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- Profile Books 2015; US$ 10.66
For twenty years John Aitchison has been travelling the world to film wildlife for the BBC and other broadcasters, taking him to far-away places on every continent. The Shark and the Albatross is the story of these journeys of discovery, of his encounters with animals and occasional enterprising individuals in remote and sometimes dangerous places.... more...
American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing CulturesABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 48.00
Bringing together disparate and popular genres of the 21st century, American Popular Culture in the Era of Terror: Falling Skies, Dark Knights Rising, and Collapsing Cultures argues that popular culture has been preoccupied by fantasies and narratives dominated by the anxiety ?and, strangely, the wish fulfillment?that comes from the breakdowns of... more...
- Atlantic Books 2015; US$ 14.57
Bracketed by the catastrophes of the Great War and the Wall Street Crash, 1920s America was a place of drama, tension and hedonism. It glittered and seduced: jazz, flappers, wild all-night parties, the birth of Hollywood, and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing under prohibition. But the period was also punctuated by momentous events -... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 198.00
What was life really like for ordinary people during the American Revolution? What did they eat, wear, believe in, and think about? What did they do for fun? This encyclopedia explores the lives of men, women, and children?of European, Native American, and African descent?through the window of social, cultural, and material history. The two-volume... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00
Elkanah Watson (1758-1842) travelled everywhere and associated with everyone--soldiers, politicians, diplomats, Indians, artists, scientists, slave traders and abolitionists. He met the Marquis de Lafayette, George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams, Thomas Paine and many other American revolutionaries. At 19, he smuggled funds for the Revolution... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95
It has been over 60 years since David Riesman?s most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim. While this remains a best-selling sociology book, Riesman?s expertise and publications spanned far beyond the treatment of the American social character type offered there. This volume recasts and reintroduces Riesman by presenting... more...
- Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
The profound economic and social changes in the post-Civil War United States created new challenges to a nation founded on Enlightenment and transcendental values, religious certainties, and rural traditions. Newly-freed African Americans, emboldened women, intellectuals and artists,and a polyglot tide of immigrants found themselves in a restless... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 37.99
The remarkable explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals fought over who to blame for this crisis, Henry George (1839–1897) published Progress and Poverty (1879), a radical critique of laissez-faire... more...
- 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...