Thursday, October 18, 2012

american books

Back in September my sister sent me a link to an exhibition at The Library of Congress. The exhibition titled Books That Shaped America has passed now, but you can still look online at the pieces that were included. The purpose was to display books by American authors that have impacted Americans or influenced our perception of American life. The books included date from 1750 to 2002, and I enjoyed flipping through the titles. I noticed a few from high school English that were never a favorite of mine, however, I also came across a few titles I've added to my list to read. I think it's nice they included descriptions of the individual importance for every book. What books do you feel most shaped America? My favorite book from the list has to be Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
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