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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) (with Glazer, Nathan) "American Judaism". Univiversity of Chicago Press, 1989. ISBN 0226298434 See more »

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The most important American addition to the World Experience was the simple surprising fact of America. We have helped prepare mankind for all its later surprises. See more »


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

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