Publication date: 2012. Condition: Very good. The cover is in very good condition, with very little sign of wear. Internally, the book is in very good condition - clean, tight and unmarked - almost as new. Content: "This book focuses on works of conservative American writers and others who have written of America. Beginning with the work of Poe, the book explores the traditionalist temper in books by Lindsay, Dostoevsky, Hitchcock, Naipaul, and Haruf. Drawing on the theories of Simpson, Kolakowski, Scruton, and Himmelfarb, among others, this text offers a significant aspect of American culture"--Provided by publisher.