Tag Archives: Books

Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Katya Sabaroff Taylor: ‘Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates’

This jam-packed volume features several hundred poems, stories, sketches, and drawings by prisoners. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | October 23, 2017 In April 1968, shortly before the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Nina Sabaroff, a … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Katya Sabaroff Taylor: ‘Prison Wisdom: Writing with Inmates’

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Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

Rick Wartzman reviews the socioeconomic history of the U.S. since World War II with empathy for the employee class. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | October 18, 2017 [The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | ‘The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America’

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Maxine Phillips :
BOOKS | ‘Johnny Appleseed: Green Spirit of the Frontier’

Paul Buhle and Noah Van Sciver’s graphic history tells a tale very relevant to our time. By Maxine Phillips | The Rag Blog | September 25, 2017 [Johnny Appleseed: Green Spirit of the Frontier, a graphic history written by Paul … finish reading Maxine Phillips :
BOOKS | ‘Johnny Appleseed: Green Spirit of the Frontier’

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Blowing themselves up: Revisiting the Weather Underground

‘Swords in the Hands of Children’ is Jonathan Lerner’s passionate tale of his adventures as a young, gay insurgent. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | September 14, 2017 Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children, … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | Blowing themselves up: Revisiting the Weather Underground

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | Jonathan Lerner’s ‘Swords in the Hands of Children’

Lerner, a closeted gay man active with the Weather Underground, tells a gripping story and reveals his authentic remorse. By Allen Young | The Rag Blog | September 13, 2015 Jonathan Lerner, author of Swords in the Hands of Children, … finish reading Allen Young :
BOOKS | Jonathan Lerner’s ‘Swords in the Hands of Children’

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Steve Early :
BOOKS | Nick Licata’s ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’ a guidebook for progressive politics

Former Seattle City Councilor’s book offers pointers for taking Bernie Sanders’ revolution to the local level. By Steve Early | The Rag Blog | July 25, 2017 Reviewer Steve Early and author Nick Licata will talk about “Rebel Cities in … finish reading Steve Early :
BOOKS | Nick Licata’s ‘Becoming a Citizen Activist’ a guidebook for progressive politics

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Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | Tracy Kidder: ‘The Soul of a New Machine’ revisited

It’s a fine tale of a product development project that unfolds in secrecy, in a mild paranoia born of corporate competition. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2017 Hands, that the rod of empire might have … finish reading Henry Mecredy :
BOOKS | Tracy Kidder: ‘The Soul of a New Machine’ revisited

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Allen Young :
BOOKS | ‘The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture’ reviews the ‘Rag’ book

‘The book is a valuable resource, offering readers an excellent…overview of what the 1960s counter-culture and political movements…were all about.’ By Allen Young | The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture | First published online 17 Apr 2017 … finish reading Allen Young :
BOOKS | ‘The Sixties: A Journal of History, Politics and Culture’ reviews the ‘Rag’ book

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Murray Polner :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

As civil wars go, this one is especially unforgiving and brutal, made worse by bitter historic ethnic, religious, and tribal rivalries and proxy wars. By Murray Polner | The Rag Blog | May 25, 2016 [Syria Burning: A Short History … finish reading Murray Polner :
BOOKS | Charles Glass’s ‘Syria Burning: A Short History of a Catastrophe’

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Alice Embree :
BOOKS | ‘Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary’

Margaret Randall, bringing a poet’s voice to her work, gives human dimensions to the heroes of the Cuban revolution. By Alice Embree | The Rag Blog | September 1, 2015 Leer este artículo en español Listen to the Rag Radio … finish reading Alice Embree :
BOOKS | ‘Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary’

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Jonah Raskin :
Stormy Weather: A Rag Blog interview with Bryan Burrough, author of ‘Days of Rage’

“The underground is not a place but a way of life. You can be underground most anywhere, from the Upper West Side of Manhattan to Hermosa Beach, California.” — Bryan Burrough By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
Stormy Weather: A Rag Blog interview with Bryan Burrough, author of ‘Days of Rage’

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Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Author and teacher Peter Richardson dissects California themes, memes

In his last two books, Richardson offers potent narratives about California in the era of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, Bob Scheer and Warren Hinckle. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | January 20, 2015 ∗ Jonah Raskin is … finish reading Jonah Raskin :
INTERVIEW | Author and teacher Peter Richardson dissects California themes, memes

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