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"America's Prophet": Bruce Feiler's Book Makes Buzz

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Bruce Feiler's newest book, "America's Prophet", which examines the role Moses has played in American history and life, has been making some buzz recently. A number of blogs have shown interest in the book since its publication in October.

Author Bruce Feiler blogged about the book for Huffington Post when it came out, and had this to say about the incredible discoveries that he made while writing the book:

Four years ago I set out looking at the role of Moses in American life. I sailed on Plymouth Harbor where the Pilgrims compared their journey to Moses; I climbed the tower of Independence Hall where the Liberty Bell was inscribed with a quote from Moses; I retraced the Underground Railroad where "Go Down, Moses" was the national anthem of slaves; and I donned the robe Charlton Heston wore in The Ten Commandments.

One discovery surprised me most of all and reshaped my views of the culture wars of today: Moses has been more important to American history than Jesus.

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