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

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From the author of the New York Times bestselling How to Read Literature Like a Professor comes a highly entertaining and informative new book on the twenty-five works of literature that have most shaped the American character. Foster applies his much-loved combination of wit, know-how, and analysis to explain how each work has shaped our very existence as readers, students, teachers, and Americans.

Foster illuminates how books such as The Last of the

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Publisher:HarperCollins
ISBN:9780062092076
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Words: 102,677
Unique Words: 9,022
Avg Sentence (words): 20.92
Avg Word (chars): 4.41
Chapters: 38
Paragraphs: 988
People: 978
Places: 246
Things: 394
Adult Reading Time:6:51
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Intensity: 0.10
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Reading Level:9.9
Complexity Index: 127

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