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Long Time Gone: Sixties America Then and Now (Viewpoints on American Culture)

By: Bloom, Alexander

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Oxford University Press: May 2001

Seller ID: 17575

ISBN: 0195125150

Condition: New


With remarkable speed, the Sixties have gone from lived history to mythology. They remain alive in our culture in a manner different from any previous era. At the dawn of a new century, we are still debating the issues that emerged during that decade, still living in the conscious aftermath of its events and transformations.This collection looks back at the Sixties, attempting to understand the issues of the day on their own terms and to think about their meanings in today's world. Alexander Bloom has gathered ten original essays, each of which explores the gulf between history and myth re... View more info

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All Available Boats: The Evacuation of Manhattan Island on September 11, 2001

By: Magee, Mike

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Spencer Books: December 2002

Seller ID: 17935

ISBN: 1889793116

Condition: New


The astonishing photographs and stories in this book document a little-known side of New York's heroic response to the tragic events of September 11, 2001: the maritime rescue effort. Ferries, tugboats, private vessels, and others joined together to evacuate an estimated 300,000 people from lower Manhattan. In conjunction with a landmark exhibit of the same name at the South Street Seaport Museum, "All Available Boats" tells the story of this historic day through the voices of some of its heroes. View more info

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The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues Of Community In America

By: Alan Ehrenhalt

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Basic Books: August 1996

Seller ID: 17588

ISBN: 0465041930

Condition: New


Millions of Americans yearn for a lost sense of community, for the days when neighbors looked out for one another and families were stable and secure. The 1950s are regarded as the golden age of community, but 1960s rebellion and 1980s nostalgia have blurred our view of what life was really like back then.In "The Lost City, " Alan Ehrenhalt cuts through the fog, immersing us in the sights, sounds, and rhythms of life in America forty years ago. He takes us down the streets and into the homes, schools, and shops of three neighborhoods in one quintessentially American city: Chicago. In St. Nicho... View more info

Dopesick: Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company that Addicted America

By: Beth Macy

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Back Bay Books: August 2019

Seller ID: 17047

ISBN: 0316551309

Condition: New


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The World As It Is: Dispatches on the Myth of Human Progress

By: Chris Hedges

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Bold Type Books: February 2013

Seller ID: 17125

ISBN: 1568587287

Condition: New


Acclaimed journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges is one of the great moral voices of our age. He has the rare combination of decades of experience reporting from conflict zones in Central America, the Middle East, Africa, and the Balkans, and the erudition one would expect from a student of Christian ethics and the classics at Harvard University. He prizes the truth over news and facts. And in the pursuit of truth he has risked his career; even his life. "I never sought to be objective," he writes. "How can you be objective about death squads in El Salvador, massacres in Iraq, o... View more info

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The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

By: Dacher Keltner

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: May 2017

Seller ID: 17126

ISBN: 0143110292

Condition: New


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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

By: Daniel Okrent

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Scribner: May 2011

Seller ID: 12305

ISBN: 074327704X

Condition: New


Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 468 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 468 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white. Audience: General/trade. New condition, ships from Richmond, VA. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Lie Detecting 101: A Comprehensive Course in Spotting Lies and Detecting Deceit

By: David Craig

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Skyhorse: January 2015

Seller ID: 17332

ISBN: 162914794X

Condition: New


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The Children's Blizzard

By: David Laskin

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Harper Perennial: October 2005

Seller ID: 17968

ISBN: 0060520760

Condition: New


Thousands of impoverished Northern European immigrants were promised that the prairie offered "land, freedom, and hope." The disastrous blizzard of 1888 revealed that their free homestead was not a paradise but a hard, unforgiving place governed by natural forces they neither understood nor controlled, and America's heartland would never be the same.This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more. View more info

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Love at Goon Park: Harry Harlow and the Science of Affection

By: Deborah Blum

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Basic Books: July 2011

Seller ID: 17811

ISBN: 046502601X

Condition: New


In the early twentieth century, affection between parents and their children was discouraged--psychologists thought it would create needy kids, and doctors thought it would spread infectious disease. It took a revolution in psychology to overturn these beliefs and prove that touch ensures emotional and intellectual health. In Love at Goon Park, Pulitzer Prize winner Deborah Blum charts this profound cultural shift by tracing the story of Harry Harlow--the man who studied neglect and its life-altering consequences on primates in his lab. The biography of both a man and an idea, Love at Goon ... View more info

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The Human Age: The World Shaped By Us

By: Diane Ackerman

Price: $9.95

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company: September 2015

Seller ID: 16884

ISBN: 0393351645

Condition: New


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Death of the Guilds: Professions, States, and the Advance of Capitalism, 1930 to the Present

By: Elliott A. Krause

Price: $27.95

Publisher: Yale University Press: February 1999

Seller ID: 17579

ISBN: 0300078668

Condition: New


In this wide-ranging analysis, Elliot Krause considers the autonomy and leverage of modern professional groups---medicine, law, university teaching, and engineering---in the United States and four European countries over the past three decades. Finding that each group has experienced a decline in its power relative to that of state and capitalist institutions, Krause considers the implicatons for professionals and those they serve. View more info

Primitive Rebels

By: Eric Hobsbawm

Price: $8.95

Publisher: Abacus: June 2017

Seller ID: 16877

ISBN: 0349143013

Condition: New


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Image for Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership

Certain Trumpets: The Nature of Leadership

By: Garry Wills

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: May 1995

Seller ID: 18200

ISBN: 0684801388

Condition: New


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Deep Souths: Delta, Piedmont, and Sea Island Society in the Age of Segregation

By: J. William Harris

Price: $14.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: March 2003

Seller ID: 17587

ISBN: 080187310X

Condition: New


"Deep Souths" tells the stories of three southern regions from Reconstruction to World War II: the Mississippi-Yazoo Delta, the eastern Piedmont of Georgia, and the Georgia Sea Islands and Atlantic coast. Though these regions initially shared the histories and populations we associate with the idea of a "Deep South"--all had economies based on slave plantation labor in 1860--their histories diverged sharply during the three generations after Reconstruction. With research gathered from oral histories, census reports, and a wide variety of other sources, Harris traces these regional changes ... View more info

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Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

By: Jonathan Kozol

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Broadway Books: September 2013

Seller ID: 17452

ISBN: 1400052475

Condition: New


In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his previous prize-winning books, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into adulthood. For nearly fifty years, Jonathan has pricked the conscience of his readers by laying bare the savage inequalities inflicted upon children for no reason but the accident of being born to poverty within a wealthy nation. But never has his intimate acquaintance with his subj... View more info

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Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

By: Kristen Iversen

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Broadway Books: June 2013

Seller ID: 17437

ISBN: 0307955656

Condition: New


"Full Body Burden" is Kristen Iversen's story of growing up in a small Colorado town close to Rocky Flats, a secret nuclear weapons plant. It's also a book about the destructive power of secrets--both family secrets and government secrets. Her father's hidden liquor bottles, the strange cancers in children in the neighborhood, the truth about what they made at Rocky Flats--best not to inquire too deeply into any of it. But as Iversen grew older, she began to ask questions and discovered some disturbing realities. As this memoir unfolds, it reveals itself as a brilliant work of investiga... View more info

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The Kindness Diaries: One Man's Quest to Ignite Goodwill and Transform Lives Around the World

By: Leon Logothetis

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Reader's Digest: October 2015

Seller ID: 17514

ISBN: 1621452697

Condition: New


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A Consumers' Republic: The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America

By: Lizabeth Cohen

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Vintage Books: December 2003

Seller ID: 17529

ISBN: 0375707379

Condition: New


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The Children of Sanchez: Autobiography of a Mexican Family

By: Oscar Lewis

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Vintage: November 2011

Edition: 50

Seller ID: 17435

ISBN: 0307744531

Condition: New


A pioneering work from a visionary anthropologist, "The Children of Sanchez "is hailed around the world as a watershed achievement in the study of poverty--a uniquely intimate investigation, as poignant today as when it was first published. It is the epic story of the Sanchez family, told entirely by its members--Jesus, the 50-year-old patriarch, and his four adult children--as their lives unfold in the Mexico City slum they call home. Weaving together their extraordinary personal narratives, Oscar Lewis creates a sympathetic but ultimately tragic portrait that is at once harrowing and ... View more info