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American studies

Author: Louis Menand
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A collection of essays presenting an intellectual and cultural history of America that draws connections between seemingly unrelated facets of American society, identifying the sources of key innovations while explaining how ideas became part of mainstream life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Louis Menand
ISBN: 0374104344 9780374104344
OCLC Number: 49225982
Description: xi, 306 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: William James and the case of the epileptic patient --
The principles of Oliver Wendell Holmes --
T.S. Eliot and the Jews --
Richard Wright : the hammer and the nail --
The long shadow of James B. Conant --
The last emperor : William S. Paley --
A friend writes : the old "New Yorker" --
Norman Mailer in his time --
Life in the Stone Age --
The popist : Pauline Kael --
Christopher Lasch's quarrel with liberalism --
Lust in action : Jerry Falwell and Larry Flynt --
Laurie Anderson's 'United States" --
The mind of Al Gore --
The reluctant memorialist : Maya Lin.
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A collection of essays presenting an intellectual and cultural history of America that draws connections between seemingly unrelated facets of American society, identifying the sources of key innovations while explaining how ideas became part of mainstream life.

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Eclectic Collection of Probing Essays

by whisner (WorldCat user published 2012-03-10) Very Good Permalink

The essays here originally appeared in other publications and thus can be read independently. I read them in order (because that's the sort of reader I am), but I stretched out my reading over a couple of months, reading an essay or two and then setting it aside for other books.  Many of  the...
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