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- 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...
- The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, Inc. 2013; US$ 1.00
In American Exceptionalism: An Experiment in History , Charles Murray describes how America?s geography, ideology, politics, and daily life set the new nation apart from Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. He then discusses the ways that exceptionalism changed during America?s evolution over the course of the 20th century. Which changes are... more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 50.00
The uniqueness of America has been alternately celebrated and panned, emphasized and denied, for most of the country's history -- both by its own people and by visitors and observers from around the world. The idea of "American exceptionalism" tends to provoke strong feelings, but few are aware of the term's origins or understand its true meaning.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 44.99
Lary M. Dilsaver is professor of geography at the University of South Alabama and coeditor with Craig E. Colten of The American Environment: Interpretations of Past Geographies (Rowman & Littlefield, 1993). more...