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Talking to Myself: A Memoir of My Times
In Talking to Myself, Pulitzer Prizing–winning author Studs Terkel offers us an autobiography for our times—the stirring story of a man whose life has been so vivid that its telling mirrors the events…
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Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster
Written by the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature

On April 26, 1986, the worst nuclear reactor accident in history occurred in Chernobyl and contaminated as much as three quarters of Europe. Voice…
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The rise of the American labor movement was characterized by bloody and revolutionary battles. From the first famous martyrs, the Molly Maguires in the Pennsylvania coal fields in the nineteenth centu…
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Organized Labor And The Black Worker, 1619 1981
In this classic account, historian Philip Foner traces the radical history of black workers' contribution to the American labor movement.

RUNNING TIME ⇒ 27hrs. and 28mins.

©1974 Philip S. Foner, Forewor…
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The Great Labor Uprising of 1877
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The first generalized confrontation between labor and capital in the United States, which effectively shut down the entire railway system.
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Battles for Freedom: The Use and Abuse of American History
In thiscollection of polemical pieces, Foner expounds on the relevance ofAbraham Lincoln's legacy in the age of Obama and on the need foranother era of Reconstruction. In addition to articles in which…
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Radicalism in America
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"Radical", like "democracy," is a term all are constrained to define for themselves. If Lens--concentrating on what radicals actually accomplish, rather than what they propose-- chooses to see their r…
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Wild Seed (Patternmaster, #1)
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Doro is an entity who changes bodies like clothes, killing his hosts by reflex or design. He fears no one until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is a shapeshifter who can absorb bullets and heal with a kiss …
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We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change trul…

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History of the Russian Revolution
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“During the first two months of 1917 Russia was still a Romanov monarchy. Eight months later the Bolsheviks stood at the helm. They were little known to anybody when the year began, and their leaders …
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Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung
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The Psychopathology of Everyday Life
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In "The Psychopathology of Everyday Life" Freud examines the psychological basis for the forgetting of names and words, the misuse of words in speech and in writing, and other similiar errors. Freud's…
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Totem and Taboo
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Widely acknowledged to be one of Freud's greatest cultural works, when Totem and Taboo was first published in 1913, it caused outrage. Thorough and thought-provoking, Totem and Taboo remains the fulle…
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The German Ideology / Theses on Feuerbach / Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy
Nearly two years before his powerful Communist Manifesto, Marx (1818—1883) co-wrote The German Ideology in 1845 with friend and collaborator Friedrich Engels expounding a new political worldview, incl…
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Sigmund Freud's Mission
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Freud's Passion for Truth & His Courage
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The Interpretation of Dreams
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Freud's discovery that the dream is the means by which the unconscious can be explored is undoubtedly the most revolutionary step forward in the entire history of psychology. Dreams, according to his …
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The Ego and the Id
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The Ego and the Id ranks high among the works of Freud's later years. The heart of his concern is the ego, which he sees battling with three forces: the id, the super-ego, and the outside world.

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The Marx-Engels Reader
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This revised and enlarged edition of the leading anthology provides the essential writings of Marx and Engels--those works necessary for an introduction to Marxist thought and ideology.
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Economic & Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844
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Communism as a political movement attained global importance after the Bolsheviks toppled the Russian Czar in 1917. After that time the works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, especially the influent…
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Civilization and Its Discontents
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It stands as a brilliant summary of the views on culture from a psychoanalytic perspective that he had been developing since the turn of the century. It is both witness and tribute to the late theory …
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Diving Into the Wreck
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"I came to explore the wreck. / The words are purposes. / The words are maps. / I came to see the damage that was done / and the treasures that prevail." These provocative poems move with the power of…
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The Book of Two Ways
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Everything changes in a single moment for Dawn Edelstein. She's on a plane when the flight attendant makes an announcement: prepare for a crash landing. She braces herself as thoughts flash through he…
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We Will Not Cancel Us: And Other Dreams of Transformative Justice
Cancel culture addresses real harm...and sometimes causes more. It’s time to think this through.

“Cancel” or “call-out” culture is a source of much tension and debate in American society. The infamous …
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On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
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Poet Ocean Vuong's debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who canno…
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Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why
"Dissanayake argues that art was central to human evolutionary adaptation and that the aesthetic faculty is a basic psychological component of every human being. In her view, art is intimately linked …
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Proud Shoes: The Story of an American Family

First published in 1956, Proud Shoes is the remarkable true story of slavery, survival, and miscegenation in the South from the pre-Civil War era through the Reconstruction. Written by Pauli Murray th…

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The Healing of America: A Global Quest for Better, Cheaper, and Fairer Health Care
In The Healing of America, New York Times bestselling author T. R. Reid shows how all the other industrialized democracies have achieved something the United States can’t seem to do: provide health ca…
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Open Absurdistan and meet outsize Misha Vainberg, son of the 1,238th-richest man in Russia, lover of large portions of food and drink, lover and inept performer of rap music, and lover of a South Bron…
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M Train
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M Train begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes every morning for black coffee, ruminates on the world as it is and the world as it was, and writes in her notebook. Through prose th…
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The Econocracy: The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts
One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are c…
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What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
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In his second collection, Carver establishes his reputation as one of the most celebrated and beloved short-story writers in American literature—a haunting me…
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