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Books That Shaped America

The Library of Congress, the world’s largest repository of knowledge and information, began a multiyear “Celebration of the Book” with an exhibition on “Books That Shaped America.”
“This list is a starting point,” said Librarian of Congress James H. Billington. “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 that have influenced American lives, whether they appear on this list or not.”
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The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Mark Twain)
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Alcoholics Anonymous
Alcoholics Anonymous
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American Cookery
American Cookery
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The American Woman's Home
The American Woman's Home
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And the Band Played On
And the Band Played On
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Atlas Shrugged
Atlas Shrugged
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The Autobiography of Malcolm X
The Autobiography of Malcolm X
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The Bay Psalm Book
The Bay Psalm Book
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Beloved, by Toni Morrison
Beloved, by Toni Morrison
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Bless Me Ultima
Bless Me Ultima
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The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee
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The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
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The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
The Cat in the Hat (Dr. Seuss)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
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The Catcher in the Rye
The Catcher in the Rye
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Charlotte's Web
Charlotte's Web
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The Common Law
The Common Law
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Common Sense
Common Sense
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The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care
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Cosmos
Cosmos
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A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible
A Curious Hieroglyphick Bible
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The Double Helix
The Double Helix
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The Education of Henry Adams
The Education of Henry Adams
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Experiments and Observations on Electricity
Experiments and Observations on Electricity
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Fahrenheit 451
Fahrenheit 451
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Family Limitation
Family Limitation
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The Federalist
The Federalist
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The Feminine Mystique
The Feminine Mystique
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The Fire Next Time
The Fire Next Time
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For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
For Whom the Bell Tolls (Ernest Hemingway)
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Free to Choose
Free to Choose
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The Frontier in American History
The Frontier in American History
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Gone With the Wind
Gone With the Wind
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Goodbye Columbus
Goodbye Columbus
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Goodnight Moon
Goodnight Moon
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A Grammatical Institute of the English Language
A Grammatical Institute of the English Language
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The Grapes of Wrath
The Grapes of Wrath
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The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
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Harriet, the Moses of Her People
Harriet, the Moses of Her People
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