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Twenty-five Books That Shaped America

Thomas C. Foster

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Description:

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 Ántonia, 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Sean Pratt

Length:

12h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

22:16


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

33:43


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:16


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:24


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

33:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:22


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

25:58


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

27:10


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

37:19


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

29:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

27:57


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

24:15


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

28:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

22:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:38


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:46


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:53


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

24:23


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

19:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

31:45


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

23:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:41


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

15:39