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Boorstin uncovers the elements of accident, improvisation, and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs ranging from an analysis of the U.S. capital to an examination of our eternal faith in progress.

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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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I learned more about US History from reading this book than from my entire public education.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780679755180
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Boorstin, Daniel J.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civilization, Modern
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Civilization
Subject:
Science and civilization
Subject:
General History
Subject:
US History-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
659
Publication Date:
19951031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.98x5.17x.61 in. .54 lbs.

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