Hardcover. Near Fine. Notes laid in. 1st edition thus, red gilt-decorated full leather, 717 pages, all edges gilt. Very small chip to bottom edge of rear board, Easton Press bookplate w/ owner's signature, but otherwise clean and sharp all around. Notes laid in.
Collector's edition. The leather bound Library of American History. Bound in sumptuous genuine bright red leather stamped in 22K gold gilt with 4 raised bands on spine. 8vo. 9 1/4" tall. xiv, 717 pages. Archival quality paper. Orange satin ribbon marker. easton Press notes from history sheet laid-in. Page edges in bright gilt. Clean. Sharp. Gorgeous. Pristine condition. Like new condition.
Used-Good. This book is in good condition. All pages are intact, there are no tears to the book and the book is nice and clean. The pages might be slightly dog eared through previous use and textbooks might have a small amount of highlighting but nothing which will obstruct getting the maximum out of the book. Customers are protected by 100% refund guarantee if they are not happy.
Summers, Mark. Fine. No dust jacket. FINE: leather bright & clean; vivid gilt decorations, titling, edges. Binding tight & straight. Interior & Tex FINE. Gift Quality. Red leather with gilt decorations front & back, gilt decorative titling, gilt edges. Marbled end papers. B/w illustrations by Mark Summers. Red satin page marker. Biographical Notes. Index. 717 p. A FINE volume in red leather with vivid gilt decorations, titling & edges. No defects. Gift Condition.
Although this book was published in 1973 it is not out of date in terms of what it offers the reader about the growth of American culture, invention and commerce. Boorstin takes an entertaining look at things that are/were uniquely American inventions and institutions such as hotels(Peoples Palaces), Pullman cars (People's Palaces on Wheels) balloon frame house construction, air conditioning, and the unique manner in which towns were first established in the western United States. He speaks from a different perspective than most twentieth century historians when he captures the roles of merchants and consumers, boomers and town supporters, as well as the role of newspapers, and transportation.
If you are looking for a really refreshing perspective on the development of democracy in the United States as it relates to the common man and the capacity of Americans to invent what they needed and did not have and to use it to change the lifestlyes of a nation, this book is for you.
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