Start a Revolution: Nonfiction

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 The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

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In The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee, Treuer melds history with reportage and memoir. Tracing the tribes' distinctive cultures from first contact, he... Read more...




 We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories from Rwanda

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This remarkable debut book chronicles what has happened in Rwanda and neighboring states since 1994, when the Rwandan government called on everyone... Read more...




 This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

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From protests to defend immigrant rights and combat climate change, to Occupy, #BlackLivesMatter, and the resistance to the Trump administration, a... Read more...




 The Great Lie: Classic and Recent Appraisals of Ideology and Totalitarianism

The Great Lie: Classic and Recent Appraisals of Ideology and Totalitarianism

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The Great Lie showcases the insights of such giants as Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Václav Havel, Hannah Arendt, Eric Voegelin, Czeslaw Milosz, Leo... Read more...




 Civil Disobedience

Civil Disobedience

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"Resistance to Civil Government" ("Civil Disobedience") is an essay by American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau that was first published in... Read more...




 On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

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The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces... Read more...




 The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power

The March Against Fear: The Last Great Walk of the Civil Rights Movement and the Emergence of Black Power

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James Meredith's 1966 march in Mississippi began as one man's peaceful protest for voter registration and became one of the South's most important... Read more...




 The Blood of Emmett Till

The Blood of Emmett Till

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In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white... Read more...




 The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

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In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that... Read more...




 No Wall Too High: One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison

No Wall Too High: One Man's Daring Escape from Mao's Darkest Prison

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Mao Zedong’s labor reform camps, known as the laogai, were notoriously brutal. Modeled on the Soviet Gulag, they subjected their inmates to... Read more...




 Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

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A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements’ greatest strengths and frequent challenges.




 Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed

Engines of Liberty: How Citizen Movements Succeed

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Esteemed legal scholar David Cole argues that we all have a part to play in the grand civic dramas of our era--and in a revised introduction and... Read more...




 When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

When We Rise: My Life in the Movement

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Jones chronicles the heartbreak of losing countless friends to AIDS, which very nearly killed him, too; his co-founding of the San Francisco AIDS... Read more...




 Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

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For more than a century, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts in achieving their... Read more...




 The Marrow of Tradition

The Marrow of Tradition

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In 1898 there occurred the only ever successful coup d'etat in the United States, when the white supremacists in Wilmington, North Carolina... Read more...




 Men Explain Things to Me

Men Explain Things to Me

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Rebecca Solnit writes about men who wrongly assume they know things and wrongly assume women don't, about why this arises, and how this aspect of... Read more...




 Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood

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In powerful black-and-white comic strip images, Satrapi tells the story of her life in Tehran from ages six to fourteen, years that saw the... Read more...




 Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

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In this short, accessible primer, bell hooks explores the nature of feminism and its positive promise to eliminate sexism, sexist exploitation, and... Read more...




 Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

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Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by... Read more...




 The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

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Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove... Read more...




 Sexual Politics

Sexual Politics

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A sensation upon its publication in 1970, Sexual Politics documents the subjugation of women in great literature and art. Kate Millett's analysis... Read more...




 The Female Eunuch

The Female Eunuch

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The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of... Read more...




 The Portable Hannah Arendt

The Portable Hannah Arendt

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She was a Jew born in Germany in the early twentieth century, and she studied with the greatest German minds of her day—Martin Heidegger and Karl... Read more...




 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West

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Dee Brown's classic, eloquent, meticulously documented account of the systematic destruction of the American Indian during the second half of the... Read more...




 Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement

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As Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Congressman John Lewis was at the epicenter of the civil rights movement in... Read more...




 A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920

A Fierce Discontent: The Rise and Fall of the Progressive Movement in America, 1870-1920

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Michael McGerr's A Fierce Discontent recreates a time of unprecedented turbulence and unending fascination, showing the first American middle-class... Read more...




 Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

Mankiller: A Chief and Her People

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In this spiritual, moving autobiography, Wilma Mankiller, former Chief of the Cherokee Nation and a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom,... Read more...




 Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt

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Necessary Trouble reviews the movements that are poised to remake American politics. We are witnessing a moment of unprecedented political turmoil... Read more...




 The Federalist Papers

The Federalist Papers

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The Federalist (later known as The Federalist Papers) is a collection of 85 articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and... Read more...




 The Winona LaDuke Reader

The Winona LaDuke Reader

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For more than twenty years, Winona LaDuke has impressed people around the world with her oratory and debate skills and as an advocate for Native... Read more...




 What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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What's the Matter with Kansas? unravels the great political mystery of our day: Why do so many Americans vote against their economic and social... Read more...




 Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America

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Traces the origins of the "illegal alien" in American law and society, explaining why and how illegal migration became the central problem in U.S.... Read more...




 The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream

The Money Cult: Capitalism, Christianity, and the Unmaking of the American Dream

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America was founded, we’re taught in school, by the Pilgrims and other Puritans escaping religious persecution in Europe—an austere and pious lot... Read more...




 The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

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In the pages of this classic autobiography, originally published in 1964, Malcolm X, the Muslim leader, firebrand, and anti-integrationist, tells... Read more...




 The Long Haul: An Autobiography

The Long Haul: An Autobiography

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In his own direct, modest, plain-spoken style, Myles Horton tells the story of the Highlander Folk School. A major catalyst for social change in... Read more...




 Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)

Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil (Penguin Classics)

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Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt’s authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi leader Adolf Eichmann first... Read more...




 Between the World and Me

Between the World and Me

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“Coates writes about fear and its corrosive effects on our culture from a very personal perspective. He persuades us that we need a new way of... Read more...




 Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

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Hailed as “the most prescient book” of the year, Listen, Liberal accurately described what ailed the Democratic Party even before the election of... Read more...




 The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century

The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century

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Democrat, Republican -- the list of presidential candidates confirms that business is proceeding pretty much as usual. The Future We Want proposes... Read more...




 The Fire Next Time

The Fire Next Time

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A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil... Read more...




 Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

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In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate,... Read more...




 The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

The Muslims Are Coming: Islamophobia, Extremism, and the Domestic War on Terror

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The new front in the War on Terror is the “homegrown enemy,” domestic terrorists who have become the focus of sprawling counterterrorism structures... Read more...




 Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

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Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality? Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated... Read more...




 Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

Rules for Radicals: A Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals

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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and... Read more...




 Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America

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Countless books have been written about the civil rights movement, but far less attention has been paid to what happened after the dramatic passage... Read more...




 A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-violent Conflict

A Force More Powerful: A Century of Non-violent Conflict

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his nationally acclaimed book shows how popular movements used nonviolent action to overthrow dictators, obstruct military invaders and secure... Read more...




 Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

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Award-winning writer Mary Ellen Hannibal has long reported on scientists’ efforts to protect vanishing species, but it was only through citizen... Read more...




 Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement

Different Daughters: A History of the Daughters of Bilitis and the Rise of the Lesbian Rights Movement

Nearly fifteen years before the birth of gay liberation, the Daughters of Bilitis (DOB) was the world's first organization committed to lesbian... Read more...




 The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government

The Lavender Scare: The Cold War Persecution of Gays and Lesbians in the Federal Government

Historian David K. Johnson here relates the frightening, untold story of how, during the Cold War, homosexuals were considered as dangerous a... Read more...




 And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigative reporting. An... Read more...




 Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution

In 1969, a series of riots over police action against The Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village, changed the longtime... Read more...




 The Devil's Highway: A True Story

The Devil's Highway: A True Story

In May 2001, a group of men attempted to cross the Mexican border into the desert of southern Arizona, through the deadliest region of the... Read more...




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