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About the Author

A prolific writer, Daniel Boorstin is the author of numerous scholarly and popular works in American Studies. Born in Georgia and raised in Oklahoma, Boorstin received degrees from Harvard and Yale universities and was a Rhodes Scholar at Balliol College, Oxford. A member of the Massachusetts Bar, mostrar mais he has been visiting professor of American History at the Universities of Rome, Puerto Rico, Kyoto, and Geneva. He was the first incumbent of the chair of American History at the Sorbonne and Pitt Professor of American History and Institutions at Cambridge. He taught at the University of Chicago for 25 years. In 1959 Columbia University awarded him its Bancroft Prize for The Americans: The Colonial Experience (1958), the first volume of his trilogy titled The Americans. In 1966 he received the Francis Parkman Award for the second volume, The Americans: The National Experience (1965), and in 1974 he received the Pulitzer Prize for the third volume, The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1973). Many of Boorstin's books have been translated into Chinese, Japanese, and various European languages. In 1969 Boorstin became director of the National Museum of History and Technology of the Smithsonian Institution. In 1973 he became senior historian at the Smithsonian. Boorstin was appointed Librarian of Congress in 1975 and served in that position with distinction for 12 years, becoming Librarian Emeritus in 1987. (Publisher Provided) mostrar menos
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Obras por Daniel Boorstin

We Americans (1975) 418 exemplares
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1960) 286 exemplares
An American Primer (1966) 238 exemplares
The Colonial Wars (1965) — Editor — 131 exemplares
The Genius of American Politics (1953) 96 exemplares
A History of the United States (1981) 86 exemplares
The Daniel J. Boorstin Reader (1995) 54 exemplares
The Americans (1991) 43 exemplares
Exploring Spirit (1976) 17 exemplares
Los grandes descubrimientos (2002) 8 exemplares
American Primer, Volume II (1966) 5 exemplares
The World Encompassed (1981) 3 exemplares
Washington (1987) 3 exemplares
An American Primer (volume 1) (1966) 3 exemplares
A Nation of Readers (1982) 2 exemplares
Essays on History 1 exemplar
Cleopatra's Nose 1 exemplar
Entdeckungen 1 exemplar
IMAX: The Discoverers [1993 film] — Screenwriter — 1 exemplar
The Creators: Part 2 of 2 (1992) 1 exemplar
The Creators: Part 1 of 2 (1992) 1 exemplar
Los descubridores IV (1901) 1 exemplar
L'Image 1 exemplar
Os Descobridores 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Democracy in America (1835) — Introdução, algumas edições5,793 exemplares
The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events (1946) — Prefácio, algumas edições3,447 exemplares
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire {abridged by Mueller} (1781) — Introdução — 1,201 exemplares
Education of a Wandering Man (1989) — Introdução, algumas edições1,111 exemplares
Democracy in America, Volume I (1835) — Introdução, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições1,052 exemplares
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879) — Introdução, algumas edições906 exemplares
Visiting Our Past: America's Historylands (1977) — Editorial Consultant — 381 exemplares
The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness (1976) — Introdução — 313 exemplares
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration (1991) — Contribuidor — 180 exemplares
The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (1957) — Prefácio — 150 exemplares
Reading Rooms (1991) — Prefácio — 130 exemplares
Jefferson's Books (1996) — Preface, algumas edições103 exemplares
Our World's Heritage (1987) 94 exemplares
The War of 1812 (1900) — Editor — 85 exemplares
The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige (2007) — Prefácio, algumas edições50 exemplares
The golden door : artist-immigrants of America, 1876-1976 (1976) — Introdução — 24 exemplares
Earth '88: Changing Geographic Perspectives (1988) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
Books in Our Future: Prospectives and Proposals (1987) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Boorstin, Daniel
Nome legal
Boorstin, Daniel Joseph
Outros nomes
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Local de falecimento
Washington, D.C., USA
Causa da morte
Locais de residência
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Harvard University (BA|1934)
Balliol College, University of Oxford (BA|1936|BCL|1937)
Yale University (SJD|1940)
barrister (mostrar todos 8)
Librarian of Congress (1975-1987)
Boorstin, Jon (son)
Library of Congress
University of Chicago (Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor of History)
Swarthmore College
Authors League of America
American Studies Association (president | 1969-1970)
American Historical Association (mostrar todos 15)
National Museum of History and Technology (USA)
Organization of American Historians
International House of Japan
Colonial Society of Massachusetts
Authors Guild
Elizabethan Club
Cosmos Club
Inner Temple (1937)
Massachusetts Bar (1942)
Prémios e menções honrosas
Charles Frankel Prize (1989)
Distinguished Service to the Humanities Award (Phi Beta Kappa)
National Book Award for Distinguished Contributions to American Letters (1989)
Rhodes Scholar (1934-37)
Order of the Sacred Treasure, First Class (1986)
Bowdoin Prize (1934) (mostrar todos 17)
Pulitzer Prize (1974)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1969)
American Philosophical Society (1981)
Bancroft Prize (1959)
Francis Parkman Prize (1966)
Golden Plate Award (1986)
Tulsa Hall of Fame (1989)
Oklahoma Book Award 91993)
Royal Historical Society
Dexter Prize (1974)
American Antiquarian Society (1969)



Daniel Boorstin and Jacques Barzun em Ancient History (Abril 2011)


This is a vast selection from the author books, "Americans", "Creators", "Discoverers" and "Essays". I think this is the first time I've read Boorstin, probably because as even he considers himself an 'amateur', he is not a darling of the history professors. In several ways, Boosrtin reminds me of Wilson, a genius with the language, sentence structure and clarity, but a bit of a gadfly with topics and no agenda, except, perhaps, commonsense. I came away with some fascinating insights with chapters like 'Wanted: A Philosophy of the Unexpected', 'How Orthodoxy Made the Puritans Practical', 'How Quakers Misjudged the Indians', 'The Mythologizing of George Washington', 'The Wee: Gateway to Science, 'Priority Becomes the Priize', 'Paths to Evolution'. 'The Discovery of Prehsitory', 'Castles of Eternity', 'A Wrestler with the Angel', 'Self-Liquidating Ideals', 'Extravagant Expectations', and my two favorites, 'The Fertile Verge' and 'The Age of Negative Discovery'. A totally refreshing way to examine important and unimportant issues.… (mais)
SamMelfi | 1 outra crítica | Feb 19, 2024 |
A respectable coffee table book. It is full of outstanding photographs throughout and exciting articles, too.
Huba.Library | 2 outras críticas | Feb 8, 2024 |
Amazingly, I had never read Boorstin before this. Lucid writer, reminding me very much of Edmund Wilson, only in history. Boosrtin is proud of calling himsef an amature historian, instead of a professor. Clever, and often brilliant, approaches to many facets of history, such as "How the Quakers Misjudged the Indians", "The Fluidity of Professions", "Culture by the Book", "Mythologizing of George Washinton" and "Age of Negative Discovery". This reader was edited to reflect the best contents of his well-known books.… (mais)
SamMelfi | 1 outra crítica | Feb 2, 2024 |
Information packed. The discoveries of new lands, and science.
nx74defiant | 41 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |



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