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Italian Culture in America: How a Founding Father Introduced Italian Art, Architecture, Food, Wine, and Liberty to the American People

Author: 

Giordano, Ralph G.

Credentials: 

Author of Pop Goes the Decades: The Fifties, The Architectural Ideology of Thomas Jefferson, and Social Dancing in America

At the onset of the American Revolution, Britain’s North American colonies sought political independence but remained culturally dependent upon Europe. Among the many vast contributions of Thomas Jefferson, one of the most celebrated Founding Fathers, was a continuing admiration and lifelong affinity for all things Italian. Jefferson believed that the genesis of liberty followed a path from Ancient Rome, through the Italian Renaissance and Enlightenment, and toward a progressive future for the new American nation.

Market: 
American Studies, American Revolution, War of Independence, Multiculturalism, Italy, Italophilia, Italian Culture, Enlightenment, Renaissance, Ancient Rome, Thomas Jefferson, Social History, Ethnic Studies, Identity Politics
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680530988 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
588
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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How AIDS Activists Challenged America and Saved the FDA from Itself

Author: 

Driscoll, James, Ph.D., Shakespeare Scholar and AIDS Activist

In this extraordinary history, James Driscoll reveals the untold story of how AIDS activists, by thwarting bureaucratic plans imposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), both saved HIV patients and rescued the FDA itself from a self-inflicted public health catastrophe.

Market: 
American Studies, LGBT Studies, Public Health, AIDS, Activism, AIDS Activism, 20th Century America, Food and Drug Administration, Federal Regulation, Drug Trials, Pharmaceuticals, Medicine
Release Date: 
April 1, 2020 Hardcover; February 15, 2021 Paperback
ISBN: 
978-1680531404 Hardcover; 978-1680531428 Paperback
Price: 
$139.95 Hardcover; $29.95 Paperback
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
310
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Warsaw Pact, 1969-1985: The Pinnacle and Path to Dissolution

Author: 

Bílý, Matěj, Ph.D., Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, Prague, Czech Republic

In The Warsaw Pact, 1969-1985, young Czech scholar Matěj Bílý analyzes the internal tensions of the Soviet-led Cold War alliance as its careened toward its end. Starting with the peak of the alliance’s power under Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev, the book follows its ossification to its increasing haplessness under Brezhnev’s successors Yuri Andropov and Konstantin Chernenko.

Market: 
Politics Science, International Relations, War Studies, Military History, European History, International Organizations, Strategic Studies, Soviet Studies, Eastern Europe, Twentieth Century Europe, Cold War, Soviet Union, Warsaw Pact, Poland, Czechoslovakia
Release Date: 
Feb. 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531947 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
600
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Warfare in the Russian Arctic: The Military History of Chukotka from the Early First Millennium to the Nineteenth Century

Author: 

Nefedkin, Alexander K., St. Petersburg State University (Russia)

Translator: Richard L. Bland, Archeologist (retired), U.S. National Park Service, Heritage Research Associates, University of Oregon Museum of Natural and Cultural History

Market: 
Anthropology, Archeology, Ethnography, Folklore, Migration, War Studies, Asia, Asian Studies, Eurasia, Russian Studies, Arctic, Polar Studies, Russia, History, Russian History, Siberia, Chukotka, Ancient History
Release Date: 
May 1, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531435 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
448
Illustrations: 
Yes
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
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Washington, DC 20036
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Through the Years With Prince Charming: The Collected Music Criticism of Paul du Quenoy

Author: 

du Quenoy, Paul, Ph.D.

The past decade has overflowed in a raging stream of contradictions. Old certainties have yielded to relentless insecurity over a time when much of the human experience got immeasurably better even as many things only ever seemed to get worse. As Paul du Quenoy’s globetrotting criticism reveals, the arts were in a ferment that matched profound and yet totally unpredicted social and political transformations.

Market: 
Performing Arts, Cultural History, Music, Opera, Theater, European Studies, Twenty-First Century Studies
Release Date: 
February 8, 2021
ISBN: 
978-1680531282 Hardcover
Price: 
$99.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
160
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Nazi Ideologist: The Political and Social Thought of Alfred Rosenberg

Author: 

Whisker, James B., Professor Emeritus of Political Science, West Virginia University; John R. Coe, Parkersburg WV schools, retired

This book by dynamic scholars James Whisker and John Coe examines the short life of the Nazi ideologist Alfred Rosenberg, one of the most overlooked individuals in the pantheon of leaders in the Third Reich. Born to German mercantile parents in the Baltic region of the Russian Empire, he was a student in Russia during the Bolshevik Revolution. Deeply influenced by the anti-Semitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a propaganda pamphlet distributed by the tsar’s secret police, he carried it to Germany, where he introduced it to Adolf Hitler.

Market: 
Political Science, European History, Media Studies, Jewish Studies, Christian Thought, the Holocaust, Psychology, Intellectual History, 20th Century Studies, Fascism, Nazi Germany, Hitler, Alfred Rosenberg, World War II, War Crimes, Racism, “Scientific” Racism, Adolf Hitler, Mysticism, Traditionalism, Houston Stewart Chamberlain
Release Date: 
March 15, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531176 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Tommaso Traetta and the Fusion of Italian and French Opera in Parma

Author: 

Loomis, George W., Internationally Acclaimed Music Critic and Commentator

In 1759 the court of the Italian Duchy of Parma adopted the inspiration of cultural creators who recommended a reform of Italian opera along French lines. These writers favored combining Italian-style music with the wider range of musical genres and scenic variety of French opera. As the prize-winning music critic and commentator George W. Loomis shows in this groundbreaking volume, the young composer Tommaso Traetta was engaged to create new operas responding to these demands.

Market: 
Music, Music History, Opera, Western Music, European History, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Italy, France, Parma, Tommaso Traetta, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Release Date: 
April 15, 2021
ISBN: 
9781680532227 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
280
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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The Hounds of Actaeon: The Magical Origins of Public Relations and Modern Media

Author: 

Loza, Mauricio; Independent Researcher and Technology Writer

In this innovative study, Colombian technology writer Mauricio Loza pursues an intriguing thesis on the origin of psychology and modern media, namely that they arise from the magical arts of the Renaissance, and it is there that we must seek what Ioan Culianu called “the prototype of the impersonal systems of the media, of indirect censorship, of global manipulation and of the trusts that exercise their occult control over the Western masses.”

Market: 
Political Science, European History, Media Studies, Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Intellectual History, Renaissance Studies, Magic, Paranormal Studies, Ioan Culianu, Marsilio Ficino, Giordano Bruno, Sigmund Freud, Wilhelm Reich, Guy Debord
Release Date: 
June 8, 2020
ISBN: 
978-1680531206 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
430
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
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Trumplandia: Populist Nationalism in America

Author: 

Dianu, Tiberiu, attorney and author

Trumplandia: Populist Nationalism in America is a collection of essays about the transformation of America, which has turned from a united nation to one more divided than ever under the presidency of Donald Trump. Some pundits predict that if things don’t change another civil war could occur. Have we reached a point of no return? Author and attorney Tiberiu Dianu writes in the hope that America is mature enough to learn from its mistakes and avoid further scars along its evolving history.

Market: 
American Studies, Political Science, Presidential Elections, Presidential Politics, Democracy, Journalism, Nationalism, Populism, Donald Trump, American History, Sociology
Release Date: 
December 15, 2019
ISBN: 
978-1680532234 Hardcover
Price: 
$139.95
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
420
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

All the Stars at My Party: Celebrity Encounters in Hollywood (Paperback)

Author: 

Frame, Jackie

For forty years, Jackie Frame stood at the center of business, entertainment, and publicity in Classic Hollywood. This stunning collection of never before told vignettes reveals that lost world in all its splendor and with all its quirks. No scholar of the period will be able to reconstruct its dynamics, and no fan will be able to appreciate the film and music of those exciting times, without a careful consideration of these scintillating and revelatory memoirs by a true Hollywood insider.

Market: 
American Studies, Entertainment, American History, Film, Film Studies, Music, Arts, Arts Management, Hollywood, California Studies, Publicity, Migration
Release Date: 
December 25, 2019
ISBN: 
Paperback: 978-1680531541
Price: 
$25.00
Trim Size: 
6x9
Pages: 
220
Illustrations: 
None
Yes
Publisher: 

ACADEMICA PRESS
1727 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 507
Washington, DC 20036
academicapress.editorial@gmail.com

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