Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity

ISBN-10: 0061834408

ISBN-13: 9780061834400

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Authors: Thomas C. Foster

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List price: $14.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/24/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Thomas C. Foster is a professor of English at the University of Michigan-Flint. He teaches contemporary fiction, drama, poetry, creative writing, and composition. He is the author of several books including Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America: How White Whales, Green Lights, and Restless Spirits Forged Our National Identity, How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines, and How to Read Novels Like a Professor: A Jaunty Exploration of the World's Favorite Literary Form.

Introduction: In the Four Corners
Maybe Just a Little Made-Up: The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
A Man, a Plan, a Flintlock: The Last of the Mohicans
The Allegory Man Cometh: The Scarlet Letter
Gotta Get Back to the Pond and Set My Soul Free: Walden
I've Been Workin' on the Whale-Road: Moby-Dick
The Good Gray Poet, My Eye!: Leaves of Grass
Girls Gone Mild: Little Women
About a Boy-and a Raft: Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Twofer: A Boy's Will and North of Boston
In Praise of Prairie: My �ntonia
A Whole Heap of Ashes: The Great Gatsby
Life Is a Carnival: The Sun Also Rises
It Takes a Weary Man to Sing a Weary Song: The Weary Blues
The Bird Is the Word: The Maltese Falcon
So Big: U.S.A.
The Winepress of Injustice: The Graces of Wrath
Like a Hurricane: Their Eyes Were Watching God
He Ain't Heavy, He's My Cousin: Go Down, Moses
American Candide: The Adventures of Augie March
Me and My Shadow: On the Road
When Reading Got Good: The Cat in the Hat
Walk a Mile in My Shoes: To Kill a Mockingbird
Not in Kansas Anymore: The Crying of Lot 49
Race. Relations.: Song of Solomon
Home, Home on the Res: Love Medicine
Conclusion: Fifteen More and the G.A.N.
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