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Daniel J. Boorstin (1914–2004)

Daniel J. Boorstin, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian who served as the Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987, was born on October 1, 1914 in Atlanta, Georgia but raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After graduating summa cum laude from Harvard College and receiving his doctorate from Yale University, Boostin attended Balliol College at Oxford as a ... See full bio »

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 1993 The Discoverers (Short) (book - as Daniel Boorstin)
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 2002 When Cultures Collide: From Perry to Pearl Harbor (Video documentary) (special thanks - as Daniel Boorstin)
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 1994 American Masters (TV Series documentary)
- Rediscovering Will Rogers (1994) ... Himself
 1987 Slow Fires: On the Preservation of the Human Record (TV Movie documentary)

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(book) "The Americans: The National Experience". Random House, 1988. ISBN 0394703588 See more »

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The world of crime is a last refuge of the authentic, uncorrupted, spontaneous event. See more »


Winner of 1974 Pulitzer Prize in history for "The Americans: The Democratic Experience". See more »

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