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America's Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America

 
 
 
 
America's Prophet: How the Story of Moses Shaped America
Author: Bruce Feiler
ISBN 13: 9780061726279
ISBN 10: 61726273
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: 2010-09-21
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $14.99
 
 

Hailed as one of the most original works of history in years, America's Prophet reveals how generations of Americans have been inspired by the story of Moses.

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 has inspired more Americans than any other. His name is Moses.

Traveling through touchstones in American history, bestselling author Bruce Feiler traces the biblical prophet's influence from the Mayflower through today. Meticulously researched and highly readable, America's Prophet is a thrilling, original work of history that will forever change how we view America, our faith, and our future.

The New Yorker

“Astunning collective portrait of an ingrown community with its own history, hierarchy, and traditions.”