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Product Description: In the early part of the 20th century, state and corporate propagandists used the mass media to promote the valor and rightness of ascending U.S. hegemony on the global stage. Critics who challenged these practices of mass persuasion were quickly discredited by the emergent field of communication research - a field explicitly attempting to measure and thereby improve the efficacy of media messages...read more
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9781783485550 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: In the early part of the 20th century, state and corporate propagandists used the mass media to promote the valor and rightness of ascending U.

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9781783485567 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, September 16, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In the early part of the 20th century, state and corporate propagandists used the mass media to promote the valor and rightness of ascending U.

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Product Description: A history of the cosmopolitan forces that made contemporary Iran “No ruling regime,” writes Hamid Dabashi, “could ever have a total claim over the idea of Iran as a nation, a people.” For decades, the narrative about Iran has been dominated by a false binary, in which the traditional ruling Islamist regime is counterposed against a modern population of educated, secular urbanites...read more
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9781784780685 | Verso Books, August 9, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A history of the cosmopolitan forces that made contemporary Iran “No ruling regime,” writes Hamid Dabashi, “could ever have a total claim over the idea of Iran as a nation, a people.

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Product Description: A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.Why does writing exist? What does it mean to those who write? Born from the interplay of natural and cultural history, the seemingly magical act of writing has continually expanded our consciousness...read more
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9780393058857 | W W Norton & Co Inc, July 27, 2015, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.

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9780393352924 | W W Norton & Co Inc, July 12, 2016, cover price $16.95 | also contains Palimpsest: A History of the Written Word | About this edition: A profound, eloquent meditation on the history of writing, from Mesopotamia to multimedia.

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9781494562533 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, August 18, 2015), cover price $24.99 | About this edition: Why does writing exist?

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Product Description: Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Locality: Studies on the Arts, Urbanism, Polity, and Society is an examination of the social and cultural geography of Java. This book penetrates and surveys the Javanese world, and examines the traditions, customs, arts, urban habitation, polity, history, and belief systems of people who speak the Javanese language and live on Java Island in the Indonesian archipelago...read more
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9781498533089 | Lexington Books, June 16, 2016, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Javanese Culture and the Meanings of Locality: Studies on the Arts, Urbanism, Polity, and Society is an examination of the social and cultural geography of Java.

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Product Description: This book demonstrates that theory in literary and cultural studies has moved beyond overarching master theories towards a greater awareness of particularity and contingency – including its own. What is the place of literary and cultural theory after the Age of Theory has ended? Grouping its chapters into rubrics of metatheory, cultural theory, critical theory and textual theory, the collection demonstrates that the practice of “doing theory” has neither lost its vitality nor can it be in any way dispensable...read more
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9781137474278 | Palgrave Macmillan, July 13, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This book demonstrates that theory in literary and cultural studies has moved beyond overarching master theories towards a greater awareness of particularity and contingency – including its own.

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Product Description: Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human. Defining culture and pinpointing its role in our lives is not, however, so straightforward. Terry Eagleton, one of our foremost literary and cultural critics, is uniquely poised to take on the challenge...read more
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9780300218794 | Yale Univ Pr, May 24, 2016, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Culture is a defining aspect of what it means to be human.

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Product Description: Since its origins in 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained worldwide recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the advocacy of cultural democracy. Festival curators play a major role in interpreting the Festival’s principles and shaping its practices...read more
By Olivia Cadaval (editor), Sojin Kim (editor) and Diana Baird N'diaye (editor)
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9781496805980 | Univ Pr of Mississippi, May 5, 2016, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Since its origins in 1967, the Smithsonian Folklife Festival has gained worldwide recognition as a model for the research and public presentation of living cultural heritage and the advocacy of cultural democracy.

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Product Description: Jon Ronson meets David Grann in this fascinating, wildly entertaining adventure and travel story about how culture can make us go totally insaneThe Geography of Madness is an investigation of "culture-bound" syndromes, which are far stranger than they sound...read more
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9781612193724 | Melville Pub House, April 26, 2016, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Jon Ronson meets David Grann in this fascinating, wildly entertaining adventure and travel story about how culture can make us go totally insaneThe Geography of Madness is an investigation of "culture-bound" syndromes, which are far stranger than they sound.

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Product Description: How old are you?  The more thought you bring to bear on the question, the harder it is to answer.  For we age simultaneously in different ways: biologically, psychologically, socially. And we age within the larger framework of a culture, in the midst of a history that predates us and will outlast us...read more
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9780226171999 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 21, 2014, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: How old are you?

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9780226381961 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, April 19, 2016), cover price $17.00 | About this edition: How old are you?

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Product Description: Italy, although it considers itself to be a middle-sized power on par with France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, has been incapable of playing an international role comparable to theirs, instead keeping a low-profile foreign policy...read more
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9781498522816 | Lexington Books, April 21, 2016, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Italy, although it considers itself to be a middle-sized power on par with France, the United Kingdom, and Germany, has been incapable of playing an international role comparable to theirs, instead keeping a low-profile foreign policy.

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Product Description: This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture. Provides an invaluable reference resource to all interested in the cultural structures and processes that animate contemporary life Contains 27 essays on the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture, including art, science, religions, race, class, gender, collective memory, institutions, and citizenship Reflects and analyzes the “cultural turn” that has transformed scholarship in the social sciences and humanities...read more
By Nancy Weiss Hanrahan (editor) and Mark D. Jacobs (editor)
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9780631231745 | Blackwell Pub, February 4, 2005, cover price $228.00 | About this edition: This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture.

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9781119250685 | Blackwell Pub, August 22, 2016, cover price $54.95 | About this edition: This collection of original, state-of-the-art essays by prominent international scholars covers the most important issues comprising the sociology of culture.

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9781405137287 | Blackwell Pub, April 15, 2008, cover price $183.95

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Product Description: What are the components of youth cultures today? This encyclopedia examines the facets of youth cultures and brings them to the forefront.Offers information on groups beyond the gangs the public associates with youth culture, providing definitions of suburban youth culture, survivalists and preppers, the deaf, skateboarders, Gen X, soldiers, and street kids, among othersProvides coverage of the expressive genres of American youth and the way they have shaped public tastes and trends, such as music, dance, fashion, tattooing, body piercing, social media, and moreFeatures an exploration of life issues for youth that have entered into the headlines―for example, bullying, cliques, rites of passage, student protest and activism, child abuse, and drug...read more
By Simon J. Bronner (editor) and Cindy Dell Clark (editor)
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9781440833915 | Greenwood Pub Group, March 21, 2016, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: What are the components of youth cultures today?

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Product Description: Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions...read more
By Lan Dong (editor)
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9781440829208 | Greenwood Pub Group, March 14, 2016, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: Providing comprehensive coverage of a variety of Asian American cultural forms, including folk tradition, literature, religion, education, politics, sports, and popular culture, this two-volume work is an ideal resource for students and general readers that reveals the historical, regional, and ethnic diversity within specific traditions.

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Product Description: Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology. It raises issues of cultural hierarchy, of distinction, and of legitimate culture and mass culture, and focuses on new areas of research, including the role of institutions, the reception of works of art, aesthetic experience, and emancipation through art and presents a synthesis of research and debate from France and the United States...read more
By Terry Nichols Clark (foreword by)
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9780739174814 | Lexington Books, April 1, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology.

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9781498536509 | Reprint edition (Lexington Books, February 29, 2016), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: Sociology of Culture and of Cultural Practices traces the development of the sociology of culture from its origins (Weber and Simmel) and examines the major trends that have emerged in this branch of sociology.

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Product Description: Exploring the central themes in modern American cultural studies and discussing how these themes can be interpreted, American Cultural Studies offers a wide-ranging overview of different aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity and immigration...read more
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9781138833135 | 4 revised edition (Routledge, February 4, 2016), cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Exploring the central themes in modern American cultural studies and discussing how these themes can be interpreted, American Cultural Studies offers a wide-ranging overview of different aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity and immigration.
9780415598705 | 3 revised edition (Routledge, December 14, 2011), cover price $130.00 | About this edition: Praise for previous editions:'Something of a godsend .
9780415346658 | 2 edition (Routledge, September 1, 2006), cover price $120.00 | About this edition: This much-needed update of American Cultural Studies provides an introduction to the central themes in modern American culture and exploring how these themes can be interpreted.
9780415127974 | Routledge, June 1, 1997, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Drawing on literature, art, film theatre, music and much more, American Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary introduction to American culture for those taking American Studies.

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9781138833142 | 4th edition (Routledge, February 12, 2016), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Exploring the central themes in modern American cultural studies and discussing how these themes can be interpreted, American Cultural Studies offers a wide-ranging overview of different aspects of American cultural life such as religion, gender and sexuality, regionalism, and ethnicity and immigration.
9780415598712 | 3 edition (Routledge, December 15, 2011), cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Praise for previous editions:'Something of a godsend .
9780415346665 | 2 edition (Routledge, September 1, 2006), cover price $41.95 | About this edition: This much-needed update of American Cultural Studies provides an introduction to the central themes in modern American culture and exploring how these themes can be interpreted.
9780415127981 | Routledge, January 1, 1998, cover price $36.95 | About this edition: Drawing on literature, art, film theatre, music and much more, American Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary introduction to American culture for those taking American Studies.

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9780203977491 | Routledge, December 11, 1997, cover price $36.95

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Product Description: Collectivities, in brief, is a term describing the intellectual and creative potential of groups. Collectivities then mark a position in the connection between disciplinary fields; a position that is simultaneously productive of new knowledge and new politics...read more
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9781498501125 | Lexington Books, January 14, 2016, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: Collectivities, in brief, is a term describing the intellectual and creative potential of groups.

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Product Description: In a media rich world, mass communication is all around us, from CNN, to your morning commute radio show, to Twitter. Introduction to Mass Communication: Media Literacy and Culture personalizes learning for every student, no matter whom they are or where they are, by giving them a deeper understanding of the role that media plays in both shaping and reflecting culture, while also helping them understand their role in society through that process...read more
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9781259376504 | 9 lslf edition (McGraw-Hill College, January 11, 2016), cover price $189.25 | About this edition: In a media rich world, mass communication is all around us, from CNN, to your morning commute radio show, to Twitter.
9780077520618 | 7 lslf edition (McGraw-Hill Humanities Social, April 4, 2011), cover price $122.50 | About this edition: Book by Baran, Stanley

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Product Description: An authoritative, comprehensive, and highly accessible assessment of the happiest and least happy countries and cities in the world, as well as of the happiest and least happy cities and states in the United States.• Supplies insightful and interesting information about all of the most contented and least contented countries and cities around the globe―and the factors that make the people who live in these places notably happy or discontented• Examines and explains the complexity of happiness and contentment as they apply to specific places and regions in the world• Synthesizes and evaluates the maze of existing rankings of cities and countries in the world with fresh and original information to produce a novel assessment of the geography of global happiness• Presents information about cities and countries in all parts of the world fairly and in both positive and negative light...read more
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9781440835568 | Greenwood Pub Group, December 14, 2015, cover price $89.00 | About this edition: An authoritative, comprehensive, and highly accessible assessment of the happiest and least happy countries and cities in the world, as well as of the happiest and least happy cities and states in the United States.

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Product Description: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays. The contributors look at advertising, film, painting and fine art journalism, photography, television and propaganda. They argue that there is only a social, not a formal relation between vision and truth...read more
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9781138137691 | Routledge, December 21, 2015, cover price $165.00 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.
9780415106221 | Routledge, March 1, 1995, cover price $235.00 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.

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9781138879980 | Routledge, December 1, 2014, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.
9780415867788 | Routledge, May 22, 2013, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.
9780415106238 | Routledge, March 1, 1995, cover price $63.95 | About this edition: In Visual Culture the 'visual' character of contemporary culture is explored in original and lively essays.

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9780203426449 | Routledge, November 1, 2002, cover price $53.95

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Product Description: The debate about Japan's 'uniqueness' is central to Japanese studies. This book aims to illuminate that debate from a comparative and theoretical perspective. It also tests theories of ethnicity and cultural nationalism through the use of Japan as a case study...read more
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9780415071192 | Routledge, August 1, 1992, cover price $205.00 | About this edition: The debate about Japan's 'uniqueness' is central to Japanese studies.

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9781138990548 | Routledge, December 18, 2015, cover price $47.95 | About this edition: The debate about Japan's 'uniqueness' is central to Japanese studies.
9780415120845 | Reprint edition (Routledge, April 1, 1995), cover price $25.95 | also contains Desert Sonorous: Stories | About this edition: The debate about Japan's "uniqueness" is central to Japanese studies.

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9780203973455 | Routledge, August 27, 1992, cover price $195.00

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Product Description: A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, Cultural Melancholy explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States. Using acute analysis of literature, drama, musical performance, and films, Singleton demonstrates how rituals of racialization and resistance transfer and transform melancholy discreetly across time, consolidating racial identities and communities along the way...read more
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9780252039621 | Univ of Illinois Pr, November 12, 2015, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, Cultural Melancholy explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States.

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Product Description: A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2011 A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape-from high to low to lower than low-by the award-winning young star of the literary nonfiction world...read more
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9780374532901 | Farrar Straus & Giroux, October 25, 2011, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2011 A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape―from high to low to lower than low―by the award-winning young star of the literary nonfiction world.

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9781511337878 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, November 3, 2015), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 One of Library Journal's Best Books of 2011 A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape-from high to low to lower than low-by the award-winning young star of the literary nonfiction world.

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Product Description: These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples.• Supplies entries that are more extensive than in most comparable encyclopedic works• Arranges content alphabetically by country, then by topic, with suggestions for further reading following each• Includes contributions from numerous eminent scholars of African history• Provides a clear African voice via entries from scholars from the African continen...read more
By Toyin Falola (editor)
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9781598846652 | Abc-Clio Inc, December 14, 2015, cover price $294.00 | About this edition: These volumes offer a one-stop resource for researching the lives, customs, and cultures of Africa's nations and peoples.

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Product Description: The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now. In Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future, cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should “create the future...read more
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9781609806378 | Seven Stories Pr, October 20, 2015, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The future is big right now—for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is going to happen in the future than what is happening right now.

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Product Description: On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan...read more
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9781619024496 | Counterpoint, October 14, 2014, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties.

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9781619025813 | Counterpoint, October 13, 2015, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties.
9780441661565, titled "The Phoenix and the Mirror" | Reissue edition (Ace Books, April 1, 1983), cover price $2.50 | also contains The Phoenix and the Mirror | About this edition: A Landmark Fantasy Adventure Inspired by the legends of the Dark Ages, The Phoenix and the Mirror is the story of the mighty Vergil - not quite the Vergil of our history books (the poet who penned The Aeneid), but the Vergil conjured by the medieval imagination: hero, alchemist, and sorcerer extroaordinaire.

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