Ammunition Books

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Fifth Estate # 295, November 3, 1978

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Ammunition Books shares space with the Fifth Estate Newspaper(?) [question mark in original] and can be found at 4403 Second Ave, (telephone (313) 831-6800. Our hours vary quite a bit, so it’s always best to give us a telephone call before coming down.

HOW TO ORDER BY MAIL:

1) List the title of the book(s), amount wanted and price of each;

2) Add 10% for mailing—not less than $.48 (the post office has done it again and raised 4th class—books—mailing rates. $.48 is the cheapest and raises quickly after that);

3) Total (Michigan residents please add 4% sales tax—we’re working on trying to get away from this).

Please write all checks and money orders to: FIFTH ESTATE, but mail it to: Ammunition Books, 4403 Second Avenue, Detroit, Michigan 48201 USA.

COVER-UP LOWDOWN Jay Kinney, 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

LET HISTORY JUDGE Roy A. Medvedev

Everything about living in Stalinist Russia and more.

Vintage, 566 pp., $4.95

ZEROWORK 2 Zerowork

The second journal of political materials to be published by the Zerowork collective. Includes articles on New York, National Liberation & the Revolt Against Work (concerning Vietnam), Food & Famine, and Money in the World Crisis.

Zerowork, 150 pp., $1.00 (a limited amount at a special price)

THE ANARCHO QUIZ BOOK Albert Meltzer, ed.

Taken from the pages of the British anarchist journal Black Flag, this book contains all sorts of information that you never new existed-hours of family fun (over 200 questions and answers).

Simian, 74 pp., $1.75

THE TRAFFIC IN WOMEN AND OTHER ESSAYS ON FEMINISM Emma Goldman

Times Change, 63 pp., $1.75

BREAKDOWN: Data on the Decomposition of Society John&Paula Zerzan

Upshot, 10 pp., $.25

ANARCHY Errico Malatesta

Malatesta’s classic writing on the subject of anarchy. A new translation from the Italian original.

Freedom, 54 pp., $1.00

ANIMAL FARM George Orwell

Signet, 128 pp., $1.25

THE JUNGLE Upton Sinclair

Signet, 350 pp., $1.25

THE LAST SLA STATEMENT

Interview with Bill and Emily Harris, Joe Remiro, and Russ Little about their experiences in the SLA, the Hearst kidnapping, the Foster assassination and their views on anarchism.

Dragon, 40 pp., $.75

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

HISTORY OF THE MAKHNOVIST MOVEMENT 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, 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 (hardcover)

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

ON ORGANISATION Jacques Camatte, Gianni Collu

Describes all political organisations as rackets and gangs.

40 pp., $.25

MANUAL FOR REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS Michael Velli

Compiled and edited by Fredy & Lorraine Perlman

Black & Red, 1974, 288 pp., $2.50

POLAND 1970-71: Capitalism and Class Struggle 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 YELLOW WALL PAPER Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Feminist Press, 64 pp., $1.50

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

Mutualist, 64 pp., $2.00

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 TRIAL Franz Kafka

Vintage, 340 pp., $1.95

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X Malcolm X

Ballantine, 460 pp., $1.95

URBAN DEVASTATION: The Planning of Incarcernation James Finlayson

Solidarity, 24 pp., $.60

KRONSTADT ’21 Victor Serge

Serge’s first hand account of the Kronstadt uprising and the lies of Lenin & Trotsky.

Solidarity, 10 pp., $.25

THE MASS PSYCHOLOGY OF FASCISM Wilhelm Reich

Touchstone, 1970, 400 pp., $3.95

CHARACTER ANALYSIS Wilhelm Reich

Touchstone 545 pp., $4.95

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 STRUGGLES IN CHINA Charlatan Stew

Self-printed, 80 pp., $.75

ANARCHIST PUBLICATIONS DEAL

Lots of People, ed.

Do we have a lot of foreign publications. Whew! If you want to know what libertarians from across the boarder and over the waters are doing, this is right up your alley. For one thin dollar (plus postage), we’ll send you such journals as Anarchy (British), Libertaire (Japanese), Subversao Internacional (Portugese), Brand (Swedish), Front Libertaire (French), Freedom (British), Black Flag (British—limited amount if any), Namazu (Japanese-in-English), Ruta (Venezuelan) and so much more that we can’t list them all here (well we can but we won’t). If you want them, we’ll package some of them up and send them your way. Lots of titles, $1.00

Some of these publications are recent and others not so. Also, we only have a limited amount, so it’s best to include an alternate selection.

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

THE WILHELMSHAVEN REVOLT: A CHAPTER OF THE REVOLUTIONARY MOVEMENT IN GERMANY 1918-1919 Icarus (Ernst Schneider)

Simian, 32 pp., $1.00

LETTERS OF INSURGENTS Sophia Nachalo, Yarostan Vochek

After 20 years, two participants in an Eastern European insurrection recreate, through a series of letters, their offten contradictory perceptions of the revolutionary experience and its aftermath on all those people involved in an attempt to change their lives.

Black & Red, 831 pp., $4.50 (because of the weight of this book, please add 35 cents to cover postage)

WITCHES, MIDWIVES AND NURSES Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

A history of women healers. Historical account of women in medicine, from the middle ages to the present and the efforts of the male-dominated medical profession to repress them.

Feminist Press, 48 pp., $1.50

THE FETISH SPEAKS Karl Marx

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

Black & Red, fold-out, $.25

THE LIMITS OF THE CITY Murray Bookchin

Bookchin traces the roots of the ‘Bourgeois City’ and points out what is in store for us if we don’t de-centtralize society.

Harper, 148 pp., $2.75

THE ANGRY BRIGADE Bratach Dubh

A collection of communiques and documents of the Brigade which operated in Britain from the late sixties to the early seventies—with a cronology of events during that period.

Bratach Dubh, 28 pp., $.75

WORKERS’ AUTONOMY Bratach Dubh

This is the third in a continuing series of pamphlets to be produced by the Bratach Dubh people. This one contains a series of articles on workers’ autonomy, written by Alfredo M. Bonanno, The Comrades of Kronstadt and the Autonomous Movement of the Turin Railway Workers.

Bratach Dubh, 35 pp., $.75

LAND & LIBERTY: Anarchist Influences in the Mexican Revolution Ricardo Flores Magon

A very interesting book about the revolutionary movement in Mexico during the early part of the 20th century and the influence that the writings of Ricardo Flores Magon had upon it. This book is made up of an excellent historical sketch of that period by David Pool and the writings of Flores-Magon.

Cienfuegos, 156 pp., $4.70

PORTUGAL: The Impossible Revolution? Phil Mailer

The still unfinished story of the Portuguese upsurge of 1974-75. An eye-witness account of a deeply involved spectator. A new type of historiography with the view from different groups vying for Power and the workers fighting for a new life.

London Solidarity, $5.00

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

Black & Red, 1974, 135 pp., $1:25

THE WANDERING OF HUMANITY Jacques Camatte

Black & Red, 64 pp., $.75

PARADISE LOST: The Decline & Fall of the Auto Industrial Age Emma Rothschild

Vintage, 264 pp., $1.95

COMPLAINTS AND DISORDERS: The Sexual Politics of Sickness Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

How medicine and science replaced religion in the 19 century as the institution which defined women as sick and incapable of a full life.

Feminist Press, 94 pp., $2.50

MEDICAL NEMESIS; The Danger of Modern Medicine Ivan Illich

Modern medicine has reached the stage where it is itself a major threat to our health. This is the theme of Illich’s book, which poses some basic questions not-only about medicine but about the direction of modern society.

Pantheon, 288 pp. $6.50—publisher’s price $8.95 (hardcover)

REDEFINING REVOLUTION Paul Cardan

To remain revolutionaries…or to remain marxists?

Solidarity (London) $1.00

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 RIGHT TO BE LAZY Paul Lafargue

Kerr, 79 pp., $1.25

ANARCHISTS IN THE SPANISH REVOLUTION Jose Peirats

After many years of hard work and the collective 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.

400 pp., $3.50

BOOKSTORE NOTES.

It seems that the people at PULP PRESS (publishers of Bommi Baumann’s book WIE ALLES ANFING: How It All Began, in english) have spent the summer trying to avoid the Canadian Mounties. It seems that some members of Ottawa’s (Canada) House of Common are trying to nail them for printing anarchist literature with government funds. In a letter from a Pulpite to the FE, he says: Yes, the government and especially the media have been a pain in the ass this summer, slamming us with the label ‘terrorist publishers’ and the like.” Sounds like the Canadian government has been looking into Germany’s methods of dealing with publishers that they don’t like. The Pulper went on to say that things have died down a bit over the last couple of months, but the Vancouver beer strike is still continuing. If you’d like to get a listing of Pulp publications, their address is: Pulp Press, Box 48806 Station Bental, Vancouver, Canada V7X 1A6

We have a big problem. Over the last couple of months, we’ve lost the addresses of some people who ordered books from us. We have the books here, so if you’ve never received your order (and you’re not too happy about it), drop us a line telling us what books you ordered and we’ll mail them right off to you. Sorry!

While on the subject of books. We have no copies of the Cienfuegos Press Anarchist Review no. 4 (but they should be here soon) and Review no. 3 is out of print (we don’t know if there’ll be a reprint and we have no copies left).

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