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- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008; US$ 12.60
Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test ushered in an era of New Journalism. "An American classic" ( Newsweek ) that defined a generation. "An astonishing book" ( The New York Times Book Review ) and an unflinching portrait of Ken Kesey, his Merry Pranksters, LSD, and the 1960s. more...
- ASCD 2001; US$ 25.95
Everyone agrees that what we do in schools should be based on what we know about how our brain learns. Until recently, however, we have had few clues to unlock the secrets of the brain. Now, research from the neurosciences has greatly improved our understanding of the learning process, and we have a much more solid foundation on which to base educational... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 105.00
This is the first book to study the work and influence of Elizabeth Cary, author of the first original play by a woman to be printed in English, The Tragedyie of Mariam (1613). Previous criticism focused concentrated on this and The History of Edward II , this volume incorporates critical and historical analyses of other genres too. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 1998; US$ 67.50
Cary Wolfe investigates three of the most significant strains of postmodern theory?pragmatism, systems theory, and poststructuralism?and shows how each confronts the specter of an ?outside? not wholly constituted by discourses, language games, and interpretive communities. He then assesses these confrontations in light of an essentially pragmatic view... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2007; US$ 40.00
Reveals how the diversities of economy, ethnicity, and geography engendered multiple experiences of nation. This book explores what followed the intersection of nation-state formation and everyday life in nineteenth-century Nicaragua. more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99
Shortly before his death at a tragically young age, author Thomas Wolfe presented his editor with an epic masterwork that was subsequently published as three separate novels: You Can't Go Home Again , The Hills Beyond , and The Web and the Rock . The Web and the Root features the three initial sections of the The Web and the Rock , widely considered... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 35.44
The role of the United States Supreme Court has been deeply controversial throughout American history. Should the Court undertake the task of guarding a wide variety of controversial and often unenumerated rights? Or should it confine itself to enforcing specific constitutional provisions, leaving other issues (even those of rights) to the democratic... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 41.86
Has America, in its quest for goodness, sacrificed its sense of greatness? In this sharp-witted, historically informed book, veteran political observer Alan Wolfe argues that most Americans show greater concern with saving the country's soul than with making the nation great. Wolfe castigates both conservatives and liberals for opting for small-mindedness... more...