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An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date February 2, 2010
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594484452
ISBN-10 1594484457
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
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Original list price $15.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the award-winning author of Lost Mountain, a stirring work of memoir, spiritual journey, and historical inquiry.

At the age of thirty-three, Erik Reece's father, a Baptist minister, took his own life, leaving Erik in the care of his grandmother and his grandfather-also a fundamentalist Baptist preacher, and a pillar of his rural Virginia community. While Erik grew up with a conflicted relationship with Christianity, he unexpectedly found comfort in the Jefferson Bible. Inspired by the text, he undertook what would become a spiritual and literary quest to identify an "American gospel" coursing through the work of both great and forgotten American geniuses, from William Byrd to Walt Whitman to William James to Lynn Margulis. The result of Reece's journey is a deeply intimate, stirring book about personal, political, and historical demons-and the geniuses we must call upon to combat them.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9781594488597
 
from Riverhead Books (April 2, 2009)
9781594488597 | details & prices | 224 pages | 9.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 0.72 lbs | List price $24.95
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Riverhead Books (February 2, 2010)
9781594484452 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $15.00
About: From the award-winning author of Lost Mountain, a stirring work of memoir, spiritual journey, and historical inquiry.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780140864601
 
With Vivien Heilbron (other contributor), J. M. Barrie, David Rintoul (other contributor) | from Penguin/Highbridge (September 1, 1997); titled "Peter Pan"
9780140864601 | details & prices | 4.25 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $10.95
This edition also contains Peter Pan

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