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  • Up from Slaveryby Booker T. Washington

    The Floating Press 1901; US$ 4.50

    Delve into the turbulent roots of race relations in the United States with this inspirational account from Booker T. Washington, a one-time slave who became an important advocate for African-American education and founded several well-known institutions of higher learning, including the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama. Up From Slavery details Washington's... more...

  • In Praise of Barbariansby Mike Davis

    Haymarket Books 2007; US$ 14.99

    A bold collection of essays and polemics from the world-renowned social critic Mike Davis. more...

  • United States Society & Culture Complete Reportby World Trade Press

    World Trade Press 2010; US$ 7.45

    Need to know it all? Our all-inclusive culture report for United States will get up to speed on all aspects of culture in United States, including lifecycle, religion, women, superstitions & folklore, sports, holidays & festivals, and etiquette. more...

  • Good Societyby Robert Bellah; Richard Madsen; Steve Tipton; William Sullivan; Ann Swidler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    THE GOOD SOCIETY examines how many of our institutions- from the family to the government itself- fell from grace, and offers concrete proposals for revitalizing them. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • USA 101by Gary Mckechnie

    National Geographic Society 2009; US$ 18.95

    Countless travel books display some aspect or region of America, but USA 101 stitches together a whole crazy quilt of iconic places, events, fairs, and festivals that celebrates our country in all its quirky diversity. Whoever you are, wherever you?re going, whatever you like to do, it?s here somewhere. And if you just stay home and travel armchair-style... more...

  • First We Quit Our Jobsby Marilyn J. Abraham

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00

    What happens when two executives leave their jobs, friends, and the city behind to hit the road in a twenty-seven foot RV? America the beautiful becomes a place of sights, foods, people, memories, and a little wisdom. After fifty-two combined years in the corporate fast lane, Marilyn Abraham and her husband, Sandy MacGregor, embarked on an adventure... more...

  • America's World Identityby Neil Renwick

    Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 102.00

    What is America's national identity? This study offers a new perspective into this question. It argues that this identity is 'constructed' rather than 'essential' and reflects the politics of exclusion. This identificatory exclusion has been globalized through American economic, cultural, political and military expansion. The study provocatively draws... more...

  • Walking Backwardsby Mark Frutkin

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 7.99

    Whether inadvertently smuggling cloth into Istanbul, reading poetry in New Delhi to a crowd expecting a world-famous pianist, or wandering through Mantua searching for a non-existent hotel on a street thats fallen off the map, Mark Frutkin is a master at rediscovering the magic at the heart of travel. more...

  • Ghost Ridersby Richard Grant

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    Richard Grant has never spent more than twenty-two consecutive nights under the same roof. Motivated partly by his own wanderlust and partly by his realisation that America is a land populated by wanderers, he set out to test his theory. AMERICAN NOMADS is the extraordinary result. 'Freedom is impossible and meaningless within the confines of sedentary... more...

  • The Refinement of Americaby Richard Lyman Bushman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    This lively and authoritative volume makes clear that the quest for taste and manners in America has been essential to the serious pursuit of a democratic culture. Spanning the material world from mansions and silverware to etiquette books, city planning, and sentimental novels, Richard L. Bushman shows how a set of values originating in aristocratic... more...