Twenty-five Books That Shaped America

Twenty-five Books That Shaped America

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

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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From the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative new book on the twenty-five works of literature that have most shaped the American character. Foster applies his much-loved combination of wit, know-how, and analysis to explain how each work has shaped our very existence as readers, students, teachers, and Americans. Foster illuminates how books such as The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, My ℓntonia, The Great Gatsby, The Maltese Falcon, Their Eyes Were Watching God, On the Road, The Crying of Lot 49, and others captured an American moment, how they influenced our perception of nationhood and citizenship, and what about them endures in the American character. Twenty-five Books That Shaped America is a fun and enriching guide to America through its literature.
Publisher: [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers : Made available through hoopla, 2011
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062072702
Branch Call Number: eAudiobook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 02 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Pratt, Sean
hoopla digital
Alternative Title: 25 books that shaped America


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