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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Great Typo Huntby Jeff Deck; Benjamin D. Herson

    Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 14.00

    The signs of the times are missing apostrophes. † The world needed a hero, but how would an editor with no off-switch answer the call? For Jeff Deck, the writing was literally on the wall: ?NO TRESSPASSING.? In that moment, his greater purpose became clear.† Dark hordes of typos had descended upon civilization? and only he could wield the marker... more...

  • Archaeology in America: An Encyclopediaby Linda S. Cordell; Kent Lightfoot; Francis McManamon; George Milner

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 500.00

    The greatness of America is right under our feet. The American past—the people, battles, industry and homes—can be found not only in libraries and museums, but also in hundreds of archaeological sites that scientists investigate with great care. These sites are not in distant lands, accessible only by research scientists, but nearby—almost every locale... more...

  • Daily Life in the Industrial United States, 1870-1900by Julie Husband; Jim Oloughlin

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 77.00

    Daily life in the Industrial age was ever-changing, unsettling, outright dangerous, and often thrilling. Electric power turned night into day, cities swelled with immigrants from the countryside and from Europe, and great factories belched smoke and beat unnatural rhythms while turning out consumer goods at an astonishing pace. Distance and time condensed... more...