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Hidden Treasures Of Ancient American Cultures

Author : John Heinerman
ISBN : 1555175198
Genre : Social Science
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Weaves together a riveting story of ancient American cultures. the author's careful research is enhanced by his personal anecdotes.
Category: Social Science

American Media And Mass Culture

Author : Donald Lazere
ISBN : 0520044967
Genre : History
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On subjects from Superman to rock 'n' roll, from Donald Duck to the TV news, from soap operas and romance novels to the use of double speak in advertising, these lively essays offer students of contemporary media a comprehensive counterstatement to the conservatism that has been ascendant since the seventies in American politics and cultural criticism. Donald Lazere brings together selections from nearly forty of the most prominent Marxist, feminist, and other leftist critics of American mass culture-from a dozen academic disciplines and fields of media activism. The collection will appeal to a wide range of students, scholars, and general readers.
Category: History

Hidden Treasures Of The Egyptian Museum On Hundred Masterpieces From The Centennial Exhibition

Author : Zahi Hawass
ISBN : 9774247787
Genre : History
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The Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the greatest repository of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the world, receives hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. But many of its treasures, long kept in basement storerooms or in magazines at archaeological sites around the country, or recently discovered at ongoing excavations, have never been seen by the general public. To celebrate the centenary of the Museum, many of these unknown pieces of exquisite beauty or great historical importance--and often both--have been brought out of the darkness to form a unique exhibition in a very appropriate setting: a converted section of the great basement storerooms of the Museum. With some 250 artifacts from the earliest beginnings of pharaonic culture to its latest flowerings, the exhibition spans the whole of ancient Egyptian history, and the one hundred masterpieces beautifully photographed for this volume represent the whole range of the exhibition: the Predynastic Period, the Old Kingdom, the First Intermediate Period, the Middle Kingdom, the Second Intermediate Period, the New Kingdom, the Third Intermediate Period, and the Late Period. This handsome book will serve as a prized memento for visitors to the exhibition and as a window onto it for Egyptophiles everywhere.
Category: History

Treasures Of The Ancients

Author : Stephen B. Shaffer
ISBN : 1555172822
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Artifacts and ancient writings discovered during the past one hundred years prove that the Americas were once populated earlier than ever believed. But who were these people? Why did they suddenly disappear? More important, did they leave any records? Best-selling author Stephen Shaffer explores these mysteries and the remnants of a forgotten people in this fascinating look into ancient North America.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Twilight Of American Culture

Author : Morris Berman
ISBN : 9780393078404
Genre : Social Science
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An emerging cult classic about America's cultural meltdown—and a surprising solution. A prophetic examination of Western decline, The Twilight of American Culture provides one of the most caustic and surprising portraits of American society to date. Whether examining the corruption at the heart of modern politics, the "Rambification" of popular entertainment, or the collapse of our school systems, Morris Berman suspects that there is little we can do as a society to arrest the onset of corporate Mass Mind culture. Citing writers as diverse as de Toqueville and DeLillo, he cogently argues that cultural preservation is a matter of individual conscience, and discusses how classical learning might triumph over political correctness with the rise of a "a new monastic individual"—a person who, much like the medieval monk, is willing to retreat from conventional society in order to preserve its literary and historical treasures. "Brilliantly observant, deeply thoughtful ....lucidly argued."—Christian Science Monitor
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Author : Fredrik Talmage Hiebert
ISBN : 1426202954
Genre : Architecture
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Features the cultural and historical treasures of Afghanistan that were smuggled out of the National Museum by guards, curators, and antiquities lovers, who protected them from destruction by the Soviets and the Taliban.
Category: Architecture

Books In Print

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ISBN : UOM:39015045491084
Genre : American literature
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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
Category: American literature

Hidden Cities

Author : Roger G. Kennedy
ISBN : 1451658753
Genre : Social Science
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Category: Social Science