The sort of popular history that's thankfully gone out of fashion, where the complicated, messy real world is shoehorned into a handful of Grand Themes and Big Ideas.
I noticed a number of factual errors, too. For example, he says the funds for the Parthenon came solely from the citizens of Athens, when in fact they were drawn from the (pan-Hellenic) Delian League.
If you're interested in any of what Boorstin covers, just pick a current volume by an actual expert.
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