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By Amanda Heller
June 29, 2008

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Dreaming Up America By Russell Banks Seven Stories, 127 pp., $21.95 Asked by a documentary filmmaker to do nothing less than explain American history and its impact on our national character to the French, who know us largely from the movies and newspaper headlines, novelist Russell Banks extemporized at length and with such lucidity that the transcript has been published ... (Full article: 652 words)

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