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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
Fads by nature and by definition are hard to capture, yet Hoffmann and Bailey have captured over one hundred of the passing fashion fancies and merchandising miracles during America?s short history in their latest collection of fads, Fashion & Merchandising Fads. Life devoid of fads is impossible to imagine, and the fads that do enter our lives become... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00
In the 1600s, over 350,000 intrepid English men, women, and children migrated to America, leaving behind their homeland for an uncertain future. Whether they settled in Jamestown, Salem, or Barbados, these migrants?entrepreneurs, soldiers, and pilgrims alike?faced one incontrovertible truth: England was a very, very long way away. In Between Two... more...
- The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50
Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 200.00
This is Laski?s most important book after A Grammar of Politics . It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world power, and Americanism as a principle of civilisation.... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99
"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...
- The Floating Press 2009; US$ 3.99
Explore nineteenth-century America through the pen of one of the most celebrated authors of all time, Charles Dickens. American Notes is a detailed travelogue of Dickens' 1842 tour of North America, and in it, the author deploys his incisive wit and unparalleled gift for observation to convey his experiences traveling across the continent by steamship,... more...
- The Floating Press 1922; US$ 4.99
Like many writers and thinkers of his era, British author G.K. Chesterton toured the United States to get a clearer sense of the country's culture and zeitgeist. The collection What I Saw in America offers Chesterton's impressions of the U.S. in the early twentieth century. Part travelogue, part cultural critique, and part historical analysis,... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...
- Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 8.35
Benjamin Barber ist einer der bedeutendsten Denker der gegenwärtigen Politischen Theorie. Angesichts zunehmend politikfeindlicher Tendenzen stellt der amerikanische Theoretiker die genuin politische Frage nach dem Schicksal der Menschen unter den Bedingungen ihrer Zeit. Dieses verbindet ihn mit anderen klassischen Denkern des Faches, die die Auswirkungen... more...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 61.94
1918 zerbrachen in Europa alte Reiche mit Folgen, die bis heute andauern und soziologisch permanent unterschätzt werden. Ihr Schicksal war in die Hände von Soldaten und Offizieren gelegt worden, deren Gefühle und habituelle Prägungen für Erfolg und Misserfolg oft nicht weniger mitbestimmend waren als ihre Waffen. Dieses Buch verbindet Analysen zur... more...