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  • America in an Arab Mirrorby Kamal Abdel-Malek; Mouna El Kahla

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 37.00

    This distinguished anthology presents for the first time in English travel essays by Arabic writers who have visited America in the second half of the century. The view of America which emerges from these accounts is at once fascinating and illuminating, but never monolithic. The writers hail from a variety of viewpoints, regions, and backgrounds,... 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...

  • American Ways, Third Editionby Gary Althen; Janet Bennett

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2011; US$ 29.95

    Whether you're a businessperson beginning to work in the United States or a foreign student visiting for a semester, American Ways will help you navigate the diverse and changing culture of the United States. From the deep-seated attitudes that mark the American character to customs and everyday activities, Gary Althen and Janet Bennett provide... more...

  • To Americaby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2002; US$ 16.00

    In To America, Stephen E. Ambrose, one of the country's most influential historians, reflects on his long career as an American historian and explains what an historian's job is all about. He celebrates America's spirit, which has carried us so far. He confronts its failures and struggles. As always in his much acclaimed work, Ambrose brings alive... more...

  • Becoming The Mediaby Jen Angel

    PM Press 2008; US$ 4.95

    Clamor Magazine was a movement publication that existed between 2000 and 2006, covering radical politics, culture, and activism. Clamor published 38 issues and featured over 1,000 different writers and artists. The mission statement was: Clamor is a quarterly print magazine and online community of radical thought, art, and action. An iconoclast... more...

  • Working At Playby Cindy S. Aron

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 26.99

    This text chronicles the history of vacationing in America since the early 19th century. It is concerned with how, when, and why vacationing came to be part of life, charting this social and cultural institution as it grew from the custom of a small elite in to a mass phenomenon. more...

  • With Amusement for Allby LeRoy Ashby

    The University Press of Kentucky 2006; US$ 50.00

    With Amusement for All is a sweeping interpretative history of American popular culture. Providing deep insights into various individuals, events, and movements, LeRoy Ashby explores the development and influence of popular culture -- from minstrel shows to hip-hop, from the penny press to pulp magazines, from the NBA to NASCAR, and much in between.... more...

  • I Thought My Father Was Godby Paul Auster

    Henry Holt and Co. 2002; US$ 20.99

    One of America's foremost writers collects the best stories submitted to NPR's popular monthly show--and illuminates the powerful role storytelling plays in all our lives When Paul Auster and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered introduced The National Story Project, the response was overwhelming. Not only was the monthly show a critical success,... more...

  • Things I like about Americaby Poe Ballantine

    Old Street Publishing 2014; US$ 7.28

    Poe Ballantine, nomad and writer, has travelled America for three decades. A man more used to dropping out than clocking in, he has cooked in eighteen restaurants, worked over seventy menial jobs and done every drug in the book, subsisting for most of his adult life on four-hundred dollars a month. In Things I Like About America, Ballantine chronicles... more...

  • Things I Like About Americaby Poe Ballantine

    Hawthorne Books 2011; US$ 12.95

    POE BALLANTINE’S RISKY PERSONAL ESSAYS are populated with odd jobs, eccentric characters, boarding houses, buses, and beer. He takes us along on his Greyhound bus journey through small town America (including a detour to Mexico) exploring what it means to be human. Written with piercing intimacy and self-effacing humor, Ballantine’stories... more...