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Americanon : an unexpected US history in thirteen bestselling books / Jess McHugh.

McHugh, Jess, (author.).

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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

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524746636
  • Physical Description: x, 419 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2021]

Content descriptions

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.
Summary, etc.:
"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.
Subject: National characteristics, American.
Books and reading > United States > History.
Social values > United States > Miscellanea.
United States > Social life and customs > Miscellanea.

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