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Easton Press, Daniel Boorstin "The Discoverers", "The Creators", "The Seekers" Leather Bound Matching Set, 3 Vols.
Easton Press, Daniel Boorstin "The Discoveries", "The Creators", "Seekers" Leather Bound Matching Set, 3 Vols.


 
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Fine for all three volumes. Each volume is a wonderful bright clean copy free of any markings, writings, or stamps. Sharp corners that are not bumped. Tight and square spines. Unread books without any attached bookplates or indication of any removed. The gilded page edges are unmarked.

  $325.00
 
Publisher: Easton Press
Binding: Full genuine leather
Edition: Limited Edition Matched Set
Dimensions: 9" x 6" x 1.5"

Stock Status:In Stock

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Product Code: 44-102

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"The road is always better than the inn" - Cervantes


Easton Press, Norwalk, CT. The trilogy of Daniel J. Boorstin in three leather bound volumes. Each edition includes light brown uniform leather binding, frontispiece artworks in color stamped pattern design on the front hardcover.


Included in this collection:

  1. THE DISCOVERERS
  2. THE CREATORS
  3. THE SEEKERS: The story of man's continuing quest to understand his world.


About the author

Daniel Joseph Boorstin (October 1, 1914 – February 28, 2004) was an American historian at the University of Chicago, writing on many topics in American history and world history. He was appointed twelfth Librarian of the United States Congress in 1975 and served until 1987. He was instrumental in the creation of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

Repudiating his youthful membership in the Communist Party while a Harvard undergraduate (1938–39), Boorstin became a political conservative and a prominent exponent of consensus history. He argued in The Genius of American Politics (1953) that ideology, propaganda, and political theory are foreign to America. His writings were often linked with such historians as Richard Hofstadter, Louis Hartz and Clinton Rossiter as a proponent of the "consensus school," which emphasized the unity of the American people and downplayed class and social conflict. Boorstin especially praised inventors and entrepreneurs as central to the American success story. (wikipedia entry)


THE DISCOVERIES

An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. 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. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.

THE CREATORS

By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller.

THE SEEKERS

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

From the author of The Discoverers and The Creators, an incomparable history of man's essential questions: "Who are we?" and "Why are we here?"

Daniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning.

Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences. In this epic intellectual adventure story, Boorstin follows the great seekers from the heroic age of prophets and philosophers to the present age of skepticism as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged man.

Features
Includes the classic Easton Press qualities:

* Premium Leather
* Silk Moire Endleaves
* Distinctive Cover Design
* Hubbed Spine, Accented in Real 22KT Gold
* Satin Ribbon Page Marker
* Gilded Page Edges
* Long-lasting, High Quality Acid-neutral Paper
* Smyth-sewn Pages for Strength and Durability
* Beautiful Illustrations



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