Great American Websites: An Online Discovery of a Hidden America

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9780078823046: Great American Websites: An Online Discovery of a Hidden America

Great American Websites is your adventure guide to all things American on the Internet. It's a fascinating chronicle of American history and culture that showcases the best of what America stands for, from literature, history, sports, and pop culture to the wild and wacky! Featuring thoughtful essays by noted historian and verified Web junkie Edward J. Renehan, Jr., this unique resource explores and profiles Websites with a distinctively American flavor. No other Internet guide brings together such a rich array of pure Americana. Pop culture junkies, history buffs, nostalgia seekers, students, and Net surfers at home and abroad will delight in rummaging through this cyber-treasure trove of Americana. Individualis Americanus - Websites of interesting Americans, past and present, including Sitting Bull, Marilyn Monroe, and Ralph Nader to name a few. Music, American Style - home pages of great musicians from Woody Guthrie, Billie Holiday, and Janis Joplin to the Grateful Dead. Kingdom of Kitsch - such "roadside" stops along the Information Superhighway as the one-and-only Pez candy Web database! Pop Till You Drop - pop culture, movies, TV, and comic strips. Hundreds of listings pertaining to all things American - History, geography, art, architecture, sports, literature, food, and more! From the Alamo and the Smithsonian to gargoyles in New York City and Walt Whitman.

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Who better to lead an online tour of America than Edward J. Renehan? He's a respected historian, Internet guru, and even a much-traveled musician. You might expect such a person to give a very personal view of this country, and you'd be right. Each of the 21 chapters begins with a mini-essay--entertaining and information-rich, despite their brevity--offering Renehan's personal insights into some topic's place in the American experience. The great thing is that the tour he provides leaves much room for every reader's take on American culture. Renehan serves up his selection of the best American Web sites with an eye on diversity. Here are sites showing both the range of American foods and the many ways we see our criminals and our legal system. There are sites devoted to all aspects of the American religious experience, historic events and sites, celebrations and extravaganzas, travel, natural wonders, politics and much more. What you'll get out of this book, besides a huge collection of wonderful web sites, is an enhanced appreciation for America's greatness--not just greatness in the sense of exalted, but in the sense of the expansiveness of its people, places, and subcultures.

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Take a Star-Spangled Tour of the U.S.A.--Without Leaving Home! Great American Websites is your adventure guide to all things American on the Internet. It's fascinating chronicle of American history and culture that showcases the best of what america stands for, from literature, history, sports, and pop culture to the wild and wacky! Featuring thoughtful essays by noted historian and verified Web junkie Edward J. Renehan, Jr., this unique resource ecplores and profiles Websites with a distinctively American flavor. no other Internet guide brings together such a rich array of pure Americana. Pop culture junkies, history buffs, nostalgia seekers, students, and Net surfers at home and abroad will delight in rummaging through this cyber-treasure trove of Americana.

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Editore: Mcgraw-Hill Osborne Media (1997)
ISBN 10: 0078823048 ISBN 13: 9780078823046
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