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  • Ghost Ridersby Richard Grant

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    Richard Grant has never spent more than twenty-two consecutive nights under the same roof. Motivated partly by his own wanderlust and partly by his realisation that America is a land populated by wanderers, he set out to test his theory. AMERICAN NOMADS is the extraordinary result. 'Freedom is impossible and meaningless within the confines of sedentary... more...

  • The United States of Fearby Tom Engelhardt

    Haymarket Books 2011; US$ 16.99

    The creator of TomDispatch dissects America's endless urge to go to war. more...

  • Oppenheimer Is Watching Meby Jeff Porter

    University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 24.95

    When he discovers that his father worked on missiles for a defense contractor, Jeff Porter is inspired to revisit America’s atomic past and our fallen heroes, in particular J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb. The result, Oppenheimer Is Watching Me, takes readers back to the cold war, when men in lab coats toyed with the properties... more...

  • Remembering Roadside Americaby John A. Jakle; Keith A. Sculle

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    The use of cars and trucks over the past century has remade American geography—pushing big cities ever outward toward suburbanization, spurring the growth of some small towns while hastening the decline of others, and spawning a new kind of commercial landscape marked by gas stations, drive-in restaurants, motels, tourist attractions, and countless... more...

  • The Wow Climaxby Henry Jenkins

    NYU Press 2006; US$ 27.00

    Henry Jenkins at Authors@Google (video) Vaudevillians used the term "the wow climax" to refer to the emotional highpoint of their actsa final moment of peak spectacle following a gradual building of audience's emotions. Viewed by most critics as vulgar and sensationalistic, the vaudeville aesthetic was celebrated by other writers for its vitality,... more...

  • The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guideby James Rubin; Scott Rowan

    Triumph Books 2011; US$ 11.99

    The Urban Cyclist's Survival Guide is written for cycling enthusiasts who expect to run into vehicular traffic or urban traffic patterns anywhere in the world. This book is not limited to only cyclists in the major cities. Every tip, hint, trick, and tactic can be applied to cycling anywhererural or urban. It took years of cycling the city streets... more...

  • Prosthetic Memoryby Alison Landsberg

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 31.99

    Prosthetic Memory argues that mass cultural forms such as cinema and television in fact contain the still-unrealized potential for a progressive politics based on empathy for the historical experiences of others. The technologies of mass culture make it possible for anyone, regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, to share collective memories... more...

  • Mark Twain and the Colonelby Philip McFarland

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 18.99

    In Mark Twain and the Colone l, Philip McFarland tells the story of the rich years of American history between 1890 and 1910 through the fully engaged involvement of two of its most vital participants. The narrative unfolds in six sections, each focusing on a different aspect of the United States of the early twentieth century that continues... more...

  • A Regional Geography of the United States and Canadaby Chris Mayda

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 148.00

    In this comprehensive new text, Chris Mayda offers an exciting alternative to conventional North American geographies. Throughout her thorough discussion of the physical and human geography of the United States and Canada, the author weaves in the key themes of environment and sustainability. Combining incisive analysis, rich description, human... more...

  • Gary Snyder and the American Unconsciousby Tim Dean

    Palgrave Macmillan 1991; US$ 176.00

    This book presents a new theory of American culture based not on the phenomenologically- and existentially-derived vocabularies of consciousness, which have dominated earlier accounts, but rather on a revitalized notion of the unconscious. Drawing on the writings of the French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan, Dean develops a theory of the constitution... more...