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    Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity (Paperback) By (author) Thomas C Foster

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    DescriptionFrom 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 Antonia, 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.


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    Title
    Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America
    Subtitle
    How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Thomas C Foster
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 323
    Width: 137 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780061834400
    ISBN 10: 0061834408
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSB
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC21: 810.9
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT007000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T General Subject: 495
    DC22: 810.9
    LC subject heading: , ,
    B&T Approval Code: A23500000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 88
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004020
    LC classification: PS88 .F67 2011
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A26010200
    Publisher
    Harper Paperbacks
    Imprint name
    Harper Paperbacks
    Publication date
    24 May 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Foster is a witty, quirkily provocative, and perceptive literary critic."--"Publishers Weekly"