The Rise of Selfishness in America

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iUniverse, 2005 - 324페이지

"A vibrant, sweeping analysis of the roots of American self-indulgence"
--Kirkus Reviews

"This ringing, provocative jeremiad cuts a path through a haze of self-indulgent thought and action in the "me first" society."
--Publisher's Weekly

"Wonderful...a delight to read, even exciting...There are few books that inspire real enthusiasm. This is one of them."
--The Philadelphia Enquirer

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THE RISE OF SELFISHNESS IN AMERICA

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Impassioned and eloquent, jazz historian Collier (Duke Ellington, 1987; Louis Armstrong: An American Genius, 1983, etc.) here turns a critical eye to the history of self-interest among Americans and ... 전체 리뷰 읽기

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The i8thCentury Debauch
3
The Victorian Reaction
8
The Rising City and the Threat to the Victorian Order
19
The New Class System
34
The Institutionalization of Vice
49
The Victorians Fight Back
67
The New Business of Show Business
74
The Mechanization of Entertainment
92
Hard Times
162
The Surrender to the Media
168
The Incredible Postwar Prosperity
181
The Triumph of Selfishness
194
The End of Morality
216
The Institutionalization of Selfishness
230
The Media Over All
239
The Consequences of Selfishness
246

New Thought New Art
105
Hedonism Victorious
126
The Death of Victorianism
145
Notes
265
Index
297
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James Lincoln Collier was born in 1928. He graduated from Hamilton College in 1950 and served in the infantry during the Korean War. After college, Collier worked first for six years as a magazine editor, writing in his spare time. In 1958, he quit to work free-lance, and has since then published over six hundred magazine articles for periodicals such as, Playboy, Esquire, the New York Times Magazine and the Village Voice. Collier has also published a half dozen books for adults, the most recent being The Making of Jazz, which was nominated for an American Book Award, was named to the London Observer's Books of the Year List for 1979, and has been published in English, French, German, and Russian editions. Collier also published twenty-three children's books, five in collaboration with his brother, Christopher Collier. These have been published in seven languages, and have won the Child Study Association Book Award, a Newbery Honor Medal, a Jane Addams Peace Prize, and a National Book Award nomination. Many of them have appeared on the ALA Notable Book List, and others on the New York Public Library's recommended book list. Collier is also a professional trombonist, and writes fiction and nonfiction on the subject of music. His book, Rock Star, won an award from the Child Study Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College. My Brother Sam Is Dead was a Newbery Honor Book in 1975 and was designated a Notable Book by the American Library Association as well as being nominated for a National Book Award in 1975. Jump Ship to Freedom was named a Notable Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies in 1981 by a joint committee of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Children's Book Council. War Comes to Willy Freeman is a companion book to the novel.

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