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Fifth Estate # 288, December 1977

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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

ECLIPSE AND RE-EMERGENCE OF THE COMMUNIST MOVEMENT Jean Barrot and Francois Martin

Discussion of the re-appearance of the authentic communist movement since 1968 and its characteristics.

Black & Red, 136 pp., $1.25

WE ALMOST LOST DETROIT John G. Fuller

In October 1966, the Enrico Fermi nuclear plant experienced unforeseen ‘mishaps’ that almost led to the melt-down of the reactor and the loss of Detroit and Toledo. It got so critical that death was just a kiss away.

Digest, 272 pp., $3 (Orig. $8.95) (hardcover)

THE ANARCHISTS IN THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION: Documents of the Revolution Edited by Paul Avrich

Cornell Press, 179 pp., $2.95

CONTRIBUTION TO THE CRITIQUE OF MARX

Solidarity (London), $.50

COLLECTIVES IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Gaston Leval

One of the best books detailing the formation and operation of collectives during the revolution of 1936.

Freedom Press, 368 pp., $4.00

ANARCHISM Daniel Guerin Intro., Noam Chomsky

A good introduction to anarchism and its history.

Modern, 166 pp., $3.45

COVER-UP LOWDOWN 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 ORIGINS OF THE ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN CHINA Albert Meltzer

Solidarity (Chicago), 18 pp., $.25

COMMUNISM versus REFORMS: Two Articles Anton Pannekoek, Sylvia Pankhurst

Both articles reprinted from Workers’ Dreadnought.

Workers’ Voice, 12 pp., $.25

THE NEW MOVEMENT Henri Simon

Solidarity, 13 pp., $.30 (8.5 x 11)

NOW & AFTER: A Libertarian Newsletter ed. A World To Win

AWTW, 27 pp., $.50 (8.5 x 11)

LET HISTORY JUDGE Roy Medvedev

A monumental study of the whole Stalin epoch.

Vintage, 566 pp., $4.95

PORTUGAL: Anti-Fascism or Anti-Capitalism Root & Branch

R & B, 40 pp., $1.50

THE OLD WAYS: Six Essays 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 MIRROR OF PRODUCTION Jean Baudrillard

Telos, 167 pp., $2.50

THE DOLLMAKER 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

CIENFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW No. 3 Cienfuegos Press

The third and best in a continuing series of reviews. Contains not only reviews of books and periodicals, but many articles and pamphlets not seen in English before. Also has lots of fun things.

Cienfuegos, 138 pp., $4.00 (8.5 x 12-this issue carries as much as a 400 page book)

CIENFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW No. 2

Cienfuegos, 64 pp., $2.00 (8.5 x 12)

THE CIENFUEGOS PRESS ANARCHIST REVIEW, No. 1

Written by anarchists from around the world.

Cienfuegos, 28 pp., $.75

THE RUSSIAN TRAGEDY Alexander Berkman

The Russian Tragedy first appeared in 1922 as three separate pamphlets (The Russian Tragedy, The Russian Revolution and the Communist Party & The Kronstadt Rebellion), and is compiled here under one cover for the first time. In it, Berkman lays bare the true facts of the Leninist ‘workers state.’

Cienfuegos, 140 pp., $3.00

CLASS STRUGGLE IN CHINA Charlatan Stew

Self-printed, 80 pp., $.75

THE JUNGLE Upton Sinclair

Signet, 350 pp., $1.25

THE TRIAL Franz Kafka

The story of Joseph K., a functionary in a bank, is suddenly arrested and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge against him about which he can get no information. Sounds like the state circa 1977.

Vintage, 340 pp., $1.95

FLI-BACK: A Journal of Cheap Shots ed. Plutonian Space Fleet

PSF, 84 pp., $1.00

ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Jose Peirats

After many years of hard work and the collected 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.

Black & Red, 400 pp., $3.50

LIP AND THE SELF-MANAGED COUNTER REVOLUTION Negation

Using the illustration of the famous French watch factory, 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

THE TRAFFIC IN WOMEN & OTHER ESSAYS ON FEMINISM Emma Goldman

Times Change, 63 pp., $1.35

CREATION AND ITS ENEMIES: “The Revolt Against Work” John Zerzan

Mutualist, 64 pp., $2.00

MARXISM & A FREE SOCIETY Marcus Graham

An anarchist reply to Isaac Deutcher’s address on the “Socialist Man” with particular reference to the minutes of the First International and the sabotaging of the Hague Congress by the Marx clique. Marx might not have written much about his ideas on socialism, but then actions speak louder than words.

Simian, 16 pp., $.25

THESES ON THE CHINESE REVOLUTION Cajo Brendel

Deals mostly with the Cultural Revolution and the emergence of a new class in China.

Solidarity, 26 pp., $1.25 (8.5 x 11)

PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHIST Alexander Berkman

Shocken, 512 pp., $4.95

LABOR AND MONOPOLY CAPITAL: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century Harry Braverman

Monthly Review, 465 pp., $5.95

THE WANDERING OF HUMANITY Jacques Cammatte

Black & Red, 64 pp., $.75

WIE ALLES ANFING: How It All Began 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

We have quite a few anarchist, libertarian and ultra-leftist periodicals that were sent from South America, Asia and Europe over the last couple of years. If anyone would like some to read, just tell us what language you know (other than english) and we’ll send some along free. If you’re not making a book order, but would still like some foreign publications, just send us $.30 to cover mailing costs.

Below is a list of publications that have come to our attention, but are not available through Ammunition at this time.

THE HIGHLAND CLEARANCES; John Prebble. The incredible history of how the Clan Chiefs and the clan societal structure both worked against the Highlanders to push them off their land and replace them with sheep. A good account of the expansion of capitalism and the violent destruction of the Highland peoples in Scotland during the 18th & 19th centuries. Penguin Books, 41 Steelcase Road West, Markham, Ontario—Canada ($2.95).

THE DEATH SHIP; B. Traven. Collier Books, 866 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022

KAFKA: The Complete Short Stories; Franz Kafka. Schoken Books, 200 Madison Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10016 ($5.95—paperback).

THE COMMUNARDS OF PARIS, 1871: Documents of Revolution; Ed. by Stewart Edwards. Documents published by the Communards and newspaper articles that were produced during the revolution of 1871. Also includes a brief historical sketch. Cornell Univ. Press, 124 Roberts Place, Ithaca, New York 14850 ($2.45).

UN CONFLIT DECISIF: Les Organisations Syndicales cambattent la Revolte contre le Travail; John Zerzan. Echanges, c/o 34 rue St. Sebastien, 75011 Paris, France.

The latest issue of ZERO: Anarchist/Anarcha-feminist Monthly (No. 3, Nov. ’77) is out and available by writing: Zero/Rising Free, 182 Upper Street, London N.1, England ($.40 plus postage). This issue contains articles on the anti-nuclear fight in Europe, National Front & Police, the Paedophile Information Exchange, Feminism and the Italian left, Gays and more.

If some people were thinking of purchasing DURRUTI: The People Armed by Abel Paz from us, you might want to reconsider. Ever since the FIFTH ESTATE printed the Joe Doakes’ letter criticising the book and BLACK ROSE BOOKS (the publishers) BRB refuses to sell us any! We’ve written them (and asked comrades in Montreal to contact BRB) about the books several times now, and they (BRB) refuse to even acknowledge our attempts (even when we got fed-up and asked them to send just enough to cover back orders). If you want the book, it’s best to write BRB directly, or you can get the hardback version from FREE LIFE EDITIONS (41 Union Sq. West, N.Y., N.Y. 10003). The hardback version is very expensive; about $12.50.

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