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  • The Age of American Unreason in a Culture of Lies (New Updated Edition)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780525436522
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: January 2018
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300137255
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: January 2013
    Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
  • Why Baseball Matters

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300224276
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2018
  • Strange Gods: A Secular History of Conversion

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096398
    • Publisher: Vintage
    • Published: March 2017
  • Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

    Our Price: $6.95 - $12.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300121339
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2009
    In this highly original work, Susan Jacoby (The Age of American Unreason) turns her attention to the Hiss case, including his trial and imprisonment for perjury, as a mirror for shifting American political views and passions. Unfettered by political ax-grinding, Jacoby examines conflicting responses, from scholars and the media on both the left and the right, and the ways in which they have changed from 1948 to our present post-Cold War era, keeping in mind the continuum of the difficult balance between national security and respect for civil liberties. Notes, Index. Addenda. 272p.
  • The Age of American Unreason

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780375423741
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 2008
    A scathing, witty indictment of American modern-day culture examines the current disdain for logic and evidence fostered by the mass media, religious fundamentalism, poor public education, a lack of fair-minded intellectuals, and a lazy, credulous public, condemning our addiction to infotainment, from TV to the Web, and assessing its repercussions for the country as a whole. 35,000 first printing.
  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780805074420
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: April 2004
    A riveting history of more than two hundred years of secularist activism, beginning with the fierce debate over the omission of God from the Constitution, moving from 19th-century abolitionism and suffragism through the 20th-century's civil liberties, civil rights, feminist and anti-war movements. This illuminating study of the neglected accomplishments of secularists restores to history generations of dedicated humanist champions who have stood at the forefront of the battle for social reforms opposed by reactionaries in the past and in our own time. Notes, selected bibliography, index. 417p.
  • The Age of American Unreason (Revised & Updated)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781400096381
    • Publisher: Vintage Books
    • Published: February 2009
    Although America has endured periods of intellectual suffering in the past, it has become starkly apparent that today we as a nation have gotten much too comfortable, and in turn, let ourselves slip too far. Such is the base argument of author and scholar Susan Jacoby's 'The Age of American Unreason'. In this deeply insightful combination of historical analysis and keen observation, Jacoby guides the willing reader through a tour of American intellectualism while making sure to highlight the fog of disdain for logic which has thickened over the past few decades. Brimming with mordant wit & seasoned speculation, this attack on the great American Dumb-Down is a beacon of hope for our nation's future.
  • Freethinkers: A History of American Secularism

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $21.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805077766
    • Publisher: Owl Books / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: January 2005
    Chronicles two centuries of secularism in the United States, exploring this rich thread in American life and history and speculating on its continual role in society.
  • The Great Agnostic: Robert Ingersoll and American Freethought

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300205787
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: February 2014
    Profiles the nineteenth-century orator known as "the Great Agnostic," who spoke out on reason, secularism, and separation of church and state, and explores his place in the American intellectual tradition.
  • Why Baseball Matters (Why X Matters Series)

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $8.00 - $14.40
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300244403
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: March 2019
  • Alger Hiss and the Battle for History

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400161553
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: May 2009
    Examines the court case of Alger Hiss, accused of being a Communist spy, as well as the responses of scholars and the media to the case.
  • The Age of American Unreason

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400107322
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: April 2008
    An indictment of modern American culture examines the current disdain for logic and evidence fostered by the mass media, religious fundamentalism, poor public education, a lack of fair-minded intellectuals, and a lazy, credulous public.
  • Never Say Die

    By Susan Jacoby

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781452650371
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: February 2011
    Presents a critique of modern practices by pharmaceutical companies, lifestyle gurus, and scientific businessmen who are promoting morally questionable and expensive illusions of thriving longevity.
  • 1877: America's Year of Living Violently

    By Michael A. Bellesiles

    Our Price: $19.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781595587084
    • Publisher: New Press, The
    • Published: February 2012
    In the chaotic aftermath of the Civil War, economic depression, white supremacy, labor unrest, and a factionalized political system produced a period of unprecedented violence and upheaval in American life, wholly personified by the calendar year, 1877. Michael A. Bellesiles brilliantly recaptures this tumultuous time, revealing that the fires of that pivotal year also fueled a hothouse of cultural and intellectual innovation. Best of all, the book tells the story of 1877 not just through dramatic events, but also through the lives of famous and little-known Americans alike: Mark Twain, Crazy Horse, and Susan B. Anthony; the detective Allan Pinkerton and President Rutherford B. Hayes; the black poet Albery Allson Whitman and the pioneer in women’s health issues Mary Putnam Jacobi; Ida B. Wells; and Billy the Kid. 1877’s account of America at the dawn of its modern era will forever alter our understanding of the forces that shape our politics, our culture, and our national identity. Notes, Index. 386p.

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