“White Trash, the 400 Year Untold History of Class in America,” by Nancy Isenberg.  This historian looks into white working-class life in the U.S., especially the lower end of the working class—white ‘trash’.  A good antidote to liberal and divisive anti-working class ideas which see all white people as hopeless reactionaries.   Reviewed on MayDay Books blog.

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Mayday carries magazines like: The Nation, The Progressive, Monthly Review, Show Me The Money, New Internationalist, Earth Island Journal,  Science in Society, UTNE Reader, Z Magazine, Dollars & Sense, Bitch, Against the Current, Labor Notes and left-wing newspapers like: Fight Back, Workers Vanguard, 5th Estate, Slingshot, Socialist Appeal, Justice, Progressive Populist, Catholic Worker (1 cent), Socialist Action, The, 1908-1938 Match, etc.  Now in, the excellent “Jacobin,” magazine. 

Sample of Marked Down / Used Books in Stock:

“The 51 Day War—Ruin & Resistance in Gaza”: by Max Blumenthal.  The war we aren’t supposed to remember or condemn—the 3rd such assault.  Survival in Gaza.  $13.00 Hardback. 


“Ten Days that Shook the World,” by John Reed.  This classic journalistic history of the Russian Revolution is required reading.  Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the revolution by buying a copy.

“Caught in the Revolution,” by Helen Rappaport. Petrograd, Russia, 1917.  A world on the edge.  An exciting narration of the events of that year—’confusion, exhilaration, horror, despair.’  (from the Book jacket.)

“From Mad to Madness—Inside Pentagon Nuclear War Planning,” a memoir by Paul Johnstone, commentary by Diana Johnstone. The author worked in the upper echelons of US intelligence—Air Force, the JCS and the Defense Department.  The inside story of the nuclear threat.

“The Ways of the World,” by David Harvey.  A book that covers the trajectory of Harvey’s lifelong project in full, combining labor and geography into an advanced Marxist synthesis. 

“Uncertain Futures—an Assessment of the Condition of the Present,” by Edmund Berger.  A look at the present economic and political conjuncture from a Marxist / anarchist perspective.  The author wants to reinvigorate the politics of everyday life.

“What Kind of Creatures Are We?” by Noam Chomsky.  Chomsky’s study of linguistics and the uses of language in the present day.  Orwell and libertarian socialism get a workout, I’m sure. 

Trotskyism in the U.S.-Historical Essays and Reconsiderations,” by George Breitman, Paul Le Blanc and Alan Wald.  Modern reflections on a history of the revolutionary Trotskyist current in the U.S. by 3 recent veterans of the movement.