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I write about books that interest me, and books I have published.

Rudolf Rocker bibliography available

Back in 1978 when I republished Rudolf Rocker’s magnificent Nationalism and Culture, I felt that a most useful addition to the 1947 edition would be a comprehensive bibliography to help readers locate other publications Mr. Rocker had written or contributed to during his writing career.  So, I began researching such a bibliography and after many months of […]

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A South Dakota Cowboy’s Story

The open range is no longer so open, but there are still cowboys who spend their days horseback–long days herding cattle, mending fences, fixing water tanks and all the other chores that go with horse and saddle.  While he is now retired and a bit beat up from all the years he worked as a […]

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Nationalism and Culture by Rudolf Rocker–an early book review by Merritt Clifton

In sorting through some old newspapers I have collected over the years, I came across a 36-year-old issue of The Book Mart–issue #40, July/August 1980, which contained an review by Merritt Clifton of my publishing of Rudolf Rocker’s classic, Nationalism and Culture.  Those interested in the author or the book may enjoy reading Mr. Clifton’s review which […]

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Ars Poetica book

Poetry for the underdog

It’s not often when a budding poet reaches into our hearts while exploring the depths of his experiences, but that’s precisely what Nicholas Coughlin did when he took a poetry class at the University of Minnesota.   His poetry isn’t something mystical, something with cavernous meaning, something impenetrable.  It’s just poetry meant for ordinary readers.   As I […]

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How young can a book reader get?

Sometimes readers write to let me know how they enjoy the books I have published. But I was thrilled when one customer sent me a photo of her son engrossed in reading Lucius And His Collection of Unusual Things.   The book is a wonderfully told story written by Kathy Coughlin and illustrated by Bob Holton.t […]

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New letterpress book project– tribute to my brother

This past week the work I have been doing for months to get a memorial tribute finished to my brother, who died about three years ago, is finally beginning to take physical form.  After a couple years of pulling together stories about Terry from relatives and friends of his, I compiled these into a manuscript […]

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