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Agree or Disagree: Books that Shaped America

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I like lists, especially lists of books. The Library of Congress recently selected a list of 88 books they judge to have shaped America. All the titles are by American authors; Benjamin Franklin is the only author with multiple titles on the list…..he has three.

The list includes a wide variety of titles and has generated some interesting online comments: thin on books from the 60s; what, no John Updike or Maya Angelou; few writers of color.

The books are on display at the Library of Congress through September. They also have an online survey on their website.

What do you think of the list? What’s missing or shouldn’t be included?


Books that Shaped America

Posted by Ann Rohrbaugh at 07/16/2012 08:29:12 AM | 

also check out a book we have--Promised land : thirteen books that changed America--which I loved reading.
Posted by: Matt S ( Email ) at 7/16/2012 2:48 PM

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