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Patriotic Pick for April 2019

Patriotic Picks

The Red Badge of Courage, Iacocca: An Autobiography and Little Women

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane; Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Whether it’s via their tone, topic, or tenor, certain works just say “America.” Here are three such titles, suggested by David Bruce Smith, founder of the Grateful American™ Foundation, in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.

  • The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane. After being driven by fear from a Civil War battlefield, a young Union private regains his nerve and seeks an honor-bestowing combat wound.
  • Iacocca: An Autobiography by Lee Iacocca. In larger-than-life style, the son of Italian immigrants recounts his role in salvaging the American auto industry, and the slings and arrows he endured along the way.
  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. New England sisters Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy March grow into womanhood in this classic coming-of-age tale from the mid-19th century.

Patriotic Picks is a monthly feature in partnership with the Washington Independent Review of Books.