Ammunition Books

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Fifth Estate # 290, March 2, 1978

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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

BREAKDOWN: Data on the Decomposition of Society by Paula & John Zerzan
Upshot, 8 pp., $.25

THE NEW MOVEMENT Henri Simon
Solidarity, 14 pp., $.50 (8 x 11)

THE FETISH SPEAKS Karl Marx

Marx, through talking commodities, gives his theory of commodity fetishism (cartoon).

Black & Red, fold-out, $.25

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

THE KRONSTADT COMMUNE Ida Mett

The original publication dealing with the last major revolt against the Bolsheviks in 1921.

Solidarity, 67 pp., $1.00 (8 x 11)

KRONSTADT ’21 Victor Serge

Serge’s personal account of his experiences during the uprising.

Solidarity, 10 pp., $.30

THE KRONSTADT UPRISING OF 1921 Lynne Thorndycraft

Left Bank, 20 pp., $.50

THE RUSSIAN TRAGEDY Alexander Berkman

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

Cienfuegos, 140 pp., $3.00

CLASS STRUGGLE IN CHINA Charlatan Stew

Self-printed, 80 pp., $.75

TRAFFIC IN WOMEN AND OTHER ESSAYS ON FEMINISM Emma Goldman with a biography by Alix Kates Shulman

Historic essays by the well-known revolutionary anarchist on issues still being debated within the womens movement.

Times Change, 63 pp., $1.35

CRITIQUE OF SYNDICALIST METHODS: Trade-Unionism to Anarcho-Syndicalism by Alfredo M. Bonanno

Bonanno examines syndicalism from fascist to anarchist (and everything in the middle) and finds them all basicly the same, and having little to do with revolution.

Bratach Dubh, 48 pp., $1.00

ANARCHISM AND THE NATIONAL LIBERATION STRUGGLE Alfredo M. Bonanno

Bonanno critiques the idea of national liberation within modern capitalism. From an anarchist perspective.

Bratach Dubh, 16 pp., $.50

POLAND 1970-71: Capitalism and Class Struggle by ICO

Although the translation is appearing six years after the events it describes, the facts and analysis it presents shed light on recent developments in Poland, especially those of June 1976.

Black & Red, 117 pp., $1.25

THE INCOHERENCE OF THE INTELLECTUAL Fredy Perlman

Critique of C. Wright Mills and his impact on critical theory.

Black & Red, 118 pp., $1.50

PARADISE LOST: The Decline and Fall of the Auto-Industrial Age by Emma Rothschild

Unveils the forces which have made the U.S. auto-industry, an industry in decline.

Vintage, 264 pp., $1.95

THESES ON THE CHINESE REVOLUTION by Cajo Brendel

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

Solidarity, 26 pp., $1.25 (8 x 11)

ZAPATA & THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION by John Womack, Jr.

Vintage, 453 pp., $3.45

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 have appeared in the Fifth Estate.

Rip Off Press, 48 pp., $.75

THE OLD WAYS: Six Essays Gary Snyder

Snyder explores a host of themes related to ecology, place re-inhabitation and the coyote legends in a stirring indictment of civilisation

City Lights, 96 pp., $2.50

HISTORY OF THE MAKHNOVIST MOVEMENT by Peter Arshinov

An exciting history of the anti-authoritarian peasant revolution in the Ukraine. Written by a participant.

Black & Red, 284 pp., $2.50

THE FLOODGATES OF ANARCHY Stuart Christie and Albert Meltzer

Two British anarchists define their ideas of anarchism and class struggle.

Sphere, 160 pp., $1.00 (paper) Kahn&Averill, 160 pp., $3.00 (hard)

THE IWW: The First Seventy Years 1905-1975 by Fred W. Thompson and Patrick Murfin

A corrected facsimile of the 1955 volume: The IWW: Its First Fifty Years, with a new chapter on the IWW from 1955 to 1975 and an appendix listing sources on IWW history published since 1955.

IWW Press, 238 pp., $4.95

THE COUNTER REVOLUTION IN IRELAND S. van der Straeten and P. Daufouy

Essay on the disposition of people to alienate their working lives and reproduce the capitalist form of daily life.

Black & Red, 48 pp., $.75

LISTEN MARXISTS! Murray Bookchin

An impressive attack on Marxism and Leninism.

Times Change, 48 pp., $1.00

ON ORGANISATION Jacques Camatte and Gianni Collu

Describes all political organisations as rackets and gangs.

40 pp., $.25

SHAY’S REBELLION

Chicago Solidarity, 12 pp., $.10

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

THE MIRROR OF PRODUCTION Jean Baudrillard

Baudrillard examines the lessons of Marxism which has created a productivist model and a fetishism of labor. Asserts that Marxism reflects “all of Western metaphysics” and remains within the restrictive context of political economy whence it was born.

Telos, 167 pp., $2.50

HISTORY AND REVOLUTION Paul Cardan

A good critique of the Marxist view of history.

Solidarity, 36 pp., $1.00

A NOTE FROM CIENFUEGOS PRESS

It seems that the comrades at Cienfuegos Press have been having some difficulties with the post office, and some of their material is taking a long time to reach its destination. They’ve asked us to put a note in this issue to tell all of their subscribers in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, etc., that the latest issue of the Cienfuegos Review has been sent out to them and should be arriving soon (hopefully).

We received our first shipment of the Review about one week ago and already they’re gone. We had alot of outstanding orders for it, and if you haven’t got yours yet, hang on! There is another shipment coming.

If anyone would like to order the Review (No.3), you can get it from us for $4.00 per copy.

We have had recent news that Bratach Dubh will soon publish three more pamphlets on the subjects of Italy and the British Angry Brigade. We’ll keep you informed.

We’ve just received a new book on the Spanish anarchist movement from 1911 to 1937. It is published by the Institute For The Study Of Human Issues and sells for about $7.00 paperback and $20.00 hardback. We haven’t read it yet, but it looks like a good book (we’ll have more about it in the next issue). For more information on the book, you can write: ISHI, PO Box 2367, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19103 USA.

Since we won’t have another issue before the upcoming religious holiday of Easter, we thought you might like this appropriate limerick:

There was a young lady named Alice

Who peed in a Catholic chalice.

She said, “I do this

From a great need to piss,

And not from sectarian malice.”

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