Forbidden Bookshelf

By looking deep into the darker trends and episodes in US history, these brave works help show how America became the land it is today, and how we might start to change it.

For more than half a century, America’s vast literary culture has been disparately policed, and imperceptibly contained, by state and corporate entities well placed and perfectly equipped to wipe out wayward writings. As America does not ban books, other means—less obvious, and so less controversial—have been deployed to vaporize them. The purpose of Forbidden Bookshelf is to bring such disappeared books back to life so that readers may finally learn what those in power did not want anyone to know.

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By James Collier and Kenneth Collier

The groundbreaking investigation into the corruption of American democracy, beginning at the voting booth.

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Dallas '63

By Peter Scott

With a foreword by Rex Bradford and a preface by Bill Simpich: From deep within American society emerged the plot that killed a president.

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Underground to Palestine

By I. Stone

A moving and unforgettable eyewitness account of the courageous exodus of Holocaust survivors from post–World War II Europe to the Promised Land, now expanded with Stone’s frontline reporting on the Arab-Israeli crises of 1948–49 and the Suez War of 1956, and with a new foreword by D. D. Guttenplan.

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The Hoffa Wars

By Dan Moldea

The definitive portrait of the powerful, corruption-ridden Teamsters union and its legendary president, Jimmy Hoffa—organizer, gangster, convict, and conspirator—with a new afterword by the author.

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Inside Job

By Stephen Pizzo, Mary Fricker and Paul Muolo

A fast-paced and gripping account of one of history’s most infamous financial disasters.

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Friendly Fascism

By Bertram Gross

A look at corporate authoritarianism that William Shirer called “the best thing I’ve ever seen on how America might go fascist democratically.”

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"Not by Might, Nor by Power"

By Moshe Menuhin

With a new introduction by Adi Ophir: An early and fierce critique of Zionism from a Jewish child of Palestine who argued against nationalism and injustice.

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All Honorable Men

By James Martin

A scathing attack on Wall Street’s illegal ties to Nazi Germany before WWII—and the postwar whitewashing of Nazi business leaders by the US government.

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The Wages of War

By Richard Severo and Lewis Milford

A disturbing chronicle of the US government’s mistreatment of American soldiers and veterans throughout history, with a new introduction by Charles Sheehan-Miles.

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The Culture of Cities

By Lewis Mumford

A visionary survey of urbanism from the Middle Ages to the late 1930s, with a new introduction by Thomas Fisher.

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Deadly Deceits

By Ralph Mcgehee

A veteran of two and a half decades with the Central Intelligence Agency unmasks the culture of lethal lies at its foundation in this devastating exposé, now with a new foreword by David MacMichael.

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Science of Coercion

By Christopher Simpson

A provocative and eye-opening study of the essential role the US military and the Central Intelligence Agency played in the advancement of communication studies during the Cold War era, now with a new introduction by Robert W. McChesney and a new preface by the author.

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The Lords of Creation

By Frederick Allen

An acclaimed classic detailing the economic history of America in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and exposing the capitalist giants who changed the world.

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The Search for an Abortionist

By Nancy Lee

This eye-opening look at the abortion process prior to the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision of 1973 is now more relevant than ever, with a new introduction by the author revisiting history that is still salient half a century later.

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By Christopher Simpson

The true story of how US intelligence organizations employed Nazi war criminals in clandestine warfare and propaganda against the USSR, anticolonial revolutionaries, and progressive movements worldwide that were claimed to be Soviet pawns; includes a new, previously suppressed introduction by the author on the CIA’s declassification of Nazi-related records.

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The Phoenix Program

By Douglas Valentine

A shocking exposé of the covert CIA program of widespread torture, rape, and murder of civilians during America’s war in Vietnam, with a new introduction by the author.

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Du Pont Dynasty

By Gerard Colby

Award-winning journalist Gerard Colby takes readers behind the scenes of one of America’s most powerful and enduring corporations; now with a new introduction by the author.

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The Assassination of New York

By Robert Fitch

The story of how the richest city in the world became one of the poorest in North America, with a new introduction by Peter Kwong.

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The Hidden History of the Korean War

By I. Stone

Journalistic icon I. F. Stone’s courageous, controversial book both raises and answers troubling questions about this forgotten war; now with a new introduction by Bruce Cumings.

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The Polk Conspiracy

By Kati Marton

In war-torn Greece, the murder of a young American reporter sent a shock through the West and set the stage for the four-decade Cold War; now with a new introduction by the author.

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Assassination on Embassy Row

By Saul Landau and John Dinges

Edgar Award Finalist: The gripping account of an assassination on US soil and the violent foreign conspiracy that stretched from Pinochet’s Chile to the streets of Washington, DC, with a new introduction by Ariel Dorfman.

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By Dan Moldea

A shocking exposé of widespread corruption and mob influence throughout the National Football League—on the field, in the owners’ boxes, and in the corporate suites.