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- 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...
- 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...
- Algora Publishing 2014; US$ 21.95
American culture is a rich and complex tapestry of colorful threads from at least five continents, and in recent decades increased immigration has meant that the pace of change is accelerating. It's time for us to get to know ourselves and really appreciate this rich, vast, and rapidly expanding culture. This book explores the contributions of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95
The multi-volume Longman literature in English series aims to provide students of literature with a critical introduction to the major genres in their historical and cultural context. This book looks at cinema, painting and architecture in 20th-century America, as well as the culture of politics. more...
- Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 53.60
Mit diesem Buch erscheint die erste deutschsprachige Monographie zum Werk des polnischen Dichters und Literaturnobelpreisträgers Czeslaw Milosz. Der Autor Matthias Freise, Professor für Slavische Literaturen an der Universität Göttingen, nimmt die Verantwortung eines Dichters für die Beziehung zum kulturellen Erbe - sowohl für die Überwindung von Klischees... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99
In the early 1800s, an English writer named Frances Trollope spent some time touring the then-very-young country of America with her son Henry, dividing most of her time between Cincinnati and a utopian camp settlement that housed former slaves in Tennessee. Although Frances enjoyed her visit, she was absolutely appalled with what she regarded as Americans'... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95
Fads by nature and by definition are hard to capture, yet Hoffmann and Bailey have captured over one hundred of the passing fashion fancies and merchandising miracles during America?s short history in their latest collection of fads, Fashion & Merchandising Fads. Life devoid of fads is impossible to imagine, and the fads that do enter our lives become... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99
Told largely in the words of people who lived through this extraordinary time, The Forties: Good Times Just Around the Corner is a vividly remembered account of the most important decade of the twentieth century. With original photographs and memorabilia of every kind, this is a book for anyone interested in our shared past, for anyone interested in... more...
- Top Drawer Communications, LLC 2014; US$ 8.99
The 50 inspirational Chicagoans profiled in this portfolio provide a powerful catalyst for jumpstarting or advancing one?s own personal odyssey. These profiles, shared in the subjects? own voices, reveal rarely explored facets of each gifted Chicagoan, including Congressman Danny Davis; Bill Kurtis, broadcaster and documentarian; Ramsey Lewis, jazz... more...