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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