The United States Of America

The Great Gatsby
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Catcher in the Rye
Of Mice and Men
Fahrenheit 451
The Old Man and the Sea
The Grapes of Wrath
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
On the Road
The Bell Jar
Gone Girl
The Road
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Help
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeThe Great Gatsby by F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark TwainThe Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerThe Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
100 Best American Authors
704 books — 604 voters
The Trigger by Tim ButcherDestiny of the Republic by Candice MillardHellhound on His Trail by Hampton SidesBury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee BrownI Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
154 books — 77 voters

The Help by Kathryn Stockett11/22/63 by Stephen KingThe Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom WolfeGo Ask Alice by Beatrice SparksHelter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi
Best Novels about the 1960s (fiction)
173 books — 221 voters
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'DellThe Summer of Jordi Perez by Amy SpaldingAna of California by Andi TeranEverything Leads to You by Nina LaCourThe Lucy Variations by Sara Zarr
Young Adult Fiction set in California
306 books — 78 voters

Thomas L. Friedman
America is the greatest engine of innovation that has ever existed, and it can't be duplicated anytime soon, because it is the product of a multitude of factors: extreme freedom of thought, an emphasis on independent thinking, a steady immigration of new minds, a risk-taking culture with no stigma attached to trying and failing, a noncorrupt bureaucracy, and financial markets and a venture capital system that are unrivaled at taking new ideas and turning them into global products. ...more
Thomas L. Friedman

Noam Chomsky
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Noam Chomsky

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