Thursday, December 23, 2010

HOLIDAY HOURS: 
Dec 24 - 2-4pm
Dec 25-28 Closed
Dec 29-30 Open 12 noon 7 pm
Dec 31- Jan 5th Closed

 The future of Revolution Books depends on you!
It is no exaggeration to say...
 
For a different future for the people and the planet,
We need Revolution Books on the scene.
Come in and check out our new Book Selections

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Upcoming Event - Author Presentation and Book Signing
Thursday Jan 27th, 7pm

Drain 
by Davis Schneiderman 

"It s the year 2039, and Lake Michigan is mysteriously emptied of water. In this seemingly endless desert east of Chicago, three factions are locked in conflict: end-of-times cultist settlers who worship a giant World Worm they deem responsible for the drained lake; Quadrilateral, a mega-corporation determined to develop the now dry lake; and the Blackout Angels, landlocked punk pirates who oppose everything and everyone. "
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 Holiday Books
  
Truancy 
by Isamu Fukui

Written by a student, for students. Dedicated to everyone that has ever suffered in the name of education, an action-packed and entertaining read containing universal themes. A call for student empowerment and an adventure story. TRUANCY makes a strong appeal to the truant in all of us
Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, 
His Star Recruit, and 
the Youth Basketball Machine 
By George Dohrmann
 A gem of a book that addresses the question central to contemporary basketball: How does such an unseemly culture spring from such an essentially beautiful game? You'll come away rooting harder than ever for the kids and harder than ever against the basketball profiteers.




The Illusion of Free Markets: 
Punishment and the Myth 
of Natural Order 
by Bernard E. Harcourt

Harcourt excavates the historical genealogy of the twin myths of the 'free market' and the 'diligent police' to illumine the current American predicament of steep social inequality and gargantuan prisons. He reveals that the current idolatry of the market finds its roots in the eighteenth-century notion of 'natural order,' which fosters both minimal government in economic matters and maximal government in law and order.
 
Practical Water
(Wesleyan Poetry Series)
by Brenda Hillman

Not since Allen Ginsberg tried to levitate the Pentagon has American poetry seen the likes of the hallucinatory wit and moral clarity. Violence and the common world, fact and dream, science and magic, intuition and perception are reconfigured as the poet explores matters of spirit in political life and earthly fate.

 
Everyday People
by Kevin Coval

Funny, sexy, and empathic, Hip-Hop poet Coval riffs on the knot of family and the revelations kicked up by chance encounters, meditates on America’s sorrows and beauty as he rides cross-country trains and a subway that rises from the shadows to the light on elevating tracks. Coval is an enemy of complacence and a believer in cross-pollination, and like the corner store he describes, his well-stocked poems contain “beef jerky and sandalwood incense,” that is, earth and spirit, body and soul.


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STAFF BOOK PICKS

Constitution 
for New Socialist Republic 
of North America 
(Draft Proposal)
From the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA
[W]ritten with the future in mind. It is intended to set forth a basic model, and fundamental principles and guidelines, for the nature and functioning of a vastly different society and government than now exists: the New Socialist Republic in North America, a socialist state which would embody, institutionalize and promote radically different relations and values among people; (read more)

Ike To Mao, 
My Jouney from Mainstream America 
to Revolutionary Communist 
by Bob Avakain

"Bob Avakian is a long distance runner in the freedom struggle against imperialism, racism and capitalism. His voice and witness are indispensable in our efforts to enhance the wretched of the earth. And his powerful story of commitment is timely."
— Cornel West
Autobiography of Mark Twain: 
The Complete and Authoritative Edition, 
Volume 1 
by Mark Twain

Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. (Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.)

Some Sing, Some Cry 
by Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza

Groundbreaking and heartbreaking, this triumphant novel by two of America's most acclaimed storytellers follows a family of women from enslavement to the dawn of the twenty-first century.
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Friday, December 10, 2010


Open House at Revolution Books
Friday December 17, 6-9pm

Take the Holy
Out of the Holidays!!

In the midst of all the holiday hype, have some fun with others who are fighting for a better world.
Bring yourself, bring your friends! Enjoy our new selection of books, gifts, and join us for refreshments and music. Keep the doors of Revolution Books open, do your book shopping where it will make a difference.

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Sunday Dec 12, 4pm Wednesday, October 13th at 7 PM
Join us in a discussion of



by Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

First segment in Revolution Newspaper #218; A Fundamental Understanding of Human Society-and How It Changes.

[I]t is important to review "where we are" with regard to how human society has actually developed historically (in interrelation and interaction with the rest of nature) and what pathways for change actually exist-and must be seized. This gets us right to the heart of historical materialism: the relation between the economic base in any society and the superstructure of politics, culture and ideology, including morality. (read more)

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                                 Think About a Different Future with Revolution Books                          
This holiday head straight to Revolution Books for great gifts and books. Buy your gifts where it will really count. 
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   RECOMMENDED BOOKS THIS MONTH  
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The Anti-American Manifesto
by Ted Rall





While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic collapse, Rall sees an opportunity. As millions of people lose their jobs and their homes, they and millions more are opening their minds to the possibility of creating a radically different form of government and economic infrastructure.






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Autobiography of Mark Twain, Vol. 1
by Mark Twain, Harriet E. Smith,
Benjamin Griffin, and Victor Fischer

Mark Twain is his own greatest character in this brilliant self-portrait, the first of three volumes collected by the Mark Twain Project on the centenary of the author's death. It is published complete and unexpurgated for the first time. Twain wanted his more scalding opinions suppressed until long after his death.



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CONSTITUTION
For The New Socialist Republic In North America
(Draft Proposal)

by Revolutionary Communist
Party, USA

[W]ritten with the future in mind. It is intended to set forth a basic model, and fundamental principles and guidelines, for the nature and functioning of a vastly different society and government than now exists: the New Socialist Republic in North America, a socialist state which would embody, institutionalize and promote radically different relations and values among people; (read more)





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Some Sing, Some Cry
by Ntozake Shange
and Ifa Bayeza


Sisters and playwrights Ntozake Shange and Ifa Bayeza have composed a sweeping African-American saga animating 200 years of history through the voices of seven generations of the Mayfield family's women...This is a complex poetic treatise on race, culture, love, and family, the use of regional vernacular, dialect, and pure song, resulting in a provocative fictional history.







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Velvet Underground:
An Illustrated History
of a Walk on the Wild Side
by Jim DeRogatis


Readers who want detail and in-depth analysis of the Velvet Underground and their importance in American popular music will want to steer toward White Light/White Heat; however, DeRogatis' coffee-table book, with its archival images and other memorabilia, is highly recommended for fans of the Velvet Underground.







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After Change You Can Believe In,
Wally Shawn reads from his
Essays and discusses human nature
with a communist (dvd)

Playwright and actor Wally Shawn sat down for a probing conversation with Andy Zee, spokesperson for Revolution Books. A spirited question and answer session followed. Shawn took part in the evening in order to help save Revolution Books.





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Jimi: Sounds Like a Rainbow:
A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix
by Gary Golio and Javaka Steptoe


Jimi Hendrix was many things: a superstar, a rebel, a hero, an innovator.
This a story of a talented child who learns to see, hear, and interpret the world around him in his own unique way. It is also a story of a determined kid with a vision, who worked hard to become a devoted and masterful artist. Jimi Hendrix--a groundbreaking performer whose music shook the very foundations of rock 'n' roll.




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The Grand Design
By Stephen Hawking
and Leonard Mlodinow

The three central questions of philosophy and science: Why is there something rather than nothing? Why do we exist? Why this particular set of laws and not some other? No one can make a discussion of such matters as compulsively readable as the celebrated University of Cambridge cosmologist Hawking (A Brief History of Time). Along with Caltech physicist Mlodinow (The Drunkard's Walk).








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Also Available at Revolution Books

Howl by Allen Ginsberg

For colored girls who have considered suicide/When the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange

Observations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy by Bob Avakian

Just Kids by Patti Smith

Essays by Wallace Shawn

Death of the Liberal Class by Chris Hedges

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Frederic Engels

COMMUNISM: THE BEGINNING OF A NEW STAGE A Manifesto from the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA

Hypatia of Alexandria: Mathematician and Martyr by Michael A. B. Deakin

The Enigma of Capital: and the Crises of Capitalism by David Harvey

Dreams in a Time of War: A Childhood Memoir by Ngugi wa Thiongo

Little Bee by Chris Cleave





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