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Inventing American Tradition From the Mayflower to Cinco de Mayo
ISBN: HB: 9781780239866, Reaktion Books, August 2018
352 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 48 illus.
What really happened on the first Thanksgiving? How did a British drinking song become the national anthem of the United States? And what makes Superman so darned American? Every tradition, even the noblest and most cherished, has a history, nowhere...
Cuba A Cultural History
ISBN: HB: 9781780238395, Reaktion Books, October 2017
288 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
Cuba is a rare and fascinating place. In a world where revolutionary socialism seems an almost quaint reminder of the Cold War thirty years ago, the island remains one of the few nations on the planet guided by a Communist party, still committed to f...
Great American Speech Words and Monuments
ISBN: HB: 9781780235219, Reaktion Books, July 2015
192 pp., 20x12 cm
Everyone knows the "American dream": that America is the land of free enterprise, offering men and women without inherited advantages the chance to get ahead through hard work and self-reliance. Yet in "The Great American Speech" Stephen Fender offer...
Rum A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861899262, Reaktion Books, April 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
What did Charles Dickens savour in punch, Thomas Jefferson eat in omelettes, Queen Victoria sip in navy grog, and the Kamehameha Kings of Hawaii drink straight? What helped spark the American Revolution, was used as currency in Australia, was targete...
Cuba in Revolution A History Since the Fifties
ISBN: PB: 9781861894021, Reaktion Books, September 2008
208 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm
The recent retirement of Fidel Castro turned the world's attention towards the island nation of Cuba and the question of what its future holds. Amid the talk and hypothesizing, it is worth taking a moment to consider how Cuba reached this point. Anto...