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- The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 30.00
Thirty years ago, Ronald Reagan rode a wave of patriotism to the White House by calling for a return to what he considered to be traditional American values--personal liberty, free markets, and limited government. After the cultural struggles and generational clashes of the 1960s and 70s, it appeared that many Americans were eager to abide by Reagan's... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 208.00
"This set provides a balanced approach to the 1960s that is not always found in other similar resources. The articles are well-written and provide bibliographic sources, emphasizing the work's scholarly approach to the subject. This resource will help fill a gap in the literature and help students understand the era in a more balanced way that reflects... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 179.00
? Investigates what it means to be involved in a cult phenomenon, why people do it, and how cult phenomena affect the general culture in which we live ? Provides the first collection to examine cult pop culture across multiple subjects, through contributions from distinguished scholars from all over the world ? Reveals the influence and breadth... more...
- Encounter Books 2012; US$ 23.99
We are living in an age of unprecedented upheaval. The future of Western culture is uncertain. America?s economic and political vitality are more fragile than ever. The preservation of tradition is far from guaranteed. Many have observed that we are living through a world historical moment of which Hegel spoke: a time when many of the traditional... more...
- Trine Day 2012; US$ 14.99
Filled with cutting-edge, global commentary on the last days of the legal Afghanistan-to-Amsterdam hash-smuggling route, this memoir tells of Jerry Beisler?s adventures around Asia and the United States. Complete with hedonism, high jinks, and humor, the fast-paced narrative also tells of serial killer Charles Sobaraj, the early days of reggae across... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 0.99
"It was not until 1946 when my grandmother received a copy of the revised birth certificate in the mail from my father and blurted out to me 'That ain't your name,' that I really became aware of the problems. She quickly added, 'Your mother, she never got it right neither.'" This article appears in the Winter 2012 issue of Southern Cultures . The... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95
The election of President Obama in 2008 and the apparent decline of American power in the world has rekindled an old and important debate. Is the United States exceptional in its values and institutions, as well as in the role that it is destined to play in world affairs? In this book, Stephen Brooks argues that American exceptionalism has been... more...
- University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 26.95
After the death of his paddling companion, a German shepherd?labrador retriever mix named Jasper, Kim Trevathan began a series of solitary upstream kayaking quests in search of what he calls ?liminal zones,? transitional areas where dammed reservoirs give way to the current of the rivers that feed them. For four... more...
- Madison Books 1998; US$ 37.99
In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled these societies to make staggering jumps in scientific knowledge, develop new political structures, or create timeless works of art? more...