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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...

  • Tapestryby Jerry Carrier

    Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95

    American culture is a rich and complex tapestry of colorful threads from at least five continents, and in recent decades increased immigration has meant that the pace of change is accelerating. It's time for us to get to know ourselves and really appreciate this rich, vast, and rapidly expanding culture. This book explores the contributions of... more...

  • The Mindset List of the Obscureby Ron Nief; Tom McBride

    Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 16.99

    An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the "old fogeys" and "kids these days" Today's teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and "Star Wars" is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today's young and old have never been more different.... 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...

  • A Portrait of Americaby John Iceland

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    Portrait of America describes our nation?s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth;... more...

  • The Real Thingby Miles Orvell

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Real Thing: Imitation and Authenticity in American Culture, 1880-1940 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...

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

    Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft 2013; US$ 33.58

    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...

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

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 67.04

    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...

  • Celebrity and Powerby P. David Marshall

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...