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1 A History of Pan-African Revolt (The Charles H. Kerr Library)
James, C. L. R. PM Press 1604860952 / 9781604860955 PAPERBACK New 
1604860952 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. Originally published in England in 1938 (the same year as his magnum opus The Black Jacobins) and expanded in 1969, this work remains the classic account of global black resistance. Robin D.G. Kelley?s substantial introduction contextualizes the work in the history and ferment of the times, and explores its ongoing relevance today. ?A History of Pan-African Revolt is one of those rare books that continues to strike a chord of urgency, even half a century after it was first published. Time and time again, its lessons have proven to be valuable and relevant for understanding liberation movements in Africa and the diaspora. Each generation who has had the opportunity to read this small book finds new insights, new lessons, new visions for their own age?. No piece of literature can substitute for a crystal ball, and only religious fundamentalists believe that a book can provide comprehensive answers to all questions. But if nothing else, A History of Pan-African Revolt leaves us with two incontrovertible facts. First, as long as black people are denied freedom, humanity and a decent standard of living, they will continue to revolt. Second, unless these revolts involve the ordinary masses and take place on their own terms, they have no hope of succeeding.? ?Robin D.G. Kelley, from the Introduction. ?I wish my readers to understand the history of Pan-African Revolt. They fought, they suffered?they are still fighting. Once we understand that, we can tackle our problems with the necessary mental equilibrium.? ?C.L.R. James 
Price: 17.00 USD

28 Psyop: Military Psychological Operations Manual
U.S. Army Mind Control Publishing 0557052564 / 9780557052561 PAPERBACK New 
0557052564 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Psychological Operations Soldiers use persuasion to influence perceptions and encourage desired behavior. cornerstone of PSYOP is truth, credibly presented to convince a foreign audience to cease resistance or take actions favorable to friendly forces. During Desert Storm, the effective use of PSYOP was a combat multiplier that directly contributed to the surrender of thousands of Iraqi Soldiers. It is clear its effectiveness saved countless coalition and Iraqi lives. Psychological Operations units also have Soldiers with unique skills. These Soldiers are communicators who provide the commander with the ability to communicate information to large audiences via radio, television, leaflets and loudspeakers. PSYOP Soldier's language skills, regional orientation and knowledge of communications media provide a means of delivering critical information to host-nation audiences. Psychological Operations are a vital part of the broad range of diplomatic, informational, military, and economic (DIME) activities used by the U.S. Government. PSYOP Soldiers use information to influence the behavior of foreign audiences in support of U.S. policy and national objectives. Used during peacetime, contingencies, and declared war, these activities are non-lethal. They are force multipliers that use nonviolent means in often violent environments. Persuading rather than compelling physically, they rely on logic, fear, desire or other psychological factors to promote specific behaviors. ultimate objective of U.S. military Psychological Operations is to convince enemy, neutral, and friendly governments, forces and populations to take actions favorable to the United States and its allies. Psychological Operations (PSYOP, PSYOPS) are techniques used by military and police forces to influence a target audience's value systems, belief systems, emotions, motives, reasoning, and behavior. Target audiences can be governments, organizations, groups, and individuals, and are used in orde. 
Price: 23.00 USD

2 A People's History of the United States
Zinn, Howard Harper Perennial Modern Classics 0060838655 / 9780060838652 PAPERBACK New 
0060838655 Known for its accessible writing and thorough research, A People's History of the United States turns textbook history on its head by telling the stories of America's women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working class, and immigrant laborers from their own points of view.This is the most recent edition of the perennial classic, updated to 2005, with a couple of brief interviews with Zinn as an appendix. Sure, it's published by Rupert Murdoch, but it doesn't make it any less essential, or revolutionary, a work. 
Price: 19.00 USD

29 Silencing sentries
Diaz-Cobo, Oscar Loompanics Unlimited 0915179849 / 9780915179848 PAPERBACK New 
0915179849 Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 92 p. Audience: General/trade. material in this book is designed to familiarize the reader with maneuvers that can be used to close in on and remove an enemy sentry. Sentry removal can be a skill useful in unconventional and guerrilla warfare as well as under escape and survival conditions. 
Price: 10.00 USD

3 A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris Verso 1844672387 / 9781844672387 PAPERBACK Good 
1844672387 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 12.00 USD

30 Suppressors Volume 5: Ingram MAC 10/11 Supressor
Minuteman Publications B000KBER94 PAPERBACK New 
B000KBER94 Now, a suppressor series aimed at furnishing your most prominent guns! Each of these construction manuals was researched by a professional machinist whose objective was to make the manufacturing process as simple and practical as possible. These suppressors rival those of silencer designers - both in effectiveness and workmanship. Chapters are: Operating Principle, Ammunition Requirements, Parts to be Fabricated or Purchased, Material for Construction, Modifications to Weapon, Barrel Length Differences, Assembly of Suppressor and Sighting Systems. 
Price: 16.00 USD

4 A Quick & Dirty Guide to War: Briefings on Present & Potential Wars, 4th Edition
Dunnigan, James F.; Bay, Austin Paladin Press 1581606834 / 9781581606836 PAPERBACK New 
1581606834 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 640 p. Audience: General/trade. first three editions of A Quick and Dirty Guide to War not only provided essential tools for understanding wars and hot spots around the world, they delivered remarkably accurate projections on the outcomes of each conflict. War-game simulation specialists James F. Dunnigan and Austin Bay have revised their highly regarded analyses, bringing up to date not only the many conventional conflicts around the world today but the new battlegrounds that have emerged since the previous edition was published more than a decade ago the Global War on Terror, counterinsurgency struggles around the world and the latest frontier of modern combat: cyber war. This fourth edition takes up where the last edition left off and analyzes the monumental events that have occurred since 1996 September 11, the toppling of Saddam Hussein and the ongoing wars in Afghanistan and Iraq while guiding readers through dozens of other significant developments around the globe, including the tinderbox situation with Iran and oil flow through the Persian Gulf; the final disintegration of Yugoslavia; the struggle for regional influence between Brazil, Colombia and Hugo Ch?vez's Venezuela; Israel's attempts to deal with a fragmented Palestine Liberation Organization; China and India's growing influence in Asia and beyond; ongoing chaos and suffering on the Horn of Africa; Russia's struggle to reassert itself on the world stage; and much more. Dunnigan and Bay present an enormous amount of information in a series of concise, insightful briefings coupled with their shrewd projections of potential outcomes, making A Quick and Dirty Guide to War a thought-provoking reference on the face of war in the 21st century. 
Price: 51.00 USD

31 Territories in Resistance: A Cartography of Latin American Social Movements
Zibechi, Raúl AK Press 1849351074 / 9781849351072 PAPERBACK New 
1849351074 ?Emancipation,? argues Ra?l Zibechi, ?is not an objective but a way of life.? For the last half century, new and emancipatory social formations have worked to carve out their own territories in Latin America, experimenting in rural and urban settings with new forms of liberatory politics that challenge neocolonialism, neoliberalism, and the very basis of the state itself. Not limited to a single path, these ?societies in movement? have adopted forms of communitarian relations that allow experimentation and innovation to flourish at a riveting pace. Blending case studies and history with social theory and analysis, Zibechi opens our eyes to the new world being born just outside our gaze. With a foreword by Dawn Paley, and an epilogue that brings Zibechi into conversation with Michael Hardt and Alvaro Reyes on the continuing revolution of everyday life in Latin America. 
Price: 20.00 USD

5 About Face: Military Resisters Turn Against War
PM Press 1604864400 / 9781604864403 PAPERBACK New 
1604864400 How does a young person who volunteers to serve in the U.S. military become a war-resister who risks ostracism, humiliation, and prison rather than fight? Although it is not well publicized, the long tradition of refusing to fight in unjust wars continues today within the American military. In this book, resisters describe in their own words the process they went through, from raw recruits to brave refusers. They speak about the brutality and appalling violence of war; the constant dehumanizing of the enemy?and of our own soldiers?that begins in Basic Training; the demands that they ignore their own consciences and simply follow orders. They describe how their ideas about the justification for the current wars changed and how they came to oppose the policies and practices of the U.S. empire, and even war itself. Some of the refusers in this book served one or more tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, and returned with serious problems resulting from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Others heard such disturbing stories of violence from returning vets that they vowed not to go themselves. Still others were mistreated in one way or another and decided they?d had enough. Every one of them had the courage to say a resounding ?NO!? The stories in this book provide an intimate, honest look at the personal transformation of each of these young people and at the same time constitute a powerful argument against militarization and endless war. Also featured are exclusive interviews with Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg. Chomsky looks at the U.S.-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the potential of GI resistance to play a role in bringing the troops home. Ellsberg relates his own act of resistance in leaking the Pentagon Papers in 1971 to the current WikiLeaks revelations of U.S. military secrets. 
Price: 20.00 USD

32 The Bolsheviki and World Peace (Russian Studies : Perspectives on the Revolution)
Trotsky, Ley D. Hyperion Pr 1973 0883550520 / 9780883550526 Hardcover Fair 
0883550520 Text in English, Russian. 239 p. ~Good. No DJ, as issued. Ex-Library. Academic library markings/stamps; light to moderate shelf wear; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 12.00 USD

6 Against Freedom: The War on Terrorism in Everyday New Zealand Life
Morse, Valerie Rebel Press 0473122367 / 9780473122362 PAPERBACK New 
0473122367 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! 168 p. In 2001, the United States launched the 'war on terrorism' in purported response to the September 11th attacks. With hasty process, the New Zealand government quickly signed up. But what is this war really about? agenda of the 'war on terrorism' is very different to the propaganda we are being sold by politicians and the mass media. It is an agenda of domination and control over our lives and the extension of state and corporate power. Against Freedom, written by Valerie Morse, details the agenda against freedom, from the legislative changes since 9/11 to the suppression of dissent and the media manipulation of public understanding, in order to provide an alternative view of what is happening and what can be done to stop the war. 
Price: 25.00 USD

33 The Conquest of the New World (Complete History Of...)
Greenhaven Press 0737712732 / 9780737712735 PAPERBACK Very Good 
0737712732 Very Good, clean text, trade paperback binding, light wear to corners and edges, satisfaction guaranteed. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington. 
Price: 8.00 USD

7 Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here: Poets and Writers Respond to the March 5th, 2007, Bombing of Baghdad's "Street of the Booksellers"
PM Press 1604865903 / 9781604865905 PAPERBACK New 
1604865903 ~NEW. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Brand new; satisfaction guaranteed. On March 5th, 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. More than thirty people were killed and more than one hundred were wounded. This locale is the historic center of Baghdad bookselling, a winding street filled with bookstores and outdoor book stalls. Named after the famed 10th century classical Arab poet al-Mutanabbi, it has been the heart and soul of the Baghdad literary and intellectual community. This anthology begins with a historical introduction to al-Mutanabbi Street and includes the writing of Iraqis as well as a wide swath of international poets and writers who were outraged by this attack. This book seeks to show where al-Mutanabbi Street starts in all of us: personally, in our communities, and in our nations. It seeks to show the commonality between this small street in Baghdad and our own cultural centers, and why this attack was an attack on us all. This anthology sees al-Mutanabbi Street as a place for the free exchange of ideas; a place that has long offered its sanctuary to the complete spectrum of Iraqi voices. This is where the roots of democracy (in the best sense of that word) took hold many hundreds of years ago. This anthology looks toward al-Mutanabbi Street as an affirmation of all that we hope for in a more just society. Contributors include: Beau Beausoleil, Musa al-Musawi, Anthony Shadid, Mousa al-Naseri, Naomi Shihab Nye, Deena Metzger, Sam Hamod, Lutfiya Al-Dulaimi, Zaid Shlah, Persis Karim, Ayub Nuri, Marian Haddad, Sarah Browning, Eileen Grace O?Malley Callahan, Roger Sederat, Elline Lipkin, Esther Kamkar, Robert Perry, Gloria Collins, Brian Turner, Gloria Frym, Owen Hill, Abd al-Rahim, Salih al-Rahim, Yassin ?The Narcicyst? Alsalman, Jose Luis Gutierrez, Sargon Boulus, Peter Money, Sinan Antoon, Muhammad al-Hamrani, Livia Soto, Janet Sternburg, Sam Hamill, Salah Al-Hamdani, Gail Sher, Dunya Mikhail, Irada Al Jabbouri, Dilara Cirit, Niamh MacFionnlaoich, Erica Goss, Daisy Zamora, George Evans, Steve Dickison, Maysoon Pachachi, Summer Brenner, Jen Hofer, Rijin Sahakian, Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, Jane Hirshfield, Jack Marshall, Susan Moon, Diana di Prima, Evelyn So, Nahrain Al-Mousawi, Ko Un, Joe Lamb, Katrina Rodabaugh, Mohammed Hayawi, Nazik Al-Malaika,? Raya Asee, Gazar Hantoosh, Mark Abley, Majid Naficy, Lewis Buzbee, Ibn al-Utri, Thomas Christensen, Amy Gerstler,? Genny Lim, Saadi Youssef, Judith Lyn Suttton, Josh Kun, Dana Teen Lomax, Etel Adnan, Bushra Al-Bustani, Marilyn Hacker, Richard Harrison, Fady Joudah, Philip Metres, Hayan Charara, Annie Finch, Kazim Ali, Deema K. Shehabi, Kenneth Wong, Elmaz Abinader, Habib Tengour, Khaled Mattawa, Rachida Madani, Amina Said, Alise Alousi, Sita Carboni, Fran Bourassa, Jabez W. Churchill, Daniela Elza, Linda Norton, Fred Norman, Bonnie Nish, Janet Rodney, Adrienne Rich, Cornelius Eady, Julie Bruck, Kwame Dawes, Ralph Angel, B.H. Fairchild, Terese Svoboda, Mahmoud Darwish, Amir el-Chidiac, Aram Saroyan, Sholeh Wolpe, Nathalie Handal, Azar Nafisi, Dima Hilal, Tony Kranz, Jordan Elgrably, devorah major, Suzy Malcolm, Ibrahim Nasrallah, Rick London, Sarah Menefee, Roberto Harrison, Fadhil Al-Azzawi, Amaranth Borsuk, Lamees Al-Ethari, Shayma? al-Saqr, Meena Alexander, and Jim Natal. 
Price: 20.00 USD

34 The Craftsman
Sennett, Richard Yale University Press 0300151195 / 9780300151190 PAPERBACK Good 
0300151195 ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. 
Price: 17.00 USD

8 Art and Experience in Classical Greece
Pollitt, Jerome Jordan Cambridge University Press 0521096626 / 9780521096621 PAPERBACK Good 
0521096626 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Little blue sticky flags throughout. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 13.00 USD

35 The Etruscans
Grant, Michael Scribner 0684167247 / 9780684167244 Hardcover Good 
0684167247 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington. 
Price: 15.00 USD

9 Asia's Unknown Uprisings Volume 1: South Korean Social Movements in the 20th Century
Katsiaficas, George PM Press 1604864575 / 9781604864571 PAPERBACK New 
1604864575 Using social movements as a prism to illuminate the oft-hidden history of 20th century Korea, this book provides detailed analysis of major uprisings that have patterned that country?s politics and society. From the 1894 Tonghak Uprising through the March 1, 1919, independence movement and anti-Japanese resistance, a direct line is traced to the popular opposition to U.S. division of Korea after World War Two. The overthrow of Syngman Rhee in 1960, resistance to Park Chung-hee, the 1980 Gwangju Uprising, as well as student, labor, and feminist movements are all recounted with attention to their economic and political contexts. South Korean opposition to neoliberalism is portrayed in detail, as is an analysis of neoliberalism?s rise and effects. With a central focus on the Gwangju Uprising (that ultimately proved decisive in South Korea?s democratization), the author uses Korean experiences as a baseboard to extrapolate into the possibilities of global social movements in the 21st century. Previous English language sources have emphasized leaders?whether Korean, Japanese, or American. This book emphasizes grassroots crystallization of counter-elite dynamics and notes how the intelligence of ordinary people surpasses that of political and economic leaders holding the reins of power. It is the first volume in a two-part study that concludes by analyzing in rich detail uprisings in nine other places: the Philippines, Burma, Tibet, China, Taiwan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Thailand, and Indonesia. Richly illustrated, with tables, charts, graphs, index, and footnotes. 
Price: 29.00 USD

36 The Fatal Shore
Hughes, Robert Knopf 0394506685 / 9780394506685 Hardcover Good 
0394506685 Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington. 
Price: 8.00 USD

10 Australia: The Four Billion Year Journey of a Continent
Morrison, Reg; Morrison, Maggie Facts on File 081602409X / 9780816024094 Hardcover Good 
081602409X Good, hardcover binding with dust jacket. Light to moderate wear to corners and edges, clean text, may contain previous owner?s signature, remainder mark, sticker/residue, or other minor aesthetic flaws. Please inquire for additional details. Last Word Books & Press is an Infamous Independent Bookstore and Print Shop located in Olympia, Washington. Oversized, priority and international orders will require additional postage funds. 
Price: 25.00 USD

37 The Green Zone: The Environmental Costs of Militarism
Sanders, Barry AK Press 1904859941 / 9781904859949 PAPERBACK New 
1904859941 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 160 p. Audience: General/trade. Here's the awful truth: even if every person, every automobile, and every factory suddenly emitted zero emissions, the earth would still be headed, head first and at full speed, toward total disaster for one major reason. military produces enough greenhouse gases, by itself, to place the entire globe, with all its inhabitants large and small, in the most immanent danger of extinction. from the Introduction This new investigation by Barry Sanders examines in detail the environmental impact of US military practices. In a period of unprecedented scrutiny of the social and economic impacts of the US defense policies, Sanders explores a completely different aspect of the situation, declaring military activity, from fuel emissions to radioactive waste to defoliation campaigns, as the single-greatest contributor to the worldwide environmental crisis. Based on research culled from documents released or leaked by the military, Green Zone is the first book to provide a comprehensive examination of the relationship between militarism and ecological destruction. Includes a powerful Foreword by Mike Davis. Barry Sanders is a Fulbright Senior Scholar Grant recipient, has been nominated twice for the Pulitzer Prize, and is the author of eleven books, including A is for Ox: Violence, Electronic Media, and the Silencing of the Written Word and Sudden Glory: Laughter as Subversive History. 
Price: 15.00 USD

11 Born in the Country: A History of Rural America (Revisiting Rural America)
Danbom, David B. Johns Hopkins University Press 0801850401 / 9780801850400 PAPERBACK Good 
0801850401 ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. 
Price: 20.00 USD

38 The public good: Philanthropy and welfare in the Civil War era (The Impact of the Civil War)
Bremner, Robert Hamlett distributed by Random House Knopf 0394511239 / 9780394511238 Hardcover Good 
0394511239 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket, worn around edges and corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings; satisfaction guaranteed. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. 
Price: 8.00 USD

12 Dancing with Dynamite: Social Movements and States in Latin America
Dangl, Benjamin AK Press 1849350159 / 9781849350150 PAPERBACK New 
1849350159 In the past decade, grassroots social movements played major roles in electing left-leaning governments throughout Latin America, but subsequent relations between the streets and the states remain uneasy. In Dancing with Dynamite, award-winning journalist Benjamin Dangl explores the complex ways these movements have worked with, against, and independently of national governments. From dynamite-wielding miners in Bolivia to the struggles of landless farmers in Brazil and Paraguay, Dangl discusses the dance between movements and states in seven different Latin American countries. Using original research, lively prose, and extensive interviews with workers, farmers, and politicians, he suggests how Latin American social movement strategies could be applied internationally to build a better world now. 
Price: 16.00 USD

39 The Qin Dynasty Terra-cotta Army of Dreams
Zhang Lin Xi An Press 780712184X / 9787807121848 PAPERBACK Good 
780712184X SIgned by author on title page. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. 
Price: 6.00 USD

13 Diario de Oaxaca: A Sketchbook Journal of Two Years in Mexico
Kuper, Peter PM Press 1604860715 / 9781604860719 Hardcover New 
1604860715 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 208 p. Audience: General/trade. Painting a vivid, personal portrait of social and political upheaval in Oaxaca, Mexico, this unique memoir employs comics, bilingual essays, photos, and sketches to chronicle the events that unfolded around a teachers' strike and led to a seven-month siege. When award-winning cartoonist Peter Kuper and his wife and daughter moved to the beautiful 16th-century colonial town of Oaxaca in 2006, they planned to spend a quiet year or two enjoying a different culture and taking a break from the U.S. political climate under the Bush administration. What they hadn't counted on was landing in the epicenter of Mexico's biggest political struggle in recent years. Timely and compelling, this extraordinary firsthand account presents a distinct artistic vision of Oaxacan life, from explorations of the beauty of the environment to graphic portrayals of the fight between strikers and government troops that left more than 20 people dead, including American journalist Brad Will. 
Price: 30.00 USD

40 The SAS Combat Handbook
Lyons Press 1585744409 / 9781585744404 PAPERBACK New 
1585744409 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Over the past six decades, the British Army's Special Air Service Brigade-developed during World War II as a long-range commando unit to attack targets deep in enemy territory-has more than earned its reputation as the world's toughest fighting outfit. SAS Combat Handbook is an action-packed guide to SAS tactics as well as those of other crack organizations, such as the U.S. Army's Delta Force and Green Berets. Here you'll learn how to employ tried-and-tested combat tactics in hostile environments ranging from the Sahara to the Arctic. Learn about: evasion, capture, and escape routines; health and medical skills; hijack and hostage rescue; landings and raids in hostile territory; navigation, combat tracking, and hazard avoidance; wilderness survival (from improvising tools to finding food). Also included are accounts of SAS actions worldwide, including key battles in Oman, the Falklands, and the Persian Gulf that reveal, in vivid, gripping detail, the heroism and skill neede d to become an elite soldier. (7 1/2 x 9 1/4, 512 pages, illustrations). 
Price: 20.00 USD

14 Don't Mourn, Balkanize!: Essays After Yugoslavia
Grubacic, Andrej PM Press 1604863021 / 9781604863024 PAPERBACK New 
1604863021 Don't Mourn, Balkanize! Is the first book written from the radical left perspective on the topic of Yugoslav space after the dismantling of the country. In this collection of essays, commentaries and interviews, written between 2002 and 2010, Andrej Grubacic speaks about the politics of balkanization?about the trial of Slobodan Milosevic, the assassination of Prime Minister Zoran Djindjic, neoliberal structural adjustment, humanitarian intervention, supervised independence of Kosovo, occupation of Bosnia, and other episodes of Power which he situates in the long historical context of colonialism, conquest and intervention. But he also tells the story of the balkanization of politics, of the Balkans seen from below. A space of bogumils?those medieval heretics who fought against Crusades and churches?and a place of anti-Ottoman resistance; a home to hajduks and klefti, pirates and rebels; a refuge of feminists and socialists, of anti-fascists and partisans; of new social movements of occupied and recovered factories; a place of dreamers of all sorts struggling both against provincial "peninsularity" as well as against occupations, foreign interventions and that process which is now, in a strange inversion of history, often described by that fashionable term, "balkanization." For Grubacic, political activist and radical sociologist, Yugoslavia was never just a country?it was an idea. Like the Balkans itself, it was a project of inter-ethnic co-existence, a trans-ethnic and pluricultural space of many diverse worlds. Political ideas of inter-ethnic cooperation and mutual aid as we had known them in Yugoslavia were destroyed by the beginning of the 1990s?disappeared in the combined madness of ethno-nationalist hysteria and humanitarian imperialism. This remarkable collection chronicles political experiences of the author who is himself a Yugoslav, a man without a country; but also, as an anarchist, a man without a state. This book is an important reading for those on the Left who are struggling to understand the intertwined legacy of inter-ethnic conflict and inter-ethnic solidarity in contemporary, post-Yugoslav history. 
Price: 20.00 USD

41 The Secret History of the World and How to Get Out Alive
Knight-Jadczyk, Laura Red Pill Press 1897244169 / 9781897244166 PAPERBACK New 
1897244169 The Secret History of The World and How To Get Out Alive is the definitive book of the real answers where Truth is more fantastic than fiction. Laura Knight-Jadczyk, wife of internationally known theoretical physicist, Arkadiusz Jadczyk, an expert in hyperdimensional physics, draws on science and mysticism to pierce the veil of reality. Due to the many threats on her life from agents and agencies known and unknown, Laura left the United States to live in France, where she is working closely with Patrick Rivi?re, student of Eugene Canseliet, the only disciple of the legendary alchemist Fulcanelli.With sparkling humour and wisdom, she picks up where Fulcanelli left off, sharing over thirty years of research to reveal, for the first time, The Great Work and the esoteric Science of the Ancients in terms accessible to scholar and layperson alike.Conspiracies have existed since the time of Cain and Abel. Facts of history have been altered to support the illusion. The question today is whether a sufficient number of people will see through the deceptions, thus creating a counter-force for positive change - the gold of humanity - during the upcoming times of Macro-Cosmic Quantum Shift. Laura argues convincingly, based on the revelations of the deepest of esoteric secrets, that the present is a time of potential transition, an extraordinary opportunity for individual and collective renewal: a quantum shift of awareness and perception which could see the birth of true creativity in the fields of science, art and spirituality. The Secret History of the World allows us to redefine our interpretation of the universe, history, and culture and to thereby navigate a path through this darkness. In this way, Laura Knight-Jadczyk shows us how we may extend the possibilities for all our different futures in literal terms.With over 850 pages of fascinating reading, The Secret History of The World and How to Get Out Alive is rapidly being acknowledged as a classic with profound implications for the destiny of the human race. With painstakingly researched facts and figures, the author overturns long-held conventional ideas on religion, philosophy, Grail legends, science, and alchemy, presenting a cohesive narrative pointing to the existence of an ancient techno-spirituality of the Golden Age which included a mastery of space and time: the Holy Grail, the Philosopher's Stone, the True Process of Ascension. Laura provides the evidence for the advanced level of scientific and metaphysical wisdom possessed by the greatest of lost ancient civilizations - a culture so advanced that none of the trappings of civilization as we know it were needed, explaining why there is no 'evidence' of civilization as we know it left to testify to its existence. The author's consummate synthesis reveals the Message in a Bottle reserved for humanity, including the Cosmology and Mysticism of mankind Before the Fall when, as the ancient texts tell us, man walked and talked with the gods. Laura shows us that the upcoming shift is that point in the vast cosmological cycle when mankind - or at least a portion of mankind - has the opportunity to regain his standing as The Child of the King in the Golden Age.If ever there was a book that can answer the questions of those who are seeking Truth in the spiritual wilderness of this world, then surely The Secret History of the World and How to Get Out Alive is it. 
Price: 35.00 USD

15 Fidel
Néstor Kohan Seven Stories Press 1583227822 / 9781583227824 PAPERBACK New 
1583227822 In the United States, ninety miles from Cuban shores, many things are said about Fidel Castro: that he is a liberator, that he is a dictator. In Fidel, Nestor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma restore balance to these views, presenting one of the towering figures of the twentieth-century as he is seen by Latin Americans: as the leader who, for over fifty years, has stood up to the greatest military power in the world, and remained standing. Here, in Kohan's incisive prose and Scherma's passionate illustrations, is the man who, inspired by decades of Latin American Marxist thinking, fought from the mountains of the Sierra Maestra to free his country?the man who walked the razor's edge between military threats by the United States and political coercion by the Soviet Union?the man who became a leader in the revolution against colonial governments from Angola to Vietnam to Latin America?the man who fought, above all, to transform the conscience of his people, spreading literacy, culture, and free medical care to everyone on the island. Here is Fidel?the man who became the symbol of the revolution in the New World. 
Price: 15.00 USD

42 The Witches: Salem, 1692
Schiff, Stacy Little, Brown and Company 0316200603 / 9780316200608 Hardcover Good 
0316200603 1st edition, 1st printing with full number line. Good. Small black remainder dot on bottom edge of pages. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 15.00 USD

16 Food, Farming, and Freedom: Sowing the Arab Spring
Zurayk, Rami Just World Books 1935982052 / 9781935982050 PAPERBACK Good 
1935982052 ?~Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Contains highlighting/markings. Light to moderate highlighting/markings/shelf wear, otherwise clean text; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 22.00 USD

43 The young people's history of the United States
Ciment, James Barnes & Noble Books 0760706395 / 9780760706398 Hardcover Good 
0760706395 Paper torn on covers. Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with no dust jacket. 
Price: 15.00 USD

17 Guerrilla Warfare and Special Forces Operations
Desert Publications New 
New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Without a doubt one of the best single-volume handbooks ever written on guerrilla warfare. This is FM31-21, the Bible of our elite Special forces in its entirety. With over 250 pages, it gives a well illustrated coverage of such topics as organization, logistics, infiltration, ambush, sniping, patrols, raids, mining, sabotage, weapons, demolitions, and much more! An indispensable volume. 6x9, softcover. 
Price: 18.00 USD

44 Two Component High Explosive Mixtures & Improvised Shaped Charges
Last Word Press New 
New. No dust jacket as issued. photocopied stapled pamphlet, Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! 70 p. 
Price: 8.00 USD

18 Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Jared M. Diamond W. W. Norton & Company 0393317552 / 9780393317558 PAPERBACK Good 
0393317552 Good. Light to moderate wear to covers/corners. Upper right corner of book and pages curling, slightly sunfaded. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 8.00 USD

45 U.S. Army Counterinsurgency Handbook (US Army Survival)
Department of Defense Skyhorse Publishing 1602391726 / 9781602391727 PAPERBACK New 
1602391726 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 288 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Anyone with an interest in what our troops are doing overseas will find this government manual an excellent source of information. It gives a detailed breakdown of what an insurgency is, how one starts and builds, and what our forces must do to overcome it. Find out the key roles often taken by insurgents; how to carry out intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions; and what ethical questions arise in handling these types of situations. Historical examples and anecdotes of both successes and failures provide an overall perspective. Dozens of illustrations and charts break down the information for civilians, and appendices cover legal issues, translation difficulties, airpower, and more. 
Price: 18.00 USD

19 Heading for the Holocaust: A History of War
Rydjor, John Exposition Pr of Florida 0682499722 / 9780682499729 PAPERBACK Good 
0682499722 Signed By Author, 1st Edition~Good. Good DJ. Hardcover. Light to moderate shelf wear to boards/DJ; satisfaction guaranteed.   
Price: 17.00 USD

46 U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook
Department of the Army Skyhorse Publishing 1602393745 / 9781602393745 PAPERBACK New 
1602393745 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 264 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. They are swift, silent, and deadly. That s why armed guerrillas are feared by even the largest, best-equipped fighting forces. No tank, rocket-propelled grenade, or infantry battalion can match the guerrilla team s ability to exact brutality with precision, instill fear in enemy hearts, and viciously deflate morale. From the snows of Korea to the jungles of Southeast Asia to the mountains of Afghanistan, the U.S. Army has employed guerrilla tactics to deadly effect. Those tactics and techniques, being used today by U.S. soldiers, are laid out in the U.S. Army Guerrilla Warfare Handbook. Employing small, heavily-armed, and well-oiled fire teams, guerrilla warfare has played an invaluable role in the success of nearly every U.S. campaign for decades. Here, its methods are detailed: raids and ambushes, demolition, counterintelligence, mining and sniping, psychological warfare, communications, and much more. This is an inside look at the guerrilla strategies and weapons that have come to be feared by enemies and respected by allies. Not another outside perspective or commentary on unconventional warfare, this is the original of use to soldiers in the field and to anyone with an interest in military tactics. 
Price: 13.00 USD

20 How to Stage a Military Coup: From Planning to Execution
Connor, Ken; Hebditch, David Skyhorse Publishing 1602393753 / 9781602393752 PAPERBACK New 
1602393753 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Fed up with taxes? Angered and disappointed by corrupt leaders? How to Stage a Military Coup lays down practical strategies that have proven themselves around the globe. David Hebditch and Ken Connor examine, with a critical eye, successful as well as failed coup attempts throughout the twentieth century with the aim of showing their readers just what it takes to swiftly and soundly overthrow a government. Exploring coups from Nigeria, to Cuba, to Iraq, and with true stories of SAS combat written by Ken Connor, the book gives an insightful glimpse into this violent and rarely-seen world of shifting power. How to Stage a Military Coup is a unique textbook for the armchair revolutionary, as well as a practical guide for the idealist with a soft spot for the sound of artillery fire. From evaluation of the political climate and investigation of potential allies, to recruiting and training personnel, to strategies for ensuring timely transfer of power, the book leaves no aspect of the coup d ?tat unexamined. book also includes appendixes, notes, and a world map of coups d ?tat. 
Price: 13.00 USD

47 Under the Starfruit Tree: Folk Tales from Vietnam
University of Hawai'i Press 0824812522 / 9780824812522 PAPERBACK Good 
0824812522 May contain markings to text, remainder marks, stickers or other minor aesthetic flaws. ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. 
Price: 7.00 USD

21 Iraq: The Forever War (PM Audio)
Chomsky, Noam PM Press 1604861002 / 9781604861006 Audiobook CD New 
1604861002 New in new dust jacket. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! PM Audio. Audience: General/trade. Presenting an arresting analysis of U.S. foreign policy and the war on terror, this original recording delivers a provocative lecture on the nation s past and present use of force. Demonstrating how imperial powers have historically invented fantastic reasons to sell their wars to their people, this powerful examination illustrates the attack on Iraq as not just a mistake but also a crime, proposing that the criminals behind it should be brought to justice. discourse focuses on the present U.S. disregard for the Geneva Conventions and the dangerous and immoral use of anticipatory self-defense to undermine the United Nations Charter and international law. In spite of this dark assessment, Chomsky maintains hope for democracy at home and abroad by inspiring listeners to shake off our political malaise and work to build a more egalitarian future for all. Reviews: "A global phenomenon, perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet. "--New York Times "conscience of the American people. "--New Statesman. 
Price: 15.00 USD

48 Walla Walla a Town Built to Be a City
Bennett, Robert Pioneer Press Books 0936546077 / 9780936546070 PAPERBACK New 
Price: 25.00 USD

22 Land Before Honor
Warnock, Kitty Monthly Review Press 0853458103 / 9780853458104 PAPERBACK Good 
0853458103 Good, light to moderate wear to corners and edges. May have markings to text, stickers, sticker residue or other minor aesthetic flaws. Trade paperback binding. 
Price: 7.00 USD

49 With Custer on the Little Bighorn: A Newly Discovered First-Person Account by William O. Taylor
Taylor, William O. Viking Adult 0670868035 / 9780670868032 Hardcover Good 
0670868035 ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and other independent booksellers. For more information about a specific title please feel free to contact us with your questions. 
Price: 12.00 USD

23 MacArthur and the American Century: A Reader
Bison Books 0803280203 / 9780803280205 PAPERBACK Very Good 
0803280203 Very Good. Light wear to covers/corners. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 12.00 USD

50 Women, Media, and Consumption in Japan (ConsumAsiaN)
University of Hawaii Press 0824817761 / 9780824817763 PAPERBACK Very Good 
0824817761 ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; clean text/tight binding; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 8.00 USD

24 Memories of Stone : Irish Studies At the Evergreen State College
The Evergreen State College B001T45IE4 PAPERBACK Very Good 
B001T45IE4 ~Very Good. No DJ, as issued. Trade Paperback. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 15.00 USD

51 Working In A War Zone: Cashing in Safely After the Shooting Stops
Morris, Jeff Paladin Press 1581603665 / 9781581603668 PAPERBACK New 
1581603665 Why would anyone want to work in a war zone? The most common reason is money - and there is a lot of it to be made in a war zone. Whether they are paid in dollars, marks or dinars, war-zone workers often make 10 times what they would back home, and quite a few make in one year what it would take them 20 to earn back home. And the earnings may be tax free if you follow the rules outlined in this book. Others choose to work in war zones because of the travel. Not only are expenses to and from the war zone covered, but workers frequently take breaks in nearby vacation spots for almost nothing. It's the challenge of performing in a combat zone that draws some to this work, and not a day goes by that some part of you is not challenged in a war-torn area. Your motivation may be more noble: you want to help people. In a war zone you can touch the lives of so many people with just a little effort and compassion. Whatever your motivation, if you are looking for an exciting new job or personal challenge,?Working in a War Zone?is for you. Written by a veteran war-zone worker, this entertaining guide is crammed with practical advice on finding jobs, negotiating compensation, locating safe shelter, managing your finances and everything else you need to know to not only survive but prosper in a war zone. 
Price: 20.00 USD

25 Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil: A Savannah Story
Berendt, John Vintage Books 0679751521 / 9780679751526 PAPERBACK Fair 
0679751521 Fair. Moderate wear to covers/corners. Light to moderate water damage with resulting ripple and discoloration to pages. Trade paperback binding. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 6.00 USD

52 Zapatista Encuentro: Documents from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism (Open Media Series)
Zapatistas Seven Stories Press 158322548X / 9781583225486 PAPERBACK New 
158322548X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Glued binding. 64 p. Seven Stories' Open Media. Audience: General/trade. Why is everyone so quiet? Is this the democracy you wanted? So ask the Zapatistas, the group of indigenous Mexicans who, on January 1, 1994, mounted a rebellion against the implementation of NAFTA, political corruption, and the slow, unreported genocide of indigenous people worldwide. As the group expressed their demands and revealed their tactics, it quickly became obvious that they were less an armed guerilla force seeking to seize state power, and much more a social movement seeking to catalyze civil society's full democratic power. For this reason Mexican political analyst Gustava Esteva has called the Zapatista rebellion "the first revolution of the 21st century. " He explains that whereas the revolutions of the 20th century were tests for state power, the Zapatista struggle was for greater local autonomy, economic justice, and political rights within the borders of their own communities. Zapatista Encuentro contains documents and communiqu?s from Subcomandante Marcos-the leader of the Zapatistas-from the 1996 Encounter for Humanity and Against Neoliberalism. This remarkable event brought together 5, 000 activists from all over the world to discuss how globalization (neoliberalism) affects us politically, culturally, economically, and socially. 
Price: 7.00 USD

26 October: The Story of the Russian Revolution
Miéville, China Verso 1784782777 / 9781784782771 Hardcover New 
1784782777 Brand New; satisfaction guaranteed. Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Support Last Word Books & Press and independent booksellers. 
Price: 27.00 USD

53 Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & the Lessons of International Solidarity
Ryan, Ramor AK Press 1849350728 / 9781849350723 PAPERBACK New 
1849350728 Eight volunteers converge to help campesinos build a water system in Chiapas?a strategy to bolster the Zapatista insurgency by helping locals to assert their autonomy. These outsiders come to question the movement they've traveled so far to support?and each other?when forced into a world so unlike the poetic communiqu?s of Subcomandante Marcos?a world of endemic rural poverty, parochialism, and shifting loyalties to the movement. The quiet dignity of the local compa?eros and echoes of B. Traven, Conrad, and Camus, round out this epic yarn."Ramor Ryan is a brilliant story-teller, and Zapatista Spring is impossible to put down. In this vivid account of democracy and solidarity in action, the pages overflow with humanity, wit, and the mountains and mud of Chiapas. This candid story should be read by anyone who has been inspired by the Zapatistas."?Ben Dangl, author of Dancing with Dynamite"Zapatista Spring doesn't read like a history book, and Ryan stops short of producing a personal memoir. Instead, it feels like cracking open an undated personal diary, which, thanks to the author's revolutionary sensibilities, storytelling skills, and sense of humor, translates into a hard-to-put-down read."?Dawn Paley, journalist and research associate with the North American Congress on Latin America"Are you ready to join the motherfuckin' resistance? Well, this job is not for the squeamish or pampered, it's tough fuckin' work. Ramor Ryan doesn't just speak theoretically about the Zapatistas, he lived and worked amongst them. This firsthand account of the most inspiring resistance movement of the turn of the century is a must read for anyone wanting to learn how the Zapatistas did it."?Franklin L?pez, Producer of subMedia.TV"This book is a much-needed counterforce?sympathetic but relentless?to the formulaic proclamations of armchair Zapatistas everywhere. Weaving between story and theory, cynicism and mutual aid, development and despair, Ryan offers an insider's view of the heart of shades at the core of the Zapatista solidarity movement."?Richard J.F. Day, author of Gramsci is DeadRamor Ryan is an Irish writer and translator based in Chiapas, Mexico, and is the author of Clandestines: The Pirate Journals of an Irish Exile. 
Price: 16.00 USD

27 Our Votes, Our Guns: Robert Mugabe And The Tragedy Of Zimbabwe
Meredith, Martin PublicAffairs 158648186X / 9781586481865 PAPERBACK Good 
158648186X ~Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Item has moisture and/or water damage which may include rippling of pages, discoloration, musty odor and/or slight mold stains. 
Price: 6.00 USD

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