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by Mark Thomas
Issue No. 1976

The Great War for Civilisation

The Great War for Civilisation


The Great War for Civilisation
by Robert Fisk
Bookmarks price £20

Robert Fisk’s journalism is legendary and on a rare visit to London last month he drew huge crowds to his talks, including 300 to an event hosted by Bookmarks.

His new book is a magnificent achievement, and not just because it weighs in at 1,300 pages. He writes of his experience reporting from frontlines in the Middle East with humanity and insight.

The book stands both as an elegy for the victims of war and those striving for liberation from imperialism, but also as an eloquent and angry denunciation of the “arrogance of power”.


Rough Music
by Tariq Ali
£5.99

For those who like their verbal firepower to come in a more concentrated form, Tariq Ali delivers some rapid blows.

This is Tariq at his indignant and explosive best. This is more than just an anti-war polemic. Tariq’s target is the way Tony Blair’s war is acting like a poison, spreading ever more violence in society and deepening the corruption of political life in Britain.

Tariq will be talking in Bookmarks on Wednesday of next week at 6.30pm.


When Ol’ Blue Eyes was a Red
by Martin Smith
£5.99

This book unveils a remarkable history of a committed anti-racist who used his vocal genius and popularity to break racist picket lines at schools and who sang at benefits for the civil rights movement.

Martin doesn’t shy away from what Sinatra later became, but he tries to make sense of it.

To order these or other books, or receive our Christmas brochure, phone Bookmarks on 020 7637 1848 or e-mail enquiries@bookmarks.uk.com

Rough Music

Rough Music


When Ol’ Blue Eyes was a Red

When Ol’ Blue Eyes was a Red



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Sat 12 Nov 2005, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1976
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