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  • Worth Fighting For

    Former US Army Ranger walks across America for a fallen comrade and finds his voice as a war resister.
  • A Great and Terrible World

    This edition of letters by Antonio Gramsci vividly evokes the 'great and terrible world' in which he lived.
  • Always on Strike

    A history of the Industrial Workers of the World's golden years as lived by one of its guiding lights.
  • The Speech

    Younge explains why "The Speech" maintains its powerful social relevance by sharing the dramatic story surrounding it.
  • Uncivil Rites

    Salaita’s controversial firing by the University of Illinois provoked a national conversation about academic freedom and the question of Palestine.
  • The Letters of Joe Hill

    The legend of Joe Hill, brought to life through his letters, songs, and writings.
  • Marxism in a Lost Century

    The first political and intellectual biography of the founder of the American version of council communism, Paul Mattick
  • Life and Death of Leon Trotsky

    A biography of Leon Trotsky by two of his close friends and collaborators
  • Voices of Liberation

    A perfect introduction to one of the most influential figures in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism.
  • Tomas Young's War

    An Iraq war veteran's powerful testament to the true cost of war.
  • Alexander Shlyapnikov, 1885-1937

    The first biography—in any language—of Alexander Shlyapnikov, a leader and founder, along with Kollontai, of the Workers’ Opposition.
  • Karl Marx

    A bracing, concise, and accessible overview of the entirety of Marx’s thought, by a major figure of twentieth-century Western Marxism.
  • On the Formation of Marxism

    In this gripping new intellectual biography, Jukka Gronow examines Karl Kautsky’s influence on the European labor movement.
  • Communist Insurgent

    This book discusses the life and political activity of French Communist Louis-Auguste Blanqui and the problems of his political current.
  • Trotsky on Lenin

    Combining Young Lenin and On Lenin in one volume, this is a fascinating political biography by fellow revolutionary Leon Trotsky.
  • Otto Bauer (1881-1938)

    A stirring, ground breaking, political biography of the most important leader of the Austrian Social Democratic Workers Party’s, Otto Bauer.
  • Reminiscences of Lenin

    A personal account of Lenin’s life and thought, written by the woman who knew him best.
  • A James Connolly Reader

    A stirring collection of James Connolly's most important speeches and writing.
  • George Orwell Illustrated

    George Orwell’s story told in full, with a light touch and copious illustrations
  • Stalin

    A work eighty years in the making, Leon Trotsky's unfinished masterpiece: Stalin.

  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable

    Super Bowl Champion and three-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor.