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  • The Shark and the Albatrossby John Aitchison

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 13.31

    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 Culturesby Jesse Kavadlo

    ABC-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...

  • Anything Goesby Lucy Moore

    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...

  • The World of the American Revolution: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Merril Smith

    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...

  • The Travels of Elkanah Watsonby Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs

    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...

  • David Riesman?s Unpublished Writings and Continuing Legacyby Dr B Garrick Harden; Dr Keith Kerr; Dr Marcus Aldredge; Dr Stjepan Mestrovic

    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...

  • An American Cakewalkby Zeese Papanikolas

    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...

  • Multiply/Divideby Wendy S. Walters

    Sarabande Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Literary essays explore psyches of American cities, race, and the shrinking space between safety and danger. more...

  • 2200 Meilenby Daniela Penn

    tredition 2015; Not Available

    Eine fünfköpfige Familie reist drei Wochen lang quer durch die USA - Mama, Papa und die Kinder Sophie, Nicolas und Nesthäkchen Katharina.Dieses Buch ist die Erzählung einer Reise voller Abenteuer und Erlebnisse im Land der unbegrenzten Möglichkeiten. Die Autorin und ihre damals achtjährige Tochter haben jeden Tag in ihrem Tagebuch beschrieben und nehmen... more...

  • The Road Headed Westby Leon McCarron

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99

    What happens when you swap the nine-to-five for two wheels and a journey of a lifetime? Terrified of the prospect of a life spent behind a desk, without challenge or excitement, Leon takes off to cross America on an overloaded bicycle packed with everything but common sense. Over five months and 6000 miles, he cycled from New York to Seattle and... more...