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About this product
- AuthorWilliam F. Powell
- Number Of Pages192 pages
- Edition DescriptionReprint
- Publication Date1990-01-01
- PublisherBarricade Books, Incorporated
- Copyright Date2003
- Weight16 Oz
- LC Classification NumberHX844
- Dewey Decimal335.8/3
- Dewey Edition21
- Introduction byPeter Bergman
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- midnight-enterp...Sep 17, 2007by
The Anarchist Cookbook
This book offers some insight into the alt-culture movement of the late 60's and early 70's. It is an interesting read if only to understand the mindset of a youth culture disenchanted with the American power establishment. The information contained inside was old and outdated when Powell culled it from old military training manuals in the New York public library. The information might have been correct then, but it has been rewritten and watered down so many times since then that I'm sure most of the stuff is invalid. Ever wonder why all the pipe bombs and propane bombs at Columbine didn't work? It's because those idiots used this manual to build them. It continues to be popular because of the urban myth swirling around in our current youth culture. I guess that is a good thing, because if there are any young people out there off center enough and stupid enough to try to build these things, I guess I'd rather have them working with a bad recipe...Read full review
- willtribSep 02, 2007by
WARNING ! Volatile Information 1971
The Anarchist Cookbook written by William Powell. Published in 1971.
The book was written during 1968 and 1969 in protest against the United States government over America's involvement in Vietnam. The author, Powell, was 19 years old.
It contains instructions for the manufacturing of explosives, weaponry, wire tapping devices, drug recipes, and other dangerous and illegal items.
Anarchist Cookbook has been rewritten many times and a version of it is now available on disc and the web, written by someone called The Jolly Roger.
Many scholars of anarchism disassociate the book from the anarchist political philosophy.
Since writing the book, William Powell became a Christian. He no longer advocates what he had written, saying;
"The book, in many respects, was a misguided product of my adolescent anger at the prospect of being drafted and sent to Vietnam to fight in a war that I did not believe in." and in 2000 attempted to have the book removed from circulation. However, the copyright was in the publisher's name, not his.
The Anarchist Cookbook is legally available in the United States, it is frequently challenged at many libraries. The information contained in the book includes instructions that, if followed, may be against the law.
A piece of history to be handled with care.
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- joshua5435Aug 30, 2007by
the anarchist cookbook
i just thought it had a little to much wear and tear but thank you anyways
the book is really extreme but has alot of good facts and intresting subjects