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The Red Army Faction, a Documentary History: Volume 1: Projectiles for the People
4.47
Grim material, but presented with exemplary thoroughness.
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Aug 27, 2012
 
Green Is the New Red: An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
4.43
I tried to follow the Green Scare case as it was unfolding in the mid-2000s, but didn’t do so as closely as I would have liked. I’m glad to get a ful...more
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Aug 30, 2011
 
The Darling
3.76
The sour tone of this novel is partially due to Banks' long correspondence with incarcerated Weatherwoman Kathy Boudin (now out). The protagonist's tu...more
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Oct 04, 2011
 
Patty's Got a Gun: Patricia Hearst in 1970s America
3.30
Not only does Graebner do no original research, he doesn't even synthesize the SLA and the Hearst case well. How can there have been so many books on...more
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Dec 12, 2011
 
The Conquerors
3.56
If Americans mention Malraux at all it's only Man's Fate, but he documented some crazy shit in Shanghai and Southeast Asia in a number of other novels...more
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Aug 10, 2012
 
Vida
3.76
With M.F. Beal's Amazon One, this is the best account of women in the Weather Underground produced while the group was still active. I'm glad PM's get...more
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Jan 12, 2012
 
Zapatista Spring: Anatomy of a Rebel Water Project & the Lessons of International Solidarity
4.10
A long form report back of sorts. Ramor is an attractive narrator, thinking critically without the comfort of dogmatism. No easy answers, just more pl...more
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Jan 16, 2014
 
When Valleys Turned Blood Red: The Ta-pa-ni Incident in Colonial Taiwan
3.60
The author's abilities as a historian of religion deepen his discussion of the rites practiced by Taiwanese anti-colonial guerrillas.
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Oct 05, 2011
 
Guerrilla Warfare
3.63
Good antidote for those seduced by the "true revolutionary is guided by feelings of love" line; this is Che the Executioner.
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Oct 04, 2011
 
American Woman
3.41
Sympathetic fictionalized account of anti-war fugitive and accidental SLA fellow traveler Wendy Yoshimura.
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Oct 06, 2011
 
Cloudsplitter
3.91
The Great American Novel confronting the Great American Sickness of slavery.
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Oct 04, 2011
 
Darkness Throws Down the Sun
2.50
A novelized account of the life and death of Attica rebel Sam Melville.
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Oct 16, 2011
 
Assata: An Autobiography
4.44
Moving memoir from the best and the brightest of the Black Liberation Army.
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Sep 27, 2011
 
For Whom the Bell Tolls
3.93
I'm glad there's some solid anti-fascism in the American Literature canon.
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Nov 02, 2011
 
Badge of the Assassin
3.86
Cops's-eye perspective of the Black Liberation Army.
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Aug 01, 2012
 
Pacifism as Pathology: Reflections on the Role of Armed Struggle in North America
3.94
I'd prefer it if this book didn't make so much sense! :(
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Oct 17, 2011
 
Ten Men Dead: The Story of the 1981 Irish Hunger Strike
4.26
Grim subject, powerful chronicle.
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Mar 16, 2012
 
Still Life with Woodpecker
4.02
To the 1970s what miso is to the ocean.
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Dec 10, 2013
 
John Brown
4.09
Searing!
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Oct 04, 2011
 
The Honorary Consul
3.77
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Jan 05, 2012
 
DMZ, Vol. 1: On the Ground
3.90
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Oct 08, 2011
 
Liberation, Imagination and the Black Panther Party: A New Look at the Black Panthers and Their Legacy
3.90
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Sep 23, 2011
 
Terrorists or Freedom Fighters?: Reflections on the Liberation of Animals
4.40
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Oct 08, 2011
 
The Spook Who Sat by the Door
4.32
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Oct 17, 2011
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