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  • Henry George and the Crisis of Inequalityby Edward O'Donnell

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 37.99

    Edward T. O'Donnell is an associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the author of 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About Irish American History and Ship Ablaze: The Tragedy of the Steamboat General Slocum, and he is the coauthor of Visions of America: A History of the United States. His work... more...

  • The State of the American Mindby Mark Bauerlein; Adam Bellow; Jean Twenge; E.D. Hirsch; Maggie Jackson; Nicholas Eberstadt; Robert Whitaker; Greg Lukianoff; David Mindich; R.R. Reno; Ilya Somin; Richard Arum; Jonathan Kay; Steve Wasserman; Dennis Prager; Gerald Graff; Daniel Dreisbach

    Templeton Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    In 1987, Allan Bloom?s The Closing of the American Mind was published; a wildly popular book that drew attention to the shift in American culture away from the tenants that made America?and Americans?unique. Bloom focused on a breakdown in the American curriculum, but many sensed that the issue affected more than education. The very essence of what... more...

  • American Political Cultureby Michael Shally-Jensen

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 310.00

    Demonstrating that political culture is equally rooted in public events, internal debates, and historical experiences, this unique, three-volume encyclopedia examines an exceptionally broad range of factors shaping modern American politics, including popular belief, political action, and the institutions of power and authority. Readers will see how... more...

  • Prison Area, Independence Valleyby Rob Kroes

    Dartmouth College Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    Rob Kroes is professor emeritus of American studies at the University of Amsterdam, now also honorary professor at the University of Utrecht. One of Europe?s leading American studies scholars, he is the author of numerous books and articles, including Photographic Memories: Private Pictures, Public Images, and American History. more...

  • American Notebooksby Marie-Claire Blais; Linda Gaboriau

    Talonbooks 2015; US$ 15.95

    An album of finely drawn literary portraits of writers, musicians, artists, and activists who influenced Marie-Claire Blais in the 1960s. more...

  • Retrospect of Western Travelby Harriet Martineau; Daniel Feller

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This abridged version of Harriet Martineau's narrative of her travels in Jacksonian America preserves her reporting on slavery and other current topics of the day, as well as her insights on women's place in society, and her observations and vignettes of famous people such as John Calhoun. more...

  • Cold War Modernistsby Greg Barnhisel

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 39.99

    American cultural diplomats of the 1940s and 1950s sought to show European intellectuals that the United States had more to offer than military power and commercial exploitation. Through magazines, traveling art exhibits, touring musical shows, radio programs, book translations, and conferences, they deployed the revolutionary aesthetics of modernism... 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...

  • Going Gypsyby David James; Veronica James

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.95

    Almost every couple faces a “now what?? moment as their last kid moves out of the house. There?s a big empty nest looming over this new and uncertain stage in their lives. David and Veronica James chose to look at this next phase of life as a beginning instead of an ending. Rather than staying put and facing the constant reminders of empty bedrooms... more...

  • At Home in Nineteenth-Century Americaby Amy G. Richter

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 23.00

    Few institutions were as central to nineteenth-century American culture as the home. Emerging in the 1820s as a sentimental space apart from the public world of commerce and politics, the Victorian home transcended its initial association with the private lives of the white, native-born bourgeoisie to cross lines of race, ethnicity, class, and region.... more...