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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 1998; US$ 17.00
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? In his previous national bestsellers, The Discoverers and The Creators , Daniel J. Boorstin first told brilliantly how e discovered the reality of our world, and then he celebrated... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
Winner of the Bancroft Prize. "A superb panorama of life in America from the first settlements on through the white hot days of the Revolution." - Bruce Lancaster, Saturday Review From the Trade Paperback edition. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95
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. From the Trade Paperback... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 20.00
By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
First published in 1962, this wonderfully provocative book introduced the notion of ?pseudo-events??events such as press conferences and presidential debates, which are manufactured solely in order to be reported?and the contemporary definition of celebrity as ?a person who is known for his well-knownness.? Since then Daniel J. Boorstin?s prophetic... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 26.95
'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind,' recorded Edward Gibbon with characteristic exactitude. Over a period of some twenty years, the luminous... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 80.85
This Modern Library eBook edition collects all six volumes of Edward Gibbon?s towering masterpiece of classical history The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire ?complete and unabridged. Edward Gibbon?s magnum opus narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in... more...