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  • Fashion & Merchandising Fadsby Frank Hoffmann; Beulah B Ramirez

    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...

  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    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...

  • Downstream Toward Homeby Oliver A. Houck

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 12.95

    Rivers have played a remarkable role throughout our national history. The outcome of battles, the fate of pioneers, and the survival of early settlers were inextricable from the course and temperament of surrounding rivers. Depicted in songs, art, and fiction, these waterways found a place in the American psyche and continue to wind through the imaginations... more...

  • A History of the American Peopleby Paul Johnson

    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...

  • American Notesby Charles Dickens

    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...

  • What I Saw in Americaby G. K. Chesterton

    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...

  • Staat und Ordnung im konservativen Denkenby Michael Großheim; Hans Jörg Hennecke

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 31.62

    Konservatives Denken kreist um Begriffe wie Skeptizismus, historische Kontinuität, organischer Wandel, maßvolle Reform, Bekenntnis zu Macht und Autorität, Religion und Moral, die Bedeutung von Dezentralität und Eigentum, das Bekenntnis zu Pflichten und zu Eliten, die Betonung von Ordnung und Macht, Freiheit, Sicherheit und Stabilität. Seit dem 19.... more...

  • Domestic Manners of the Americansby Frances Trollope

    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...

  • Emotion, Habitus und Erster Weltkriegby Helmut Kuzmics; Sabine A. Haring

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 63.79

    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...

  • Benjamin Barber interkulturell gelesenby Alexander Gantschow

    Traugott Bautz 2005; US$ 8.51

    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...