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The Experiment: Georgia's Forgotten Revolution 1918-1921
For many the Russian Revolution of 1917 was a symbol of hope. In the eyes of its critics, however, Soviet authoritarianism and the horrors of the gulags have led to the revolution becoming synonymous with oppression, threatening to forever taint the very idea of socialism. The experience of Georgia, which declared its independence from Russia in 1918, tells a different story. In this riveting history, Eric Lee explores the little-known saga of the country’s experiment in democratic socialism, detailing the epic, turbulent events of this forgotten chapter in revolutionary history. Along the way, we are introduced to a remarkable cast of characters – among them the men and women who strove for a more inclusive vision of socialism that featured multi-party elections, freedom of speech and assembly, a free press and a civil society grounded in trade unions and cooperatives. Though the Georgian Democratic Republic lasted for just three years before it was brutally crushed on the orders of Stalin, it was able to offer, however briefly, a glimpse of a more humane alternative to the Soviet reality that was to come.
Author: Eric Lee
Published by: Zed Books | Publication date: 09/15/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 297 pages

Lies We Tell Ourselves: Shortlisted for the 2016 Carnegie Medal
Lie #1: I'm not afraidLie #2: I'm sure I'm doing the right thingLie #3: I don't care what they think of meIt’s 1959. The battle for civil rights is raging. And it’s Sarah’s first day of school as one of the first black students at previously all-white Jefferson High.No one wants Sarah there. Not the Governor. Not the teachers. And certainly not the students – especially Linda, daughter of the town’s most ardent segregationist.Sarah and Linda are supposed to despise each other. But the more time they spend together, the less their differences matter. And both girls start to feel something they’ve never felt before. Something they’re determined to ignore.Because it’s one thing to stand up to an unjust world – but another to be terrified of what’s in your own heart.‘The main characters are terrific in what is a moving YA novel. And an important one.’ – The Telegraph’This is so thought-provoking it almost hurts to read it, yet every word is needed, is necessary and consequently this is a novel that lingers long after you've finished it' - Lovereading‘This is an emotional and compelling read that I did not want to put down. It is […]beautifully written and the tension just simmers on the pages.’ – Bookbabblers‘This book packs a very powerful punch’ - Historical Novel Society‘With great characterisation, tough issues covered, and a plot which had me guessing right up until the last pages, this is a must-read. Massively recommended!’ - The Bookbag‘This exceptional novel of first love and sexual awakenings is set against a backdrop of shocking racism and prejudice. It is incredibly well written as the tense, riveting story seamlessly combines fiction with historical fact.’ - Booktrust‘Every now and then a Young Adult book comes along that I want to push into every readers hands both young and old and Lies We Tell Ourselves is that book for 2014’ – Jess Hearts Books‘Talley has mixed two controversial topics together to create a firecracker of a story’ - Cheryl M-M's Book Blog*A Goodreads Choice Awards semi-finalist 2014*
Author: Robin Talley
Published by: HQ Young Adult | Publication date: 09/30/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 411 pages

Operation Basalt: The British Raid on Sark and Hitler's Commando Order
German soldiers assigned to guard the tiny Channel Island of Sark described it as a ‘little Paradise’ and, because it was never bombed by the RAF, the best air-raid shelter in all of Europe. But paradise for them came to a bloody end in October 1942 when a small group of British Commandos raided the island, capturing one German soldier and killing several others. Operation Basalt would have been a footnote in history but for the reaction of Hitler, who believed that British soldiers executed several Germans who had already surrendered and whose hands were bound. Days after the raid, he issued the infamous ‘Commando Order’, a death sentence for those Allied commandos who fell into German hands.Drawing on extensive archival research and interviews with survivors of the period, Eric Lee has written the definitive account of the raid, putting it into the context of the German occupation of British lands during the war.
Author: Eric Lee
Published by: The History Press | Publication date: 03/02/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 224 pages

Firefox OS for Activists
Smartphones and tablets are increasingly the way people access the net. But are trade unions and other civil society groups ready for the change?In this short book, Eric Lee and Jeremy Green look at the Apple/Google "duopoly", the problem of privacy and the costs of app development - and what this all means for social change activists.They explore not only Firefox OS, the new open source mobile operating system, but also the emerging alternatives - Ubuntu Touch, Tizen, and Sailfish. They even get a look a the world's first"ethical" mobile device - the Fairphone.
Publication date: 10/23/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 79 pages

Campaigning Online and Winning: How LabourStart's ActNOW campaigns are making unions stronger
LabourStart has 15 years of experience running online campaigns in partnership with trade unions around the world. This book serves as an introduction to LabourStart's campaigning work, and brings together some of our success stories. We have worked with our brothers and sisters around the world to help get union reps reinstated, get activists out of prison, give support to striking and locked-out workers, and mobilise international support to fight against the union-busting designs of governments and multinationals. These experiences provide invaluable lessons for any trade unionists who want to use online tools to strengthen their struggles in the workplace.
Published by: LabourStart | Publication date: 01/20/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 42 pages

Match Up
'A perfect book for the sun lounger . . . a delicious confection of fast-moving stories with emotional heart' DAILY MAILFOR THE FIRST TIME EVER . . . Lee Child's Jack Reacher will team up with Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan to unmask a cunning killer. Val McDermid's Tony Hill and Carol Jordan work with Peter James's Roy Grace on a very unusual murder case. These are just some of the never-before-seen pairings in Match Up - a brand new collaboration between the world's famous crime writers. Edited be international bestseller Lee Child, this exclusive page-turning anthology promises the same thrills and chills brought to you by the previous collection, Face Off. Read on for the full list of author and character pairings:Lee Coburn and Joe Pickett in Honor & ... by Sandra Brown and C.J. BoxTony Hill and Roy Grace in Footloose by Val McDermid and Peter JamesTemperance Brennan and Jack Reacher in Faking a Murderer by Kathy Reichs and Lee ChildJamie Fraser and Cotton Malone in Past Prologue by Diana Gabaldon and Steve BerryLiz Sansborough and Rambo in Rambo on Their Minds by Gayle Lynds and David MorrellJeffrey Tolliver and Joe Pritchard in Short Story by Karin Slaughter and Michael KorytaHarper Connelly and Ty Hauck in Dig Here by Charlaine Harris and Andrew GrossRegan Pescoli and Lucas Davenport in Deserves to be Dead by Lisa Jackson and John SandfordLucan Thorne and Lilliane in Midnight Flame by Lara Adrian and Christopher RiceBennie Rosato and John Corey in Getaway by Lisa Scottoline and Nelson DeMilleAli Reynolds and Bravo Shaw in Taking the Veil by J.A. Jance and Eric Van Lustbader

The Global Labour Movement: An Introduction
Tens of millions of workers around the world are affiliated, through their union membership, to one of the global union federations (GUFs). These international unions cover every industry, from transport to finance to public services. They work to support their affiliates throughout the world, providing support during industrial disputes, training union members, and bringing pressure to bear on multinationals and governments. This book serves as a short introduction to the GUFs, as well as the International Trade Union Confederation, and a starting point for union members who want to learn more about the international dimension of our movement.
Author: Edd Mustill
Publication date: 05/19/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 104 pages

Hello, Darlings!: The Authorized Biography of Kenny Everett
Spontaneous, hilarious, irrepressible and, of course, trailblazing - Kenny Everett was revolutionary in television and radio comedy. Chris Evans, Chris Moyles, Rob Brydon and Steve Wright have all cited Kenny as a huge influence on their work - even the great Spike Milligan called him a genius. It was Kenny who developed the radio show format with which we are so familiar today: a mix of music, jingles, funny voices and sound effects. When he seamlessly made the move to television in the seventies, he created unforgettable characters such as Sid Snot, Cupid Stunt and Marcel Wave.Rarely seen without a smile on his face in public, in reality, Kenny was a deeply insecure man who suffered severe bouts of depression. He also struggled with his sexuality, only coming out to the public in 1985. Diagnosed with HIV in 1987, Kenny died in 1995.This in-depth and affectionate biography has been fully authorised by Kenny's family and contains original interviews with Kenny's sister, Kate and with his former wife, Lee, as well as entertainment figures such as Barry Cryer, Cliff Richard, Chris Tarrant and Paul Gambaccini. Packed with fabulous stories about the highs and lows of Kenny's life, his great friendships with The Beatles and Freddie Mercury, this is a book that any fan of comedy and entertainment must read.
Published by: Transworld Digital | Publication date: 09/12/2013
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Solidarity: Selected Essays
A collection of 19 essays by Dan Gallin, the former general secretary of the Geneva-based International Union of Foodworkers (IUF). The essays include two autobiographical articles, three pieces from the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the remainder from the last two decades. Gallin writes about a broad range of issues including the Algerian revolution, the French Left, Victor Serge, Scandinavian social democracy, the international labour movement, domestic work, the informal sector and much more. Often controversial, always interesting, this is essential reading for social change activists, trade unionists and everyone on the left.
Author: Dan Gallin
Published by: LabourStart | Publication date: 05/01/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages

Willison Nightmare: Not Going Away Anytime Soon
This book is a compilation of 20 books regarding Kenneth Reed Willison and the illegal adoption of me, Ken's son. I was illegally taken from my mother so Ken could avoid child support. This corruption runs all the way to the attorney generals office in California. Anna Lee Maves the senior attorney regarding child law is protecting her parents crime. Expose this corruption and give me my life.I have proof of fraudulent adoption that even the LDS church has a part in. Hiders and liars. Many in this true book. Real names. Real pieces of work. And I expose them.
Author: Eric Poulson
Publication date: 11/27/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
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