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America's Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America (Paperback)
November 2009 Indie Next List
“Do you think you know all about the Pilgrims, the Liberty Bell, the Statue of Liberty, the emancipation of slaves, and Martin Luther King, Jr? Think again. I thought I did until I read this book America's Prophet, a thoroughly enjoyable and accessible treatment of a surprisingly fresh focus on American history.”
— Fran Wilson, Colorado State Univ. Bookstore, Fort Collins, CO
Bruce Feiler's New York Times bestsellers Abraham, Walking the Bible, and Where God Was Born brilliantly explored the roots of faith. With America's Prophet, Feiler looks at Moses and the essential role the prophet has played in our nation's history and development. Bruce Feiler's most fascinating and thought-provoking book to date, America's Prophet delves deeply into how the Exodus story and America's true "Spiritual Founding Father" have inspired many of the most important figures and defining events in this country's history--from the Mayflower Pilgrims to the Civil Rights movement--and how Moses can provide meaning in times of national crisis, even today.
“This is one of the most original, intelligent and endlessly fascinating books I have read in years: it should become a set book for anyone wanting to know what truly makes America tick.”
“With a journalist eye and an adventurers spirit, Bruce Feiler brings his prodigious gifts of biblical analysis to a reconsideration of Moses as the essential prophet of the American Experience. This is an accessible and engaging book of indispensible insight.”
“What a smart, original, and deeply intriguing reflection on the role Moses played – yes, Moses – in U.S. history. America’s Prophet is Bruce Feiler at his innovative best: compelling, sweeping and engaging. Highly recommended!”
“Fascinating and thought provoking.”
-Booklist (starred review)
“Astunning collective portrait of an ingrown community with its own history, hierarchy, and traditions.”
-The New Yorker on Under the Big Top
“Penetrating and insightful. . . . Bruce Feiler’s Dreaming Out Loud details the ins and outs of Nashville.”
-New York Times on Dreaming Out Loud