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Speak, Memory

Author: Vladimir Nabokov Publisher: Penguin Date Published: Originally published under the title ‘Conclusive Evidence’ in America and ‘Speak, Memory’ in England in 1951. This Penguin addition with additional ‘Chapter 16’ was published 2000. Pages: 272 An Autobiography Revisited ‘Speak, memory’ said Vladimir … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe In Atheists

Author: Chris Hedges Publisher: Free Press Date Published: 2008 Pages: 212 The battle between new atheists and the religious fundamentalists engages two bizarre subsets of American culture. One distorts the scientific theory of evolution, applying it to complex social, economic … Continue reading

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American Fascists

Author: Chris Hedges Publisher: Vintage Date Published: 2007 Pages: 254 The Christian Right and the War on America They disseminate their ideas on the alternative broadcasts networks and through their own publishers and schools. Their intellectual leaders demand the complete … Continue reading

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The Autobiography Of Malcolm X

Authors: Malcolm X and Alex Haley Publisher: Penguin Date Published: 1965 Pages: 512 Malcolm X’s blazing, legendary autobiography, completed shortly before his assassination in 1965, depicts a remarkable life: a child born into rage and despair, who turned to street-hustling … Continue reading

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Franklin Booth: American Illustrator

Editor: Manuel Auad Publisher: Auad Publishing Date Published: 2005 Pages: 128 Franklin Booth is one of the most important and influential artists of the nineteenth and twentieth centures. He is a true master of the pen and brush and his … Continue reading

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The Velvet Hammer Burlesque

Author: Michelle Carr Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag Date Published: 2008 Pages: 144 ‘The Velvet Hammer Burlesque’ has put the ‘tease’ back into striptease. Based in Los Angeles, the world famous troupe kick started the current era of Neo-Burlesque, reviving the … Continue reading

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The Wild Boys: A Book of the Dead

Author: William S Burroughs Publisher: Penguin Dates Published: 1969 Pages: 192 In this funny, nightmarish masterpiece of imaginative excess, grotesque characters engage in acts of violent one-upmanship, boundless riches mangle a corner of Africa into a Bacchanalian utopia, and technology, … Continue reading

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