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The Resource Promised land : thirteen books that changed America, Jay Parini

Promised land : thirteen books that changed America, Jay Parini

Label
Promised land : thirteen books that changed America
Title
Promised land
Title remainder
thirteen books that changed America
Statement of responsibility
Jay Parini
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the Publisher: "These thirteen books must be seen as representative, not definitive, works. They are nodal points, places where vast areas of thought and feeling gathered and dispersed, creating a nation as various and vibrant as the United States, which must be considered one of the most successful nation-states in modern history, and a republic built firmly on ideas, which are contained in its major texts. Where we have been must, of course, determine where we are going. My hope is that this book helps to show us where we have been and engenders a lively conversation about our destination, which seems perpetually in dispute." Americans need periodic reminding that they are, to a great extent, people of the book-or, rather, books. In Promised Land, Jay Parini repossesses that vibrant, intellectual heritage by examining the life and times of thirteen "books that changed America." Each of the books has been a watershed, gathering intellectual currents already in motion and marking a turn in American life and thought. Their influence remains pervasive, however hidden, and in his essays Jay Parini demonstrates how these books entered American life and altered how we think and act in the world. The thirteen "books that changed America": Of Plymouth Plantation; The Federalist Papers; The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin; The Journals of Lewis and Clark; Walden; Uncle Tom's Cabin; Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Souls of Black Folk; The Promised Land; How to Win Friends and Influence People; The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care; On the Road; The Feminine Mystique. Promised Land offers a reading of the American psyche, allowing us to reflect on what our past means for who we are now. It is a rich and immensely readable work of cultural history that will appeal to all book lovers and students of the American character alike
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parini, Jay
Dewey number
810.9/35873
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS169.N35
LC item number
P37 2010
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Literature and morals
  • Literature and society
  • Books
  • Books and reading
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Promised land : thirteen books that changed America, Jay Parini
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0812/2008009990.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
An analysis of the thirteen books that changed America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-385)
Contents
Of Plymouth Plantation -- The Federalist papers -- The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- The journals of Lewis and Clark -- Walden -- Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The souls of black folk -- The promised land -- How to win friends and influence people -- The common sense book of baby and child care -- On the road -- The feminine mystique -- 100 more books that changed America
Control code
ocn318870155
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9780307386182
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010292776
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1531332
  • (OCoLC)318870155
Label
Promised land : thirteen books that changed America, Jay Parini
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0812/2008009990.html
Publication
Note
An analysis of the thirteen books that changed America
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-385)
Contents
Of Plymouth Plantation -- The Federalist papers -- The autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- The journals of Lewis and Clark -- Walden -- Uncle Tom's Cabin -- Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- The souls of black folk -- The promised land -- How to win friends and influence people -- The common sense book of baby and child care -- On the road -- The feminine mystique -- 100 more books that changed America
Control code
ocn318870155
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed.
Extent
385 p.
Isbn
9780307386182
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010292776
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1531332
  • (OCoLC)318870155

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