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Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 104 works in 234 publications in 19 languages and 46,847 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Biography  Tables (Data)  Reference works  Quotations  Exhibition catalogs  Autobiographies  Charts, diagrams, etc  Chronologies 
Classifications: CB69, 909
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Most widely held works by Daniel J. Boorstin Collection (Library of Congress)
The Americans : the colonial experience by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

18 editions published between 1958 and 2002 in 6 languages and held by 5,215 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 discoverers by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 10 languages and held by 4,594 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 )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 3,225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the arts and includes biographies of important figures ranging from Homer to Stravinsky incorporated into a mosaic of creativity that spans three thousand years
The Americans : the democratic experience by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

7 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in 4 languages and held by 3,086 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
Education of a wandering man by Louis L'Amour( Book )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and held by 2,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his decision to leave school at fifteen to roam the world, to his recollections of life as a hobo on the Southern Pacific Railroad, as a cattle skinner in Texas, as a merchant seaman in Singapore and the West Indies, and as an itinerant bare-knuckled prizefighter across small-town America, here is Louis L'Amour's memoir of his lifelong love affair with learning--from books, from yondering, and from some remarkable men and women--that shaped him as a storyteller and as a man. Like classic L'Amour fiction, "Education of a Wandering Man" mixes authentic frontier drama--such as the author's desperate efforts to survive a sudden two-day trek across the blazing Mojave desert--with true-life characters like Shanghai waterfront toughs, desert prospectors, and cowboys whom Louis L'Amour met while traveling the globe. At last, in his own words, this is a story of a one-of-a-kind life lived to the fullest ... a life that inspired the books that will forever enable us to relive our glorious frontier heritage
The Adams chronicles : four generations of greatness by Jack Shepherd( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of four generations of one of America's most prominent families, told largely in their own words from diaries and letters
We Americans by National Geographic Book Service( Book )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 2,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lavishly illustrated account with excellent text and hundreds of maps, photographs, and diagrams
The seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his world by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1,830 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
Hidden history by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and Korean and held by 1,583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Cornelia & Michael Bessie book."Includes index
Simpson's contemporary quotations by James Beasley Simpson( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 1,415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About 10,000 outstanding quotable comments uttered since 1950, with special emphasis on the last two dozen years, can be found only in Simpson's Contemporary Quotations. Bons mots, witticisms, epigrams and profundities from nearly 4,000 people - famous and infamous, renowned and obscure - fill a unique compilation. The quotes in this lively collection, ranging from the words of Hank Aaron to those of Vladimir Zworykin, from Politics & Government to Communications & the Arts, are drawn from thousands of sources into one useful volume. Simpson s Contemporary Quotations provides the date and whenever possible the circumstances surrounding each utterance. This detailed documentation makes the book an essential reference for journalists, executives, jurists, clerics, politicians, teachers, speechwriters, students, scholars, authors and all others who want to quote with accuracy and flair
The genius of American politics by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

6 editions published between 1953 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 1,369 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
The image; or, What happened to the American dream by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

5 editions published between 1961 and 1963 in English and held by 1,229 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
The timetables of history : a horizontal linkage of people and events by Bernard Grun( Book )

3 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic history reference, brought completely up to date, linking more than 30,000 events in an overview of 7,000 years of civilization. The Timetables of History is an indispensable resource that distills the essence of civilization, highlighting significant moments in history, politics, philosophy, religion, art, science and technology. 2 color throughout. Vast and absorbing, spanning millennia of human history, The Timetables of History, achieves a goal in the study of the past that is unmatched by any other reference volume -- it gives us a sweeping overview of the making of the contemporary world. This remarkable book maps out at a glance what was happening simultaneously, from the dawn of history to the present day. Never before has progress been presented with such clarity or with a view that fully captures the essence and the excitement of civilization
Democracy and its discontents; reflections on everyday America by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and Burmese and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Revision of the William W. Cook lectures on American institutions ... delivered at the University of Michigan ... April 3-7, 1972."
James Madison and the search for nationhood by Robert Allen Rutland( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At long last, James Madison has his memorial on Capitol Hill, and in this grand Library building. As the bicentennial of the framing of our Constitution approaches, here we provide monumental evidence that our nation has not forgotten the chief architect and advocate of our still-vital Constitution. Historians will probably agree that James Madison was less effective as a politician than as a statesman, a scholar, and a political philosopher. If the politician must have his eye on the next election, and the statesman on the next generation, this Library, invigorated by the quiet scholarly spirit of Madison, can remind us of the vistas of the past, and future, generations. - Foreword
Cleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 995 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
The decline of radicalism; reflections on America today by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

3 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The exploring spirit : America and the world, then and now by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America and the image of Europe: reflections on American thought by Daniel J Boorstin( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1976 in English and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The discoverersThe creatorsThe Americans : the democratic experienceEducation of a wandering manThe seekers : the story of man's continuing quest to understand his worldHidden historyThe genius of American politicsCleopatra's nose : essays on the unexpected
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Library of Congress Daniel J. Boorstin Collection