America's Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America (P.S.)

America's Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America (P.S.)

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The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father. In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet's influence from the Mayflower through today. He visits the island where the pilgrims spent their first Sabbath, climbs the bell tower where the Liberty Bell was inscribed with a quote from Moses, retraces the Underground Railroad where "Go Down, Moses" was the national anthem of slaves, and dons the robe Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments. One part adventure story, one part literary detective story, one part exploration of faith in contemporary life, America's Prophet takes readers through the landmarks of America's narrative - from Gettysburg to Selma, the Silver Screen to the Oval Office - to understand how Moses has shaped the nation's character.

ISBN: 9780061726279

Published Date: January 1, 2009

Publisher: Harper Collins

Language: English

Page Count: 352

Size: 7.98" l x 5.24" w x 1.20" h