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Mad Bomber Melville
Mad Bomber Melville

Mad Bomber Melville


176 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: EPUB, Mobipocket, PDF, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $16.95 (US $16.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: June 2007

ISBN 9780974288444

Rights: US & CA

Arissa Media Group, LLC (Jun 2007)


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A white, working-class revolutionary, Sam Melville’s guerrilla bombings set in motion a flood of armed radical actions across the United States in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Once imprisoned, Melville became a key organizer and a crucial element of the notorious Attica prison riots, uniting prisoners across racial barriers and making the ultimate sacrifice for revolutionary change. Tracing his short life and rapid political development, this book highlights a much-needed example of an undying and uncompromising struggle for justice and liberation.


“This study reclaims an important, but largely unheralded, piece of radical history, with valuable lessons about initiative, shortcomings and growth in striving to be fully on the side of the oppressed.” —David Gilbert, US political prisoner, and member, Weather Underground Organization

Author Biography

Leslie James Pickering is a founder and spokesperson for the North American Earth Liberation Front Press Office. He has written articles for Earth First! Journal, contributed to Igniting a Revolution, and is the author of Earth Liberation Front 1997–2002. He lives in Buffalo, New York.