Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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Genre: Nonfiction

Born on the Fourth of July


This edition marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication of Kovic’s American antiwar classic and features a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen.

Hurricane Street


Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.

Israel vs. Utopia


Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.

Jerusalem Calling


Schalit critically interrogates everything from Middle Eastern politics to the New Economy, from debates in the independent music scene about “selling out” to the current cultural interventions of Jerry Falwell and his followers.

Lessons in Taxidermy


A riveting tale of sickness and survival from the first female author on the Punk Planet Books imprint that brought you the indie hit Hairstyles of the Damned.

Of Mule and Man


Mike Farrell’s gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.

Forthcoming Titles

Tigerbelle: The Wyomia Tyus Story

By: and

Forthcoming: 9/4/18

A timely memoir about world-record-breaking Wyomia Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories amidst the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections. ***Tigerbelle will be available wherever books are sold on September 4, 2018 and exclusively from our website on March 26, 2018. Paperback orders placed through our website will ship immediately, and hardcover orders will ship on or before 4/9/18.