Monday, July 27, 2015

Thursday, July 30, 7pm:
Join us for an author reading and discussion, with musical accompaniment!

Mellencamp: American Troubadour
by David Masciotra
This is first major treatment of one of America's great songwriters and rock 'n' roll performers -- John Mellencamp. This book combines biography, musical journalism, and cultural criticism to present an engaging and entertaining look at Mellencamp, rock 'n' roll, and American culture. Mellencamp traces his path from small town Indiana through the meat grinder of the music business to becoming the founder (with Willie Nelson) of Farm Aid, the longest running benefit concert series in the U.S. Songs like Little Pink Houses and Jack & Diane became top hits that spoke to the contradictions of "the American Dream" experienced by millions of people. Don't miss the story behind the songs and the songwriter.

For more information go to http://davidmasciotra.com/books/

Coming August 14, 2015:    

Science and Revolution
On the Importance of Science and the Application of Science to Society, the New Synthesis of Communism and the Leadership of Bob Avakian
An Interview with Ardea Skybreak

In the early part of 2015, over a number of days, 
Revolution conducted a wide-ranging interview with Ardea Skybreak. A scientist with professional training in ecology and evolutionary biology, and an advocate of the new synthesis of communism brought forward by Bob Avakian, Skybreak is the author of, among other works,  The Science of Evolution and the Myth of Creationism: Knowing What's Real and Why It Matters, and  Of Primeval Steps and Future Leaps: An Essay on the Emergence of Human Beings, the Source of Women's Oppression, and the Road to Emancipation. This interview was first published online at www.revcom.us. 
Pre-order now from Revolution Books or Insight Press 
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