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Patriotic Picks: September 2018

The Grateful American Foundation has inaugurated a partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books. Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation: O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. An immigrant family struggles on (and […]

The Grateful American Foundation has inaugurated a partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American Foundation:

  • O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. An immigrant family struggles on (and with) the Nebraska prairie in this first installment of the author’s “Great Plains” trilogy.
  • Moby-Dick by Herman Melville. This classic tale of an obsessed Captain Ahab seeking vengeance on an elusive white whale is as American as, well, obsession and revenge.
  • Animal Farm by George Orwell. A political allegory about tyranny, revolt, and the seductive — and often devastating — allure of power.

Patriotic Picks: September 2018