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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
The writer can't seem to make up his mind and keep on track with any thoughts throughout the book.Published 14 days 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 5 months ago by Neil Karl
Profoundly Booring. I guess maybe others already know this but it is basically a history text book written in the form of a novel.Published 6 months ago by Ben
I think this was far from the authors best work...still I learned a lot...
To me it was somewhat poorly organized... Read more
I didn't get it because I thought it would be interesting, but for school. So in the circumstance it met my expectations but I wouldn't suggest it to anyone who wants to read it... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Elisa
After reading 'The Discoverers', which I loved, I was disappointed with 'The Creators'. I suspect that Boorstin, who is a brilliant gatherer and expounder of facts, is out of his... Read morePublished 10 months ago by jon pollard
The author (Boorstin) was such a prolific writer that while being grilled by the Senate for confirmation as Librarian of Congress, he was asked if he would write during business... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Usagi3
I rate this book a FIVE STAR. If you enjoying knowing the history of World, this is the book for you. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Zelma Montgomery