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  • Vietnam: The (Last) War the U.S. Lost

    As the connection between Vietnam and Iraq grows more urgent, lessons for today's antiwar movement.
  • The Violent American Century

    The Violent “American Century” addresses the U.S.-led transformations in war conduct and strategizing that followed 1945.
  • Violent Order

    Violent Order explores the everyday practices of police and policing as modes of violence in the fabrication of social order.

  • Vive la Revolution

    Steel's guide to the French Revolution displays serious scholarship, as well as comic genius.
  • The Voice of Witness Reader

    Voice of Witness Reader is an astonishing record of human rights issues in the twenty-first century; a testament to the resilience and courage of the most marginalized among us; and an opportunity to better understand the world we live in through human connection and a participatory vision of history.

  • Voices from the Storm

    Edited by Lola Vollen and Chris Ying

    In their own words, the narrators of Voices from the Storm recount their expeiences with Hurrican Katina and its impact on lives and communities of New Orleans.

  • Voices of Liberation

    A perfect introduction to one of the most influential figures in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and Marxism.
  • Voices of the Future

    NBA star Etan Thomas helps give voice to the poetic and socially conscious ideas of young people.
  • War and an Irish Town

    War and an Irish Town is Eamonn McCann's classic account of growing up Catholic in a Northern Irish ghetto.

  • War on War

    World War One divided the socialist movement internationally: collaboration or resistance? Here is the resisters' story.
  • War Without End

    Michael Schwartz gets behind the headlines, revealing the real dynamics of the Iraq debacle and its legacy.
  • The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism

    Analyzes U.S. policy in Latin America, Asia, and Africa media and the role of the media in misreporting these policies.
  • Watch My Smoke

    Eric Dickerson is the record-holder for most rushing yards in a season, and his prime was the best of any running back in NFL history. Yet an aura of negativity trailed him his entire career.

  • We Cannot Escape History

    The latest collection of essays from the Deutscher Prize winning Marxist scholar, Neil Davidson.
  • We Do This 'Til We Free Us

    A reflection on prison industrial complex abolition and a vision for collective liberation from organizer and educator Mariame Kaba.

  • We Still Here

    In the midst of loss and death and suffering, our charge is to figure out what freedom really means—and how we take steps to get there.

  • Welcome to the Terrordome

    The nation's sharpest sportswriter explores the contested politics of sports and profiles athletes making change.
  • What is the Real Marxist Tradition?

    Trotsky makes the case that the rise of Stalinism was not the inevitable consequence of Leninism, but rather its negation.

  • What's My Name, Fool?

    Edgeofsports.com sportswriter Dave Zirin provides a no-holds-barred commentary on the personalities and politics of American sports.
  • "When the Welfare People Come"

    Analyzes the history of the U.S. child welfare system and its implications today, offering ideas for reform and building solidarity.
  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?

    Edited by Joe Macaré, Maya Schenwar, et al.
    Explores the reality of US police violence against Black, Brown and Indigenous communities.
  • Whose Story Is This?

    New feminist essays for the #MeToo era from the international best-selling author of Men Explain Things to Me and the forthcoming memoir Recollections of My Nonexistence.

  • Why Bad Governments Happen to Good People

    A sharp-witted indictment of our broken political system and a vision for a socialist alternative that is truly by and for the people.