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9780814708163 | New York Univ Pr, January 23, 2015, cover price $30.00

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9781479884100 | Reprint edition (New York Univ Pr, February 1, 2017), cover price $19.95

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9781455536283 | Large print edition (Twelve, November 17, 2015), cover price $32.00
9781455563111 | Twelve, November 3, 2015, cover price $30.00

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9781455563135 | Twelve, May 9, 2017, cover price $17.99

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9781478904830 | Unabridged edition (Twelve, December 1, 2015), cover price $35.00

For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J. Ellis, and Tony Horwitz comes a lively, thought-provoking intellectual history of the golden age of American utopianism—and the bold, revolutionary, and eccentric visions for the future put forward by five of history’s most influential utopian movements. In the wake of the Enlightenment and the onset of industrialism, a generation of dreamers took it upon themselves to confront the messiness and injustice of a rapidly changing world. To our eyes, the utopian communities that took root in America in the nineteenth century may seem ambitious to the point of delusion, but they attracted members willing to dedicate their lives to creating a new social order and to asking the bold question What should the future look like? In Paradise Now, Chris Jennings tells the story of five interrelated utopian movements, revealing their relevance both to their time and to our own. Here is Mother Ann Lee, the prophet of the Shakers, who grew up in newly industrialized Manchester, England—and would come to build a quiet but fierce religious tradition on the opposite side of the Atlantic. Even as the society she founded spread across the United States, the Welsh industrialist Robert Owen came to the Indiana frontier to build an egalitarian, rationalist utopia he called the New Moral World. A decade later, followers of the French visionary Charles Fourier blanketed America with colonies devoted to inaugurating a new millennium of pleasure and fraternity. Meanwhile, the French radical Étienne Cabet sailed to Texas with hopes of establishing a communist paradise dedicated to ideals that would be echoed in the next century. And in New York’s Oneida Community, a brilliant Vermonter named John Humphrey Noyes set about creating a new society in which the human spirit could finally be perfected in the image of God. Over time, these movements fell apart, and the national mood that had inspired them was drowned out by the dream of westward expansion and the waking nightmare of the Civil War. Their most galvanizing ideas, however, lived on, and their audacity has influenced countless political movements since. Their stories remain an inspiration for everyone who seeks to build a better world, for all who ask, What should the future look like?Praise for Paradise Now“Uncommonly smart and beautifully written . . . a triumph of scholarship and narration: five stand-alone community studies and a coherent, often spellbinding history of the United States during its tumultuous first half-century . . . Although never less than evenhanded, and sometimes deliciously wry, Jennings writes with obvious affection for his subjects. To read Paradise Now is to be dazzled, humbled and occasionally flabbergasted by the amount of energy and talent sacrificed at utopia’s altar.”—The New York Times Book Review “Writing an impartial, respectful account of these philanthropies and follies is no small task, but Mr. Jennings largely pulls it off with insight and aplomb. Indulgently sympathetic to the utopian impulse in general, he tells a good story. His explanations of the various reformist credos are patient, thought-provoking and . . . entertaining.”—The Wall Street Journal “As a tour guide, Jennings is thoughtful, engaging and witty in the right doses. . . . He makes the subject his own with fresh eyes and a crisp narrative, rich with detail. . . . In the end, Jennings writes, the communards’ disregard for the world as it exists sealed their fate. But in revisiting their stories, he makes a compelling case that our present-day ‘deficit of imagination’ could be similarly fated.”—San Francisco Chronicle

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9780812993707 | Random House Inc, January 12, 2016, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: For readers of Jill Lepore, Joseph J.

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9780812983890 | Reprint edition (Random House Inc, October 4, 2016), cover price $18.00

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9781250112507, titled "Wake Up America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great--and Why We Need Them More Than Ever" | St Martins Pr, June 28, 2016, cover price $25.99

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9781400069699 | Random House Inc, May 12, 2015, cover price $27.00
9780471956525, titled "Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 1, 2002, cover price $121.00 | also contains A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows

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9780812982084 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $16.00 | also contains A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

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9780471956525, titled "Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows" | John Wiley & Sons Inc, May 1, 2002, cover price $121.00 | also contains A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, Numerical Computation of Internal and External Flows

Paperback:

9780812982084 | 1 edition (Random House Inc, May 10, 2016), cover price $16.00 | also contains A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope

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9780147520937 | Unabridged edition (Random House, May 12, 2015), cover price $32.00

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Product Description: In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the character of the South, and even its persistence as a distinct region, was an open question. During Reconstruction, the North assumed significant power to redefine the South, imagining a region rebuilt and modeled on northern society...read more

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9781469614182 | 1 edition (Univ of North Carolina Pr, April 28, 2014), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the character of the South, and even its persistence as a distinct region, was an open question.

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9781469627281 | Reprint edition (Univ of North Carolina Pr, February 1, 2016), cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, the character of the South, and even its persistence as a distinct region, was an open question.

Product Description: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries. This collection of primary source material seeks to understand how this belief began, how it developed and why it remains popular...read more

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9781848932890 | Pickering & Chatto Ltd, November 30, 2012, cover price $625.00 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138750111 | Routledge, November 1, 2012, cover price $156.25 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138750104 | Routledge, November 1, 2012, cover price $156.25 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138750081 | Routledge, November 1, 2012, cover price $156.25 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138750098 | Routledge, November 1, 2012, cover price $156.25 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.

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9781138661905 | Routledge, February 29, 2016, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138660434 | Routledge, January 20, 2016, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138660441 | Routledge, January 20, 2016, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.
9781138660458 | Routledge, January 20, 2016, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: American exceptionalism – the idea that America is fundamentally distinct from other nations – is a philosophy that has dominated economics, politics, religion and culture for two centuries.

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Product Description: The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insight into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image   How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation? In American Reckoning, Christian G...read more

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9780670025398 | Viking Pr, February 5, 2015, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: “Few people understand the centrality of the Vietnam War to our situation as much as Christian Appy.
9780521327374, titled "Poetic Principles and Practice: Occasional Papers on Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Valery" | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 1, 1987, cover price $89.95 | also contains Poetic Principles and Practice: Occasional Papers on Baudelaire, Mallarme, and Valery | About this edition: Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Valéry, three central poets of the modern French tradition, form a noble poetic lineage: Mallarmé proceeded from Baudelaire, Valéry from Mallarmé; yet each went his separate way and attained a high degree of originality.

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9780143128342 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, January 5, 2016), cover price $18.00 | About this edition: The critically acclaimed author of Patriots offers profound insight into Vietnam’s place in America’s self-image   How did the Vietnam War change the way we think of ourselves as a people and a nation?

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9781478961482 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, November 24, 2015), cover price $123.99

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Product Description: Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a much-talked-about 2016 presidential candidate, offers fourteen lessons from our nation’s past and discusses how they can be used to restore American courage, faith, and wisdom.In American Will, Governor Jindal brings to life some of the greatest lessons in our nation’s history and explores how they have defined our current state of affairs—including the exciting story behind the Louisiana Purchase, the conflict between the Federalists and anti-Federalists, Reagan vs...read more
By Kirby Heybourne (narrator) and Bobby Jindal

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9781442393523 | Unabridged edition (Simon & Schuster, October 20, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a much-talked-about 2016 presidential candidate, offers fourteen lessons from our nation’s past and discusses how they can be used to restore American courage, faith, and wisdom.

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Product Description: Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a much-talked-about 2016 presidential candidate, offers fourteen lessons from our nation’s past and discusses how they can be used to restore American courage, faith, and wisdom.Nearly forty-five years ago, Bobby Jindal’s parents left their home in rural India—a place with no electricity or running water—to build a new life in the United States...read more

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9781501117077 | Threshold Editions, October 20, 2015, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, a much-talked-about 2016 presidential candidate, offers fourteen lessons from our nation’s past and discusses how they can be used to restore American courage, faith, and wisdom.

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Product Description: It has been over 60 years since David Riesman’s most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim. While this remains a best-selling sociology book, Riesman’s expertise and publications spanned far beyond the treatment of the American social character type offered there...read more
By Marcus Aldredge (editor)

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9781472428486, titled "David Riesman’s Unpublished Writings and Continuing Legacy" | Ashgate Pub Co, August 14, 2015, cover price $119.95 | About this edition: It has been over 60 years since David Riesman’s most famous work The Lonely Crowd brought him international acclaim.

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Product Description: Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise...read more

Hardcover:

9781621572039 | Regnery Pub, June 2, 2014, cover price $29.99

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9781621574019 | Reprint edition (Regnery Pub, June 1, 2015), cover price $16.99 | also contains America: Imagine a World Without Her | About this edition: #1 New York Times BestsellerIs America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege?
9781500848132 | Createspace Independent Pub, August 14, 2014, cover price $6.99

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9781480584921 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, June 1, 2015), cover price $19.99 | also contains America: Imagine a World Without Her | About this edition: Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege?

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Product Description: Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D'Souza says these questions are no mere academic exercise...read more
By Walter Dixon (narrator) and Dinesh D'Souza

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9781621574019 | Reprint edition (Regnery Pub, June 1, 2015), cover price $16.99 | also contains America: Imagine a World Without Her | About this edition: #1 New York Times BestsellerIs America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege?

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9781480584921 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, June 1, 2015), cover price $19.99 | also contains America: Imagine a World Without Her | About this edition: Is America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege?
9781480584938 | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, June 2, 2014), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: Considers how the world would be different if the United States had never been founded, retelling the story of how the country was born and discussing aspects of American life that make the U.
9781480584884 | Unabridged edition (Brilliance Audio, June 2, 2014), cover price $29.99

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Offers examples of the qualities that make America a deserved leader of the Western world, as well as a target for criticism and terrorism, and refutes four major critiques.

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9780895261533 | Regnery Pub, April 1, 2002, cover price $32.99 | About this edition: Offers examples of the qualities that make America a deserved leader of the Western world, as well as a target for criticism and terrorism, and refutes four major critiques.
9789990867190 | Natl Book Network, April 1, 2002, cover price $0.02

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9781621574026 | Reprint edition (Regnery Pub, June 1, 2015), cover price $16.99
9781621572725 | Regnery Pub, October 27, 2014, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: With What's So Great About America, Dinesh D'Souza is not asking a question, but making a statement.
9780142003015 | Reissue edition (Penguin USA, June 1, 2003), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Offers examples of the qualities that make America a deserved leader of the Western world, as well as a target for criticism and terrorism, and refutes four major critiques.

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9781590072905 | Unabridged edition (New Millenium Audio, October 1, 2002), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Offers examples of the qualities that make America a deserved leader of the Western world, as well as a target for criticism and terrorism, and refutes four major critiques.

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9781590072899 | Unabridged edition (New Millenium Audio, October 1, 2002), cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Offers examples of the qualities that make America a deserved leader of the Western world, as well as a target for criticism and terrorism, and refutes four major critiques.

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Product Description: In 1987, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published; a wildly popular book that drew attention to the shift in American culture away from the tenants that made America—and Americans—unique. Bloom focused on a breakdown in the American curriculum, but many sensed that the issue affected more than education...read more
By Adam Bellow (editor)

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9781599474588 | Templeton Foundation Pr, June 16, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: In 1987, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published; a wildly popular book that drew attention to the shift in American culture away from the tenants that made America—and Americans—unique.

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9781599475097 | Templeton Foundation Pr, March 15, 2016, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: In 1987, Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind was published; a wildly popular book that drew attention to the shift in American culture away from the tenants that made America—and Americans—unique.

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9780804195003, titled "A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope" | 1 lrg edition (Random House Large Print, May 12, 2015), cover price $27.00 | also contains A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir

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9780804195003, titled "A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope" | 1 lrg edition (Random House Large Print, May 12, 2015), cover price $27.00 | also contains A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir

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By Nancy Davis (contributor)

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9781588344960 | Smithsonian Inst Pr, May 26, 2015, cover price $29.95

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9781138826687 | Routledge, May 11, 2015, cover price $140.00

Paperback:

9781138826694 | Routledge, May 14, 2015, cover price $49.95

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By Ben Carson (foreword by)

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9781455549825 | Center st, January 13, 2015, cover price $16.00

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