Baumgardner’s groundbreaking new book includes abortion testimonials by Ani DiFranco, Barbara Ehrenreich, Gloria Steinem, and others.
Subject: Politics/Current Affairs
An “anti-manifesto” from the co-author of Dance of Days: Two Decades of Punk in the Nation’s Capital with a preface by Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future.
An exposé of an America no one is comfortable talking about: the volatile ground where male violence and sexuality overlap.
Concerns with human rights, political oppression, sexuality, race, and Jamaican culture thematically connect these essays.
A dramatic and inspirational memoir from one of the world’s top leaders of the movement for gay and lesbian equality.
A refreshingly non-doctrinaire anthology of writings and interviews covering much of the intellectual geography of the new anti-market left.
By guerrilla poster artist Robbie Conal.
What was life like for the gangs of New York and others thrown into the nineteenth-century slammer?
The death of a Jamaican man’s father raises questions about the father’s political endeavors, and about the plight of 1980s Jamaica.
The long-awaited reissue of the sequel to Amiri Baraka’s seminal work, BLUES PEOPLE, and latest selection in the AkashiClassics Renegade Reprint Series. This collection of essays by Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones includes a new introduction by the author and Q&A by Calvin Reid.
A deep dive into the role that mass-appeal movies, television, videos, and music played in Donald Trump’s failed reelection campaign, including brand-new interviews with some of the major players.
This edition marks the 40th anniversary of the original publication of Kovic’s American antiwar classic and features a new foreword by Bruce Springsteen.
The second issue of the groundbreaking new literary journal.
A literary journal’s debut featuring writing from: Donnell Alexander, Federico Anderson, Dana Crum, Michael A. Gonzales, KRS-One, Michael C. Ladd, Ferentz Lafargue, Reginald Lewis, Adam Mansbach, Caille Millner, muMs, and Greg Tate.
Updated 2009 edition of this evergreen punk classic—with a new chapter, additional photos, and other original material!
Tom Hayden brings a lifetime of experience to the challenge of ending the Iraq War—and preventing future wars.
This updated paperback edition has information on all of the latest developments with the Chinese government crackdown, including Danny Schechter’s analysis of the alleged public suicides by Falun Gong practitioners in Tiananmen Square in February 2001.
Cooper & Mansbach team with some of today’s most talented writers to vitalize American history.
Life is teetering on the edge of the apocalypse in and around the tiny Washington State coastal community that occupies the center of Firewater, a posthumously released, brutally funny environmental suspense novel.
The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us About Iraq is the comprehensive source on the administration’s campaign of disinformation before, during, and after the second Gulf War.
National Book Award/Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Haslett tackles George Washington’s Rules of Civility, which will be printed in its entirety. In addition to an introductory essay, Haslett annotates the text.
The debut collection of Mr. Fish’s searing and hilarious political cartoons, featured in Harper’s, Truthdig, and elsewhere.
A History of the African-American People (Proposed) by Strom Thurmond, as told to Percival Everett & James Kincaid (A Novel)
Veteran authors Everett and Kincaid present an uproarious send-up of one of America’s most controversial American icons.
A seminal Jones/Baraka literary land mine that launches AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint Series.
Includes Goldberg’s groundbreaking book Dispatches from the Culture Wars, plus a new author introduction and additional chapters.
Kovic’s impassioned, timely memoir about the American Veterans Movement picks up where Born on the Fourth of July leaves off.
This paperback edition of Goldberg’s highly acclaimed homage to 1967 includes a new afterword and twenty beautiful and evocative photographs.
Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.
Debut title from RDV Books!
Foreword By Cornel West
Visionary author Percival Everett will take an atheist’s-eye-view of the little-known “Jefferson Bible,” the third president’s response to the King James Bible.
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.
Acclaimed novelist and satirist Neal Pollack analyzes and dissects selected early writings by Founding Father John Adams.
Innocence Project attorney M. Chris Fabricant presents an insider’s journey into the heart of a broken, racist system of justice and the role junk science plays in maintaining the status quo.
The paperback reissue of the national best-selling memoir from the M*A*S*H star, with a brand-new introduction by Martin Sheen.
The impassioned memoirs from one of America’s leading civil liberties attorneys of the 20th century.
An RDV Books publication.
Misstating the State of the Union: Right-Wing Media Distortions About the Clinton and Bush Presidencies
Best-selling author David Brock leads an analysis of right-wing media distortions.
News Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting.
Founding member of world-famous rock band Nirvana offers a personal and political memoir.
Mike Farrell’s gripping and often hilarious book tour memoir provides a framework for grassroots civic engagement.
A detailed and intimate personal history of the Middle East peace process by one of its founding architects.
Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I, Reagan, and Clinton–and How They Did Not Prepare Me for George W. Bush
In Playing President, Robert Scheer offers an unparalleled insight into the presidential mind.
Best-selling author/activist William Upski Wimsatt is back with a blueprint for contemporary political organizers.
An NBA veteran offers engaging interviews and reflections that explore police brutality, white supremacy, and the struggle for racial justice in America.
A reissue of Ian F. Svenonius’s cult-classic debut essay collection, including brand-new writing in this expanded edition.
An American Rasta’s retelling of episodes in American history with an anti-colonial thrust and a view toward charting a brighter future.
*While supplies last, books ordered through the Akashic Books website will be SIGNED by Bobby Sullivan!
From the illustrator of Go the F*** to Sleep comes a history of coffee, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and Prohibition.
*While supplies last, books ordered through the website will be SIGNED by Ricardo Cortés.
September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows presents a powerful collection of essays, photos, and heartfelt stories about their deeply personal responses to their very public tragedies.
Washington, DC–based rock ‘n’ roll antihero Ian F. Svenonius provides an unparalleled and exquisitely provocative how-to guide for rock bands.
A timely memoir about world record–breaking Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories, amid the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections.
A stylized reissue of the acclaimed, surreal noir collaboration between Mexico’s greatest writer and its most courageous revolutionary.
An impassioned history of the final, turbulent years of The Clash under the dark shadow of Reagan and Thatcher.
Cherished former Vermont governor Kunin teams up with Baumgardner to tell the inspiring story of American politicians’ growing acceptance of gay marriage.
In interviews and essays, high-profile activist athletes explore the intersection of sports and politics.
Revised and expanded edition of the punk classic (more than 15,000 copies sold), with six new interviews.
Former NFL quarterback McPherson examines the roots of masculinity gone awry and how it promotes violence against women.
If the Gutenberg Bible is the alpha, Against the Written Word is the omega
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before January 3, 2023.
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Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage, etc.) brings his personal insights and social critiques to the page in fierce, passionate, and evocative visual art and prose
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 4, 2023.
A hopeful and insightful collection by one of the great voices of our time
Now available for preorder. All preorders will ship on or before April 4, 2023.