Promised land : thirteen books that changed America /

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...

Full description

Saved in:
Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Parini, Jay.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Anchor Books, [2010]
Edition:First Anchor Books edition.
Subjects:
Tags: Add Tag
No Tags, Be the first to tag this record!
LEADER 04371cam a2200445Ia 4500
001 u572874
003 SIRSI
005 20190403220020.0
008 090415t20102010nyua b 000 0 eng d
020 |a 9780307386182 
020 |a 030738618X 
035 |a (Sirsi) o318870155 
035 |a (Sirsi) u572874 
040 |a BTCTA  |c BTCTA  |d YDXCP  |d XTC  |d UtOrBLW 
043 |a n-us--- 
049 |a TWCM 
090 |a PS169.N35  |b P37 2010 
100 1 |a Parini, Jay.  |0 n 79047333   |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79047333 
245 1 0 |a Promised land :  |b thirteen books that changed America /  |c Jay Parini. 
250 |a First Anchor Books edition. 
264 1 |a New York :  |b Anchor Books,  |c [2010] 
264 4 |c Ã2010 
300 |a 385 pages :  |b illustrations ;  |c 21 cm 
336 |a text  |2 rdacontent 
337 |a unmediated  |2 rdamedia 
338 |a volume  |2 rdacarrier 
504 |a Includes bibliographical references (p. [375]-385). 
500 |a An analysis of the thirteen books that changed America. 
505 0 |a Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1: Of Plymouth Plantation -- 2: Federalist Papers -- 3: Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin -- 4: Journals of Lewis and Clark -- 5: Walden -- 6: Uncle Tom's Cabin -- 7: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn -- 8: Souls of black folk -- 9: Promised land -- 10: How to win friends and influence people -- 11: Common sense book of baby and child care -- 12: On the road -- 13: Feminine mystique -- Conclusion -- Appendix: One hundred more books that changed America -- Notes -- Photo credits. 
520 |a 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. 
596 |a 1 
650 0 |a American literature  |x History and criticism.  |0 sh 85004351   |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85004351 
650 0 |a National characteristics, American, in literature.  |0 sh 95007417   |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh95007417 
650 0 |a Literature and morals  |x History.  |0 sh 85077568 
650 0 |a Literature and society  |z United States  |x History.  |0 sh2008106996 
651 0 |a United States  |x In literature.  |0 sh2007100036  |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2007100036 
651 0 |a United States  |x Historiography.  |0 sh 85140129   |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85140129 
650 0 |a Books  |z United States  |v Reviews.  |0 sh 85015738 
650 0 |a Books and reading  |z United States.  |0 sh 85015759   |0 http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85015759 
999 |a PS169 .N35 P37 2010  |w LC  |c 1  |i 30996003631358  |d 6/22/2015  |f 6/22/2015  |g 1  |l GENERAL  |m EJWL  |p $11.52  |r Y  |s Y  |t BOOK  |u 3/9/2010  |x BOOK