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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