Summer is always a difficult time for me economically as I am un-tenured and receive only one teaching paycheck from june until october, so I had to restrain my book-buying habit... yesterday I broke down and headed to the local independent bookstore and after a leisurely browse bought Arundhati Roy's newest book An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire (2004) and Cynthia Kaufman's Ideas for Action: Relevant Theory for Radical Change (2003). Browsing books, for me, is serious work and I was surprised to see when I got home that both books, out of all the books I browsed, were from South End Press. I've ordered their catalog and no doubt I will be reading more of their books.
Introduction to Ideas for Action
Excerpt from An Ordinary Person's Guide to Empire
A History of South End Press