Posted by Doug Most May 6, 2011 04:37 PM
No, the book to the left book did not help shape America. But what books did? That's the high-brow premise behind a new book that landed here at the 'Culture Desk' today. The book from Harper-Collins is by Thomas C. Foster, an author and English professor at University of Michigan-Flint, and it's titled, "Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America."
There are plenty of expected ones on his list, from "Little Women," to "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," to "The Great Gatsby," to "The Grapes of Wrath."
It got us thinking about what he left off, which, of course, got us thinking, let's ask you instead. So what books shaped America?
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