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  • Historical Dictionary of the 1960sby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 75.00

    Few eras in U.S. history have begun with more optimistic promise and ended in more pessimistic despair than the 1960s. When JFK became president in 1960, the U.S. was the hope of the world. Ten years later American power abroad seemed wasted in the jungles of Indochina, and critics at home cast doubt on whether the U.S. was really the land of the... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of the Great Depression, 1929-1940by James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 75.00

    Today when most Americans think of the Great Depression, they imagine desperate hoboes riding the rails in search of work, unemployed men selling pencils to indifferent crowds, bootleggers hustling illegal booze to secrecy-shrouded speakeasies, FDR smiling, or Judy Garland skipping along the yellow brick road. Hard times have become an abstraction.... more...

  • The Indians of Central and South America: An Ethnohistorical Dictionaryby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 1991; US$ 75.00

    At a juncture in history when much interest and attention is focused on Central and South American political, ecological, social, and environmental concerns, this dictionary fills a major gap in reference materials relating to Amerindian tribes. This one-volume reference collects important information about the current status of the indigenous peoples... more...

  • How Whole Brain Thinking Can Save the Futureby James Olson

    Origin Press 2017; US$ 9.95

    Our brains have numerous functioning parts, all of which serve us at any one moment. But decades of research reveal the existence of two basic brain “operating systems”—two fundamental ways in which the whole brain processes incoming information. Because of this phenomenon of  brain dominance , most of us tend to favor the input of either our “dualistic”... more...

  • The Great Depression and the New Deal: Key Themes and Documentsby James Olson

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    The Great Depression and the New Deal remain key topics in American History that come up often as testing subject material. This book—comprising an introduction, encyclopedic A–Z entries, a chronology, thematic tagging, more than a dozen primary sources, Advanced Placement (AP) exam resources, and a bibliography—provides a complete resource for studying... more...

  • The Hills Rememberby James Still; Ted Olson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2012; US$ 29.95

    James Still remains one of the most beloved and important writers in Appalachian literature. Best known for his acclaimed novel River of Earth (1940), the Alabama native and adopted Kentuckian left an enduring legacy of novels, stories, and poems during his nearly seventy year career. The Hills Remember: The Complete Short Stories of James... more...

  • The Industrial Revolution: Key Themes and Documentsby James Olson; Shannon Kenny

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 45.00

    This book is a concise reference source on the era in American history known as the Industrial Revolution—a period characterized by urbanization, mass immigration, organization of labor, and an immense gap between wealthy industrialists and the poor. It serves as an ideal resource for students preparing to take the AP U.S. history exam as well as... more...

  • American Economic History: A Dictionary and Chronologyby James Olson; Abraham Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2015; US$ 89.00

    A study of the U.S. economy is important to understanding U.S. politics, society, and culture. To make that study easier, this dictionary offers concise essays on more than 1,200 economics-related topics. Entries cover a broad array of pivotal information on historical events, legislation, economic terms, labor unions, inventions, interest groups,... more...

  • Fair Playby James M. Olson

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 19.95

    Revolutionary War officer Nathan Hale, one of America’s first spies, said, “Any kind of service necessary to the public good becomes honorable by being necessary.” A statue of Hale stands outside CIA headquarters, and the agency often cites his statement as one of its guiding principles. But who decides what is necessary for the public good, and is... more...

  • Advances in Experimental Social Psychologyby James M. Olson

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 119.00

    Advances in Experimental Social Psychology, Volume 55 , the latest release in this highly cited series in the field contains contributions of major empirical and theoretical interest that represent the best and brightest in new research, theory, and practice in social psychology. This serial is part of the Social Sciences package on ScienceDirect,... more...