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  • Cold War Captivesby Susan L. Carruthers

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This provocative history of early cold war America recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. Headlines were dominated by stories of Soviet slave laborers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, and courageous escapees like Oksana Kasenkina who made a "leap for freedom" from the Soviet Consulate in New York. Full of fascinating and forgotten stories,... more...

  • El Doradoby Dennis Abrams

    Infobase Publishing 2012; US$ 35.00

    El Dorado, the South American "Lost City of Gold," became a siren call for Spanish conquistadores eager to obtain fame and fortune by discovering the undiscoverable. Lives and fortunes were lost, reputations were made and lost, but El Dorado always seemed to be tantalizingly out of reach. With the original story growing out of a religious... more...

  • American Culture in Perilby Charles W. Dunn; Charles R. Kesler; Hadley P. Arkes; Paul A. Cantor; Allan Carlson; Jean Bethke Elshtain; Ken Myers; Wilfred M. McClay

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 30.00

    Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan rode a wave of patriotism to the White House by calling for a return to what he considered to be traditional American values--personal liberty, free markets, and limited government. After the cultural struggles and generational clashes of the 1960s and 70s, it appeared that many Americans were eager to abide by Reagan's... more...

  • Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture [2 volumes]by Abbe Debolt; James Baugess

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 191.00

    Encyclopedia of the Sixties: A Decade of Culture and Counterculture surveys the 1960s from January 1960 to December 1969. Nearly 500 entries cover everything from the British television cult classic The Avengers to the Vietnam War and the civil rights movement. The two-volume work also includes biographies of artists, architects, authors, statesmen,... more...

  • Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream [3 volumes]by Bob Batchelor

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 179.00

    Cult Pop Culture: How the Fringe Became Mainstream is the first collection dedicated to the quirky, offbeat aspects of American popular culture that people have loved, enjoyed, (and in some cases) worshiped over the last 50 years. By examining the people and subjects we hold most dear, this three-volume set offers deep insights into what Americans... more...

  • Future Tenseby Roger Kimball

    Encounter Books 2012; US$ 23.99

    We are living in an age of unprecedented upheaval. The future of Western culture is uncertain. America?s economic and political vitality are more fragile than ever. The preservation of tradition is far from guaranteed. Many have observed that we are living through a world historical moment of which Hegel spoke: a time when many of the traditional... more...

  • What They Savedby Nancy K. Miller

    UNP - Nebraska 2011; US$ 17.95

    Winner of the 2012 Jewish Journal Book Prize After her father?s death, Nancy K. Miller discovered a minuscule family archive: a handful of photographs, an unexplained land deed, a postcard from Argentina, unidentified locks of hair. These items had been passed down again and again, but what did they mean? Miller follows their traces from one distant... more...

  • The Power of the Zootby Luis Alvarez

    University of California Press 2008; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Flamboyant zoot suit culture, with its ties to fashion, jazz and swing music, jitterbug and Lindy Hop dancing, unique patterns of speech, and even risqué experimentation with gender and sexuality, captivated the country's youth in the 1940s. The Power of the Zoot is the first book to give national consideration to this famous phenomenon. Providing... more...

  • The Bandit of Kabulby Jerry Beisler

    Trine Day 2012; US$ 14.99

    Filled with cutting-edge, global commentary on the last days of the legal Afghanistan-to-Amsterdam hash-smuggling route, this memoir tells of Jerry Beisler?s adventures around Asia and the United States. Complete with hedonism, high jinks, and humor, the fast-paced narrative also tells of serial killer Charles Sobaraj, the early days of reggae across... more...

  • A Story of Seven Summersby Hilary Burden

    Allen & Unwin 2012; US$ 22.72

    From London journalist to owner of the historic, ramshackle Nun's Cottage and two alpacas (named Jack and Kerouac) and providore of local produce, this is Hilary Burden's journey. more...