• The Creators

  • A History of Heroes of the Imagination
  • By: Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Narrated by: Michael Jackson
  • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 03-15-02
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: The Publishing Mills
  • 3.5 out of 5 stars 3.6 (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In this companion volume to The Discoverers, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin brings to life more than three thousand years of human artistic achievement. In this engrossing book, Boorstin examines what people have added to the world: painting, sculpture, architecture, theology, philosophy, history, poetry, drama, literature, dance, music, and film.
In a narrative brimming with lively biographical sketches and illuminating anecdotes, Boorstin captures the remarkable history of artistic achievement in the West.
Here is a truly epic story, told with all the excitement, appreciation, and authority Boorstin brought to The Discoverers.
©1992 Daniel J. Boorstin (P)1992 The Publishing Mills
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Critic Reviews

"An enormously stimulating volume, an epic work of immeasurable riches...this eloquent, remarkable synthesis sets the framework of humanity's advance from darkness and ignorance." (Publishers Weekly)
"A remarkable achievement and a pleasure...an engrossing introduction to many of the greatest glories of the imagination and the intellect." (The New York Times)
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Customer Reviews

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2 out of 5 stars
By mosselyn on 04-09-03

abridge too far

I was disappointed in this title. I'd heard very good things about the book, so I suspect the real problem is with the recording being abridged. What's there is good, but it jumps from topic to topic somewhat randomly and doesn't go into anything with any depth. It has scared me off from purchasing The Discoverers as an audiobook; I'll probably try the print version instead.

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21 of 22 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth on 03-05-03

No one should miss this book...

This book was recommended to me by a friend. It is one of the most interesting books of the history of ALL the creators. Most of it was new knowledge and told like a storyteller, which kept my attention all the time. I have relistened to parts of it, so that I can memorize this important information.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Wras on 02-24-18

A taster menu of creators of all kinds of ideas

Religion architecture, painting, literature and music are all mentioned given as a morsel of possible exploration in a sea of possible subjects, some historical influences and religious influences are explored as to why cultures creations differ and some historical events influences are explained.
A great way to open up one's appetite for knowledge just do not expect it to be encyclopedic, this is a fun exploration of history and some of the influential stories of new ideas.

It is lamentable that Audible chose to only give an abridged version of this book.

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