Welcome to the blog for Lighthouse Books, ABAA. My name is Michael Slicker. We are a family-owned and operated antiquarian bookstore that has been open 40 years, located in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. Please have a look around the blog. Bookmark us or subscribe to an RSS feed so that you will be alerted when we make updates. Please follow the links to our spot on AbeBooks and our online bookstore for listings of some of what we have available. Thank you for visiting us online. You can visit us in person at 1735 First Avenue N in downtown St. Petersburg. We specialize in rare books, unusual books, antique maps, vintage photographs and more.
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Lighthouse Books, ABAA 1735 First Avenue North Saint Petersburg, FL 33713 United States (727) 822-3278
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Happy birthday, Emma Goldman
It is the birthday of anarchist Emma Goldman (1869), who wrote fervently and extensively on patriotism, anarchism, atheism, women's rights, social issues, military draft, worker's rights, and capitalism. In 1919, she and her lover and fellow anarchist Alexander Berkman (pictured) were deported to Russia because of their radical beliefs. At first she embraced the Bolshevik revolution but then came to oppose its heavy-handed policies. She campaigned for leftist causes throughout Europe, including support for anarchists in the Spanish Civil War. She eventually loathed Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and Franco. She wrote Anarchism and Other Essays (1910), The Social Significance of Modern Drama (1914), My Disillusionment in Russia (1923), My Further Disillusionment in Russia (1924), and Living My Life (1931).
Our specialties include Floridiana (Florida History, Florida Authors, Florida Related Ephemera), American History, Literature of the South, Military History (including, but not limited to, Civil War, Spanish-American War, World War I, World War II, Vietnam, Korean War), Children’s Literature, Maps, Leather Bindings and Rare & Unusual items.
We also have a wide variety of general stock, including a large Landscape/Gardening section, a great selection of Christian/Church History/Bible Study titles, Beat Literature, and much more. Please browse our extensive category list.
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