America 101 (Course Reading List)

A Listmania! list by Glenn Cummings
The list author says: "This is a list of books, which I hope will become the core of a course similar to that of Professor Douglas Brinkley's 'American Odyssey'. To say that things are on the drawing board is a huge understatement. Any suggestions that you might have would be appreciated."
The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey
1.  The Majic Bus: An American Odyssey by Douglas G. Brinkley
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On the Road
2.  On the Road by Scott Donaldson
$9.32   Used & New from: $5.03
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,193 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1)
3.  All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy
$8.92   Used & New from: $0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (608 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian
4.  To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian by Stephen E. Ambrose
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Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
5.  Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom
$8.44   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Old Man and The Sea
6.  The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway
$6.78   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (808 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Black Like Me
7.  Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
$12.50   Used & New from: $2.15
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (297 customer reviews)

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
8.  Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by Kurt Vonnegut
$9.94   Used & New from: $0.82
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,783 customer reviews) | 5 customer discussions

The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.)
9.  The Monkey Wrench Gang (P.S.) by Edward Abbey
$10.95   Used & New from: $3.99
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How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines
10.  How to Read Literature Like a Professor: A Lively and Entertaining Guide to Reading Between the Lines by Thomas C. Foster
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A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories
11.  A Good Man Is Hard to Find and Other Stories by Flannery O'Connor
$11.68   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews)

The Things They Carried
12.  The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien
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The Call of the Wild
13.  The Call of the Wild by Jack London
$6.50   Used & New from: $0.01
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Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition
14.  Black Elk Speaks: Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux, The Premier Edition by John Gneisenau Neihardt
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The Wayward Bus (Penguin Classics)
15.  The Wayward Bus (Penguin Classics) by John Steinbeck
$11.02   Used & New from: $4.35
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)

Cannery Row: (Centennial Edition)
16.  Cannery Row: (Centennial Edition) by John Steinbeck
$12.88   Used & New from: $3.57
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (442 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)
17.  Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Annie Dillard
$13.25   Used & New from: $2.66
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

The Catcher in the Rye
18.  The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
$8.29   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,009 customer reviews) | 16 customer discussions

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
19.  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
$7.38   Used & New from: $0.97
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Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel
20.  Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel by David Guterson
$12.84   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (890 customer reviews)

Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels)
21.  Deliverance (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) by James Dickey
$12.61   Used & New from: $1.94
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (154 customer reviews)

1776
22.  1776 by David G. McCullough
$12.46   Used & New from: $0.01
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,255 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail
23.  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson
$6.00   Used & New from: $2.00
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,325 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The LAST PICTURE SHOW : A Novel
24.  The LAST PICTURE SHOW : A Novel by Larry McMurtry
$13.10   Used & New from: $0.01
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
25.  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
$12.90   Used & New from: $2.80
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (764 customer reviews)

To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition
26.  To Kill a Mockingbird: 50th Anniversary Edition by Harper Lee
$19.11   Used & New from: $9.60
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4,098 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Fahrenheit 451
27.  Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream
28.  Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Ralph Steadman
$8.44   Used & New from: $1.88
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Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass: The Complete 1855 and 1891-92 Editions (Library of America)
29.  Walt Whitman: Leaves of Grass: The Complete 1855 and 1891-92 Editions (Library of America) by Walt Whitman
$13.59   Used & New from: $10.00
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (328 customer reviews)

Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics)
30.  Selected Poems of Langston Hughes (Vintage Classics) by Langston Hughes
$12.34   Used & New from: $1.57
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Robert Frost's Poems
31.  Robert Frost's Poems by Robert Frost
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.25
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

A New Selected Poems
32.  A New Selected Poems by Galway Kinnell
$13.46   Used & New from: $5.38
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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