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Daniel Boorstin

Daniel BoorstinAKA Daniel Joseph Boorstin

Born: 1-Oct-1914
Birthplace: Atlanta, GA
Died: 28-Feb-2004
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Creators

Father: Samuel Boorstin (d.)
Mother: Dora Olsan
Wife: Ruth Carolyn Frankel (m. 9-Apr-1941, until his death, three sons)
Son: Paul
Son: Jonathan
Son: David

    High School: Tulsa Central High School, Tulsa, OK (1930)
    University: BA, Harvard University (1934)
    University: PhD, Yale University
    Law School: Balliol College, Oxford University (1936)
    Law School: Balliol College, Oxford University (1937)
    Professor: Swarthmore College
    Professor: University of Chicago (1944-69)

    Librarian of Congress 1975-87
    Smithsonian Institution National Museum of History and Technology (1969-73)
    Office of Lend-Lease Administration
    Communist Party USA (1938-39)
    Massachusetts Bar Association (1942)
    Pulitzer Prize for History for The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1974)
    Rhodes Scholarship
    HUAC Hearings (Feb-1953)
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry

Author of books:
The Mysterious Science of the Law: An Essay on Blackstone's Commentaries (1941)
The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson (1948, biography)
The Genius of American Politics (1953, politics)
The Americans: The Colonial Experience (1958, history)
The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America (1961, media studies)
The Americans: The National Experience (1965, history)
The Landmark History of the American People: From Plymouth to Appomattox (1968, history)
The Decline of Radicalism: Reflections on America Today (1969, social studies)
The Sociology of the Absurd; or, The Application of Professor X (1970, social studies)
The Americans: The Democratic Experience (1973, history)
Democracy and Its Discontents: Reflections on Everyday America (1974, history)
The Exploring Spirit: America and the World Then and Now (1976, history)
The Republic of Technology: Reflections on Our Future Community (1978, social studies)
The Discoverers: A History of Man's Search to Know His World and Himself (1983, history)
Hidden History: Exploring Our Secret Past (1987, history)
The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination (1992, history)
Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected (1994, essays)
The Seekers: The Story of Man's Continuing Quest to Understand His World (1998, history)


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