The Discoverers

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$22.00  $20.24
Publisher
Vintage
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Pages
768
Dimensions
5.18 X 8.16 X 1.39 inches | 1.23 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780394726250
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About the Author

Daniel J. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) 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 died in 2004.

Reviews

"Compelling readable. . . . A remarkable narrative of the grand intellectual venture of humankind, rich in fascinating, often dramatic details."--The Wall Street Journal

"A sumptuous, totally engaging panorama. No one who reads it will look at the chronicle of human ingenuity in the same way again." --David McCullough

"Written with great verve . . . [Boorstin's] learning, wit, and lucidity should ensure that he will bring pleasure to a large group of reader." --The New York Review of Books

"History with a human touch." --Newsday

"A grand and exhilirating voyage, a bold attempt to circumnavigate the intellectual globe." --The Philadlephia Inquirer