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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, näytä lisää 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) näytä vähemmän
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Tekijän teokset

We Americans (1975) 415 kappaletta
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1960) 285 kappaletta
An American Primer (1966) 238 kappaletta
The Colonial Wars (1965) — Toimittaja — 129 kappaletta
The Genius of American Politics (1953) 95 kappaletta
A History of the United States (1981) 86 kappaletta
The Daniel J. Boorstin Reader (1995) 54 kappaletta
The Americans (1991) 43 kappaletta
Exploring Spirit (1976) 17 kappaletta
Los grandes descubrimientos (2002) 8 kappaletta
American Primer, Volume II (1966) 5 kappaletta
Washington (1987) 3 kappaletta
The World Encompassed (1981) 3 kappaletta
An American Primer (volume 1) (1966) 3 kappaletta
A Nation of Readers (1982) 2 kappaletta
IMAX: The Discoverers [1993 film] — Screenwriter — 1 kappale
Cleopatra's Nose 1 kappale
The Creators: Part 1 of 2 (1992) 1 kappale
The Creators: Part 2 of 2 (1992) 1 kappale
Entdeckungen 1 kappale
Los descubridores IV (1901) 1 kappale
L'Image 1 kappale
Os Descobridores 1 kappale

Associated Works

Demokratia Amerikassa (1835) — Johdanto, eräät painokset5,733 kappaletta
The Timetables of History: A Horizontal Linkage of People and Events (1946) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset3,419 kappaletta
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire {abridged by Mueller} (1781) — Johdanto — 1,199 kappaletta
Education of a Wandering Man (1989) — Johdanto, eräät painokset1,103 kappaletta
Democracy in America, Volume 1 (1835) — Johdanto, eräät painokset; Johdanto, eräät painokset1,036 kappaletta
A Lady's Life in the Rocky Mountains (1879) — Johdanto, eräät painokset893 kappaletta
Visiting Our Past: America's Historylands (1977) — Editorial Consultant — 376 kappaletta
The Adams Chronicles: Four Generations of Greatness (1976) — Johdanto — 312 kappaletta
Circa 1492: Art in the Age of Exploration (1991) — Avustaja — 177 kappaletta
The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914 (1957) — Esipuhe — 150 kappaletta
Reading Rooms (1991) — Esipuhe — 129 kappaletta
Jefferson's Books (1996) — Preface, eräät painokset103 kappaletta
Our World's Heritage (1987) 94 kappaletta
The War of 1812 (1900) — Toimittaja — 85 kappaletta
The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige (2007) — Esipuhe, eräät painokset49 kappaletta
The golden door : artist-immigrants of America, 1876-1976 (1976) — Johdanto — 24 kappaletta
Earth '88: Changing Geographic Perspectives (1988) — Avustaja — 13 kappaletta
Books in Our Future: Prospectives and Proposals (1987) — Avustaja — 6 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla


Kanoninen nimi
Boorstin, Daniel
Virallinen nimi
Boorstin, Daniel Joseph
Muut nimet
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Washington, D.C., USA
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Harvard University (BA|1934)
Balliol College, University of Oxford (BA|1936|BCL|1937)
Yale University (SJD|1940)
barrister (näytä kaikki 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 (näytä kaikki 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)
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
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) (näytä kaikki 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, Ancient History (huhtikuu 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.… (lisätietoja)
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SamMelfi | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 19, 2024 |
A respectable coffee table book. It is full of outstanding photographs throughout and exciting articles, too.
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Huba.Library | 2 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.… (lisätietoja)
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SamMelfi | 1 muu arvostelu | Feb 2, 2024 |
Information packed. The discoveries of new lands, and science.
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nx74defiant | 41 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 3, 2024 |



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