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 1.  A People's History of Sports in the United States

Zirin, Dave Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin's eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Half a century before Jackie Robinson was born, the black ballplayer Moses Fleetwood Walker brandished a revolver to keep racist fans at bay, then took his regular place in the lineup. In the midst of the Depression, when almost no black athletes were allowed on the U.S. Olympic team, athletes held a Counter Olympics where a third of the participants were African American. A People's History of Sports in the United States is replete with surprises for seasoned sports fans, while anyone interested in history will be amazed by the connections Zirin draws between politics and pop flies. As Jeff Chang, author of Can't Stop Won't Stop, puts it: After you read him, you'll never see sports the same way again. This sprawling, insightful, and contrarian book is worth reading for its portrayal of the rebel athletes to whom it is dedicated, and to whom we are all indebted. —Time Dave Zirin is also the author of What's My Name Fool! and Welcome to the Terrordome. 
Price: 18.95 USD

 
 2.  Air Guitar: Essays on Art & Democracy

Hickey, Dave Art Issues Press 1997 963726455 Illustrated. Trade paperback

New 

As enjoyable and provocative a book of criticism as anyone has published in years. Rolling Stone Dave Hickey's prose transports are like an eye attached to a butterfly attached to a rocketship which is to say, lucidity uncannily yoked to both a deft lightness of touch and sheer gangbusters propulsion: the down-to-earth, time and again, taking off and taking flight. The generosity of the man's verve the suppleness of its profusions can get to be downright ravishing. On top of which, the guy's really funny. Lawrence Weschler, critic, The New Yorker Air Guitar is Dave Hickey's memoir without tears a journey through the vernacular cultural landscape of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Looking back from the vantage-point of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Hickey speculates on everything from jazz and rock-and-roll to basketball and professional wrestling from magic and psychedelia to gambling and the culture of little stores from automotive design to series television to Saturday-morning cartoons. The emphasis in these 23 essays is on the way the arts function in the drift of everyday life, outside the venues of official culture, and on singular lives in the arts, lived outside those venues, with meditations on the careers of Liberace, Hank Williams, Chet Baker, Andy Warhol, Johnny Mercer, Norman Rockwell, magicians Siegfried & Roy, and wrestler Lady Godiva. Underlying Hickey's writing is an abiding belief that cultural life in a democracy can (and occasionally does) function in a democratic manner, sustained by the whims of affection and the commerce of opinion. 
Price: 19.95 USD

 
 
 3.  Clowns

Geiser, Dave San Francsico, Yahoo Productions B001GWW3JC PAPERBACK

Good 

B001GWW3JC Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Stapled Comic Book. We do not professionally grade comic books, all comics are in decent condition unless stated otherwise. Look at the picture and feel free to ask questions. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. 
Price: 9.75 USD

 
 4.  Ecodefense: A Field Guide to Monkeywrenching Third Edition

Foreman, Dave & Haywood, Bill (eds.) - Forwarrd! By Edward Abbey Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Ned Ludd Books published the first two editions, with Abbzug Press publishing a third edition. The book was first published in 1985. Much of the inspiration for the book, as well as the term monkeywrenching, came from Edward Abbey's 1975 novel The Monkey Wrench Gang. Other inspiration for the book likely came from the 1972 book Ecotage!, which was published by the group Environmental Action and was in turn inspired by the actions of an activist in the Chicago, Illinois area who called himself The Fox, and engaged in such vigilante actions to protect the environment as plugging smokestacks. Much of the actual content for Ecodefense came from the Dear Ned Ludd column in the newsletter of the group Earth First! during the 1980s. Monkeywrenching is a form of ecodefense. So are temporary restraining orders and tree sitting, as well as non-violent blockade and civil disobedience. Other forms include tree spiking, and billboarding. These are more controversial because they involve destruction, vandalism, and/or the potential for injury. “Tentatively called Ecodefense: A Handbook on the Militant Defense of the Earth, the publication was to be a radical environmental version of William Powell's Anarchist Cookbook. In its final form, brought out by Foreman's own Ned Ludd Books (suitably named after the nineteenth-century British worker who destroyed supposedly labor-saving machinery), Ecodefense: A Field Guide To Monkeywrenching gave practical , detailed instructions on how to decommission bulldozers, pull out survey stakes, spike trees, and generally harass and delay resource industry plans. It was an immediate success; dog eared copies of it could be found in the backpacks of young environmental militants literally throughout the world. This kind of popularity led Oregon's Williamette National Forest supervisor Michael Kerrick to denounce the book in a white paper presented at a congressional hearing, in which he peevishly threatened to 'close the entire [national forest logging] area to unauthorized entry' if the ecotage described in the book took place. As good as his word, Kerrick soon thereafter introduced the controversial and legally questionable policy of closing national forests to the public whenever environmental protests were expected. It is no exaggeration to say, therefore, that Ecodefense changed forever the way public lands policy was made in this country and perhaps even abroad. Ecotage was, as Getty learned, a new factor in making environmental policy. 
Price: 20.95 USD

 
 
 5.  Grim Wit #2

Grim Wit (Corben; Jaxon; Douglas Moench; Dave Holman) Last Gasp Eco-Funnies B0015VY23Y COMIC

Fair 

B0015VY23Y Some odd sort of wear down the spine, to the front cover only, almost like something ate the paper. Fair. Moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Stapled Comic Book. We do not professionally grade comic books, all comics are in decent condition unless stated otherwise. Look at the picture and feel free to ask questions. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. 
Price: 27.30 USD

 
 6.  Living Off the Grid: A Simple Guide to Creating and Maintaining a Self-Reliant Supply of Energy, Water, Shelter, and More

Black, Dave Trade Paperback



In daily life, we can take control of the resources and services we depend on. Electricity and energy don’t have to come off the public utility grid—alternatives abound in solar, wind, and water generated power. Design decisions can drastically affect power consumption, and bio-diesel and alternative fuels can help break the oil habit. Dave Black describes alternatives for eco-pimping your home and lifestyle for independence, economy, and a more integrated way of life. Equally valuable for the urban dweller vaguely concerned about the size of his or her carbon footprint and the rural self-sufficiency enthusiast, Living Off the Grid can help anyone take control of his or her life and way of living. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
 
 7.  New Green Home Solutions: Renewable Household Energy & Sustainable Living

Bonta, Dave & Snyder, Stephen Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Green living begins at home, and New Green Home Solutions tells you how. Most of the energy-derived pollution we produce comes as a direct result of our homes - how we heat them, how we cool them, how we keep them well-lit and full of things that make our lives so comfortable. The good news is that we have tremendous power to create change. Renewable energy design, better insulation and more efficient appliances could reduce energy demands by 60 to 80 percent. By embracing conservation and renewable energy, we can win our energy independence and help save the planet. Dave Bonta, president and founder of USA Solar Stores, the largest alternative energy retailer in the Northeast, has written about alternative energy and sustainable living for Green Living, Back Home Magazine, Alternative Energy Retailer and The Vermont Guardian. Bonta has studied renewable energy and energy efficiency for more than twenty years, is a frequent speaker at major green energy conferences across America and is a tireless advocate for green living. Also president of BioQuantum, Inc., a bio-fuels company, Bonta is the creator of BackHome chapters in America and is president of a renewable energy community organization, The Sustainable Valley Group. Stephen Snyder, communications director for USA Solar Stores, left New York City in 1995 to start an organic herb farm in Vermont with his wife, Melissa. He holds a degree in radio, television and motion picture communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has broad experience in communications, public affairs, and media relations. He also works as a freelance writer and has published The Brewmaster's Bible (HarperCollins), The Beer Companion (Simon & Schuster) and The Brewmaster's Recipe Manual. 
Price: 24.99 USD

 
 8.  Rewilding North America: A Vision For Conservation In The 21St Century

Foreman, Dave Island Press 1559630612 / 9781559630610 PAPERBACK

Good 

1559630612 Signed and inscribed by author. Good condition. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners. Contains light to moderate highlighting, notes, underlining and/or other markings. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. 
Price: 28.00 USD

 
 
 9.  Rip Off Comix #3

Shelton, Gilbert and Ted Richards, Fred Schrier, Dave Sheridan, Bill Griffith, R Diggs, R L Rippee, J Michael Leonard San Francisco, Rip Off Press 1978 B000M8G15S PAPERBACK

Good 

B000M8G15S .75 cent cover price, 1978, Rip Off Press. Good. Light to moderate shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Stapled Comic Book. We do not professionally grade comic books, all comics are in decent condition unless stated otherwise. Look at the picture and feel free to ask questions. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. 
Price: 11.70 USD

 
 10.  The Intersections of Anarchism and Community Organizing

Dave Pamphlet

Brand New! 

Dave's work discusses the differences between activism and organizing. From the author's introduction. “Historically, revolutionary movements have been guided by revolutionary strategy and tactics. A successful dual power movement does not spontaneously arise; it needs consistent organising within an anarchist-community framework. If we want to be actively involved in pushing society towards a revolutionary consciousness. After being an “activist” for years I decided to become a community organizer and with that experience I gained new insights in revolutionary strategy: Anarchists can learn a lot from community organising models in radicalsing neightbourhoods and families. Organizing in primarily non-white and poor neighbourhoods around issues of affordable housing and living wage jobs gave me new insights in strategy. One of the lessons I learned was how to begin changing relations of power and radicalising people, through pro-active campaigns around community identified issues. 
Price: 3.00 USD

 
 
 11.  The Tactical 1911: The Street Cop's and SWAT Operator's Guide to Employment and Maintenance

Lauck, Dave 0873649850 / 9780873649858 Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

The renaissance of the venerable Colt 1911 in .45 ACP has caused many cops to sit up and take notice. Here is the only book you will ever need to teach you how to select, modify, employ and maintain your Colt. Every critical aspect of the 1911 is here, including detailed information on sights, magazines, holsters, guide rods, serrations, finishes and much more. Dave Lauck is a veteran law enforcement officer with more than 20 years of frontline experience. He has served as SWAT countersniper, lead patrol officer, special investigator and SWAT weapon and duty weapon armorer. The Lauck family has been involved in American custom firearms as far back as the 1700s, and Dave is a formally trained and certified armorer with more than 25 years of experience in special-purpose firearms. He is the author of The Tactical Marksman and Tactical AR-15, also published by Paladin Press. 
Price: 22.00 USD

 
 12.  What To Do When the Shit Hits the Fan

Black, Dave Trade Paperback

Brand New! 

Would you know how to prepare for an unforeseen emergency, or handle an unexpected disaster? With real-world considerations in mind, disaster preparedness consultant David Black shows us how to stay alive when tragedy strikes. His step-by-step actions can help us make it safely through a variety of crises, from catastrophic weather to terrorism to civil unrest. Black presents tailor-made plans for individuals, businesses, organizations, small groups, and communities to follow, in all regions of the country and broken down by type of emergency and environment. In addition, he provides a hierarchy for response including communication, healthcare, food, water, and shelter in the absence of institutions and commercially available services and supplies. 
Price: 12.95 USD

 
 

 



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