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  • 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...

  • Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Timesby Sydney George Fisher; Wayne LaPierre

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 18.95

    “In travelling from Massachusetts to the Carolinas one passed through communities of such distinct individuality that they were almost like different nations,? writes author Sidney George Fisher in his preface to Men, Women & Manners in Colonial Times , in which he presented the history and culture of colonial America to his Gilded Age contemporaries,... more...

  • Sense Of Placeby Barbara Allen; Thomas J. Schelereth

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Despite the homogenization of American life, areas of strong regional consciousness still persist in the United States, and there is a growing interest in regionalism among the public and among academics. In response to that interest ten folklorists here describe and interpret a variety of American regional cultures in the twentieth century. Their... more...

  • Travels Between the Hudson and the Mississippiby Moritz Busch; Norman H. Binger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Moritz Busch, a German journalist, theologian, and participant in the Revolution of 1848, proved himself both an accurate observer and a sensitive interpreter of American life in the mid-nineteenth century. His charming and richly detailed account has been translated into English for the first time. Not only an outstanding travel account, it proves... more...

  • Chateaubriand's Travels in Americaby François-René de Chateaubriand; Richard Switzer

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Chateaubriand's Travels in America , presented here in its first modern translation, was a reflection of the attitudes of his epoch toward the New World. And at the same time, because of his enormous literary reputation, it has continued to be a major source of European impressions about America. The America portrayed by Chateaubriand was much more... more...

  • Grasping Thingsby Simon J. Bronner

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    America stocks its shelves with mass-produced goods but fills its imagination with handmade folk objects. In Pennsylvania, the "back to the city" housing movement causes a conflict of cultures. In Indiana, an old tradition of butchering turtles for church picnics evokes both pride and loathing among residents. In New York, folk-art exhibits raise... more...

  • All Aboardby Jim Loomis

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Written both for veteran train travelers and those considering their first rail journey, this guide book will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and lots of information about how railroads operate. The author explains how individual trains are operated and offers tips on booking trips, finding the lowest fares,... more...

  • The Travel Journals of Henrietta Marchant Listonby Louise V. North

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Henrietta Marchant Liston?s journal writing evokes a sense of immediacy that enables readers to understand and appreciate not only the difficulties of travel and communication, but also to hear first-hand of the political conflicts experienced by the young United States over two hundred years ago. more...