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Woman on the Edge of Time: A Novel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780449000946
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Published: Ballantine Books - June 23rd, 1997

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Looking Backward: From 2000 to 1887 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781557095060
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Published: Applewood Books - September 1st, 2000

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Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution: University Edition Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780988668553
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Published: Dialectics - September 25th, 2013

Russian And French Prison Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780921689980
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Published: Black Rose Books - May 1st, 1991

Nearly a century has passed since Kropotkin wrote In Russian and French Prisons, yet his criticisms of the penal system have lost none of their relevance. Prisons- far from reforming the offender, or deterring crime- are, in themselves, “schools of crime”. Every year, thousands of prisoners are returned to society without hope, without a trade, or without nay means of subsistence, and statistics show that once a man has been in prison he is likely to return. Moreover, the new offense is likely to be more serious than the first.

Although Kropotkin makes extensive use of the memoirs of former prisoners and the works of contemporary penologists, it is his own experience in prison--he spent five years behind bars, two in Russia, three in France--that gives this book its power. He shows from first hand knowledge the immense human suffering caused by prison life: how it destroys the mind and body, how it degrades and humiliates, how it perverts the prisoner’s character and robs him of his dignity, how it reduces him to the condition of a caged animal, how his whole life is subjected to a deadly mechanical routine, how everything is done to break his spirit and kill his inner strength.

- Jeri


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The Conquest of Bread Cover Image
By Peter Kropotkin, David Priestland (Introduction by), David Priestland (Notes by)
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ISBN: 9780141396118
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 8th, 2015

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Washington Black Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780525563242
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Published: Vintage - April 9th, 2019

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The Things They Carried Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780618706419
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Published: Mariner Books - October 13th, 2009

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The Great Cowboy Strike: Bullets, Ballots & Class Conflicts in the American West Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781786631961
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Published: Verso - January 16th, 2018

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The Long Day Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781406856033
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Published: Echo Library - March 16th, 2010

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The Heart to Artemis: A Writer's Memoir Cover Image
By Bryher
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ISBN: 9781930464087
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Published: Wesleyan University Press - August 1st, 2006

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News from Nowhere and Other Writings Cover Image
By William Morris, Clive Wilmer (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780140433302
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Published: Penguin Classics - January 4th, 1994