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  • The Poorhouseby David Wagner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 32.99

    Many of us grew up hearing our parents exclaim 'you are driving me to the poorhouse!' or remember the card in the Monopoly game which says 'Go to the Poorhouse! Lose a Turn!' Yet most Americans know little or nothing of this institution that existed under a variety of names for approximately three hundred years of American history. Exploring the history... more...

  • "Miracle Worker" and the Transcendentalistby David Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 33.95

    Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, remain two of the best-known American women. But few people know how Sullivan came to her role as teacher of the deaf and blind Keller. Contrasting their lives with Franklin Benjamin Sanborn, the era's prominent abolitionist, this book sheds light on the gender and disability expectations that affected... more...

  • Unlikely Fameby David Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 29.95

    This unique book depicts the stories of Americans born in poverty, who achieved national or international fame. Accessible to students and lay readers, this scholarly study describes poverty as a disability that typically stunts important areas of growth in childhood. Wagner shows how poverty hampers individuals and groups for their entire lives, even... more...

  • Ordinary Peopleby David Wagner

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 48.95

    David Wagner explores the lives of poor people during the three decades after the Civil War, using a unique treasure of biographies of people who were (at one point in time) inmates in a large almshouse, combined with genealogical and other official records to follow their later lives. Ordinary People develops a more fluid picture of "poverty" as people's... more...

  • Caterpillars of Eastern North Americaby David L. Wagner

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    This lavishly illustrated guide will enable you to identify the caterpillars of nearly 700 butterflies and moths found east of the Mississippi. The more than 1,200 color photographs and two dozen line drawings include numerous exceptionally striking images. The giant silk moths, tiger moths, and many other species covered include forest pests, common... more...

  • Thrillers: 100 Must-Readsby David Morrell; Hank Wagner

    Oceanview Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99

    Thrillers: 100 Must-Reads features 100 works - from Beowulf to The Bourne Identity, Dracula to Deliverance, Heart of Darkness to The Hunt for Red October - deemed must-reads by the International Thriller Writers organization. more...

  • Backboneby David H Wagner

    Watkins Media Ltd 2015; US$ 10.99

    You deserve the best of life. And your life deserves the best of you. What does it mean to be a powerful happy man in today?s world? What does it take for a man to know himself, know his mission in life, and live a life of strength, honor, and wisdom? Learning to be a good man used to be part of our culture; sons learned from fathers, nephews... more...

  • Backboneby David H Wagner

    Watkins Media Ltd 2015; US$ 10.99

    You deserve the best of life. And your life deserves the best of you. What does it mean to be a powerful happy man in today?s world? What does it take for a man to know himself, know his mission in life, and live a life of strength, honor, and wisdom? Learning to be a good man used to be part of our culture; sons learned from fathers, nephews... more...

  • Understanding David Mametby David Murphy; Linda Wagner-Martin

    University of South Carolina Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    An introduction to the one of the most influential contemporary American playwrights more...

  • Sitting Prettyby Clifton Webb; David L. Smith; Robert Wagner

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 35.00

    More than any other male movie star, the refined Clifton Webb (1889?1966) caused the movie-going public to change its image of a leading man. In a day when leading men were supposed to be strong, virile, and brave, Clifton Webb projected an image of flip, acerbic arrogance. He was able to play everything from a decadent columnist ( Laura ) to a fertile... more...