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Our Man in Tehran
Our Man in Tehran
Written by Robert Wright
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590514139
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Our Man in Tehran
The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis & the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked w/the CIA to Bring Them Home
Written by Robert Wright


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $12.95

For the true story behind Argo, read Our Man in Tehran

The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and what began as a swift and seemingly short-lived takeover evolved into a crisis that... Read more >
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Our Man in Tehran
The True Story Behind the Secret Mission to Save Six Americans during the Iran Hostage Crisis & the Foreign Ambassador Who Worked w/the CIA to Bring Them Home
Written by Robert Wright


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $9.99

For the true story behind Argo, read Our Man in Tehran

The world watched with fear in November 1979, when Iranian students infiltrated and occupied the American embassy in Tehran. The Americans were caught entirely by surprise, and what began as a swift and seemingly short-lived takeover evolved into a crisis that...

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Dr. Rice in the House

Edited by Amy Scholder


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $13.95

We have been bombarded by images of the U.S. Secretary of State as the Great Diplomat, walking onto the tarmac of a foreign country as if she were a rock star, an intellectual giant, and the embodiment of the American dream all rolled into one. Meanwhile, she has spoken out against... Read more >
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The Huey P. Newton Reader

Written by Huey P Newton
Edited by David Hilliard and Donald Weise
Foreword by Fredrika Newton


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from the formation of the Black Panthers, African Americans and armed self-defense, Eldridge Cleaver’s controversial expulsion from the Party, FBI... Read more >
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I Refuse to Die
My Journey For Freedom
Written by Koigi Wa Wamwere
Foreword by Kerry Kennedy and Nan Richardson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

An extraordinary account of how a laborer's son rose to challenge the power of despots, I Refuse to Die is both the autobiography of one gifted man who rose above the horrors of colonization, and an uncensored history of modern Kenya. The book is infused with the freedom songs of the... Read more >
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Life of an Anarchist
The Alexander Berkman Reader
Edited by Alexander Berkman
Foreword by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

Alexander Berkman was a twentieth-century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence on behalf of justice and civil rights. He decided to assassinate industrialist Henry Clay Frick after reading in the newspaper that Pinkertons... Read more >
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Manifesto for Another World
Voices from Beyond the Dark
Written by Ariel Dorfman


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $9.95

In this interlocking prose web of first-person testimony, novelist, poet, and playwright Ariel Dorfman relates the struggles of fifty human rights activists hailing from more than forty countries. Manifesto for Another World features the words and struggles of internationally celebrated activists including Vaclav Havel, Baltasar Garzón, Helen Prejean, and Marian Wright... Read more >
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Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra
Escritos Selectos
Written by Subcomandante Marcos and Juana Ponce De Leon
Afterword by Ana Carrigan
Foreword by Jose Saramago


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.00

En este libro fundamental, Seven Stories Press presenta una poderosa colección de escritos literarios, filosóficos y políticos del enigmático vocero de los zapatistas, SubComandante Marcos. Con la Introducción del ganador del Premio Nobel, José Saramago, e ilustrado con bellas fotos en blanco y negro, Nuestra Arma es Nuestra Palabra cristaliza, la... Read more >
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Our Word is Our Weapon
Selected Writings
Written by Subcomandante Marcos
Afterword by Ana Carrigan
Edited by Juana Ponce De Leon
Foreword by Jose Saramago


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $24.95

In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos. Introduced by Nobel Prize winner José Saramago, and illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs, Our Word Is Our Weapon crystallizes "the passion of a rebel... Read more >
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A Political Odyssey
The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It
Written by Mike Gravel
Contribution by Joe Lauria
Foreword by Daniel Ellsberg


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $17.95

In this candid portrait, former two-term senator from Alaska and 2008 presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, postwar US foreign policy, and corporate America; critically assesses figures he worked with, such as Jimmy Carter and Ted Kennedy; and reveals the private life behind... Read more >
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Towers of Stone
The Battle of Wills in Chechnya
Written by Wojciech Jagielski
Translated by Soren A. Gauger


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $19.95

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful and much more numerous army. Jagielski's narrative is told through the lens of two men: Shamil Basaev, a... Read more >
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When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $11.95

When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in 1958, King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved by Harlem Hospital's most acclaimed African-American surgeon, using a little known and difficult procedure.

Pearson... Read more >
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The Comrade from Milan
The Comrade from Milan
Written by Rossana Rossanda, Translated by Romy Giuliani Clark
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781844674206
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The Comrade from Milan

Written by Rossana Rossanda
Translated by Romy Giuliani Clark


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2010
Price: $49.95

In this much-lauded memoir, acclaimed for its blend of literary elegance and political passion, Rossana Rossanda, a legendary figure on the Italian left, reflects on a life of radical commitment.

Active as a communist militant in the Italian Resistance against fascism during World War Two, Rossanda rose rapidly in its aftermath, becoming... Read more >
Jesse James
Jesse James
Written by T.J. Stiles
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773371
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Jesse James
Last Rebel of the Civil War
Written by T.J. Stiles


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: October 27, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this brilliant biography T. J. Stiles offers a new understanding of the legendary outlaw Jesse James. Although he has often been portrayed as a Robin Hood of the old west, in this ground-breaking work Stiles places James within the context of the bloody conflicts of the Civil War to reveal... Read more >
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Staying True
Staying True
Written by Jenny Sanford
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345522566
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Staying True

Written by Jenny Sanford


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.00

In this candid and compelling memoir, the first lady of South Carolina reveals the private ordeal behind her very public betrayal—and offers inspiration for anyone struggling to keep faith during life’s most trying times.

She’s been a successful investment banker, a mother of four, and the campaign manager for one of American... Read more >
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Extraordinary, Ordinary People
Written by Condoleezza Rice
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307719607
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Extraordinary, Ordinary People

Written by Condoleezza Rice


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $11.99

Condoleezza Rice has excelled as a diplomat, political scientist, and concert pianist.  Her achievements run the gamut from helping to oversee the collapse of communism in Europe and the decline of the Soviet Union, to working to protect the country in the aftermath of 9-11, to becoming only the second woman...

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You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train
A Personal History of Our Times
Written by Howard Zinn


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 6, 2010
Price: $16.00

Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at... Read more >
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The View from Alger's Window
The View from Alger's Window
Written by Tony Hiss
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307766298
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The View from Alger's Window
A Son's Memoir
Written by Tony Hiss


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $9.99

The View from Alger's Window is Tony Hiss's remarkable memoir of the trial and imprisonment of one of the most famous victims of the Cold War witch-hunts: his father. Tony Hiss was seven years old when Whittaker Chambers first accused Alger Hiss of passing secrets to the Russians. For the rest... Read more >
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Written by Anthony Everitt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812978148
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2010
Price: $18.00

Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of... Read more >
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Just Watch Me
Just Watch Me
Written by John English
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780676975246
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Just Watch Me
The Life of Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Volume Two: 1968-2000
Written by John English


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $21.95

This magnificent second volume, written with exclusive access to Trudeau’s private papers and letters, completes what the Globe and Mail called “the most illuminating Trudeau portrait yet written” — sweeping us from sixties’ Trudeaumania to his final days when he debated his faith.

His life is one of Canada’s most engrossing stories... Read more >
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Young Trudeau: 1919-1944
Young Trudeau: 1919-1944
Written by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni, Translated by William Johnson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551994000
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Young Trudeau: 1919-1944
Son of Quebec, Father of Canada
Written by Max Nemni and Monique Nemni
Translated by William Johnson


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 3, 2010
Price: $15.99

This book shines a light of devastating clarity on French-Canadian society in the 1930s and 1940s, when young elites were raised to be pro-fascist, and democratic and liberal were terms of criticism. The model leaders to be admired were good Catholic dictators like Mussolini, Salazar in Portugal, Franco in Spain, and... Read more >
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More Davids Than Goliaths
More Davids Than Goliaths
Written by Harold Ford Jr.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307452153
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More Davids Than Goliaths
A Political Education
Written by Harold Ford Jr.


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $13.99

Harold Ford Jr. has long distinguished himself as a charismatic, results-oriented politician with fresh ideas. His career began at age 26 after he won his father’s Congressional seat, serving his Tennessee district for ten years. He stepped into the national spotlight with his electric keynote at the 2000 Democratic National Convention... Read more >
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Signing Their Lives Away

Written by Denise Kiernan and Joseph D'Agnese


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2010
Price: $19.95

In the summer of 1776, fifty-six men risked their lives and livelihood to defy King George III and sign the Declaration of Independence—yet how many of them do we actually remember? Signing Their Lives Away introduces readers to the eclectic group of statesmen, soldiers, slaveholders, and scoundrels who signed this historic... Read more >
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Navigating a New World
Navigating a New World
Written by Lloyd Axworthy
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307368379
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Navigating a New World
Canada's Global Future
Written by Lloyd Axworthy


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 30, 2010
Price: $12.99

In Navigating a New World Lloyd Axworthy charts how we can become active citizens in the demanding world of the twenty-first century, to make it safer, more sustainable and more humane. Throughout he emphasizes the human story. As we meet refugees from civil war and drought, child soldiers and landmine victims... Read more >
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Reagan's Secret War
Reagan's Secret War
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307238634
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Reagan's Secret War
The Untold Story of His Fight to Save the World from Nuclear Disaster
Written by Martin Anderson and Annelise Anderson


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: July 13, 2010
Price: $18.00

On February 6, 1981, at his first National Security Council meeting, Ronald Reagan told his advisers: “I will make the decisions.” As Reagan’s Secret War reveals, these words provide the touchstone for understanding the extraordinary accomplishments of the Reagan administration, including the decisive events that led to the end of the... Read more >
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