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September’s Backlist Sale!

Posted on September 3rd, 2010 in AK Distribution

Happy September! Looking good everyone!! So, in the four or five month tradition of me randomly choosing some AK Press titles for a 50% off sale, I’ve done it again! If you meant to buy them and procrastinated, you’re in luck. For the entire month, these books are on sale:
How the Irish Invented Slang
By Daniel Cassidy

Irish words and phrases are scattered all across the American language, regional and class dialects, colloquialisms, slang, and specialized jargons (like gambling), in the same way that Irish-Americans have been scattered across the crossroads of North America for five hundred years. Cassidy traces the hidden history of how Ireland fashioned America, not just linguistically, but through the gambling underworld, urban street gangs, and the powerful political machines that grew out of them. Just $9.50!

At War with Asia
By Noam Chomsky

Drawing in part on his visits to Asia and in part on his extensive reading in the field, Chomsky discusses the historical, political, and economic reasons behind our involvement in a Southeast Asian land war. Chomsky examines the impact of our involvement on United States military strategy and what its eventual effect will be in America and abroad. Also just $9.50!

Abolition Now!
Edited by CR-10 Publications Collective

For a decade, Critical Resistance has organized to abolish the reliance on imprisonment, policing, and surveillance, seeing the prison industrial complex not as a broken system to be “fixed,” but a well-oiled machine that must be eliminated entirely. Published in honor of Critical Resistance’s tenth anniversary, Abolition Now! reflects the themes “Dismantle, Change, and Build.” It presents bold strategies to create a stronger movement of people committed to PIC abolition and build healthy communities free from surveillance, policing, and imprisonment. Just $8.00

An Anarchist FAQ
Edited by Iain Mckay

Having been an internet staple for over a decade, we are proud to offer this solicitously edited print version. This exhaustive volume, the first of two, seeks to provide answers for the curious and critical about anarchist theory, history, and practice. More a reference volume than a primer, An Anarchist FAQ eschews curt answers and engages with questions in a thorough, matter-of-fact style. 700 oversized pages for $12.50!

Italian Anarchism
By Nunzio Pernicone

Maybe kind of new for this list? I don’t know but I’m excited about the Carlo Tresca bio that’s at the printer so… From the First International to the 1872 Anti-Authoritarian International, from government suppression and anarchist insurrection to Errico Malatesta’s prominent role in resurrecting the anarchist movement, Nunzio Pernicone’s Italian Anarchism provides a critical examination of early anarchist practices across three decades of Italian history. Just $11.00!

Facing the Enemy
By Alexandre Skirda

Drawing on decades of research, Alexandre Skirda traces anarchism as a major political movement and ideology across the 19th and 20th centuries. Critical and engaged, he offers biting and incisive portraits of the major thinkers and, more crucially, the organizations they inspired, influenced, came out of, and were spurned by. Opinionated and witty, he is equally at home skewering the actions of the early anarchist Victor Serge as he is the Paris chief of police who organized undercover “anarchist bombers” in an attempt to infiltrate and discredit the movement. Just $9.00!

We’re also going to select another publisher whose books we’ll feature at 25% off for the month (stay tuned), but if you haven’t checked out Arbeiter Ring (August’s featured publisher), it’s not too late! All of these books are 25% off for a couple more days.