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GUEST,josepp BS: 88 Books that shaped America (82* d) RE: BS: 88 Books that shaped America 02 Jul 12

/////I would agree that the list is too long, including books that only a few read and some that almost no one has heard of.

Lacking are the wild west dime novels that were read by the kids (and their parents). They influenced the ideas of America in the minds of many.

And where are the Tom Swift books- Didn't they encourage kids towards aviation, the professions, and adventure?////

If you mean that America was shaped by mass consumer pop culture shlock and outrageous fictions passed off as fact might I draw your attention to the whole of Western civilization?

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