The Creators

  • by Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Narrated by Michael Jackson
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

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.


What the Critics Say

"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 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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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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- mosselyn

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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- Elizabeth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-15-2002
  • Publisher: The Publishing Mills