Twenty-five Books That Shaped America

Twenty-five Books That Shaped America

How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

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The author of How to Read Literature Like a Professor takes readers on a wild ride through literature, highlighting the 25 works that have shaped American identity and outlining what exactly is the "Great American Novel." Original. 50,000 first printing.

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Thomas C. Foster, acclaimed author of the phenomenal bestseller How to Read Literature Like a Professor, returns with a hugely entertaining appreciation of twenty-five works of literature that have greatly influenced the American identity. In a delightfully informative, often wry manner, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America looks closely at important literary classics that are true national treasures. From The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, The Scarlet Letter, Moby Dick, and Huckleberry Finn through Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49, Twenty-Five Books that Shaped America examines masterpieces of the written word that have greatly influence what we are as a people and a nation.


Publisher: New York : Harper, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780061834400
Characteristics: xxi, 323 p.

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Nov 30, 2013

I'm teaching high school English and this is an engaging, spirited book by a college Professor (so you know he's smart) about the great books of our country. You might quibble with some of the choices, but that's sometimes a good thing.

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