Enter your email address below to sign up to our General newsletter for updates from Osprey Publishing, Osprey Games and our parent company Bloomsbury. Deadly Inferno Battle of the Wilderness. Add to Wishlist. About this Product. Though outnumbered, General Lee's forces posed stiff resistance to Grant's offensive. At the end of the three-day battle, the outcome was uncertain, and the fight ended in a draw. Brilliantly illustrating one of the American Civil War's most tactically challenging battles, this comic strip narrative brings to life a completely new type of warfare; the likes of which had never been fought before on American soil.
For more information, please visit www. Biographical Note. Dan Abnett lives and works in Maidstone, Kent. After graduating from Oxford, he worked as an editor of comics and children's books before turning to writing full time. Finks is a tale of two CIAs, and how they blurred the line between propaganda and literature. Grove Press publisher Barney Rosset began work on his autobiography a decade before his death in Now, at last, in his own words, we have a portrait of the man who reshaped how we think about language, literature—and sex. This is Barney Rosset, uncensored.
Extinction: A Radical History argues that the vanishing of species cannot be understood in isolation from a critique of our economic system. To achieve progress, we must transgress the boundaries between science, environmentalism and radical politics. Below the ancient streets of Istanbul, four prisoners await their turn at the hands of their wardens. When they are not subject to unimaginable violence, the condemned tell one another stories about the city, shaded with love and humor, to pass the time. Istanbul Istanbul is a novel about creation, compassion, and the ultimate triumph of the imagination.
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Across the Middle East, Christian communities find themselves the victims of widening repression: massacres, expulsions, and brutally enforced restrictions on the right to worship have all become commonplace. From its beginning the World Wide Web seemed both inherently singular and global. Today, Scott Malcomson contends in Splinternet , the Internet is cracking apart into discrete groups no longer willing, or able, to connect.
It is a spellbinding work, full of a sense of farewell. Can we build a robot that trips on acid? Is the human brain based on computation? In Beyond Zero and One , Andrew Smart challenges fundamental assumptions underlying artificial intelligence and convincingly makes the case that the answer lies beyond the computational. Each year in the U.
Killer Care lays out the very real dangers we face whenever we enter a hospital: rampant carelessness, overwork, ignorance, and hospitals trying to get the most out of their caregivers and the most money out of their patients.
In Language of War, Language of Peace , award-winning author Raja Shehadeh explores the politics of language in the Israeli-Palestine conflict, reflecting on the walls created—legal and cultural—that confine Palestinians as much as physical borders. An audacious collaboration between an award-winning novelist and a leading environmental philosopher, Love in the Anthropocene taps into one of the hottest topics of the day—our corrupted environment—to deliver five related stories that investigate a future bereft of natural environments.
He maintains a cool detachment, determined to create a precise record of what is occurring in front of him—but between the lines his outrage boils. Here he provides an overview of the the conflict, situating it clearly in the overall crisis of the region. Should women seek to join an institution that is actively hostile to them? Edited by tech veteran Elissa Shevinsky, Lean Out sees a possible way forward that uses tech and creative disengagement to jettison 20th century corporate culture.
In Trade Is War , Yash Tandon shows how the WTO is camouflaged in a rhetoric that hides its primary function as the servant of global business and that, for the vast majority of people, free trade not only hinders development — it visits relentless waves of violence and impoverishment on their lives.
A Narco History is an account of the economic disaster, mass migration of families fleeing violence, and chaos that has ensued as direct results of policy promulgated by the U. Edited and with an introduction by Paper editor Kim Hastreiter, heaven reproduces the extraordinary exchange that took place on the early online community The WELL in the months leading up to the death of a Stanford futurist named Tom Mandel. Chameleo is a true account of a heroin addict who sheltered a U.
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The stories in Tales of Two Cities mix fiction and reportage to convey the indignities and heartbreak, the callousness and solidarities, of living side-by-side with people who have a stupefyingly different income. Few in the Hollywood orbit have had greater influence; few have experienced more humiliating failure in their lifetime.
Thanks in part to the biopic directed by Tim Burton, starring Johnny Depp and bearing his name, Ed Wood has become an icon of Americana. In June , Julian Assange received an unusual visitor: the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, arrived from America at Ellingham Hall, the country residence in Norfolk, England where Assange was living under house arrest. In this explosive new book, renowned Middle East commentator Patrick Cockburn sets out how, by exploiting the repeated missteps of the West, jihadist organizations have come to create a caliphate that stretches from the Sunni heartlands in the north and west of Iraq through a broad swath of northeast Syria.
Using his captivating illustrations and no more than a handful of words, Thomas decrypts some of the most intriguing books of our day for readers of The Rumpus : now seventy-five of his favorites are collected in one volume.
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Technocreep is the definitive dissection of privacy-eroding and life-invading technologies, coming at you from governments, corporations, and the person next door. In this forceful, eye-opening survey, Andrew Ross contends that we are in the cruel grip of a creditocracy — where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs.
Gay Propaganda offers an intimate window into the hardships faced by Russians on the receiving end of state-sanctioned homophobia. Here are tales of men and women in long-term committed relationships as well as those still looking for love; of those living in Russia or joining an exodus that is rapidly becoming a flood. In his usual pithy, to-the-point style, Micah L.
Sifry explores why data-driven politics and our digital overlords have failed or misled us, and how they can be made to serve us instead, in a real balance between citizens and state, independent of corporations. Drawing in real time from inside the courtroom, artist and WikiLeaks activist Clark Stoeckley captures the extraordinary drama of The United States vs. Chelsea Manning, one of the most secretive trials in American history. John the Posthumous exists in between fiction and poetry, elegy and history: a kind of novella in objects, it is an anatomy of marriage and adultery, an interlocking set of fictional histories, and the staccato telling of a murder, perhaps two murders.
Its themes are familiar — violence, betrayal, failure — its depiction of these utterly original and hauntingly beautiful. In Acorn , renowned artist and political activist Yoko Ono offers intriguing, enchanting exercises to open our eyes on better ways of relating to ourselves, each other, and the planet we co-habit.
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When Salma was 13 years old her family shut her away, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and sneaking them out of the house. Use it to explain to bosses, family, and friends why you need to relax — right now. Sophisticated enough for veteran activists, accessible enough for newbies, this compact pocket edition of the bestselling Beautiful Trouble showcases the synergies between artistic imagination and shrewd political strategy in a generously illustrated volume can easily be slipped into your pocket as you head out to the streets.
The complete and as-yet-untold story of the making and unmaking of a gangster state in Cuba, Gangsterismo establishes for the first time the integral, extensive role of mobsters in the Cuban exile movement. What happens when we pirate a favorite work of art? And what, if anything, should be done about it? In this series of interviews with writer and radio host Jon Wiener, Vidal grapples with matters evidently close to his heart: the history of the American Empire, the rise of the National Security State, and his own life in politics, both as a commentator and candidate.
Julian Assange brings together a small group of cutting-edge thinkers and activists from the front line of the battle for cyber-space to discuss whether electronic communications will emancipate or enslave us. Bantam is pure Americana, cinematic and idly mean. In Mad Science , Joseph Mangano strips away the near-smothering layers of distortions and outright lies that permeate the massive propaganda campaigns on behalf of nuclear energy.
It is often the smallest details of daily life that tell us the most. And so it is under occupation in Palestine, in this account by a celebrated Palestinian writer of daily life in the Occupied West Bank. Louisa May Alcott, author of the classic Little Women , consort of Emerson, Thoreau and Hawthorne, beloved icon of professors of American 19th-century literature and perhaps less loved by their legions of students, had a lusty side that was less academic, and more. On the eve of the opening of the 30th Olympiad in London this summer, sports activist and commentator Mark Perryman presents a sharply critical take on the way the Games have been organized and an imaginative blueprint for how they could be improved.
Beautiful Trouble brings together ten grassroots groups and dozens of seasoned artists and activists from around the world to distill their best practices into a toolbox for creative action. Traditionally, American Jews have been broadly liberal in their political outlook. Richly illustrated with full-color paintings and drawings throughout, Cruel conveys the terrible beauty, and intense suffering, of both the animals so sacrificed and the workers involved in their violent destruction.
Richly illustrated in a paper-bound case with silver foil stamping, this limited edition of 75 features full-color paintings and drawings throughout, maroon endpapers signed in silver by the author and color illustrations throughout. Drone Warfare sketches out the nightmare possibilities posed by this insane proliferation. His will be the single must-read book on the case.
Debut novelist Miles Klee takes a landscape of drugs, decay, loss and, perhaps, hope, and manages to make the ensemble wryly funny. A washed-up TV reporter stumbles onto a corruption scandal in Western China. Pursued through the desert by a psychotic Communist spin-doctor and a world-weary cop, he discovers the real China. In compelling detail two leading U. In some sense, this anthology is an attempt to deal with that paradox. The Israeli invasion of December in 22 days 1, Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone. As Norman Finkelstein details, the profound injustice of the Israeli assault was widely recognized by bodies that it is impossible to brand as partial or extremist.
Now in an updated and revised edition. The turning moment had come — but it was the instant and wide-spread nature of the new media that made it possible to recognise the moment and to push it into such an effective manifestation. But not all is as it seems.
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