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Monday, November 10, 2008

Upcoming Book Release

Promised Land by Jay Parini - a book to come out on the 11th of this month. It chronicles 13 books that the author believes were critical in shaping the America we know. The thirteen books he presents are:

  • 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." - Amazon Product Description

For anyone interested in the history, folklore and emerging mythology of the U.S., this book sounds like a great gift.

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