Counterfire Book Series

With the publication of Lindsey German’s new book How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women (Pluto, 2013) in February, we’re delighted to announce the launch of our new ‘Counterfire’ series.

Already two further titles are scheduled for release in the near future (Neil Faulkner’s A Marxist History of the World: From Neanderthals to Neoliberals and Chris Bambery’s The Second World War: A Marxist History.)

In this short video, the series editors Lindsey German and Neil Faulkner talk about their books, and why Counterfire and Pluto decided to join forces in the new series.

How a Century of War Changed the Lives of Women

Lindsey German

Shows how conflict has changed women’s lives and how those changes have put women at the centre of peace campaigning.

“Lindsey German links two major forms of women’s involvement in war: as activists opposing conflict and as workers during it. Seen through the prism of women’s experience, German tells a fascinating and important story.” – Nina Power, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at Roehampton University and the author of One-Dimensional Woman (2009)

£16 only £14.00 on the Pluto site

A Marxist History of the World

From Neanderthals to Neoliberals

Neil Faulkner

Magisterial analysis of human history, from the first hominid to the Great Recession of 2008. Written from the perspective of ordinary men and women.

“‘Enlightening and apocalyptic in equal measure'” – Guardian

“Who needs ‘objective’ history? Not Neil Faulkner, for whom the history of the world is a relentless and disgraceful parade of shame from the brazenly wasteful tribes of the Bronze Age to Maoist China’s sell-out state capitalism. If nothing else this book will make you stop and think and give you a taste of what it must have felt like to be a firebrand buoyed up by righteous revolutionary zeal in October 1917. If you like your blood boiled, this is the history for you. I can guarantee you’ll be outraged – either because you agree with him or because you don’t!” – Guy de la Bédoyère, historian and author of Roman Britain: A New History (2006).

£18 only £16.00 on the Pluto site

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