Books The Best Books About the American Dream  

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List of best books about the American dream, including jacket cover images when available. All these popular books on the American dream are sorted by popularity, so the highest rated books are at the top of the list. This well-researched bibliography includes out-of-print titles and generally contains the most popular, famous, or otherwise notable books - fiction or non-fiction - about living the American dream. If you're looking for a list of top books on moving to America then you're in the right place.

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Many great authors have written books about American Dream, including Joseph Heller and Stephen Sondheim.

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Born Losers: A History of Fail... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Scott Sandage Born Losers: A History of Failure in America is a book by Scott Sandage.

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
F. Scott Fitzgerald The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer ...more

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Status Anxiety is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Alain de Botton Status Anxiety is a nonfiction book by Alain de Botton. It was first published in 2004 by Hamish Hamilton; subsequent publications have been by Penguin Books.

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Fast Food, Fast Track: Immigra... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Jennifer Parker Talwar Fast Food, Fast Track: Immigrants, Big Business, And The American Dream is a book by Jennifer Parker Talwar.

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Transmission is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Hari Kunzru Transmission is a book by Hari Kunzru.

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Grand New Party: How Republica... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Reihan Salam, Ross Douthat Grand New Party: How Republicans can Win the Working Class and Save The American Dream is a book by Ross Douthat and Reihan Salam.

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Runaway Waltz: A Memoir from V... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Frederic Morton Runaway Waltz: A Memoir from Vienna to New York is a book by Frederic Morton.

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In America is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Susan Sontag In America is a 1999 novel by Susan Sontag which won the U.S. National Book Award for Fiction It is based on the true story of Polish actress Helena Modjeska, her arrival in California in 1876, ...more

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Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Tr... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Andrew Hurley Diners, Bowling Alleys, and Trailer Parks: Chasing the American Dream in Postwar Consumer Culture is a book by Andrew Hurley.

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One More Year is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Sana Krasikov One More Year is a book by Sana Krasikov.

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The American Dream: A Short Hi... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Jim Cullen The American Dream: A Short History of an Idea That Shaped a Nation is a book by Jim Cullen.

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Something Happened is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Joseph Heller Something Happened is Joseph Heller's second novel. Its main character and narrator is Bob Slocum, a businessman who engages in a stream of consciousness narrative about his job, his family, his ...more

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Empress of the Splendid Season... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Oscar Hijuelos Empress of the Splendid Season: A Novel is a book by Oscar Hijuelos.

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American Rust is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Philipp Meyer American Rust is a book by Philipp Meyer.

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Follies is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
James Goldman, Stephen Sondheim Follies is a book by James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim.

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An American Dream is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Norman Mailer An American Dream is Norman Mailer's fourth novel, published by Dial Press. Mailer wrote it in serialized form for Esquire, consciously attempting to resurrect the methodology used by Charles ...more

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Heyday is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Kurt Andersen Heyday, by Kurt Andersen, is an historical novel. It was published in early 2007 by Random House. In 2008, it won the Langum Prize, awarded annually to the best work of American historical

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The image is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Books About the American Dream
Daniel J. Boorstin, Charlotte Paul