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  • Historical Dictionary of the 1960sby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 75.00

    Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the land of the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940by James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 75.00

    Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate hoboes riding the rails in search of work, unemployed men selling pencils to indifferent crowds, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction.... more...

  • The Indians of Central and South America: An Ethnohistorical Dictionaryby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 75.00

    At a juncture in history when much interest and attention is focused on Central and South American political, ecological, social, and environmental concerns, this dictionary fills a major gap in reference materials relating to Amerindian tribes. This one-volume reference collects important information about the current status of the indigenous peoples... more...

  • The Hills Rememberby James Still; Ted Olson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 29.95

    James Still remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature. Best known for his acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), the Alabama native and adopted Kentuckian left an enduring legacy of novels, stories, and poems during his nearly seventy year career. The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James... more...

  • The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documentsby James Olson; Shannon Kenny

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book is a concise reference source on the era in American history known as the Industrial Revolution?a period characterized by urbanization, mass immigration, organization of labor, and an immense gap between wealthy industrialists and the poor. It serves as an ideal resource for students preparing to take the AP U.S. history exam as well as... more...

  • American Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronologyby James Olson; Abraham Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    A study of the U.S. economy is important to understanding U.S. politics, society, and culture. To make that study easier, this dictionary offers concise essays on more than 1,200 economics-related topics. Entries cover a broad array of pivotal information on historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, inventions, interest groups,... more...

  • Fair Playby James M Olson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America?s first spies, said, ?Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.? A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...

  • A Line in the Sandby Randy Roberts; James S. Olson

    Free Press 2001; US$ 24.95

    In late February and early March of 1836, the Mexican Army under the command of General Antonio López de Santa Anna besieged a small force of Anglo and Tejano rebels at a mission known as the Alamo. The defenders of the Alamo were in an impossible situation. They knew very little of the events taking place outside the mission walls. They did not have... more...

  • John Wayne: Americanby James S. Olson; Randy Roberts

    Free Press 1995; US$ 32.50

    No American has been more identified with his country than John Wayne. For millions of people from the heartland to the furthest corners of the earth, he simply is America. Wayne virtually defined the role of the cowboy and the soldier, unswervingly playing the gruff man of decency, the hero who would always come through when the chips were down. On-screen... more...

  • Why We Evaluateby Gregory R. Maio; James M. Olson

    Taylor and Francis 1999; US$ 54.95

    As the first book to examine the psychological motivations underlying people's attitudes, as well as why people form attitudes, this volume presents empirical research describing theoretical perspectives and practical applications. The editors assembled the leaders in the field to examine the topics of attitude function persuasion, individual-differences... more...