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May 04

How is it that a man who is in the game only for himself can make a nation believethat he is in it for them? And is the left becoming more like Trump even as it fights to oppose him? Noah Kumin wonders about the reciprocal relationship between the President, his internet boosters, and his internet critics.

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May 01

Lucy and Albert Parsons are among history's exceptional couples, brave enough to marry across racial lines shortly after the Civil War, totally committed to social reform. Haymarket is their story, from their peniless arrival in Chicago to their growing involvement with a colorful grou of "co-conspirators"—immigrants, radical intellectuals, unionist, journalists, and revolutionaries.

The following excerpt is comprised of a letter sent from Lucy to Albert, and his response, after the infamous Haymarket Trial has taken place. You can grab a copy of Haymarket  from our site for 50% off hardcover or ebook editions through May 3, 5PM EST.

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April 27

Check out the latest installment of Three Cheers, a series in which Seven Stories authors dish on three books or authors that have inspired them over the course of their lives. In this issue, Innosanto Nagara, author of A is for Activist and many othersshowcases a diverse range of influences, from the Polish absurdist Jerzy Kosinski to a dissident poet/playwright much closer to home. 

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April 20

In honor of Earth Day this Sunday, we're featuring Eymard Toledo's afterword from her timely and heartwarming  children's book, The Best Tailor in Pinbauê. Her brief but sobering addendum reminds us that while the book's characters and setting are fictional, their ecological and economic problems—and the enduring hope that enables the community to face them—are not.

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April 13

The following excerpt, from Walter Mosley's Workin' on the Chain Gang is featured in Voices of a People's History of the United States, edited by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove. The electronic version of Voices is free for download through April 19. In addition, all print titles from Howard Zinn are 35% off through April 19.

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