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The Radical Book Shop of Chicago by Magister Kevin I. Slaughter Now Available

Today marks the release of a book of Satanic history, that of rebels who have been forgotten. Magister Kevin I. Slaughter has authored his first book, history of The Radical Book Shop of Chicago, a forgotten hub of anarchist, unionist, socialist, and communist literature. From its humble beginnings in 1914, this bookstore inspired revolutionaries and welcomed poets, novelists, roughnecks, and even would-be assassins around its iron stove. Despite police and political harassment, for over a decade the Radical Book Shop remained a beloved destination for rebels and intellectuals alike. Howard and Lillian H. Udell founded this “shoebox-sized” bookstore out of desperation […]