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  • In the Know in the U.S.A.by Jennifer Phillips

    Diversified Publishing 2003; US$ 12.95

    Be IN THE KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Doing business across borders is very different from doing business across town?subtle and not-so-subtle differences in attitudes and etiquette play a big role. Did you know? ? When Americans say ?drop by any time,? they usually don?t mean it. Call first to make sure they?re expecting you. ? If you?re going to be more... more...

  • The Russians Are Coming! The Russians Are Coming!by Richard M. Fried

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 38.00

    In 1950s America, flag waving, martial pomp, and staged ceremony were presented and perceived as America's last best defence against the communist threat. In this volume, Fried explores the often absurd lengths the average citizen in McCarthyite America went to to help shore up patriotism and fend off the threat of the Red Menace. more...

  • Inventing Modernby John H. Lienhard

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    In this work, Lienhard elucidates, from a de facto post-modern perspective, what unique ideas and developments explain the profound watershed transition, around 1900 or 1906, to a new and different era, the "Modern" era, which persisted into the 1950's. more...

  • Time Passagesby George Lipsitz

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 67.50

    Probes postwar America?s complicated relationship between historical memory and commercial culture?popular television, music, and film. more...

  • What's Next - The Experts' Guideby Jane Buckingham

    HarperCollins 2008; US$ 11.99

    What will the next ten years look like?. In her role as founder and president of The Intelligence Group, a consulting and trend-spotting company at the forefront of predictions about the ever-elusive youth and consumer market, Jane Buckingham spends her days looking for the telling details in today's culture that give clues about what our future... more...

  • American Culture in the 1940sby Jacqueline Foertsch

    Edinburgh University Press 2008; US$ 109.00

    This book explores the major cultural forms of 1940s America - fiction and non-fiction; music and radio; film and theatre; serious and popular visual arts - and key texts, trends and figures, from Native Son to Citizen Kane, from Hiroshima to HUAC, and from Dr Seuss to Bob Hope. After discussing the dominant ideas that inform the 1940s the book culminates... more...

  • The United States of Americaby Charles F. Gritzner

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 30.00

    The United States is the world's third-largest country in terms of both size and population, which is one of the world's most ethnically and socially diverse. Featuring photographs and maps, this book presents an exploration of the people, culture, history, geography, environment, economy, and government of this multifaceted nation. more...

  • The American Ideaby Robert Vare

    Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 17.95

    ?What is ?the American idea?? It is the fractious, maddening approach to the conduct of human affairs that values equality despite its elusiveness, that values democracy despite its debasement, that values pluralism despite its messiness, that values the institutions of civic culture despite their flaws, and that values public life as something higher... more...

  • Life in the Coloniesby Emily R. Smith

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2004; US$ 8.99

    The colonies were the birthplace of the United States made up of people that came from various backgrounds seeking religious freedom, wealth, and success. Daily life for the colonists was different depending on the region in which they lived yet they established a united nation built on freedom and the pursuit of happiness. more...

  • America Right or Wrongby Anatol Lieven

    Oxford University Press, USA 2005; US$ 19.99

    In this controversial critique of American political culture and its historical roots, Anatol Lieven contends that U.S. foreign policy since 9/11 has been shaped by the special character of our nationalism. Within that nationalism, Lieven analyses two very different traditions. One is the "American thesis," a civic nationalism based on the... more...