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  • Daniel J. Boorstin, 1914-2004

    Posted by Jay Manifold on February 29th, 2004 (All posts by )

    A Chicago Boy has passed. Author of The Americans (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience; The Democratic Experience), The Discoverers, The Creators, and The Seekers, among others; Professor in History, 1944-64, and Preston and Sterling Morton Distinguished Service Professor, 1964-69; and Librarian of Congress from 1975-1987. WaPo obit here; USAToday obit here. Requiescat in pace.

     

    2 Responses to “Daniel J. Boorstin, 1914-2004”

    1. Scof Says:

      I love those books, creators and discovers. RIP

    2. hudson Says:

      I may have missed it but why aren’t Allen Bloom and Saul Bellow in your Boyz Pantheon?