This is an informative historical survey of those whom Boorstin must consider the greatest creators from multiple disciplines. What I found maddeningly distracting was the narrator's mispronunciation of many of the names. Fair warning for those who are being introduced to these creators and their works for the first time. I wish I had kept a list to include here.
This book is very well read and provides a vivid insight into a family in a downward spiral and the amazing fortitude of a mother, who gives body and soul to save her children. There are many lessons here and it will be, in my opinion, a book that will live with you for a long time.
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