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- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 189.00
Many rock fans have, at one time or another, ranked their favorite artists in order of talent, charisma, and musical influence on the world as they see it. In this same spirit, author and music historian David V. Moskowitz expands on the concept of "top ten" lists to provide a lineup of the best 100 musical groups from the past 60 years. Since the... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00
In this homage to sports history, author Lew Freedman compiles athletic feats that caught fans off guard, inspired awe, and left viewers on the edge of their seats, all while making an impression on the world at large. Freedman ranks 100 of the greatest moments in sports, reflecting on the dramatic impact of the events as well as their greater influence... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 131.00
Few topics are discussed more broadly today than violence in American popular culture. Unfortunately, such discussion is often unsupported by fact and lacking in historical context. This two-volume work aims to remedy that through a series of concise, detailed essays that explore why violence has always been a fundamental part of American popular... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
This study questions the widely held perception that books, as an artistic medium, are superior to and more respectable than film or television, sometimes considered frivolous and pernicious. Criticism of both the big and small screens often obscures their signal accomplishments and the entertainment and insight they provide. The author analyzes our... more...
- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 99.99
The Good Life and the Greater Good in a Global Context brings together scholars working in the fields of the humanities and social sciences who critically examine the notion of the ?good life,? understood in all of its dimensions?material, psychological, moral, emotional, and spiritual?and in relation to the greater good. In so doing, the authors... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
Considering both retrospective memories and the prospective employment of memories, Memory in a Mediated World examines troubled times that demand resolution, recovery and restoration. Its contributions provide empirically grounded analyses of how media are employed by individuals and social groups to connect the past, the present and the future.... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 19.95
Since the mid-1950s, the psychoactive compound DMT has attracted the attention of experimentalists and prohibitionists, scientists and artists, alchemists and hyperspace emissaries. While most known as a crucial component of the ?jungle alchemy? that is ayahuasca, DMT is a unique story unto itself. Until now, this story has remained untold. Mystery... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 25.00 US$ 18.99
Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words?and a lot of action. In Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin shadows Child like a literary private eye in a yearlong investigation of what it takes to make fiction?s hottest hero hit the page running. The result is a fascinating, up-close-and-personal... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00
?Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.? ?Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn?t need further analysis. Essayist Ryan Britt got a sex education from dirty pictures of dinosaurs,... more...