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A guide by Cambria (Nashville, TN USA)

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It's hard to find a good book. With the corporate media in control, it just gets harder and harder to find much worth reading. But here are some good books, many from small press publishers (and even some anarchist publishers) that you will almost certainly enjoy.

Try not to let the FBI look over your shoulder as you read.

The most important book here is The Jungle, a true classic:

"This new edition culled Sinclair's original text from a socialist organ entitled "Appeal to Reason." The author later tried to publish this version but ran into numerous obstacles from mainstream publishers who worried about lawsuits from the beef trust, the unsettling descriptions of factory life, and the author's unwavering support for immigrants. Sinclair eventually made the changes to the text in order to get the book published, figuring it was important to get some of the message out there then none at all. An introduction in this edition argues that the restored changes show how the author's focus was really on foreign workers, not necessarily the grotesque atmosphere of the slaughterhouses. Sinclair himself stated that he "aimed for the public's heart but hit them in the stomach instead." After reading this version of "The Jungle," it does seem as though the primary intention of the book was to emphasize the plight of Jurgis and the millions of other poor souls trapped in the insanity of a greedy industry."

Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: A Biography of the First Amendment
Rising Up and Rising Down: Some Thoughts on Violence, Freedom and Urgent Means
The Jungle: The Uncensored Original Edition
Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights: 1919-1950
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
The Anti-Christ
Revolutionary Spirits: The Enlightened Faith of America's Founding Fathers
Did Lincoln And The Republican Party Create The Civil War?: An Argument
Refuge of a Scoundrel: The Patriot Act in Libraries
The Patriot Act: A Documentary and Reference Guide (Documentary and Reference Guides)
From the Palmer Raids to the Patriot Act: A History of the Fight for Free Speech in America
Crunch: Why Do I Feel So Squeezed? (And Other Unsolved Economic Mysteries)
Resisting 12-Step Coercion: How to Fight Forced Participation in AA, NA, or 12-Step Treatment
Nixonland: The Rise of a President and the Fracturing of America
Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Global Crisis of American Capitalism
White House Special Handbook, or How to Rule the World in the 21st Century
Exercises for Individual & Group Development: Building Blocks for Intimacy, Awareness & Community
Still Broken: A Recruit's Inside Account of Intelligence Failures, from Baghdad to the Pentagon
Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions
The Age of American Unreason
Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq: The Experts Speak
Thomas Paine's Rights of Man: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)
The Legacy Of Jihad: Islamic Holy War And The Fate Of Non-muslims
The Mormon Cult: A Former Missionary Reveals the Secrets of Mormon Mind Control
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith
Dead Meat
Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism and Rebellion in the Garden


And here are controversial movies:

American Drug War: The Last White Hope

For The Bible Tells Me So
Sir! No Sir! - The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War in Vietnam
Standard Operating Procedure
Darwin's Nightmare
Lust, Caution (Widescreen Edition)
Si Te Dicen Que Cai (If They Tell You I Fell...)
Rolling Stones: Shine a Light
King Corn (Green Packaging)
Michael Clayton (Widescreen Edition)



Based on Upton Sinclair's Oil
Oil!


And here is some controversial music, too.
F*ck You Up and Get Live

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4.  Defying Dixie: The Radical Roots of Civil Rights: 1919-1950  by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore
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19.  Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions [Deckle Edge]  by Dan Ariely
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20.  The Age of American Unreason  by Susan Jacoby
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21.  Mission Accomplished! Or How We Won the War in Iraq: The Experts Speak  by Christopher Cerf
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22.  Thomas Paine's Rights of Man: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)  by Christopher Hitchens
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23.  The Legacy Of Jihad: Islamic Holy War And The Fate Of Non-muslims  by Andrew G Bostom
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24.  The Mormon Cult: A Former Missionary Reveals the Secrets of Mormon Mind Control  by Jack B. Worthy
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25.  Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith  by Jon Krakauer
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26.  Dead Meat  by Sue Coe
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27.  Radical Gardening: Politics, Idealism and Rebellion in the Garden  by George McKay
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28.  American Drug War: The Last White Hope [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [HiFi Sound] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Tommy Chong
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29.  For The Bible Tells Me So [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [NTSC] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Gene Robinson
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30.  Sir! No Sir! - The Suppressed Story of the GI Movement to End the War in Vietnam [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Louis Font
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31.  Standard Operating Procedure [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Megan Ambuhl Graner
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32.  Darwin's Nightmare [Multiple Formats] [Color] [Dolby] [Full Screen] [NTSC] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese
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33.  Lust, Caution (Widescreen Edition) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Tony Leung Chiu Wai
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34.  Si Te Dicen Que Cai (If They Tell You I Fell...) [Multiple Formats] [Color] [NTSC] [Subtitled]  DVD ~ Victoria Abril
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35.  Rolling Stones: Shine a Light [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ Rolling Stones
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36.  King Corn (Green Packaging) [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Michael Pollan
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37.  Michael Clayton (Widescreen Edition) [Multiple Formats] [AC-3] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [Dolby] [Dubbed] [NTSC] [Subtitled] [Widescreen]  DVD ~ George Clooney
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Based on Upton Sinclair's Oil
38.  Oil!  by Upton Sinclair
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And here is some controversial music, too.
39.  F*ck You Up and Get Live [Multiple Formats] [Closed-captioned] [Color] [NTSC]  DVD ~ Dwarves
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Non-Review by Member of the IC 3 Sep 14, 2012
This book's main topic isn't actually the First Amendment. 1 Feb 17, 2010
Predictably Irrational is a Must-Read 2 Sep 11, 2009
The "Uncensorted Edition" 4 May 26, 2009
Freedom for the Thought That We Hate: 0 May 23, 2008
Bad most of the time in what rather little it has to say about the current Bush administration 3 Feb 16, 2008
 
   

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