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American Fun
American Fun
Written by John Beckman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307908179
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American Fun
Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt
Written by John Beckman


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
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Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what it means to be an American.
 
From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans...

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American Fun
American Fun
Written by John Beckman
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American Fun
Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt
Written by John Beckman


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: February 4, 2014
Price: $14.99

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America’s unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what it means to be an American.
 
From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock, Americans...

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The Good Life
The Good Life
Written by Loren Baritz
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ISBN: 9780307832146
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The Good Life

Written by Loren Baritz


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2013
Price: $16.99

What is the American middle class? What does it want?
 
In search of these answers The Good Life tackles the assumptions Americans make and have made about their own culture—about the meaning of equality, success, personal and national security, acceptable ways of dressing and loving and raising children, and, most important... Read more >
The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

Written by Max Weber


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology to the study...

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The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations
The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations
Written by Max Weber
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ISBN: 9781781681091
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The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

Written by Max Weber


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology to the study...

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Legendary Beasts of Britain
Legendary Beasts of Britain
Written by Julia Cresswell
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ISBN: 9780747812043
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Legendary Beasts of Britain

Written by Julia Cresswell


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: July 9, 2013
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Moonlight At Midday
Moonlight At Midday
Written by Sally Carrighar
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ISBN: 9780307831330
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Moonlight At Midday

Written by Sally Carrighar


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $15.99

This is the real Alaska, the Alaska few outsiders know. It is the human scene, described in intimate and authentic detail. No one except a gift naturalist could have written this book, for Sally Carrighar has eyes that see, trained eyes that see what others pass by.
 
Icebound Summer was...

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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780307476456
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has written a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.
 
How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can...

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A Tribe Apart
A Tribe Apart
Written by Patricia Hersch
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ISBN: 9780307829931
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A Tribe Apart
A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence
Written by Patricia Hersch


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: February 6, 2013
Price: $11.99

For three fascinating, disturbing years, writer Patricia Hersch journeyed inside a world that is as familiar as our own children and yet as alien as some exotic culture--the world of adolescence. As a silent, attentive partner, she followed eight teenagers in the typically American town of Reston, Virginia, listening to their... Read more >
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Language
Language
Written by Daniel L. Everett
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ISBN: 9780307473806
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Language
The Cultural Tool
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2012
Price: $16.00

For years, the prevailing opinion among academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of us. In this bold and provocative study, linguist Daniel Everett argues that, like other tools, language was invented by humans and can be reinvented or lost. He... Read more >
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The Stammering Century
The Stammering Century
Written by Gilbert Seldes, Introduction by Greil Marcus
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ISBN: 9781590175804
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The Stammering Century

Written by Gilbert Seldes
Introduction by Greil Marcus


Format: Trade Paperback, 452 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $18.95

Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century, writes:

    This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during 
    the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with the 
    cults and manias of that period. Its personages are fanatics, and radicals, 
    and mountebanks. Its intention is to connect these secondary...

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The Stammering Century

Written by Gilbert Seldes
Introduction by Greil Marcus


Format: eBook, 452 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2012
Price: $18.95

Gilbert Seldes, the author of The Stammering Century, writes:

      This book is not a record of the major events in Ameri­can history during
      the nineteenth century. It is concerned with minor movements, with the
      cults and manias of that period. Its personages are fanatics, and radicals,
      and mountebanks. Its intention is... Read more >
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The Argument Culture
The Argument Culture
Written by Deborah Tannen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765536
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The Argument Culture
Moving from Debate to Dialogue
Written by Deborah Tannen


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

In her number one bestseller, You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen showed why talking to someone of the other sex can be like talking to someone from another world. Her bestseller Talking from 9 to 5 did for workplace communication what You Just Don't Understand did for personal relationships. Now Tannen... Read more >
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Way of the Ancient Healer
Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions
Written by Virgil Mayor Apostol


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $16.95

Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in daily life. Enhanced with over 200 photographs and illustrations, the book combines years of historical research with detailed descriptions of the spiritual belief system that forms the...

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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307958501
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone... Read more >
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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307592996
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $27.95

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.

How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone... Read more >
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The Living Maya
Ancient Wisdom in the Era of 2012
Written by Robert Sitler, Ph.D.
Foreword by Gaspar Pedro Gonzalez and Patricio Balona


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2012
Price: $12.95

Author Robert Sitler’s immersion in Mayan culture began with a transformative spiritual experience more than three decades ago in the ruins of Palenque, Mexico. Led by a local to a nearby Mayan village, Sitler discovered firsthand what traditional Mayan life was like—a community of people living in peace with each other... Read more >
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Language
Language
Written by Daniel L. Everett
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907028
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Language
The Cultural Tool
Written by Daniel L. Everett


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $11.99

A bold and provocative study that presents language not as an innate component of the brain—as most linguists do—but as an essential tool unique to each culture worldwide.
 
For years, the prevailing opinion among academics has been that language is embedded in our genes, existing as an innate and instinctual part of...

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In the Country of Country
In the Country of Country
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff
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ISBN: 9780307807083
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In the Country of Country
A Journey to the Roots of American Music
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $14.99

From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos.


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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
Written by Bethanne Patrick
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426208133
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An Uncommon History of Common Courtesy
How Manners Shaped the World
Written by Bethanne Patrick


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $40.00

With engaging and artfully presented text, including sidebars on media mavens throughout history, social gaffes, and archaic manners, this book is as entertaining as it is informative. Readers delve into cultural similarities and differences through lively passages, colorful photography, and sidebars on unique history. Topics include Courtesies and Greetings, Communication and... Read more >
The Virtues of Aging
The Virtues of Aging
Written by Jimmy Carter
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ISBN: 9780307764669
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The Virtues of Aging

Written by Jimmy Carter


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2011
Price: $9.99

"We are not alone in our worry about both the physical aspect of aging and the prejudice that exists toward the elderly, which is similar to racism or sexism. What makes it different is that the prejudice also exists among those of us who are either within this group or rapidly... Read more >
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The Joy of Family Traditions
The Joy of Family Traditions
Written by Jennifer Trainer Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307788849
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The Joy of Family Traditions
A Season-by-Season Companion to Celebrations, Holidays, and Special Occasions
Written by Jennifer Trainer Thompson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $12.99

When a special activity evolves into a tradition within a family, it creates meaning, connection, and community and makes common occasions more momentous and memorable. Establishing a sense of stability and shared history has never been more important to parents than it is today, as families become more fractured and scattered... Read more >
Discovering the Folklore and Traditions of Marriage
Discovering the Folklore and Traditions of Marriage
Written by George Monger
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ISBN: 9780747808190
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Discovering the Folklore and Traditions of Marriage

Written by George Monger


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $9.95

The wedding is a ceremony that is surrounded by tradition and folklore, but why do we do what we do, and what lies behind the customs of marriage? What color should a wedding dress be? What is the origin of the wedding cake? Why do we throw confetti? What is so... Read more >
God of the Rodeo
God of the Rodeo
Written by Daniel Bergner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765864
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God of the Rodeo
The Quest for Redemption in Louisiana's Angola Prison
Written by Daniel Bergner


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $11.99

Never before had Daniel Bergner seen a spectacle as bizarre as the one he had come to watch that Sunday in October. Murderers, rapists, and armed robbers were competing in the annual rodeo at Angola, the grim maximum-security penitentiary in Louisiana. The convicts, sentenced to life without parole, were thrown, trampled... Read more >
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Way of the Ancient Healer
Way of the Ancient Healer
Written by Virgil Mayor Apostol
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ISBN: 9781556439414
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Way of the Ancient Healer
Sacred Teachings from the Philippine Ancestral Traditions
Written by Virgil Mayor Apostol


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $19.95

Way of the Ancient Healer provides an overview of the rich tradition of Filipino healing practices, discussing their origins, world influences, and role in daily life. Enhanced with over 200 photographs and illustrations, the book combines years of historical research with detailed descriptions of the spiritual belief system that forms the...

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