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London Anarchist Bookfair 2006 report

category ireland / britain | culture | news report author Tuesday October 31, 2006 18:04author by Bookunin Report this post to the editors

Quite a few new titles appeared at the bookfair, here's a few:

*History/ biography:
Bash The Rich!: true life confessions of an anarchist in the UK by Ian Bone.
Bath : Tangent Books. ISBN 0-9544177-7-1 £9.99 www.tangentbooks.co.uk
Memoirs of Class War's founder.

Antifascist by Martin Lux.
London : Phoenix Press ISBN 0-948984-35-X £5.95
1970s eyewitness account of fighting fascism on the streets, including the Battle of Lewisham.

George Brown: the cobbler anarchist of Philadelphia by Robert Helms
London & Berkeley : Kate Sharpley Library ISBN 1-873605-34-X £3 www.katesharpleylibrary.net
A fat biographical pamphlet on one of Philadelphia's grassroots militants.

Past Tense Publishing
Various, including: The Communist club, Set the people free (anti-ID cards), Radical Hammersmith, The Burning of the Albion Mills etc.
London : Past Tense. www.past-tense.org.uk
More prolific London radical history.

The CNT in the Spanish Revolution, volume 3 by Jose Peirats, edited by Chris Ealham.
Christiebooks ISBN 1-873976-29-1 £17 www.tvhastingschristiebooks.com
The final volume, also containing a bibliographical essay on works on Spanish anarchism available in English.

*Theory/Analysis:
Rebel Alliances: the means and ends of contemporary British anarchisms by Benjamin Franks.
Edinburgh & Oakland : AK Press ISBN 1-9048594-0-2 £15 www.akuk.com / www.akpress.org
An applied philosophical look at contemporary anarchist ideas and tactics.

*New Magazines
RAG #1
Dublin : Revolutionary Anarcha-feminist Group. www.ragdublin.org
A4 collection of contemporary anarcha-feminist writings.

A Touch of Class
London : Class War. £2 www.classwar.org
Looking at public order policing; surveillance; war; radical ethics.

*Humour/ Obscure Knowledge
The Anarchist Quiz Book by Martin Howard with illustrations by Paul Petard
London : Freedom Press. ISBN 1-904491-07-3 £5 www.freedompress.org.uk
Questions and answers from Freedom and Black Flag.

...and no doubt there were some that I missed.

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