The Resource The book of books, foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen

The book of books, foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen

Label
The book of books
Title
The book of books
Statement of responsibility
foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen
Title variation
Book of books
Title variation remainder
explore America's 100 best-loved novels
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Great American Read: The book of books celebrates America's 100 best-loved novels--the books whose ideas, characters, and themes have shaped our country and reflect it back to us. This companion volume to PBS's series The Great American Read profiles the books, their authors, and their impact on our culture, as well as the little-known stories about how they came to be ..."--Jacket
  • "The Great American Read: The book of books celebrates America's 100 best-loved novels--the books whose ideas, characters, and themes have shaped our country and reflect it back to us. This companion volume to PBS's series The Great American Read profiles the books, their authors, and their impact on our culture, as well as the little-known stories about how they came to be, all accompanied by fascinating images, including first-edition covers, manuscript pages, and other archival material. Woven throughout are features on topics from banned books to profiles of beloved illustrators, details about amazing library collections, and even writerly advice from the authors themselves. Read about the bonds between writers (Nathanial Hawthorne befriended Herman Melville on a mountaintop in a thunderstorm), what jobs authors had while they wrote (Kurt Vonnegut was a car dealer), or the critical reviews of classics (Mark Twain so disliked reading Jane Austen that he said he wanted to 'dig her up and hit her over the skull with her own shin-bone'). Whether you're inspired to reread an old favorite or pick up a new classic, [this book] will definitely inspire you to add to your 'must-read' list.́--Dust jacket
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TOH
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Great American read (Television program)
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Allen, Jessica
Dewey number
016.80883
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
Z5916
LC item number
.A45 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Vieira, Meredith
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  • Fiction
  • Best books
  • Books and reading
  • Books and reading
  • Best books
  • Books and reading
  • Fiction
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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Label
The book of books, foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"As featured in the PBS series The great American read"--Cover
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The books -- Once upon a time -- Talk the talk -- All personality -- Another day, another dollar -- #RebelReader -- "When it is finished, you are always surprised" -- From page to stage and screen -- Libraries to long for -- Predictive text -- "What's the use of a book without pictures?" -- If you like ... -- Boring, strange, and just not good -- A sense of place -- By design -- In a manner of speaking -- Mothers, lovers, and BFFs -- "There are better ways to starve to death" -- How to read a literary text
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780316417556
Lccn
2018941274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033564188
  • (OCoLC)on1033564188
  • 3390227
Label
The book of books, foreword by Meredith Vieira ; text by Jessica Allen
Publication
Copyright
Note
"As featured in the PBS series The great American read"--Cover
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-259) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The books -- Once upon a time -- Talk the talk -- All personality -- Another day, another dollar -- #RebelReader -- "When it is finished, you are always surprised" -- From page to stage and screen -- Libraries to long for -- Predictive text -- "What's the use of a book without pictures?" -- If you like ... -- Boring, strange, and just not good -- A sense of place -- By design -- In a manner of speaking -- Mothers, lovers, and BFFs -- "There are better ways to starve to death" -- How to read a literary text
Dimensions
27 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 276 pages
Isbn
9780316417556
Lccn
2018941274
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1033564188
  • (OCoLC)on1033564188
  • 3390227

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