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Boorstin knows that good history demands good writing, and his prose makes this big book easy to absorb. "This is a story," he writes, "of how creators in all the arts have enlarged, embellished, fantasized, and filigreed our experience"--an apt description of the role art plays in our life and an equally apt description of the way Boorstin interprets it for readers. (The Creators also is the second volume of a trilogy that starts with The Discoverers and concludes with The Seekers, although none of these books requires any knowledge of the others.) --John J. Miller
Fabulous! Daniel Boorstin's gift to the curious and knowledge-seeking soul. Together with Discoverers and Seekers, this book forms a formidable trilogy that should be the dream of... Read morePublished 9 months ago by S V Chalapathy Rao
Daniel Boorstin is one of my favorite historians. I read his books in the 90s, and although I was well versed in world history, his clear writing style, and unique talent for... Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Granlund
I have loved this book for years. Great and sweeping review of creative thought in many fields.Published 11 months ago by Stephen Vlam
With a few reservations, contains a great deal of food for thought. Good insightsPublished 11 months ago by Bill Bibow
The writer can't seem to make up his mind and keep on track with any thoughts throughout the book.Published 12 months ago by sharon Miller
The Creators has very interesting biographies of individuals, histories of creative subjects, and gives origin of terms in common usage. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Neil Karl