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kathryn-reiss's picture
Apr.25.2008
michael-walker's picture
Apr.22.2008
LAUREL CANYON tells the true story of the remarkable events that transpired in the eucalyptus-scented canyon above the Sunset Strip where, in the 1960s and 1970s, an unprecedented community of musicians gathered and melded folk, rock and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world as...
kurt-andersen's picture
Mar.10.2008
We are living in what one author describes as "highly promotional times." Governments, corporations, non-profits, and special interest groups all have spin doctors trying to turn the news to their advantage. This increasingly incestuous connection between practitioners of public relations...
kurt-andersen's picture
Mar.10.2008
Heyday is a brilliantly imagined, wildly entertaining tale of America’s boisterous coming of age–a sweeping panorama of madcap rebellion and overnight fortunes, palaces and brothels, murder and revenge–as well as the story of a handful of unforgettable characters discovering the nature of freedom,...
linda-kay-silva's picture
Mar.07.2008
flash-gordon's picture
Feb.17.2008
In this eagerly awaited book, the cultural anthropologist Peter N. Jones brings fifteen years and over twenty-five projects to bear on one of the more controversial questions in contemporary American anthropology and American Indian studies. Are contemporary American Indian tribes of the American...
flash-gordon's picture
Feb.17.2008
The field of molecular anthropology has grown in recent years with the advent of new methodologies and theoretical assumptions. The field has been particularly insightful in helping understand the initial peopling of North America. In this book, Peter N....
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Feb.07.2008
Set against the backdrop of Paris and the court of Versailles, émilie's Voice introduces a young heroine of modest upbringing who possesses a special gift: the voice of an angel. When distinguished composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier hears émilie's voice, he offers to instruct her in the art of...