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Hidden History Daniel J. Boorstin

Hidden History

Daniel J. Boorstin

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In this provocative new collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel J. Boorstin explores the essential hidden history of the American experience that is overlooked by most historians. In twenty-four essays -- divided into five sections,MoreIn this provocative new collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel J. Boorstin explores the essential hidden history of the American experience that is overlooked by most historians. In twenty-four essays -- divided into five sections, The Quest for History, A By-Product Nation, The Rhetoric of Democracy, Unsung Experiments, and The Momentum of Technology -- Daniel J. Boorstin examines significant rhythms, patterns, and institutions of everyday American life: from his intimate portraits of such legendary figures as Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, to more expansive discussions of historical phenomena, such as the Therapy of Distance and the Law of Survival of the Unread.