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Cleopatra's Nose by Daniel J. Boorstin

Cleopatra's Nose

Essays on the Unexpected

by Daniel J. Boorstin

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Unabridged Edition
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6 Hrs.
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CLEOPATRA'S NOSE is not a miscellany but rather a compilation of essays illustrating specific subjects that have preoccupied Daniel Boorstin for several decades. Provocative themes all: How sometimes discovery only increases our ignorance. What were the specific historical opportunities in the New World? How has the fourth kingdom-the kingdom of machines- contradicted Darwinian expectations, contributed to a confusion of statistics, seated a need for the unnecessary, and highlighted the paradoxes of science and the politics of common sense? In a "personal postscript," Boorstin-winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Putlizer Prize-gives us a memorable and affectionate portrait of his father and celebrates the amateur spirit in the writing of history.

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  • Published: 1994
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: C000886
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