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- Basic Books 2014; US$ 35.00
In the 1600s, over 350,000 intrepid English men, women, and children migrated to America, leaving behind their homeland for an uncertain future. Whether they settled in Jamestown, Salem, or Barbados, these migrants?entrepreneurs, soldiers, and pilgrims alike?faced one incontrovertible truth: England was a very, very long way away. In Between Two... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 200.00
This is Laski?s most important book after A Grammar of Politics . It discusses, on a grand scale, every aspect of American public life. Laski surveys American traditions and the American spirit, political institutions, the entire educational, religious, economic and social scene, America as a world power, and Americanism as a principle of civilisation.... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 25.00
American rivers are among the most diverse and challenging in the world, and for many the excitement and escape they offer develops into a lifelong pursuit. In Downstream Toward Home , Oliver A. Houck recounts his six decades exploring America's waterways,from unnamed creeks and Louisiana swamps to the rivers of western canyons and the Alaskan tundra.... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 37.99
In this book, author Ted Lamont asks us to reconsider our country?s formative years, and explore the stories, lives, achievements, and failures of America?s earliest founding fathers: those who paved the way for the Colonial Era, and the American Revolution. more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 32.95
Portrait of America describes our nation?s changing population and examines through a demographic lens some of our most pressing contemporary challenges, ranging from poverty and economic inequality to racial tensions and health disparities. Celebrated author John Iceland covers various topics, including America's historical demographic growth;... more...
- Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95
This is the fifth volume of Dr. Justin Glenns comprehensive history that traces the "Presidential line" of the Washingtons. Volume One began with the immigrant John Washington, who settled in Westmoreland Co., Va., in 1657, married Anne Pope, and became the great-grandfather of President George Washington. It continued the record of... more...
- Sourcebooks 2014; US$ 16.99
An entertaining trip through pop culture, for the "old fogeys" and "kids these days" Today's teens and twentysomethings have never seen a real airplane ticket. To them, point-and-shoot cameras are so last millennium and "Star Wars" is a movie, not a defense strategy. The world views of today's young and old have never been more different.... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 26.00
Simultaneously celebrated and denigrated, celebrities represent not only the embodiment of success, but also the ultimate construction of false value. Celebrity and Power questions the impulse to become embroiled with the construction and collapse of the famous, exploring the concept of the new public intimacy : a product of social media in which... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 310.00
This three-volume reference set explores the history, relevance, and significance of pop culture locations in the United States?places that have captured the imagination of the American people and reflect the diversity of the nation. more...