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- Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 15.00
In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's spirit, which has carried us so far. He confronts its failures and struggles. As always in his much acclaimed work, Ambrose brings alive... more...
- Scribner 2003; US$ 15.00
From the kid who brought you Fargo Rock City -- the first book in history to garner the praise of Stephen King, David Byrne, Donna Gaines, Sebastian Bach, Jonathan Lethem, and Rivers Cuomo -- comes Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs -- the first book in history to examine breakfast cereal, reality television, tribute bands, Internet porn, serial killers,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 15.50
American Notes is the fascinating travel journal of one of nineteenth-century America's most celebrated visitors: Charles Dickens. A lively chronicle of his five-month trip around the United States in 1842, the book records the author's adventures journeying by steamboat and stagecoach, as well as his impressions of everything from schools and prisons... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2002; US$ 19.00
?I take a stroke and lean back, gazing up into the jet skies, bejeweled by the moon and the galaxies of stars. The hull glides in silence and with such perfect balance as to report no motion. I sit up for another stroke, now looking down as the blades ignite swirling pairs of white constellations of phosphorescent plankton. Two opposing heavens.... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 23.00
In keeping with its tradition of sending writers out into America to take the pulse of our citizens and civilization, The New Yorker over the past decade has reported on the unprecedented economy and how it has changed the ways in which we live. This new anthology collects the best of these profiles, essays, and articles, which depict, in the magazine's... more...
- Intercultural Press 2004; US$ 22.95
Living in the U.S.A., has for many years provided the sojourner with just the information and advice needed to deal with the expected and the unexpected. Now, under Davies' skilled editorship, this sixth edition continues in that tradition. Living in the U.S.A. is a concise but comprehensive guide to attitudes, customs, manners and daily life in the... more...
- Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2005; US$ 129.95
This volume offers a rich and informative introduction to North American archaeology for all those interested in the history and culture of North American natives. Organized around central topics and debates within the discipline. Illustrated with case studies based on the lives of real people, to emphasize human agency, cultural practice, the... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2000; US$ 46.00
As a meeting point for world cultures, the USA is characterized by its breadth and diversity. Acknowledging that diversity is the fundamental feature of American culture, this volume is organized around a keen awareness of race, gender, class and space and with over 1,200 alphabetically-arranged entries - spanning 'the American century' from the end... more...
- Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 34.50
The aim of this book is to challenge the assumptions made by the structuralist and post-structuralist schools of literary criticism. It defends and attempts to re-evaluate the kind of moral reflection associated with the critical legacy of such writers as Lionel Trilling and Edmund Wilson. more...
- Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 26.99
This text chronicles the history of vacationing in America since the early 19th century. It is concerned with how, when, and why vacationing came to be part of life, charting this social and cultural institution as it grew from the custom of a small elite in to a mass phenomenon. more...