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  • American Exceptionalismby Hilde Eliassen Restad

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    How does American exceptionalism shape American foreign policy? Conventional wisdom states that American exceptionalism comes in two variations ? the exemplary version and the missionary version. Being exceptional, experts in U.S. foreign policy argue, means that you either withdraw from the world like an isolated but inspiring "city upon a hill,"... more...

  • Sense Of Placeby Barbara Allen; Thomas J. Schelereth

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their... more...

  • The Dumbing Down of Britainby Duncan Barkes

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 6.77

    If they could see us today, our forefathers would be spluttering into their pint glasses, wondering where it all went wrong. Happy to be spoon-fed on a diet of blandness, buzzwords and uniformity, in the last 20 years our society has become more insular, selfish and ignorant than ever before. Welcome to the new super-sized, dumbed-down Britain. Covering... more...

  • By Motor to the Golden Gateby Emily Post

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2004; US$ 25.00

    In 1915, journalist Emily Post set out from New York to investigate whether it was possible to drive comfortably across the country to San Francisco in an automobile. This is a reprint of Post's only travel book, originally published by Collier's Weekly seven years before she became famous for her book on etiquette. It describes her travels... more...

  • Cold War Captivesby Susan L. Carruthers

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    This provocative history of early cold war America recreates a time when World War III seemed imminent. Headlines were dominated by stories of Soviet slave laborers, brainwashed prisoners in Korea, and courageous escapees like Oksana Kasenkina who made a "leap for freedom" from the Soviet Consulate in New York. Full of fascinating and forgotten stories,... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Landmarks of American Women's Historyby Page Putnam Miller

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 31.99

    Describes a variety of landmarks and buildings that represent women's experiences and accomplishments throughout history. 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...

  • 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...