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The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
Paperback      ISBN: 0393951693
Presents a collection of examples of major American urban legends, one of the most common forms of contemporary American folklore, and explains their popular appeal
Plan of Attack
Plan of Attack
Hardcover      ISBN: 074325547x
Details the sixteen months of planning and decision making between President Bush, his war council, and key foreign leaders leading up to the 2003 war in Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Fooling With Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
Fooling With Words
A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
Paperback      ISBN: 0688177921
A collection of poems and conversations with poets at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival presents a fascinating picture of how poets create their art, in an anthology that explores the significance of poetry in modern live. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Wise Women: A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty
Wise Women
A Celebration of Their Insights, Courage, and Beauty
Paperback      ISBN: 0821228188
In ancient times older women were the keepers of primal mysteries and were revered for their special wisdom: today there is a feeling that our culture is reawakening to the power of our elders. Joyce Tenneson presents 80 portraits of women aged 65 to 100, who comment on their experiences of ageing.
Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Pigs at the Trough
How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Paperback      ISBN: 1400051266
A critical account of American corporate and political corruption profiles top business leaders, identifies fraudulent activities and questionable bookkeeping practices, and describes the consequences of corporate greed and political shenanigans on America. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
Paperback      ISBN: 1400034639
A foreign correspondent for The New York Times draws on his own experiences in the Balkans, Central America, and the Middle East to examine how human beings experience war and to argue that war gives rise to dangerous myths about the nobility of the cause while forgetting the hardships and costs of warfare. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
The Simpsons and Philosophy: The D'Oh! of Homer
The Simpsons and Philosophy
The D'Oh! of Homer
Paperback      ISBN: 0812694333
The author plumbs the depths of America's favorite animated family for insights into philosophy and society, discussing Aristotle, Marx, Camus, Sartre, and many others.
The Death of the West: How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
The Death of the West
How Dying Populations and Immigrant Invasions Imperil Our Country and Civilization
Paperback      ISBN: 0312302592
Compares the collapsing birth rates in Europe and the U.S. with the population explosions in other parts of the world to predict massive shifts in the balance of world power and the disintegration of Western culture.
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs
A Low Culture Manifesto
Paperback      ISBN: 0743236017
The author of Fargo Rock City explores a range of modern cultural phenomena, including Internet pornography, tribute bands, baseball rivalries, and reality television, as he explores the role of the media in American life. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Paperback      ISBN: 0679764895
The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science