Escape Attempts: The Struggle of Resistance in Everyday Life

Stanley Cohen and Laurie Taylor

A guide to those who seek exile from a mundane lifestyle and how people have managed to deal with living. Answers the questions one might have about why escapism has become a human pastime. TD

Publisher: Routledge
Paperback: 256 pages

Loompanics’ Greatest Hits

Edited by Michael Hoy

What one should know about speaking to the FBI, changing identities, writing checks, anarchism, alternative health, media control and hype, pirate broadcasting, “paranoid theories,” squatting and much more. Featuring previously unpublished articles by Gregory Krupey, as well as contributions by Bob Black, Richard Geis, Michael E. Marotta, Ben G. Price and a full array of others. TD

Publisher: Loompanics
Paperback: 300 pages

The Rope, the Chair and the Needle: Capital Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990

James W. Marquart, Sheldon Ekland-Olson, and Jonathan R. Sorensen

The Lone Star State’s epic journey of the death penalty, setting the records straight regarding illegal lynchings; crazed and delirious mobs thirsty for blood; racism; as well as tons of fun facts and absurd statistics. “I [sheriff of Brazoria County] was in attendance upon his trial, and I have talked to various persons, white citizens and Negroes in the community in which he lives, and am quite thoroughly convinced that John and V.J., the state’s principle witness, were intimate and have been intimate for sometime prior to the killing. I am convinced that John Banks and V.J. were tussling and the gun accidentally discharged and shot the little girl… “ Needless to say, John Banks was execution No. 191… “Don’t Mess with Texas!” TD

Publisher: University of Texas
Hardback: 328 pages

The Original Jesus: The Buddhist Sources of Christianity

Elmer R. Gruber and Holger Kersten

Convincing case for the theory that the son of God did in fact base much of his Christian teachings on Buddhist beliefs. “The complete mastery exemplified by the Buddha and Jesus gave them the knowledge of the rewards and gains of the inner way, and they spoke out of profound insight.” TD

Publisher: Element
Paperback: 274 pages

Unholy Alliance: A History of the Nazi Involvement With the Occult

Peter Levenda

Satan, sex, eugenics, Tibet and the Swastika. How the Nazis attempted to become all-powerful through the wicked enchantment of ritualism. The search for power beyond any physical elements and the struggle to be the most fearful country to ever exist: “Mark my words, Bormann, I’m going to become very religious…”—Adolf Hitler. TD

Publisher: Avon
Paperback: 407 pages

The Last Great Necessity: Cemeteries in American History

David Charles Sloane

From the first pioneer burial to Potter’s Ville to the urban yards then to the memorial park—The Last Great Necessity maps out the history of the American cemetery from holy grounds to big business, delivering the message of just how much death is a commodity in today’s society. TD

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University
Paperback: 294 pages

100 Years of Lynchings

Ralph Ginzburg

A factual account taken from an array of newspaper articles recalling racial atrocities spanning from 1880 through 1960. The first publication was set to mark the centennial of the Civil War.
“NEW YORK SUN, AUG. 16, 1921 2nd Lynch Mob Desecrates Body of First Mob Victim Coolidge, Tex., Aug. 16—Alexander Winn, A Negro, was hanged by a mob yesterday at Datura. He had been accused of assaulting a seven year old girl. Today his body was burned after another mob had stormed the funeral parlor where it had been taken.” Includes a listing of names of 5,000 black men lynched in the United States from as early as 1859. TD

Publisher: Black Classic
Paperback: 270 pages

The Rocket and the Reich: Peenemünde and the Coming of the Ballistic Missile Era

Michael J. Neufeld

An astonishing journey into the production and history of one of war’s most devastating weapons. During the course of World War I and II, the German research laboratory known as Peenemünde designed some of the most marvelous weapons of the time. One was the V-2, the most accurate, long-distance and destructive missile up to that point, later to become copied and modified by other war-driven countries. TD

Publisher: Harvard University
Paperback: 369 pages

Death Dealer: The Memoirs of the SS Kommandant at Auschwitz

Rudolph Höss

Up-close journals written by one of the most infamous Nazi death camp commanders of World War II. A very bleak and disturbing look into the mind of Rudolph Höss and the genocidal plot of the Final Solution. These memoirs journey from day one of this senior Reich officer’s career up until his day of execution, bringing to light a brutal and almost unfathomable time in history, as well as the sad nature of Höss’ pride and merits. Complete with reference guide listing all of the historic SS criminals. Ruthless and mortifying, this document is guaranteed to disturb and educate about the horrors that occurred at Auschwitz. TD

Publisher: Da Capo
Paperback: 390 pages

Revolutionary Brotherhood: Freemasonry and the Transformation of the American Social Order, 1830-1840

Steven C. Bullock

A gung-ho look at Freemasonry through the eyes of a clearly right-wing Mason. Complete historical overview of the Freemasons from Revolutionary times to the Wild West, showing how our country was created by the Masonic Order, and influenced by the rites and passages of the Masons’ rituals as well as the secret symbolism of the Freemasons. TD

Publisher: University of North Carolina
Paperback: 421 pages