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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.
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Daniel J. Boorstin taught American history for twenty-five years at the University of Chicago, was director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and, most recently, for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress.
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Book Description Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1994. Hard Cover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. New. A collection of recent essays by Boorstin illustrating specific subjects over a wide variety of topics that have preoccupied him for several decades on discovery, science, conscience and others. . Size: 6 1/2 x 9 1/2. Seller Inventory # 10150-0032
Book Description Random House, 1994. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679435050
Book Description Random House, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Square Tight Binding.Clean interior. Signed by author Boorstin and his wife Ruth, the editor, on the title page. Signed. Seller Inventory # 8652