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  • That Ain't Your Name: An Engaged Identity and Other Gifts from a Dysfunctional Southern Familyby Wade Clark Roof

    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...

  • American Exceptionalism in the Age of Obamaby Stephen Brooks

    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...

  • Liminal Zonesby Kim Trevathan

    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...

  • Three Golden Agesby Alf J. Mapp

    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...

  • America's National Park Systemby Lary M. Dilsaver

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 44.99

    Acclaimed as a fundamental resource on the creation, development, and management of America's national park system, this documentary collection is now in paperback for use by students and individual scholars. more...

  • Twilight of the Republicby Justin B. Litke

    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...

  • American Exceptionalismby Charles Murray

    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 Unofficial U.S. Censusby Les Krantz; Chris Smith

    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...

  • Born in the USAby Trevor Homer

    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...

  • Monday Morning Quarterbackby Jonathan Yardley

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 15.99

    In Monday Morning Quarterback, Washington D.C.'s best known columnist offers his wit and wisdom on America in the 1990s, from politics and culture to sports and literature. more...