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- 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... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 12.95
From Bubble Wrap to Bubblegum, from Men-on-the-Moon to Monopoly, from Kidney Transplants to Kool-Aid, to microwave ovens to M & M?s, America has been at the forefront of the main advances of the human race for the last two centuries. America has given birth to more new products, devices, medicines, leisure pursuits, sports, religions, music and... more...
- Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 16.95
On April 1, 2011, the Official 2010 U.S. Census Report will be released. On that same day, The Unofficial U.S. Census will shed light (and a bit of laughter) on all the other facts that Americans are itching to know about our country and each other. Les Krantz and Chris Smith have collected facts from a variety of sources, compiling a fascinating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
This hugely successful text provides students of American studies with the perfect background and introductory information on contemporary American life. Thoroughly revised, this fifth edition covers all the central dimensions of American society from geography and the environment, government and politics, to religion, education, media and the arts.... more...
- 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...
- Pharos Editions 2014; US$ 10.99
In making her selection for Pharos Editions, Dana Spiotta tells us how drawn she was by the work of Raymond Mungo. “[He] writes . . . about his own joy and his own pain, he is particularly good when he describes the land around him and how it feels on his body.? Indeed, if Henry David Thoreau had downed a handful of liberty caps before penning Walden... more...
- Santa Monica Press 2006; US$ 16.95
Ghosts! Curses! Hoaxes! Unsolved mysteries! Paranormal events! Take a walk on the creepy side of North America's National Parks! Andrea Lankford, a 12-year veteran ranger with the National Park Service, has written a thoroughly investigated yet often tongue-in-cheek guidebook that takes the reader to the scariest, most mysterious places inside North... more...
- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 310.00
This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States?places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. more...