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Product Description: What is the "American Dream"? This book's author argues that contrary to what many believe, it is not achieving the wealth necessary to enter the top one percent but rather becoming members of the great middle class by dint of hard work and self-discipline...read more

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9781610697576 | Greenwood Pub Group, October 31, 2016, cover price $189.00 | About this edition: What is the "American Dream"?

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Product Description: American Fatherhood: A Cultural History traces changes in what it means to be a dad in America, from the 1960s through today. The book begins with an overview of fatherhood in America from the “founding fathers” through the 1950s and progresses to the role of fathers as they were encouraged to move beyond being simply providers to becoming more engaged parents, navigating complex and changing gender and family expectations...read more

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9781442248106 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, November 5, 2015, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: American Fatherhood: A Cultural History traces changes in what it means to be a dad in America, from the 1960s through today.

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Product Description: American history is ubiquitous, underscoring everything from food to travel to architecture and design. It is also emotionally charged, frequently crossing paths with political and legal issues. In Remembering America, Lawrence R...read more

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9780803254336 | 1 edition (Univ of Nebraska Pr, November 1, 2015), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: American history is ubiquitous, underscoring everything from food to travel to architecture and design.

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9780533136254, titled "The Mystic Bridge of Time" | Vantage Pr, April 1, 2001, cover price $8.95 | also contains The Mystic Bridge of Time

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Product Description: Five seminal events occurred in New York City in the pivotal year 1964: the "British Invasion," the arrival of the Beatles in February; the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March; the World's Fair that ran in Queens between April and October; the "race riots" in Brooklyn and Harlem in July; and the World Series in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the St...read more

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9780786479818 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 14, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Five seminal events occurred in New York City in the pivotal year 1964: the "British Invasion," the arrival of the Beatles in February; the murder of Kitty Genovese in Queens in March; the World's Fair that ran in Queens between April and October; the "race riots" in Brooklyn and Harlem in July; and the World Series in the Bronx between the New York Yankees and the St.

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Product Description: The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America’s defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as “un-American” experiences. Arguing that death and dying may be our last major taboo, this book shows how death and dying became almost unmentionable words over the course of the last century...read more

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9781442222236 | Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, July 5, 2013, cover price $44.00 | About this edition: The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America’s defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as “un-American” experiences.

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Product Description: The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country’s democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected without promising to serve the middle class...read more

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9780415831864 | Routledge, July 30, 2013, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country’s democracy and prosperity.

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9780415831871 | Routledge, June 24, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country’s democracy and prosperity.

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Product Description: “Psychology has stepped down from the university chair into the marketplace” was how the New York Times put it in 1926. Another commentator in 1929 was more biting. Psychoanalysis, he said, had over a generation, “converted the human scene into a neurotic...read more

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9780803244764 | Univ of Nebraska Pr, April 1, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: “Psychology has stepped down from the university chair into the marketplace” was how the New York Times put it in 1926.

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Product Description: Sexidemic is the first real cultural history of sexuality in the United States since the end of World War II. For a people who supposedly love sex, the author argues, Americans have had no shortage of problems with it. Since the end of World War II, in fact, we’ve had a contentious relationship with sexuality, the subject a source of considerable tension and controversy on both an individual and societal level...read more

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9781442220409 | 1 edition (Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc, February 7, 2013), cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Sexidemic is the first real cultural history of sexuality in the United States since the end of World War II.

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Product Description: What do consumers really want? In the mid-twentieth century, many marketing executives sought to answer this question by looking to the theories of Sigmund Freud and his followers. By the 1950s, Freudian psychology had become the adman's most powerful new tool, promising to plumb the depths of shoppers' subconscious minds to access the irrational desires beneath their buying decisions...read more

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9780812242515 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, April 22, 2010, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What do consumers really want?

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9780812222265 | Univ of Pennsylvania Pr, January 24, 2013, cover price $22.50 | About this edition: What do consumers really want?

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Product Description: There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream. Rather than just a powerful philosophy or ideology, the Dream is thoroughly woven into the fabric of everyday life, playing a vital role in who we are, what we do, and why we do it...read more

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9780815610076 | Syracuse Univ Pr, September 15, 2012, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: There is no better way to understand America than by understanding the cultural history of the American Dream.

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Product Description: This book is much more than an authoritative and compelling look at the cultural history of the supernatural over the last century in America―it also explains why we want to believe.• Shares hundreds of real-life stories, and uses hundreds of sources, many of them forgotten• Provides a bibliography of authoritative books and articles, both in support of and arguing against beliefs in the supernatura...read more

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9780313398995 | Praeger Pub Text, August 31, 2011, cover price $49.00 | About this edition: This book is much more than an authoritative and compelling look at the cultural history of the supernatural over the last century in America―it also explains why we want to believe.

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Product Description: From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from aroundthe world flocked to the New York World’s Fair, an experience that liveson in the memory of many individuals and in America’s collective consciousness.Taking a perceptive look back at “the last of the great world’sfairs,” Samuel offers a vivid portrait of this seminal event and of thecultural climate that surrounded it...read more

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9780815609568, titled "The End of the Innocence: The 1964-1965 New York World’s Fair" | Reprint edition (Syracuse Univ Pr, August 31, 2010), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: From April 1964 to October 1965, some 52 million people from aroundthe world flocked to the New York World’s Fair, an experience that liveson in the memory of many individuals and in America’s collective consciousness.

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Product Description: The future is not a fixed idea but a highly variable one that reflects the values of those who are imagining it. By studying the ways that visionaries imagined the future-particularly that of America-in the past century, much can be learned about the cultural dynamics of the time...read more

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9780292719149 | Univ of Texas Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: The future is not a fixed idea but a highly variable one that reflects the values of those who are imagining it.

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Product Description: As Americans, we have been taught to be obsessed with money and the people who have it. We are curious about what they buy, where they vacation, and what separates them from the rest of us. Rich puts the American obsession with all things money into much-needed perspective and context, exposing the origins of the upper class...read more

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9780814413623 | 1 edition (Amacom Books, July 1, 2009), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: As Americans, we have been taught to be obsessed with money and the people who have it.

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Product Description: From April to October in 1964 and 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World’s Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America’s collective consciousness...read more

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9780815608905 | Syracuse Univ Pr, August 30, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From April to October in 1964 and 1965, some 52 million people from around the world flocked to the New York World’s Fair, an experience that lives on in the memory of many individuals and in America’s collective consciousness.

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