Monday, September 24, 2012
Books That Shaped America
As the Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, points out, "It is not a register of the 'best' American books -- although many of them fit that description. Rather, the list is intended to spark a national conversation on books written by American that have influenced our lives, whether they appear on this initial list or not." (Library of Congress web site).
The list is not intended to be definitive, and you can give your input and contribute to future lists by following the link to the survey just above the beginning of the list. Check out the list at http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/books-that-shaped-america/ and visit the online exhibition at http://myloc.gov/exhibitions/books-that-shaped-america/pages/default.aspx.