Americanon : an unexpected US history in thirteen bestselling books / Jess McHugh.
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|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Harbaugh-Thomas Library (Biglerville)||973 MCHUGH (Text)||35740635739238||New Nonfiction||Checked Out||07/01/2021|
- ISBN: 9781524746636
- Physical Description: x, 419 pages ; 24 cm
- Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, 
|Bibliography, etc. Note:||
Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:||
The old farmer's almanac -- Webster's speller and dictionary (1783/1828) -- Benjamin Franklin's autobiography -- The McGuffey readers (1836) -- A handbook to American womanhood -- Etiquette in society, in business, in politics and at home -- How to win friends and influence people (1936) -- The Betty Crocker cookbook (1950) -- Everything you always wanted to know about sex* (*but were afraid to ask) (1969) -- Surviving the 80s -- Epilogue.
"What does it take to be a good American? And who gets to decide? Journalist Jess McHugh examines thirteen seemingly innocuous, mega-bestselling reference books, guidebooks, and self-help books that have become blueprints for core American values and shaped our national story"-- Provided by publisher.
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