Sunday, August 19, 2012
Books That Shaped America
Here's a list put out by the Library of Congress of books that shaped America (hat tip Jim Chalmers). Not quite the same as the topic of a few weeks ago, books that define the American experience.
I would certainly add LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE. Every girl reads this series as a history of the pioneering age of the U.S. And a story of family.
And perhaps THE MAN IN THE GREY FLANNEL SUIT, which documents the often soulless nature of pursuing the American dream.
And Julia Childs' MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING, which made eating well a goal at a time when cooking was a pretty dull affair.
Oh, and THE LITTLE ENGINE THAT COULD that sums up our national need to succeed.
What would you add?