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The Air-Line to Seattle: Studies in Literary and Historical Writing about America
     

The Air-Line to Seattle: Studies in Literary and Historical Writing about America

by Kenneth Schuyler Lynn
 

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In this controversial, wide-ranging, and fearlessly candid book, Kenneth S. Lynn argues that too many of our current commentators on the American past are out of touch with historical reality. His targets range from the currently fashionable but fantastic idea that the Declaration of Independence derives from a communitarian rather than individualistic philosophy

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In this controversial, wide-ranging, and fearlessly candid book, Kenneth S. Lynn argues that too many of our current commentators on the American past are out of touch with historical reality. His targets range from the currently fashionable but fantastic idea that the Declaration of Independence derives from a communitarian rather than individualistic philosophy to misinterpretations of the lives of Emerson, Walter Lippmann, Hemingway, and Max Perkins. In each case Lynn reveals the tendency of literary and intellectual historians to impose precooked formulas upon the evidence they profess to study.

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ISBN-13:
9780226498324
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/01/1984
Pages:
240

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Kenneth S. Lynn is professor of history at Johns Hopkins University.

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