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  • 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

    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...

  • American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obamaby Stephen Brooks

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been and... more...

  • The Fluency of Lightby Aisha Sabatini Sloan

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    In these intertwined essays on art, music, and identity, Aisha Sabatini Sloan, the daughter of African American and Italian American parents, examines the experience of her mixed-race identity. Embracing the far-ranging stimuli of her media-obsessed upbringing, she grasps at news clippings, visual fragments, and lyrics from past and present in order... more...

  • Three Golden Agesby Alf J. Mapp

    Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99

    In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...

  • Biting through the Skinby Nina Mukerjee Furstenau

    University of Iowa Press 2013; US$ 19.00

    At once a traveler?s tale, a memoir, and a mouthwatering cookbook, Biting through the Skin offers a first-generation immigrant?s perspective on growing up in America?s heartland. Author Nina Mukerjee Furstenau?s parents brought her from Bengal in northern India to the small town of Pittsburg, Kansas, in 1964, decades before you could find long-grain... more...

  • American Exceptionalismby Charles Murray

    AEI Press 2013; US$ 1.00

    In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes how America?s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. He then discusses the ways that exceptionalism changed during America?s evolution over the course of the 20th century. Which changes are... more...