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 Asia (excluding USSR & China)

 Black nation

 Capital and capitalism generally


 Communism generally






 MIM books & magazines (officially by us!)

 Natural sciences


 United $tates

 Violence & militarism

 White nation

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  • Che Guevara, The African Dream

    Asia (excluding China & USSR)

  • Bruce Cumings, Korea's Place in the Sun
  • William J. Duiker, Ho Chi Minh: A Life
  • Bruce Franklin, MIA or Mythmaking in America: How and why belief in live POWs has possessed a nation
  • Bruce Franklin, The Vietnam War in American Stories, Songs, and Poems
  • Kang Chol-hwan Aquariums of Pyongyang: Ten Years in the North Korean Gulag (2001)
  • Douglas Kinnard, The War Managers: American Generals Reflect on Vietnam
  • Fredrik Logevall, Choosing War: The Lost Chance for Peace and the Escalation of War in Vietnam
  • Robert McNamara et. al., Argument without End: In Search of Answers to the Vietnam Tragedy
  • George E. Ogle, South Korea: Dissent within the Economic Miracle (1990)
  • Peter Phillips, Censored 1999: The News That Didn't Make the News -- The Year's top 25 Censored Stories
  • Neil Sheehan, A Bright Shining Lie
  • Black nation

  • Naim Akbar, Know Thy Self 1998
  • See some books by Black Panthers for study
  • George Jackson, Soledad Brother: The Prison Letters of George Jackson
  • David Levering Lewis, W.E.B. Du Bois: Biography of a Race
  • Randall Robinson, The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks

    Capital, wealth and capitalism generally

  • Samir Amin, Spectres Of Capitalism: A Critique Of Current Intellectual Fashions
  • George P. Baker and George David Smith, The New Financial Capitalists: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts And The Creation Of Corporate Value
  • Peter L. Bernstein, Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
  • Nikolai Bukharin, Imperialism and World Economy
  • Catherine Caufield, Masters Of Illusion: The World Bank And The Poverty Of Nations
  • Noam Chomsky, Profit Over People: Neoliberalism and Global Order
  • Paul Cockshott & Allin Cottrell, Towards a New Socialism
  • W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm, Myths of Rich and Poor: Why We're Better Off Than We Think
  • Pekka Himanen et. al., The Hacker Ethic
  • Paul Krugman, The Return of Depression Economics
  • David Landes, The Wealth And Poverty Of Nations: Why Some Are So Rich And Some So Poor
  • Frances Moore Lappe and Joseph Collins, World Hunger: Twelve Myths
  • Arjun Makhijani, From Global Capitalism to Economic Justice: An Inquiry into the Elimination of Systematic Poverty, Violence and Environmental Destruction in the World Economy
  • John Naisbitt, Global Paradox: The Bigger the World Economy, the More Powerful Its Smallest Players
  • John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004)
  • Amartya Sen, Development as Freedom (1999)
  • Joseph Stiglitz, Globalization and its Discontents


  • An excellent and detailed book on China's economy under Mao, Stephen Andors, China's Industrial Revolution
  • Jasper Becker, Hungry Ghosts: Mao's Secret Famine
  • Description of changes in Shanghai and Peking factories during Cultural Revolution,Charles Bettelheim, Cultural Revolution and Industrial Organization in China
  • Ma Bo, Blood Red Sunset: A Memoir of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • Buy a great and widely read overall history of the Cultural Revolution, Jean Daubier's, A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • Arif Dirlik, Anarchism in the Chinese Revolution
  • "The best overall look at the 1966 to 1969 period," Jean Esmein's The Chinese Cultural Revolution
  • Felix Greene, A Curtain of Ignorance: China: How America Is Deceived (1965)
  • William Hinton, Shenfan
  • A brief introduction to the Cultural Revolution by an American living there, William Hinton, Turning Point in China
  • A complete examination of life in 1970 China by an Italian, Maria Macciocchi, Daily Life in Revolutionary China
  • Roderick MacFarquhar,The Origins of the Cultural Revolution
  • Buy an excellent first-hand participant account of the Cultural Revolution by native English-speakers, David Milton's The Wind Will Not Subside
  • Ruth Sidel's Women and Childcare in China (1973)
  • Anna Louise Strong, When Serfs Stood up in Tibet
  • ONE OF MIM'S FIVE MOST RECOMMENDED BOOKS, A MUST READ, E. L. Wheelwright & Bruce McFarlane, The Chinese Road to Socialism: Economics of the Cultural Revolution
  • Peter Zarrow, Anarchism and Chinese Political Culture
  • Communism generally

    See the works of Marx, Lenin and Mao here

  • Gabriel Almond, The Appeals of Communism (1954)
  • Alexander Berkman et. al., What Is Communist Anarchism?
  • Chomsky on Anarchism (2005) by Noam Chomsky
  • Stephane Courtois et. al., The Black Book of Communism
  • Michael Hardt & Antonio Negri, Empire
  • Edward P. Johanningsmeier, Forging American Communism: The Life of William Z. Foster (1994)


  • Richard E. Benedick, Ozone Diplomacy: New Directions in Safeguarding the Planet
  • John J. Berger, Understanding Forests
  • Lester R. Brown ed., The World Watch Reader: On Global Environmental Issues
  • Mark Dowie, Losing Ground: American Environmentalism at the Close of the Twentieth Century
  • Daniel A. Farber, Eco-pragmatism: Making Sensible Environmental Decisions in an Uncertain World
  • Daniel M. Kammen, Should We Risk It? Exploring Environmental, Health and Technological Problem Solving
  • Brewster Kneen, Farmageddon: Food and the Culture of Biotechnology
  • David Malin, The Natural Wealth of Nations: Harnessing the Market for the Environment
  • Daniel Sitarz ed., Sustainable America: America's Environment, Economy and Society in the 21st Century
  • Michael Tobias, World War III: Population and the Biosphere at the End of the Millenium
  • Europe

  • John Cornwell, Hitler's Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII
  • Sebastin Haffner, Failure of a Revolution: Germany 1918-1919
  • Peter Hoffman, German Resistance to Hitler
  • James Klugmann, From Trotsky to Tito (1951)
  • Fiction & Arts

  • Alvin Ailey, Revelations : The Autobiography of Alvin Ailey
  • Bebe Moore Campbell, Brother and Sisters
  • Bebe Moore Campbell, Your Blues Ain't Like Mine
  • Orson Scott Card, Ender's Game (1985) and Ender's Shadow (1999)
  • Jennifer Dunning, Alvin Ailey: A Life in Dance
  • David Guterson, Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Jonathan Harr, A Civil Action
  • Joe Haldeman, Forever Peace
  • Joe Haldeman, Forever War
  • Toni Morrison, Jazz
  • John Okada, No-No Boy
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • David Sterritt Jean-Luc Godard: Interviews
  • Gary Shteyngart The Russian Debutante's Handbook: A Novel (2002)
  • Gender

  • Linda Blum, Between Feminism And Labor: The Significance Of The Comparable Worth Movement
  • Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Fasting Girls: The Emergence of Anorexia Nervosa as a Modern Disease
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton, Living History
  • Angela Davis, Women, Race & Class
  • Hester Eisenstein, Gender Shock: How Australian Feminists Make the System Work-and What American Women Can Learn from Them
  • Susan Faludi, Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women
  • Ellen Fein, The Rules: Time-Tested Secrets For Capturing The Heart Of Mr. Right
  • Myra Marx Ferree, Controversy & Coalition: The New Feminist Movement Across Three Decades of Change
  • Marilyn French, The War against Women
  • Betty Friedan, The Feminine Mystique
  • Betty Friedan, The Second Stage
  • Betsy Hartmann, Reproductive Rights and Wrongs (1995)
  • Patricia Ireland, What Women Want
  • Celia Kitzinger, Changing Our Minds: Lesbian Feminism and Psychology
  • Catharine MacKinnon, Feminism Unmodified
  • Kate Millett, Flying
  • Robin Morgan, Demon Lover
  • Anne Phillips, ed., Feminism and Equality
  • Dennis Rodman, Bad as I Wanna Be
  • Stephen J. Schulhofer, Unwanted Sex: The Culture of Intimidation and the Failure of Law
  • Ruth Sidel's Women and Childcare in China (1973)
  • Elizabeth Spelman, Inessential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought
  • Nadine Strossen, Defending Pornography: Free Speech, Sex, and the Fight for Women's Rights
  • Demaris S. Wehr, Jung & Feminism: Liberating Archetypes


  • Nasser Aruri, Dishonest Broker: The U.S. Role in Israel and Palestine
  • Noam Chomsky, Middle East Illusions (2003)
  • Livia Rokach, Israel's Sacred Terrorism (1983)
  • Sheila Ryan & Muhammad Hallaj, Palestine Is, But Not in Jordan (1983)
  • Edward Said, Culture and Resistance (2003)
  • Natural sciences

  • Stephen J. Gould, Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
  • John Gribbin, Schrödinger's Kittens and the Search for Reality
  • Richard Lewontin, The Triple Helix: Gene, Organism and Environment
  • USSR

  • Alexander Allin and F.I.Firsov eds., Dimitrov & Stalin 1934-1943: Letters from the Soviet Archives
  • Anthony Beevor, Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-3
  • Anna Larina, This I Cannot Forget: The Memoirs of Nikolai Bukharin's Widow
  • Yegor Ligachev, Inside Gorbachev's Kremlin: The Memoirs of Yegor Ligachev
  • David Remnick, Resurrection: The Struggle For A New Russia
  • Stalin, See MIM's Stalin bibliography
  • United $tates

  • See our book reviews of the 1960s student organization SDS
  • See some books by Black Panthers for study
  • Roger Burbach and Jim Tarbell, Imperial Overstretch: George W. Bush & the Hubris of Empire (2004)
  • Mark Gerson ed., The Essential Neo-conservative Reader
  • Kristina Borjesson ed., Into the Buzzsaw: Leading Journalists Expose the Myth of the Free Press (2002)
  • Jonathan Kozol (1991), Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
  • Clint Willis (2003) The I Hate Republicans Reader: Why the GOP Is Totally Wrong About Everything

    Violence & militarism

  • Bruce Cumings, Ervand Abrahamian, Moshe Ma'oz, Inventing the Axis of Evil: The Truth About North Korea, Iran, and Syria (2004)
  • Chalmers Johnson, Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
  • Norman Mailer, Why Are We at War?
  • William Rivers Pitt, Scott Ritter War on Iraq: What Team Bush Doesn't Want You to Know
  • Milan Rai & Noam Chomsky, War Plan Iraq: 10 Reasons against War on Iraq
  • Research Unit for Political Economy, Behind the Invasion of Iraq
  • Scott Ritter, Frontier Justice: Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Bushwhacking of America (2003)
  • Ziauddin Sardar & Merryl Wyn Davies, Why Do People Hate America?
  • Manfred B. Steger and Nancy S. Lind, eds., Violence and its Alternatives: An Interdisciplinary Reader
  • Gore Vidal, Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace: How We Got to Be So Hated
  • Howard Zinn, Terrorism and War
  • Violence & revolution

  • Jeffrey Paige, Agrarian Revolution (1978)
  • Theda Skocpol, States & Social Revolutions (1979)

    White nation

  • Patrick Buchanan, (2002) The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
  • Cynthia Duncan, Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America
  • Steven R. Donziger ed., The Real War on Crime: The Report of the National Criminal Justice Commission
  • Cynthia Duncan, Worlds Apart: Why Poverty Persists in Rural America
  • Noel Ignatiev, How the Irish Became White
  • David Maraniss, Tell Newt to Shut Up!
  • Michael Parenti, Superpatriotism (2004)
  • Jeffrey Reiman, The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison: Ideology, Class, and Criminal Justice
  • James Ridgeway, Blood in the Face: The Ku Klux Klan, Aryan Nations, Nazi Skinheads, and the Rise of the New White Culture
  • David Roediger, The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
  • Pat Shipman, The Evolution of Racism: Human Differences and the Use and Abuse of Science