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Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph) 1914-2004

Overview
Works: 525 works in 1,712 publications in 4 languages and 53,803 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Chronology  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Signer, Honoree, Composer, Commentator for written text, Correspondent, Redactor, Speaker
Classifications: CB69, 909
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The discoverers by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
48 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 5,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tells the ongoing story of the progressive discovery by man of the nature of the observable world and universe
The Americans: the national experience by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
66 editions published between 1965 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 4,068 WorldCat member 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 2013 in English and held by 3,605 WorldCat member 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 creators by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 3,448 WorldCat member 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 )
10 editions published between 1973 and 2013 in English and held by 2,813 WorldCat member 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
An American primer by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
38 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 2,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthology of essays, laws, speeches and other writings illustrating the American way of life
The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 2,332 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
The lost world of Thomas Jefferson by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
45 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this classic work by one of America's most widely read historians, Daniel J. Boorstin demonstrates why and how, on the 250th anniversary of his birth, Thomas Jefferson continues to speak to us
The genius of American politics by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
44 editions published between 1953 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 1,793 WorldCat member 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 )
10 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In thirty interrelated essays the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian explores American history and the pitfalls and virtues of American democracy
The image : a guide to pseudo-events in America by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
69 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses news gathering, celebrity, travel, prestige, and the American dream
The image; or, What happened to the American dream by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
36 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 1,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using historian tools, the author discovers clues to the deepest problem in America today -- our inability to accept or even recognize reality
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,279 WorldCat member 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
Visiting our past : America's historylands ( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,262 WorldCat member 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
Democracy and its discontents; reflections on everyday America by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
14 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American civilization; a portrait from the twentieth century by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
8 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America and the image of Europe: reflections on American thought by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
35 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The decline of radicalism; reflections on America today by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 1,013 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The republic of technology : reflections on our future community by Daniel J Boorstin ( Book )
9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Boorstin, Daniel
Boorstin, Daniel, 1914-2004
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Boorstin, Daniel Joseph.
Boorstin, Daniel Joseph, 1914-2004
Buŏsŭtʻin, Daeniŏl J., 1914-2004
Buŏsŭtʻin, Daniel J., 1914-2004
Būrstīn, Dāniyāl, 1914-2004
Bursṭin, Daniyel, 1914-2004
Būrstīn, Dāniyīl, 1914-2004
Burstin, Dėniel, 1914-2004
Daniel J. Boorstin
Professor X.
Professor X, 1914-2004
Professor X 1914-2004 Pseudonym
Pu-erh-ssu-tʻing, Tan-ni-erh J, 1914-2004
Бурстин, Дэниел, 1914-2004
בורסטין, דניאל
بورستن، دانيل جي.، 19142004
دانييل ج. بورستين، 1914-2004
ブーアスティン, D. J
ブアスティン, ダニエル
ブーアスティン, ダニエル・J
Languages
English (578)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
French (1)
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