American Studies

From Elvis to Trump, Eyewitness to the Unraveling: Co-Starring Richard Nixon, Andy Warhol, Bill Clinton, the Supremes, and Barack Obama

Author: 

Rozenman, Eric

Credentials: 

Eric Rozenman recently retired as communications consultant for the Washington, DC-based Jewish Policy Center and previously served as Washington director of CAMERA, the 65,000-member, Boston-based Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America. Earlier, Rozenman edited B’nai B’rith’s International Jewish Monthly magazine and the Washington Jewish Week. His writing has appeared in The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, USA Today, Washington Post, Times of Israel, Jerusalem Post, and such periodicals as the Journal for the Study of Antisemitism and Journal of International Security Affairs. Rozenman has taught history at Northern Virginia Community College and is the author of Jews Make the Best Demons: “Palestine” and the Jewish Question.

From “I Like Ike” to razor-wire and National Guard troops ringing the U.S. Capitol, from Carl Perkins’s “Blue Suede Shoes” to Brotha Lynch Hung’s “Meat Cleaver,” the United States has changed. Seven decades of material abundance and unprecedented technological advances have entwined with pronounced social and cultural fragmentation. What — and who — can explain this peculiar transformation of the land of the free and home of the brave?

Market: 
History, Political Science, American Studies, Popular Culture, Cultural History
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537369 Hardcover
Price: 
$39.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Kadya Molodowsky: The Life of a Jewish Woman Writer, 2nd Revised Edition

Author: 

Newman, Zelda Kahan

Credentials: 

Zelda Kahan Newman is retired from Lehman College/CUNY. She has written academic papers on Talmudic chant and Hassidic Yiddish. She is the English language translator of the Yiddish poet Rivka Basman Ben-Haim and has published a dual-language book titled The Thirteenth Hour, with the poet’s original Yiddish poems alongside Kahan Newman’s English translations

Kadya Molodowsky, the most prolific woman writer of Yiddish, wrote an autobiographical memoir that left many questions unanswered. Why does she say of her wedding day only that she wore new shoes and fell in the snow? Did she join those who saw communism as the answer to the Jewish problem? Why did she leave Israel after having spent only three years there? It took Zelda Kahan Newman’s research at three archives, the YIVO archive in New York, the Municipal Jewish Library in Montreal, and the Machon Lavon archive in Ne’ot Afeka, Israel, to discover the answers to these questions.

Market: 
Literature, History, Jewish Studies, Jewish History, Jewish Literature, Women’s Studies, Yiddish Studies, Yiddish Literature, American Studies, American History, Religion, Religious History, World Literature, European Literature,
Release Date: 
October 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537338 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
264
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates: Nietzschean Themes in The Wonderland Quartet

Author: 

Horvath, Dorota Olivia, Ph.D.

Credentials: 

Dorota Olivia Horvath received her Ph.D. in American Literature from the University of Kent. She has been a visiting Ph.D. associate at Queen Mary University, London, and a visiting Fulbright fellow at New York University.

Nietzsche and Joyce Carol Oates explores the American novelist’s The Wonderland Quartet through a reading of the German philosopher’s seminal works. In the four books of The Wonderland QuartetA Garden of Earthly Delights (1967), Expensive People (1968), the National Book Award-winning Them (1969), and Wonderland (1971) – Oates aestheticizes cultural experiments after the Nietzschean proclamation of “God is dead” permeated American culture from about 1950.

Market: 
Literature, Philosophy, American Studies, Cultural History, American Novels, Joyce Carol Oates, Friedrich Nietzsche
Release Date: 
November 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532487 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
198
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Devil and Dr. Fauci: The Many Faces of Bureaucratic Evil

Author: 

Driscoll, James P., Ph.D.

James P. Driscoll, Ph.D., is a longtime AIDS and FDA reform activist who in 1995 led the drive to secure early FDA approval for the drug cocktails that changed AIDS from a death sentence to a manageable condition. That approval, three years before FDA wanted, saved more than 86,000 lives in the US. Driscoll is the author of scores of articles and seven books, including "How AIDS Activists Challenged America", a history of his work as an AIDS and FDA reform activist.

Market: 
Current Affairs, Public Health, Political Science, Social Science, Medicine, Pandemics, Public Policy, Epidemiology, Covid-19, FDA, Anthony Fauci
Release Date: 
October 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680537475 Hardcover
Price: 
$29.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
148
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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The Life and Crimes of Jared Flagg: Adventures of a Gilded Age Huckster, Swindler & Pimp

Author: 

Easton, Eric B., Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Baltimore

Credentials: 

Author of Defending the Masses: A Progressive Lawyer’s Battles for Free Speech, New York Times v. Sullivan: A Documentary Supplement, and Mobilizing the Press: Defending the First Amendment in the Supreme Court.

Born in 1853, Jared Flagg was the black sheep of an illustrious New York family. His father, Jared Bradley Flagg, was a noted portraitist and Episcopalian minister who served as Rector of Grace Church, in Brooklyn Heights. His older brothers were prominent, Paris-trained artists. A younger brother became a famous architect, while another went on to found a major Wall Street brokerage.

Market: 
American Studies, American History, Biography, New York, Gilded Age, Jazz Age, Jared Flagg
Release Date: 
April 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680538960 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
270
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Future of Leisure and Retirement: Pension Schemes, Community Support, and Contemporary Consequences for the Next Generation

Author: 

Caldararo, Niccolo, Lecturer in Anthropology, San Francisco State University

Credentials: 

Owner, Director, and Chief Conservator, Conservation Art Service

In The Future of Leisure and Retirement, veteran anthropologist Niccolo Caldararo explores social support for the elderly in cross-cultural and historical contexts. Beginning with a comparison of various cultural traditions developed in complex societies from ancient times to modern, this vital new book argues that how a society values its aged citizens and views their contributions to society determines its willingness to provide for their support. Recently, an increasing number of U.S.

Market: 
Political Science, Social Science, American Studies, Investment, Social Welfare, Ageing
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680532364 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Political and Social Change in the United States: A Brief History, with The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, The U.S. Constitution, and The Amendments to the Constitution

Author: 

Applegate, Edd, Professor Emeritus of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University

Through the prism of the U.S. Constitution and other foundational documents, Edd Applegate’s Political and Social Changes in the United States will discuss major transformations in American social and political life since the Founding, beginning with England’s expansion in North America, the War of Independence, and the early national period. It proceeds through industrialization, the Civil War, economic growth, progressivism, and the emergence of the United States on the world stage.

Market: 
Political Science, American History, American Studies, U.S. Constitutional Law, World History
Release Date: 
July 1, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680539301 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
200
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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The Light of Evening: A Brief Life of Jack Foley

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry, and many other works

Jack Foley has been prominent in the San Francisco Bay Area poetry scene since the mid-1980s. The Light of Evening traces the arc of his life since his birth in New Jersey in 1940. Foley has spent his life in the pursuit of ways to continue writing poetry in a world in which the status of poetry has been seriously diminished. This candid autobiography offers a portrait of an artist who has continued to produce experimental as well as traditional work and who created theoretical underpinnings for that work.

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley, Autobiography
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538892 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

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Washington, DC 20036
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Exiled Emissary: George H. Earle, III – Soldier, Sailor, Diplomat, Governor, Spy

Author: 

Farrell, Christopher J., Director of Investigations and Research, Judicial Watch, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Gatestone Institute

Market: 
North America, Political Science, American Studies, Diplomacy, World War II, Intelligence, War Studies, George H. Earle III, Franklin Roosevelt
Release Date: 
February 15, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538861 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
260
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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"A Backward Glance O’er Travel’d Roads": A Reminiscence and a presentation of the Various Forms I Have Employed Throughout My Long, Long Life

Author: 

Foley, Jack, acclaimed poet

Credentials: 

Author of O Powerful Western Star -- Poetry & Art in California, Visions & Affiliations: A California Literary Time Line, Poets & Poetry, and many other works

Market: 
American Studies, American Literature, Poetry, California, California Poets, Jack Foley
Release Date: 
February 1, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680538922 Hardcover
Price: 
$49.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
135
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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