Saturday, December 21, 2013

Five of the best American journeys in literature

Simon Winchester is a best-selling British author, living in Massachusetts and New York City. His newest book is The Men Who United the States.

One title on his list of five great American journeys in literature, as shared with Telegraph readers:
Mark Twain['s] masterpiece, Life on the Mississippi (1883), was the first book offered to a publisher, typewritten. His tales are stirring; his affection for a troubled river shines through the pages.
Read about another book Winchester tagged.

See Winchester's five top novels on U.S. frontier social history and his five top novels on U.S. frontier social history.

--Marshal Zeringue