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Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin is also the author of The Americans, a trilogy that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He lives with his wife and editor, Ruth F. Boorstin, in Washington, D.C.

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The Americans: The National Experience
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1967
$17.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-70358-9 (0-394-70358-8)

Explores problems of community and the search for a national identity. Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize. Read more






The Americans: The Colonial Experience
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | March 1964
$17.95/20.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-70513-2 (0-394-70513-0)

Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "A superb panorama of life in America from the first settlements on through the white hot days of the Revolution." - Bruce Lancaster, Saturday Review Read more






The Americans: The Democratic Experience
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | July 1974
$21.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-394-71011-2 (0-394-71011-8)

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize. A study of the last 100 years of American history. Read more






Cleopatra's Nose
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1995
$15.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-75518-0 (0-679-75518-7)

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. Read more






The Creators
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1993
$20.00/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-679-74375-0 (0-679-74375-8)

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. Read more






The Discoverers
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | February 1985
$18.95/24.95(Canada) | 978-0-394-72625-0 (0-394-72625-1)

An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. Read more






The Image
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | September 1992
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-74180-0 (0-679-74180-1)

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 J. Boorstin’s prophetic vision of...

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The Seekers
Written by Daniel J. Boorstin
Vintage | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-70475-8 (0-375-70475-2)

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?"

Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering... Read more






The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Written by Edward Gibbon, Edited by Hans-Friedrich Mueller, Illustrated by Gian Battista Piranesi, Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | August 2003
$16.00/19.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75811-9 (0-375-75811-9)

Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the... Read more





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