Bonnot Gang, The: The Story of the French Illegalists


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A saddle-stitched booklet (zine) formatted version of this:
Print double-sided and fold over. Can be secured with a rubber band or, if available, a heavy-duty stapler.

This is the story of the infamous Bonnot Gang: the most notorious French anarchists ever, and the inventors of the motorized get-away. It is the story of how the anarchist taste for illegality developed into illegalism - the theory that theft is liberating. And how a number of young anarchists met in Paris in the years before the first world war, determined to live their lives to the full, regardless of the inevitable - and tragic - consequences. A gripping historical thriller, Parry narrates their lives and background - a Paris of riots, strikes and savage repression. A stronghold of foreign exiles and home-grown revolutionaries. Victor Serge and 'l'anarchie' the individualist weekly. Their robberies, daring and violent, would give them a lasting notoriety in France. Their deaths, as spectacular as their lives, would make them a legend amongst revolutionaries the world over. Not only that, but they were all vegetarians, who drank only water!

This shit is way too thick

This shit is way too thick to staple, unless you have a super deep industrial stapler. Better just fold it and wrap something like a rubber band around it to hold it together.

Alternatively, you can print out the 8.5x11 version (The link) and just staple it down the side with a heavy duty stapler.