New Formulation: An Anti-Authoritarian Review of Books. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Michael Tobias

Rage and Reason

Edition: pb
ISBN:  9781873176566
Publisher: AK Press
Release Date: 1998

ITEM OVERVIEW
Michael Tobias‘ latest work of fiction is a shocking, breath-stopping political thriller which tracks the fury of an outraged ex-Special Forces veteran who turns to violent retribution in defense of the earth and its fauna. Rage and Reason is an unstoppable rollercoaster of action which explodes across four continents—a chief executive’s severed head is served up at a stockholder’s luncheon…a furrier is skinned alive…Thai poachers are deftly eliminated…and the first day of hunting season in the Maine woods is turned into a human massacre. Rage and Reason is as vivid a portrayal of the horrors of vivisection and the meat industry as Upton Sinclair’s classic The Jungle.
„A terrific story, told from the heart, its soul rich with knowledge. Some people and corporations should lose sleep wondering if RAGE & REASON will ever become a real life thriller for them.“ —Ingrid E. Newkirk, President, PETA—People For The Ethical Treatment Of Animals
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Hakim Bey

Immediatism

Edition: pb
ISBN:  9781873176429
Publisher: AK Press
Release Date: 1996

ITEM OVERVIEW
Immediatism is the latest tome from the insurrectionist theoretician, Hakim Bey. His incendiary words are beautifully illustrated by the renowned collage artist Freddie Baer. The result is a delightful compilation by two talented artists. A must read for those who have followed their work for years. In this collection of essays, Bey expounds upon his ideas concerning radical social reorganization and the liberation of desire. Immediatism is another lyrical romp through intellectual corridors of spirituality and politics originally set forth in his groundbreaking book, TAZ. A stunning achievement from this prodigious author and scholar.
„A Blake Angel on Acid.“ —Robert Anton Wilson
„Fascinating…“ —William S. Burroughs
„Exquisite…“ —Allen Ginsberg
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Crimethink

Days of War, Nights of Love

Size: 5.5″ x 8.5″ x .75″ Weight: .9 pounds
Pages: 292 + cover Ink: Full-color on cover and black w/ full bleeds throughout.
Words: 68,361 Illustrations: 127
Photographs: 52 Index: Yes

This section contains original versions of many of the texts that, albeit in decidely revised forms, comprise Days of War.
At 292 heavily illustrated pages, our flagship book is the perfect size for any knapsack and the perfect reference manual for anyone seeking a life of passion and revolt. AK Press calls it „an underground bestseller,“ but, as it says in the preface:

„This book isn’t designed to be used in the way a ’normal‘ book is. Rather than reading it from one cover to the other, casting perfunctory votes of dissapproval or agreement along the way, and then putting it on the shelf as another inert posession, we hope you will use this as a tool in your own efforts—not just to think about the world, but also to change it. This books is composed of ideas and images we’ve remorselessly stolen and adjusted to our purposes, and we hope you’ll do exactly the same with its contents.

„As for the contents themselves: we’ve limited ourselves for the most part to criticism of the established order, because we trust you to do the rest. Heaven is a different place for everyone; hell, at least this particular one, we inhabbit in common. This book is supposed to help you analyze and disassemble this world—what you build for yourself in it’s place is in your hands, although we’ve offered some general ideas of where to start. Remember: the destructive impulse is also a creative one . . . happy smashing! “

Your ticket to a world free of charge.
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