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  • In the Past Laneby Michael Kammen

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 59.99

    Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his People of Paradox (1973), and the Francis Parkman Prize for A Machine That Would Go of Itself (1987), Michael Kammen is widely regarded as one of our most important, and most diversely talented, cultural historians. David Brion Davis has said of him that "no other historian of Michael's generation has such a broad... more...

  • The Lively Artsby Michael Kammen

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 59.99

    He was a friend of James Joyce, Pablo Picasso, e.e. cummings, John Dos Passos, Irving Berlin, and F. Scott Fitzgerald--and the enemy of Ezra Pound, H.L. Mencken, and Ernest Hemingway. He was so influential a critic that Edmund Wilson declared that he had played a leading role in the "liquidation of genteel culture in America." Yet today many students... more...

  • Visual Shockby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    In this lively narrative, award-winning author Michael Kammen presents a fascinating analysis of cutting-edge art and artists and their unique ability to both delight and provoke us. He illuminates America?s obsession with public memorials and the changing role of art and museums in our society. From Thomas Eakins?s 1875 masterpiece The Gross Clinic... more...

  • Digging Up the Deadby Michael Kammen

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 17.00

    With Digging Up the Dead , Pulitzer Prize?winning historian Michael Kammen reveals a treasure trove of fascinating, surprising, and occasionally gruesome stories of exhumation and reburial throughout American history. Taking us to the contested grave sites of such figures as Sitting Bull, John Paul Jones, Frank Lloyd Wright, Daniel Boone, Jefferson... more...

  • Mystic Chords of Memoryby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    Mystic Chords of Memory "Illustrated with hundreds of well-chosen anecdotes and minute observations . . . Kammen is a demon researcher who seems to have mined his nuggets from the entire corpus of American cultural history . . . insightful and sardonic." ? Washington Post Book World In this ground-breaking, panoramic work of American cultural... more...

  • A Rope of Sandby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    During the twenty years before the American Revolution, thirty-seven men acted as paid agent or lobbyists for the American colonies in England. The most famous among them were Benjamin Franklin, who represented four different colonies and served for seventeen years as agenet for Pennsylvania, and Edmund Burke, who accepted the position to further his... more...

  • American Culture, American Tastesby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 30.00

    Americans have a long history of public arguments about taste, the uses of leisure, and what is culturally appropriate in a democracy that has a strong work ethic. Michael Kammen surveys these debates as well as our changing taste preferences, especially in the past century, and the shifting perceptions that have accompanied them. Professor Kammen... more...

  • People of Paradoxby Michael Kammen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 38.95

    In this major interpretive work Mr. Kammen argues that most attempt to understand America?s history and culture have minimized its complexity, and he demonstrates that, from our beginnings, what has given our culture its distinctive texture, pattern, and thrust is the dynamic interaction of the imported and the indigenous. He shows now, during the... more...

  • A Time to Every Purposeby Michael Kammen

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    In artworks from a mosaic by Marc Chagall to schoolchildren's paintings, in writings from Susan Fenimore Cooper to Annie Dillard, and in diverse print sources from family genealogical registers to seed catalogs, the four seasons appear and reappear as a theme in American culture. In this richly illustrated book, Michael Kammen traces the appeal of... more...

  • Science, Society and the Environmentby Michael R. Dove; Daniel M. Kammen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 53.95

    In an era when pressing environmental problems make collaboration across the divide between sciences and arts and humanities essential, this book presents the results of a collaborative analysis by an anthropologist and a physicist of four key junctures between science, society, and environment.? The first focuses on the systemic bias in science in... more...

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