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Where Wizards Stay Up Late: The Origins Of The Internet
Twenty five years ago, it didn't exist. Today, twenty million people worldwide are surfing the Net. Where Wizards Stay Up Late is the exciting story of the pioneers responsible for creating the most talked about, most influential, and most far-reaching communications breakthrough since the invention of the telephone. In the 1960's, when computers where regarded as mere giant calculators, J.C.R. Licklider at MIT saw them as the ultimate communications devices. With Defense Department funds, he and a band of visionary computer whizzes began work on a nationwide, interlocking network of computers. Taking readers behind the scenes, Where Wizards Stay Up Late captures the hard work, genius, and happy accidents of their daring, stunningly successful venture.
Published by: Simon & Schuster | Publication date: 08/19/1999
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages

Insurgent Supremacists: The U.S. Far Right’s Challenge to State and Empire
In this book, Matthew N. Lyons takes readers on a tour of neonazis and Christian theocrats, by way of the patriot movement, the LaRouchites, and the alt-right. Supplementing this, thematic sections explore specific dimensions of far-right politics, regarding gender, decentralism, and anti-imperialism.A major study of movements that strive to overthrow the U.S. government, that often claim to be anti-imperialist and sometimes even anti-capitalist yet also consciously promote inequality, hierarchy, and domination, generally along explicitly racist, sexist, and homophobic lines. Revolutionaries of the far right: insurgent supremacists.Intervening directly in debates within left and antifascist movements, Lyons examines both the widespread use and abuse of the term “fascism,” and the relationship between federal security forces and the paramilitary right. His final chapter offers a preliminary analysis of the Trump presidential administration relationship with far-right politics and the organized far right’s shifting responses to it.Both for its analysis and as a guide to our opponents, Insurgent Supremacists promises to be a powerful tool in organizing to resist the forces at the cutting edge of reaction today.
Published by: Kersplebedeb Publishing | Publication date: 05/21/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages

Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort (Critical Perspectives)
Right-wing militias and other antigovernment organizations have received heightened public attention since the Oklahoma City bombing. While such groups are often portrayed as marginal extremists, the values they espouse have influenced mainstream politics and culture far more than most Americans realize. This important volume offers an in-depth look at the historical roots and current landscape of right-wing populism in the United States. Illuminated is the potent combination of anti-elitist rhetoric, conspiracy theories, and ethnic scapegoating that has fueled many political movements from the colonial period to the present day. The book examines the Jacksonians, the Ku Klux Klan, and a host of Cold War nationalist cliques, and relates them to the evolution of contemporary electoral campaigns of Patrick Buchanan, the militancy of the Posse Comitatus and the Christian Identity movement, and an array of millennial sects. Combining vivid description and incisive analysis, Berlet and Lyons show how large numbers of disaffected Americans have embraced right-wing populism in a misguided attempt to challenge power relationships in U.S. society. Highlighted are the dangers these groups pose for the future of our political system and the hope of progressive social change.Winner--Outstanding Book Award, Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America 
Published by: The Guilford Press | Publication date: 05/06/2016
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 499 pages

Resisting Tyranny: The Story of Matthew Lyon, Early American Patriot
Resisting Tyranny is a new book about an American Revolutionary patriot, Matthew Lyon, a Congressman from Vermont, who was thrown into jail for criticizing then President John Adams under the Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. This is the story of a young Irish immigrant who became a leader in the Republican Party of his time, a crusading newspaper editor, and the founder of a town in Vermont and another in Kentucky. His legacy makes history come alive in our time with warnings for us to treasure and protect our First Amendment rights."This book makes for fine reading, not just for its story value. Resisting Tyranny also gives an insight into the dynamic of how tyranny can thrive, not just in Lyon's time, but our own. It speaks to the crucial importance of protecting our rights to free speech and a press."--Don Wendorf, Retired Psychologist and Musician"At a time when a U.S. president and his sycophants, and even religious advisors, are accusing the media of inventing 'fake news,' this brief book inspires us to remember our priceless constitutional rights. This Irish-American and friend of Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys never feared to champion democracy against the pretensions and powers in both State and Church." --Dwyn Mounger, Historian, American History"The sheer genius of this book is found in the way it puts the average person in touch with this period of history and in the way it makes history's lessons relevant for today. It warns against governments that step into tyranny to insure they can do what they desire to do against the will of the people."--Will Randolph, Director of Office on Aging, United Methodist Church"This is a good time for the Morgans' book Resisting Tyranny to appear, as we live with Faulkner's declaration, 'The past is not dead, it's not even past.' Matthew Lyon's story needs to be revisited, as some of the challenges to democracy Lyon faced, we confront in our time. In a real sense Lyon's opposition to the then President John Adams Sedition Acts of 1798 is a mirror of what we face today in places of power. We need to heed Lyon's letter to future citizens to take being a citizen seriously, 'to organize for good causes,' 'to seek truth,' and 'challenge lies,' if we are to preserve and extend our freedom. If not, the words of George Santayana may well come true, 'Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.' This is a well written book without a dry word in it."--Jane M. Thibault, Retired Gerontologist"Penning a letter to the present generation in what they imagine to be the words of their Irish ancestor, who rose to the level of statesman from the ranks of servanthood, the Morgans' write, 'Protect and defend your republic, whether from within or without. . . . The worse threats come from those who subvert the values we uphold.' I would highly recommend this book to any who seek to preserve the lessons of history, both for the betterment of themselves and the current generation, and those whose responsibility it will be to ensure the lives and liberties of all."--Daniel C. Potts, Founder and President Cognitive Dynamics FoundationRichard L. Morgan is a retired Presbyterian minister and history professor with over twenty books to his credit.John C. Morgan is adjunct professor of philosophy at Albright College's School of Professional Studies, a newspaper columnist, and author of eight books and many articles.
Published by: Resource Publications, an Imprint of Wipf and Stock Publishers | Publication date: 03/05/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 70 pages

Shea Stadium Remembered: The Mets, the Jets, and Beatlemania
Few remember that Shea Stadium—and indeed the Mets baseball club itself—arose out of a dispute between two oversized egos: New York City official Robert Moses and Brooklyn Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley. While O’Malley wanted complete control over a new stadium and all of its concessions in Brooklyn, Moses insisted that the stadium be built by the city in Queens and leased to the Dodgers. The impasse led to the Dodgers following the Giants out to the West Coast, where The City of Los Angeles granted O’Malley all of the concessions he had sought in New York. With now no National League team in the New York area, the National League office awarded a new franchise to the city in 1960 on conditional that it fund and build a new stadium, which the Mets (and later the AFL Jets) would lease. The stadium was named in honor of William Shea, the person most responsible for returning National League baseball to New York.Over its forty-four year existence Shea Stadium witnessed a colorful cavalcade of sporting and entertainment events, all detailed in this lively, skimable tribute to a memorable New York landmark.It’s all here: the memorable games; the unforgettable characters such as Tom Seaver, Joe “Willie” Namath, and Seinfeld buddy Keith Hernandez; and even the solemn moments such as when Shea was used as a staging area for first responders after 9/11. By the time of its demolition in 2008, the Mets had played more games at Shea than the Dodgers had ever played at Ebbets Field, and the stadium had hosted seven National League Championship Series, four World Series, three Jets playoff games, and the American Football League Championship game in 1968.
Published by: Lyons Press | Publication date: 01/15/2019
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages

Kzine Issue 21
Kzine is a kindle magazine of original SF, Fantasy, Horror and Crime short stories. This issue has stories by Matthew Lyons, Lars H. Hoffmann, Jamie McNabb, J.H. Zech, Geoege Sandison, and Anne E. Johnson.
Published by: Kimota Publishing | Publication date: 05/22/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 94 pages

Ctrl-Alt-Delete: An Antifascist Report On the Alternative Right
This book addresses the origins and rise of the so-called “alt-right,” the fascistic movement that grabbed headlines in the months leading up to the 2016 election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. It is due back from the printers in February, but is available for pre-order now.The first essay, Matthew Lyons’s “Ctrl-Alt-Delete,” is a thorough survey of the origins of the alt-right, a look at its constituent parts and beliefs at the present time, as well as observations about how its future relationship with the Trump administration may play out. Of particular interest, Lyons draws attention to the importance of sexism and misogyny within this movement, to its long-term “metapolitical” strategy, as well as to the tensions between the disparate groups that have found their home under its banner. Lyons’s essay was already in the works prior to the developments of 2016, part of a broader study of anti-systemic far right movements in the United States. That book, Insurgent Supremacists, is due out from Kersplebedeb and PM Press in 2018. Given the rapid developments of the past few months, however, it was felt important to make his chapter on the alt-right available as soon as possible – therein lies the origin of this publication.Supplementing “Ctrl-Alt-Delete” is an essay written by comrades from the Its Going Down website, “The Rich Kids of Fascism.” This is a view from activists currently involved in opposing both the far right and the state, on the streets. As its title would imply, "Rich Kids" focuses on the elitist class politics of the alt right, and how that sets it apart from other far right phenomena like boneheads or militias. Looking at the alt-right’s fortunes over the past few years, IGD show the role played by both the media, and white racist fears about the ongoing struggles of Black people and immigrants, in feeding this threat.A third text, “Black Genocide and the Alt-Right,” unpacks much of what terms like “white nationalism” and “race realism” imply in the American context. Anti-black racism constitutes a baseline for far right politics, and the alt-right is no exception, despite the utopian pretensions of some of their more high-brow thinkers (when they’re not dropping n-bombs and celebrating the murder of black youths, that is). This text is just a brief reminder of what these things mean.Finally, “Notes on Trump,” by Bromma, serves not so much as a counterpoint, as a contextualization. Not directly addressing the alt-right itself, Bromma’s Notes posit that the election of Trump and the rise of the far right are not simple accidents of history, nor the result of some single failure on our side or success on theirs, but are conjoined expressions of a deep shift within the world economy. As he argues, “What’s coming into view, semi-hidden underneath the frenzied soap opera of reactionary populism, is that the tide of globalization has crested and started to recede.”The alt right in one expression of this reactionary moment. We must oppose them, but also prepare ourselves to oppose what might come next. Understanding one’s enemy can only help in this regard, and indeed a thorough understanding of an opposing political force can also help us prepare for future far right iterations.That is why this book is being offered now. A tool for work that needs doing. Let’s get started.
Published by: Kersplebedeb Publishing | Publication date: 02/13/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 112 pages

Air Disaster 3: Terror In The Sky
The modern jet age is extraordinarily safe. But that safety continues to be tested – and, occasionally, found wanting – by pilot error, freak weather conditions, poor maintenance and sheer bad luck. As ever, the lessons learned are painful.From the passengers sucked to their deaths from a gaping hole in a United Airlines Boeing 747 over Hawaii, to the astonishing escape of most of those aboard the Airbus which crashed into a forest at Mulhouse, to the insane decision of an Aeroflot captain to allow his young children to ‘fly’ his laden passenger jet over the Siberian wastelands, award-winning aviator writer Macarthur Job looks at what went wrong, and how it can be prevented from happening again.With photographs, and detailed illustrations by aviation artist Matthew Tesch, 'Air Disaster 3: Terror In The Sky' is a classic of its genre.Look out for two other books in Macarthur Job's Air Disaster series:Air Disaster 1: The Propeller EraAir Disaster 2: The Jet Age
Published by: Monday Books | Publication date: 08/18/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 357 pages

And what is your verdict?: Matthew Lyon
The story of Matthew Lyon the first legislator jailed for exercising his 1st amendment rights. A short read.
Publication date: 05/18/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 357 pages

Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region (Documentary Arts and Culture, Published in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University)
In his expansive history of documentary work in the South during the twentieth century, Scott L. Matthews examines the motivations and methodologies of several pivotal documentarians, including sociologist Howard Odum, photographers Jack Delano and Danny Lyon, and music ethnographer John Cohen. Their work salvaged and celebrated folk cultures threatened by modernization or strived to reveal and reform problems linked to the region's racial caste system and exploitative agricultural economy. Images of alluring primitivism and troubling pathology often blurred together, neutralizing the aims of documentary work carried out in the name of reform during the Progressive era, New Deal, and civil rights movement. Black and white southerners in turn often resisted documentarians' attempts to turn their private lives into public symbols. The accumulation of these influential and, occasionally, controversial documentary images created an enduring, complex, and sometimes self-defeating mythology about the South that persists into the twenty-first century.
Published by: The University of North Carolina Press | Publication date: 10/26/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 328 pages
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