Throughout our nation's history, books like How to Win Friends and Influence People, Webster's Dictionary
, and Betty Crocker's Picture Book
have sold tens of millions of copies and influenced archetypes for the ideal American. Americanon
offers an enlightening exploration of how they shaped American popular culture. From The Farmer's Almanac
that "read like an everything-you-need-to-know guide to being a model American citizen"
to Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex, but Were Afraid to Ask
, which was "about much more than sex," Americanon
reintroduces us to the profoundly important books that shaped our country and our individual lives. (HC)