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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (283 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bruce Feiler Narrator: Bruce Feiler Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The exodus story is America's story.

Moses is our real founding father.

In this groundbreaking book, New York Times bestselling author Bruce Feiler travels through touchstones in American history and traces the biblical prophet's influence from the Mayflower through today. Feiler visits the island where the pilgrims spent their first Sabbath, climbs the bell tower where the Liberty Bell was inscribed with a quote from Moses, retraces the Underground Railroad where "Go Down, Moses" was the national anthem of slaves, and dons the robe Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments.

One part adventure story, one part literary detective story, one part exploration of faith in contemporary life, America's Prophet takes readers from Gettysburg to Selma, the Silver Screen to the Oval Office, to understand how Moses shaped the nation's character. America's Prophet is a thrilling original work of history that will forever change how we view America, our faith and our future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “What a smart, original, and deeply intriguing reflection on the role Moses played—yes, Moses—in US history. America’s Prophet is Bruce Feiler as his innovative best: compelling, sweeping, and engaging. Highly recommended.”

    Douglas Brinkley, New York Times bestselling author

  • America’s Prophet is one of the most original, intelligent, and endlessly fascinating books I have read in years: it should become a set book for anyone wanting to know what truly makes America tick.”

    Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author

  • “With a journalist’s eye and an adventurer’s spirit, Bruce Feiler brings his prodigious gifts of biblical analysis to a reconsideration of Moses as the essential prophet of the American Experience. This is an accessible and engaging book of indispensable insight.”

    Tony Horwitz, New York Times bestselling author

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Shai Sachs | 2/12/2014

    " Pretty fascinating! I'd never really thought about all of these references, but synthesized in this way, they certainly make sense. There were some parts where I thought he was stretching a bit to make his point, but on the whole, quite an interesting theory. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sharon | 2/12/2014

    " Never realized the extent Moses influenced the history of America. The impact on the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement were fascinating. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tiffany | 1/25/2014

    " Interesting idea. He compares the Moses story to the history of American. He makes some very insightful parallels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marie | 1/23/2014

    " America's Prophet provides a wonderful, refreshing, novel view of America's history. Bruce Feiler takes the reader from William Bradford ("leader" of the first Pilgrims who landed at Plimoth) to George Washington to Martin Luther King, Jr. to George W. Bush... and explains clearly and concisely how they relate to Moses. It was amazing to read how much strength and influence America's leaders, past and present, draw from the Exodus story; and how greatly that story continues to influence our nation today. "

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