Final volume in a trilogy, the first of which is the author's The Americans: the colonial experience, and the second of which is his The Americans: the national experience.Final volume in a trilogy, the first of which is the author's The Americans: the colonial experience, and the second of which is his The Americans: the national experience.Read Less
Good. Signed. Signed by author. Some wear to dust jacket. Library copy with standard marks, labels, pocket, etc. Page edges deckled with some chipping, light staining, and discoloration. One page dogeared. Binding worn but strong, text clean. All proceeds from purchases from BooksKC go to benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City, a nonprofit organization which provides job services, training, and employment to individuals with disabilities.
Very good in good dust jacket. Very good to Fine in Good dust jacket. After several scans no marks were found in contents. quite clean. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 717 p. Democratic Experience, 2. Audience: General/trade.
Good in Acceptable jacket. First Edition from private library of prominent NYC publisher. Has dust jacket with shelf wear and tears. Inside of book pristine. We are not only impatient and ship immediately, but we also sprinkle a little JOY on each order!
Although this book was published in 1973 it is not out of date in terms of what it offers the reader about the growth of American culture, invention and commerce.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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