Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004
Most widely held works about Daniel J Boorstin
Most widely held works by Daniel J Boorstin
The discoverers by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
143 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in 20 languages and held by 4,771 libraries worldwide
Tells the ongoing story of the progressive discovery by man of the nature of the observable world and universe.
The creators by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
45 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in 12 languages and held by 3,319 libraries worldwide
A narrative of the great figures who have created our cultural heritage, from the pyramid builders to Picasso, enriching our world with architecture, painting, sculpture, music, drama, dance, and literature.
The Americans, the democratic experience by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
37 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 3,263 libraries worldwide
Final volume in a trilogy; the first of which is the author's The Americans, the colonial experience; and the second of which is his The Americans, the national experience.
The Americans: the national experience by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
186 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 3,224 libraries worldwide
Historical survey of America's self-discovery in the years between the Revolution and the Civil War.
The Americans, the colonial experience by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
44 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 3,018 libraries worldwide
Traces the development of America from the earliest settlements through the American Revolution, focusing on the attitudes and forces that formed the American character.
The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,234 libraries worldwide
"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?" "Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of Seeking. First there was the heroic way of prophets and philosophers - men like Moses or Job or Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as those in the communities of the early church universities and the Protestant Reformation - seeking salvation or truth from the god above or the reason within each of us." "Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thucydides and Thomas More and Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit." "Finally, there was an age of the social sciences, when man seemed ruled by the forces of history. Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein." "These great thinkers still have the power to speak to us, not always so much for their answers as for their way of asking the questions that never cease either to intrigue or to obsess us."--BOOK JACKET.
An American primer by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,216 libraries worldwide
Anthology of essays, laws, speeches and other writings illustrating the American way of life.
The image : a guide to pseudo-events in America by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
92 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 7 languages and held by 2,133 libraries worldwide
First published in 1962, this book introduced the notion of "pseudo-events", events manufactured solely to be reported, and the contemporary definition of celebrity as "a person who is known for his well-knownness." Since then, Daniel J. Boorstin's prophetic vision of an America inundated by its own illusions has become essential reading for anyone trying to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.
The genius of American politics by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
42 editions published between 1953 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
"How much of our political tradition can be absorbed and used by other peoples? Daniel Boorstin's answer to this question has been chosen by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for representation in American Panorama as one of the 350 books, old and new, most descriptive of life in the United States. He describes the uniqueness of American thought and explains, after a close look at the American past, why we have not produced and are not likely to produce grand political theories or successful propaganda. He also suggests what our attitudes must be toward ourselves and other countries if we are to preserve our institutions and help others to improve theirs." --Publisher's description.
Hidden history by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 1,643 libraries worldwide
In thirty interrelated essays the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian explores American history and the pitfalls and virtues of American democracy.
The lost world of Thomas Jefferson by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
28 editions published between 1948 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,487 libraries worldwide
Visiting our past : America's historylands ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,281 libraries worldwide
As a hostess pokes the blazing brands. time begins to blur in the visitor's imagination. Is this today - or two hundred years ago? Such is the power of a house, a trail, a church, a battlefield, an islet in the stream of years where history dwells undisturbed.
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 1,273 libraries worldwide
This provocative new collection of essays by a Pulitzer Prize winner deals with the challenging themes of discovery and surprise in history. Cleopatra's Nose is not a miscellany but rather a selection of recent essays illustrating specific subjects that have preoccupied Boorstin for several decades. Tantalizing themes all: How sometimes discovery only increases our ignorance. What were the specific historical opportunities in the New World? How has the fourth kingdom - the kingdom of machines - contradicted Darwinian expectations, contributed to a confusion of statistics, created the need for the unnecessary, and highlighted the paradoxes of science and the politics of common sense? In a "personal postscript," Boorstin gives us a memorable and affectionate portrait of his father and optimistically celebrates the United States as the Land of the Unexpected.
American civilization; a portrait from the twentieth century by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,230 libraries worldwide
Democracy and its discontents; reflections on everyday America by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
18 editions published between 1971 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 1,196 libraries worldwide
America and the image of Europe: reflections on American thought by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
29 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
The exploring spirit : America and the world, then and now by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
19 editions published between 1975 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,047 libraries worldwide
The republic of technology : reflections on our future community by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
13 editions published between 1972 and 1980 in 5 languages and held by 1,035 libraries worldwide
The decline of radicalism; reflections on America today by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
9 editions published between 1969 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 1,022 libraries worldwide
The mysterious science of the law; an essay on Blackstone's Commentaries, showing how Blackstone, employing eighteenth-century ideas of science, religion, history, aesthetics, and philosophy, made of the law at once a conservative and a mysterious science by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
10 editions published between 1941 and 1996 in English and held by 877 libraries worldwide
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