The Books That Shaped America

August 18, 2012 | 3 books mentioned 1

Mark Dimunation was on the committee that selected the 88 books for the Library of Congress’s current “Books That Shaped America” exhibit. Recently he did an interview with NPR‘s Lynn Neary in which he explained how he arrived at his decisions to include such works as Goodnight Moon, The Joy Of Cooking, and Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

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One comment:

  1. Their selections are generally toward the positive and progressive. If they were being really honest, they should include such stuff as Thomas Dixon’s The Clansman and The Turner Diaries.

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