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- Scribner 2003; US$ 16.00
From the author of the highly acclaimed heavy metal memoir, Fargo Rock City , comes another hilarious and discerning take on massively popular culture?set in Chuck Klosterman?s den and your own?covering everything from the effect of John Cusack flicks to the crucial role of breakfast cereal to the awesome power of the Dixie Chicks. Countless writers... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03
"The American Dream" is one of the most familiar and resonant phrases in our national lexicon, so familiar that we seldom pause to ask its origin, its history, or what it actually means. In this fascinating short history, Jim Cullen explores the meaning of the American Dream, or rather the several American Dreams that have both reflected and shaped... more...
- Taylor Trade Publishing 2010; US$ 9.99
In this lavishly illustrated book well-known environmental historian Alfred Runte, a prominent figure on the Ken Burns documentary The National Parks: America's Best Idea, tells the highly engaging story of the development of our national parks, from the first national park, Yellowstone, to the more recent decision to set aside vast tracts of Alaska... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.24
"The creation of the United States of America is the greatest of all human adventures," begins Paul Johnson's remarkable new American history. "No other national story holds such tremendous lessons, for the American people themselves and for the rest of mankind." Johnson's history is a reinterpretation of American history from the first settlements... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2009; US$ 60.00
Two major historical events dominated the period from 1929 to 1949: the Great Depression and World War II. When the stock market crashed in October of 1929, economic hardship struck many American citizens. Over the next 10 years the economy fell into a deep depression, alleviated only by vast government expenditures on wartime materials manufactured... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 525.00
Pop culture is the heart and soul of America, a unifying bridge across time bringing together generations of diverse backgrounds. Whether looking at the bright lights of the Jazz Age in the 1920s, the sexual and the rock-n-roll revolution of the 1960s, or the thriving social networking websites of today, each period in America's cultural history... more...
- Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 24.95
Not long after the end of the American Civil War, a wealthy young Dutchman by the name of Claude August Crommelin embarked on a tour of the young country, visiting New England, the Middle Atlantic States, the Upper Mississippi Valley, and the war-ravaged South. His family connections allowed him to meet ... more...
- MobileReference.com 2011; US$ 3.99
This illustrated Travel Guide is a part of the Mobi Sights series, our concise guides that only feature the most essential information on city attractions. This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. Inside you will find a locator map and a list of top attractions linked to individual... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2008; US$ 21.75
Wij leven in een bezeten wereld. En wij weten het?, schreef Johan Huizinga in 1935. Zo somber als de goedburgerlijke historicus waren niet al zijn vakgenoten. Aartsoptimist Pieter Geyl wenste niet in somberheid en tobberij te vervallen, maar wilde ?wekken en waarschuwen?. Maar ook hij kon zich niet onttrekken aan de ?eeuw van uitersten?, zoals de twintigste... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2008; US$ 15.99
A Selection of the Progressive Book Club From the sites of famous sit-ins, marches, and strikes to the locales of events that led to landmark Supreme Court decisions, this inspiring travel guide journeys to more than 400 of the places in the United States that are important to progressive politics. Organized by state, it includes the stories of... more...