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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 them. For four... 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- AltaMira Press 2007; US$ 29.99
A generational shift is occurring at historic house museums as board members and volunteers retire while few young people step forward to take their place. These landmarks are also plagued by serious deferred maintenance, and many have no endowment funds. What will happen to these sites in the next ten years, and what can be done to assure their continued... more...
- AltaMira Press 2004; US$ 31.99
This thought-provoking collection of essays is essential reading for anyone who cares about cultural institutions and their role in the community of learners. These institutions--often museums or libraries--have the power to profoundly alter our sense of ourselves and of the world around us, but that power carries with it obligations. David Carr challenges... more...