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- Counterpoint 2008; US$ 15.95
A mixture of travelogue and personal narrative, James Conaway?s smart, informative essays offer an insightful depiction of his journeys between Washington, D.C., and Big Sur, California, as he tries to understand what has become of the places, people, and traditions that were once so precious but have now been irreparably changed. Incorporating the... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
The London borough of Enfield is full of haunted locations, but only a handful of them have ever been featured in books. Haunted Enfield brings together all of the stories, legends and documented evidence of the supernatural from around the borough into one volume. Who are the ghostly figures that roam the corridors of Trent Park mansion, Forty Hall... more...
- New Press, The 2013; US$ 21.95
During the Cold War, freedom of expression was vaunted as liberal democracy?s most cherished possession?but such freedom was put in service of a hidden agenda. In The Cultural Cold War , Frances Stonor Saunders reveals the extraordinary efforts of a secret campaign in which some of the most vocal exponents of intellectual freedom in the West were... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 35.00
It is often said that the poet Homer "educated" ancient Greece. Joseph J. Foy and Timothy M. Dale have assembled a team of notable scholars who argue, quite persuasively, that Homer Simpson and his ilk are educating America and offering insights into the social order and the human condition. Following Homer Simpson Goes to Washington (winner of the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 49.99
American Exceptionalism provokes intense debates culturally, economically, politically, and socially. This collection, edited by Charles W. Dunn of Regent University's Robertson School of Government, brings together analysis of the idea's origins, history and future. more...
- Lexington Books 2009; US$ 36.99
From 1774 until mid-1777, Nicholas Cresswell, a young English farmer bent on starting a new life in northwestern Virginia, kept a journal that serves as a distinctive window into the turbulent politics of the American Revolution. This modern edition is unexpurgated and fully annotated with an introduction that provides a detailed historical context... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 50.00
With Amusement for All is a sweeping interpretative history of American popular culture. Providing deep insights into various individuals, events, and movements, LeRoy Ashby explores the development and influence of popular culture -- from minstrel shows to hip-hop, from the penny press to pulp magazines, from the NBA to NASCAR, and much in between.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2004; US$ 36.99
In Reluctant Modernism: American Thought and Culture, 1880?1900 , George Cotkin surveys the intellectual life of this crucial transitional period. His story begins with the Darwinian controversies, since the mainstream of American culture was just beginning to come to grips with the implications of the Origins of Species . Cotkin demonstrates... more...
- AltaMira Press 2006; US$ 31.99
Museums and libraries inspire us to cross the limits of routine thought, into experiences of reflection and possibility. Each of the essays in A Place Not a Place examines the ways these and other cultural institutions influence us and proposes ways to strengthen their roles as advocates for critical thinking and inquiry. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 33.99
Broad in scope, The Gilded Age brings together sixteen original essays that offer lively syntheses of modern scholarship while making their own interpretive arguments. These engaging pieces allow students to consider the various societal, cultural and political factors that make studying the Gilded Age crucial to our understanding of America... more...