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

Author/creator McHugh, Jess author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info [New York] : Dutton, [2021]
Descriptionx, 419 pages ; 24 cm
Variant title Unexpected US history in thirteen bestselling books
Portion of title American canon
Contents 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) -- Betty Crocker's picture cook book (1950) -- Everything you always wanted to know about sex* (*but were afraid to ask) (1969) -- Surviving the eighties -- Epilogue.
Abstract "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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Issued in other formOnline version: McHugh, Jess, Americanon New York : Dutton, Penguin Random House LLC, [2021] 9781524746650
Genre/formTrivia and miscellanea.
Genre/formTrivia and miscellanea.
LCCN 2020055756
ISBN9781524746636 hardcover
ISBN1524746630 hardcover
ISBNelectronic book

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Joyner General Stacks E169 .M454 2021 ✔ Available Place Hold