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The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America
by Daniel J. Boorstin
First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of “pseudo-events”—events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported—and the contemporary definition of celebrity as “a person who is known for his well-knownness.” Since then Daniel...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Americans: The Colonial Experience
by Daniel J. Boorstin
Winner of the Bancroft Prize In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present.
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Categories: History; Social Sciences
The Discoverers
by Daniel J. Boorstin
An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Bestsellers; History
The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination
by Daniel J. Boorstin
By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World
by Daniel J. Boorstin
Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we?  Why are we here? In his previous national bestsellers, The Discoverers and The Creators , Daniel J. Boorstin first told brilliantly how e discovered the reality of our world, and...
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Categories: History; Philosophy
The Americans: The Democratic Experience
by Daniel J. Boorstin
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
The Americans: The National Experience
by Daniel J. Boorstin
Explores problems of community and the search for a national identity. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected
by Daniel J. Boorstin
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs. From the Trade...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History
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