Books that Shaped America

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Books that Shaped America

The Most Influential American Books

What books have influenced your life and why?  The Library of Congress currently has an exhibit of the American books they think have been most influential in our lives.  The exhibit, Books that Shaped America, is intended to get viewers thinking and talking about books, and offers an opportunity to suggest additional influential books. 

Petworth Library has a display of some of these books, including:
WaldenSilent Spring
Walden by Henry David ThoreauSilent Spring by Rachel Carson 
Call of the WildFahrenheit 451
Call of the Wild by Jack LondonFahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury