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

Works: 506 works in 2,110 publications in 20 languages and 53,859 library holdings
Genres: History  Sources  Biography  Guidebooks  Pictorial works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Drama  Comedy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Composer, Signer, Honoree, Speaker, Redactor, pan, Correspondent, Collector, pre
Classifications: E169.1, 909
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The Americans : the democratic experience by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

118 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 6,583 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
The discoverers by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

155 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 13 languages and held by 5,525 WorldCat member 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 )

58 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 3,496 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
An American primer by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

55 editions published between 1966 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology of essays, laws, speeches and other writings illustrating the American way of life
The lost world of Thomas Jefferson by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

53 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,199 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 seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

26 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Portuguese and held by 2,184 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."--Book jacket
The genius of American politics by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

59 editions published between 1953 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 1,718 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 )

17 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,688 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 )

78 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,500 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 )

49 editions published between 1961 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 1,401 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
American civilization; a portrait from the twentieth century by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

23 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visiting our past : America's historylands by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,172 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 )

21 editions published between 1971 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revision of the William W. Cook lectures on American institutions ... delivered at the University of Michigan ... April 3-7, 1972."
A lady's life in the Rocky Mountains by Isabella L Bird( Book )

6 editions published between 1960 and 1984 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1872, Isabella Bird, daughter of a clergyman, set off alone to the Antipodes and found she had embarked on a life of adventurous travel. In 1873, wearing Hawaiian riding dress, she rode her horse through the American Wild West, a terrain only newly opened to pioneer settlement. The letters that make up this volume were first published in 1879. They tell of magnificent, unspoiled landscapes and abundant wildlife, of encounters with rattlesnakes, wolves, pumas and grizzly bears, and her reactions to the volatile passions of the miners and pioneer settlers--Publisher description
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,070 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
America and the image of Europe: reflections on American thought by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

41 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The decline of radicalism; reflections on America today by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

18 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The republic of technology : reflections on our future community by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

17 editions published between 1978 and 1983 in 3 languages and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slow fires : on the preservation of the human record by Terry Sanders( Visual )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary describing the devastating deterioration of intellectual documents such as pamphlets, photographs, films, drawings, and maps. Assesses the situation, demonstrates preservation and restoration techniques, and suggests ways to prevent deterioration in the future. Features remarks by several experts, writers, and historians, such as James Michener, Barbara Tuchman, Daniel Boorstin, and Vartan Gregorian
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Boorstin, D. J.

Boorstin, D. J. 1914-2004

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

Boorstin, Daniel

Boorstin Daniel 1914-2004

Boorstin, Daniel J.

Boorstin, Daniel J. (Daniel Joseph)

Boorstin, Daniel Joseph

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Boorstin, Daniel Joseph, b. 1914

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 Boorstin amerikansk historiker och bibliotekarie

Daniel Boorstin storico, docente e saggista statunitense

Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin Amerikaans auteur

Daniel J. Boorstin amerikansk historikar og bibliotekar

Daniel J. Boorstin amerikansk historiker og bibliotekar

Daniel J. Boorstin historiador estadounidense

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Daniel J. Boorstin historien américain

Daniel J. Boorstin US-amerikanischer Historiker, Leiter der Library of Congress

Danijel Borstin

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Professor X 1914-2004

Pu-erh-ssu-tʻing, Tan-ni-erh J 1914-2004

Бурстин, Даниел Джозеф

Бурстин, Дэниел, 1914-2004

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Данијел Борстин

בורסטיין, דניאל, 1914-

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דניאל ג'. בורסטין היסטוריון אמריקאי

بورستن، دانيل جي.، 19142004

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دانیل بورستین کتابدار آمریکایی

부어스틴, D. J. 1914-2004

부어스틴, 다니엘 1914-2004

부어스틴, 다니엘 J. 1914-2004

부어스틴, 대니얼 J. 1914-2004


ブーアスティン, D. J

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ブーアスティン, ダニエル・J

ブアスティン, ダニエル J. 1914-2004

ブアスティン, ダニエル ジョゼフ



布尓廷斯,丹尼尓 J.

The discoverersThe creatorsAn American primerThe lost world of Thomas JeffersonThe seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his worldThe genius of American politicsHidden historyThe image : a guide to pseudo-events in America