The Discoverers

Author: Daniel Joseph Boorstin
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
ISBN: 9781842122273
Size: 71.32 MB
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This Pulitzer Prize-winning saga of human discovery is the story of countless Columbuses who, in the deep recesses of the past, remain anonymous but in more recent times emerge into the light of history.

The Discoverers

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307773555
Size: 11.70 MB
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In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way.

The Seekers

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679462708
Size: 34.67 MB
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Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein.

The Creators

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307817210
Size: 28.12 MB
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Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention.

The Genius Of American Politics

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226064918
Size: 35.61 MB
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Daniel Boorstin's answer to this question has been chosen by the Carnegie Corporation of New York for representation in American Panorama as one of the 350 books, old and new, most descriptive of life in the United States.

The Confidence Trap

Author: David Runciman
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400866073
Size: 18.77 MB
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In this wide-ranging, original, and compelling book, David Runciman tells the story of modern democracy through the history of moments of crisis, from the First World War to the economic crash of 2008.

Angels In The Architecture

Author: Douglas Jones
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 1885767404
Size: 52.62 MB
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This book sketches a vision of "medieval Protestantism," a personal and cultural vision that embraces the fullness of Christian truth, beauty, and goodness. "This volume is a breath of fresh air in our polluted religious environment.

Cleopatra S Nose

Author: Daniel J. Boorstin
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307756521
Size: 43.31 MB
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Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Heroes Of The City Of Man

Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 9781885767554
Size: 15.43 MB
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"[Analyzes specific ancient epics and Greek dramas in the light of Christian beliefs. Ancient poets and playwrights discussed: Hesiod, Homer, Virgil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.]"--Provided by publisher.

The Longest Way Home

Author: Andrew McCarthy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451667507
Size: 31.46 MB
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The actor-turned-travel writer meditates on how travel has helped him to overcome life-long fears and confront his resistance to commitment, tracing his soul-searching visits to such world regions as Patagonia, the Amazon, and Kilimanjaro.