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Boorstin, Ruth Frankel

Overview
Works: 31 works in 120 publications in 2 languages and 3,878 library holdings
Genres: History  Juvenile works 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
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Most widely held works about Ruth Frankel Boorstin
 
Most widely held works by Ruth Frankel Boorstin
Hidden history by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 1,660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In thirty interrelated essays the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian explores American history and the pitfalls and virtues of American democracy
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 1,039 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
A history of the United States by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

44 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A text on the history of the United States through 1982, illustrated with maps, charts, photographs, drawings and other supplemental information
The Daniel J. Boorstin reader by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark history of the American people by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

V. 1. From Plymouth to Appomattox--v. 2. From Appomattox to the moon
A history of the United States since 1861 by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the United States from the Civil War through the 1984 election
The landmark history of the American people, volume 2 : from Appomattox to the moon by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the various groups that contributed to the development of America between Appomattox, 1865, and the moon, 1970
Love is not--because : poems by Ruth Frankel Boorstin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark history of the American people, volume 1 : from Plymouth to Appomattox by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the American people from Colonial days to the Civil War traces the formulation of attitudes which became the basis of American ideals
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Paperback edition
Teacher's guide to A history of the United States by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La nariz de Cleopatra : ensayos sobre lo inesperado by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Portuguese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States by Daniel J Boorstin( Recording )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A textbook on the history of the United States up to 1991, illustrated with maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and other supplemental information
A history of the United States by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark history of the American people by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the American people from Colonial days to the Civil War traces the formulation of attitudes which became the basis of American ideals
A History of the United States( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of the United States since 1861 by Daniel J Boorstin( Recording )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the United States from the Civil War through the 1984 election
Cleopatra's nose by Daniel J Boorstin( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Librarian of Congress Emeritus Daniel Boorstin shares his enjoyment of how the unexpected has shaped history. Seventeen essays marvel at the unexpected results of technological advancement and challenge the predictability of human endeavour. The title is from the Pascal quote: "Cleopatra's nose, had it been shorter, the whole face of the world would have been changed." 1994
A history of the United States since 1861 : teacher's resource book by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The landmark history of the American people from Plymouth to Appomattox by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Boorstin, Ruth F.

Boorstin, Ruth F. (Ruth Frankel)

Boorstin, Ruth Frankel

Frankel, Ruth Boorstin

Frankel, Ruth Carolyn

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Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpectedA history of the United StatesThe Daniel J. Boorstin readerLove is not--because : poemsCleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected