Books published by Melville House


Melville House | August 22, 2019 | 273 pages
"First published in 2015 by Liberties Press."  More Info

Strange Stars

Melville House | June 5, 2018 | 272 pages
In the 1960s and 70s old mores and lingering repressions were falling away, replaced with a new kind of hedonistic freedom that included sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Although it didn't factor into the stereotype, it also included science fiction. Strange Stars tells the story of how incredibly... More Info

Viking Economics

Melville House Publishing | July 11, 2017 | 320 pages
Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too... More Info


Melville House | August 29, 2017 | 200 pages
Born soon after fascism was invented in the early 20th century, the anti-fascist movement - aka 'antifa' - has a long, fascinating history that is surprisingly little known. As it makes a dramatic and widespread reappearance in Trump's America, this book is both a riveting history, and an... More Info


Melville House | August 29, 2017 | 352 pages
She's everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck. She's Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, "crack is whack," and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself.  More Info

Federal Reports on Police Killings

Melville House | June 15, 2017 | 456 pages
Federal Reports on Police Killings: Ferguson, Cleveland, and Baltimore, the complete reports from the Department of Justice's landmark investigations of police violence in three major American cities. This collection opens with the brief Department of Justice statement about the decision to close... More Info

Why I Am Not a Feminist

Melville House | February 21, 2017 | 176 pages
Outspoken critic Jessa Crispin delivers a searing rejection of contemporary feminism . . . and a bracing manifesto for revolution. Are you a feminist? Do you believe women are human beings and that they deserve to be treated as such? That women deserve all the same rights and liberties bestowed... More Info


Melville House Pub | August 22, 2019 | 542 pages
A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the... More Info

The Dog Walker

Melville House Pub | September 8, 2015 | 240 pages
What happens when an angry radical finds himself (more) penniless (than usual) after one too many protests? Why, he becomes a dogwalker, picking up the poop of Washington D.C.'s canine elite. It sounds like the setup to a joke, but it's also the absolutely true story of Joshua Stephens, a committed... More Info


Melville House Pub | February 3, 2015 | 256 pages
A follow up to Debt: The First 5,000 Years presents a tour through ancient and modern history to trace the evolution of bureaucracy while assessing the efficiencies and casualties of its practices in the modern world. 60,000 first printing.  More Info

The Lonely Voice

Melville House Pub | August 22, 2019 | 211 pages
Introduction by Russell Banks. The legendary book about writing by the legendary writer is back! Frank O'Connor was one of the twentieth century's greatest short story writers, and one of Ireland's greatest authors ever. Now, O'Connor's influential and sought-after book on the short story is back.... More Info


Melville House Pub | August 22, 2019 | 268 pages
A month-by-month history of the year 1913, chronicling the important cultural and political events that took place.  More Info

The People Reloaded

Melville House Pub | August 22, 2019 | 439 pages
Since June 2009, the Islamic Republic of Iran has seen the most dramatic political upheaval in three decades of rule. What began as a series of mass protests over the official results of a presidential election - engendering the slogan 'Where is My Vote?' - has grown into something much larger,... More Info

The Science Delusion

Melville House Pub | May 15, 2013 | 215 pages
The acclaimed social critic and author of the best-selling The Middle Mind presents a scathing assessment of modern detractors of science, citing the dangers of such figures as Malcolm Gladwell and Jonah Lehrer while posing a defense of the tradition of Romanticism.  More Info

The Duke's Table

Melville House Pub | March 26, 2013 | 400 pages
An encyclopedic compendium of Italian cuisine, containing 1030 recipes First published in 1930, The Duke's Table is a massive compendium of vegetarian recipes from Italy and the Mediterranean. The brainchild of Enrico Alliata, the Duke of Salaparuta, a utopian gourmand and winemaker, the book... More Info

The death of media and the fight to save democracy

Melville House Publishing | September 1, 2005 | 173 pages
InThe Death of Media, Emmy Award-winning journalist Danny Schechter offers a blistering polemic about the unprecedented interest in media reformfrom protests by Pope John Paul II to local radio DJsthat signals the end of media as we know it. But Schechter doesn't tell the story you might expect,... More Info

No Cause for Indictment

Melville House Pub | July 1, 2007 | 404 pages
The definitive account of the buildup, chaos, and aftermath of one of the worst urban riots in US history: the 1967 Newark riots. Being re-issued on the fortieth anniversary of the devastating event, No Cause For Indictment is a must-read to understand issues still facing urban America: poverty,... More Info


Melville House Pub | December 28, 2010 | 534 pages
Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There’s not a shred of... More Info

Eat When You Feel Sad

Melville House Pub | February 9, 2010 | 128 pages
All the sad young pop-culture-saturated hyperliterary men mope their way under our skin, one deadpan, declarative sentence at a time Eat When You Feel Sadis a novel about Robert.Eat When You Feel Sadis a novel about a generation. Robert was born in the 1980s. He was born in the United States of... More Info