Daniel J. Boorstin

Finalist, 1974 National Book Awards
Finalist, 1959 National Book Awards

Daniel J. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience, The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for his lifetime contribution to literature.
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The Americans: The Colonial Experience

cover of The Americans by Daniel Boorstin
ISBN 9780394415062 Random House

Winner of the Bancroft Prize
In this brilliantly original book, written for the general reader, the American past becomes richly meaningful to the present. More about this book >

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Daniel J. Boorstin

Daniel J. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience, The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Foundation’s Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters for his lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He died in 2004.

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