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William Morrow
368 pages
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<blockquote><p>The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father. </p></blockquote><p>The pilgrims quoted his story. Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal. Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations. The Statue of Liberty and Superman were molded in his image. Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked him the night before he died. Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama cited him as inspiration. For four hundred years, one figure inspired more Americans than any other. His name is Moses.</p><p>In this groundbreaking book, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet's influence from the <i>Mayflower</i> 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 <i>The Ten Commandments</i>. </p><p>"Even a cursory review of American history indicates that Moses has emboldened leaders of all stripes," Feiler writes, "patriot and loyalist, slave and master, Jew and Christian. Could the persistence of his story serve as a reminder of our shared national values? Could he serve as a unifying force in a disunifying time? If Moses could split the Red Sea, could he unsplit America?"</p><p>One part adventure story, one part literary detective story, one part exploration of faith in contemporary life, <i>America's Prophet</i> 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. </p><p>Meticulously researched and highly readable, <i>America's Prophet</i> is a thrilling, original work of history that will forever change how we view America, our faith, and our future.</p>
William Morrow
368 pages
Amazon.com Review
<b>Book Description</b> <blockquote> <p> The exodus story is America's story. Moses is our real founding father. </p> </blockquote> <p> The pilgrims quoted his story. Franklin and Jefferson proposed he appear on the U.S. seal. Washington and Lincoln were called his incarnations. The Statue of Liberty and Superman were molded in his image. Martin Luther King, Jr., invoked him the night before he died. Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama cited him as inspiration. For four hundred years, one figure inspired more Americans than any other. His name is Moses. </p> <p> In this groundbreaking book, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet's influence from the <i>Mayflower</i> 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 <i>The Ten Commandments</i>. </p> <p> "Even a cursory review of American history indicates that Moses has emboldened leaders of all stripes," Feiler writes, "patriot and loyalist, slave and master, Jew and Christian. Could the persistence of his story serve as a reminder of our shared national values? Could he serve as a unifying force in a disunifying time? If Moses could split the Red Sea, could he unsplit America?" </p> <p> One part adventure story, one part literary detective story, one part exploration of faith in contemporary life, <i>America's Prophet</i> 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. </p> <p> Meticulously researched and highly readable, <i>America's Prophet</i> is a thrilling, original work of history that will forever change how we view America, our faith, and our future. </p> <span class="h1"><strong>Photographs from <i>America's Prophet</i></strong></span><br> <b>(Click to See Full Image)</b></p> <table width="100%" border="0" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"><tr align="center" valign="top" class="tiny"> <td width="25%"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/harpercollins-ems/bet-small.jpg" border="0"></td> <td width="25%"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/harpercollins-ems/king-small.jpg" border="0"></td> <td width="25%"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/harpercollins-ems/liberty-small.jpg" border="0"></td> <td width="25%"> <img src="http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/books/harpercollins-ems/seal-small.jpg" border="0"></td> </tr> <tr align="center" valign="top" class="tiny"> <td width="25%">The Hebrew Letter "Bet" <br/> <font size=”1”>“In every generation one should regard oneself as though he had come out of Egypt.” The large letter “bet” contains the word “bad” and images of ancient Egypt at top and Nazi concentration camps at bottom. Drawing by Yosef Dov Sheinson from <i>A Survivors’ Haggadah</i>. (Courtesy of The Jewish Publication Society)</font> </td> <td width="25%">Martin Luther King, Jr. <br/><font size=”1”>Martin Luther King, Jr., in a never-before-published photograph, delivering his sermon “The Death of Evil Upon the Seashore” at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, New York, May 17, 1956, during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. (Courtesy of the Archives of the Episcopal Diocese of New York at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine) </font> </td> <td width="25%"><i>Liberty Enlightening the World</i> <br/><font size=”1”>With ships and New York Harbor in the background. Lithograph published by Currier & Ives, c. 1886. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress)</font> </td> <td width="25%">The Great Seal of the United States <br/><font size=”1”>John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson’s proposal for the Great Seal of the United States, as drawn by Benson J. Lossing for <i>Harper’s New Monthly Magazine</i>, July 1856. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress)</font> </td> </td></tr></table><p><p><p>