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  • The Creators: A History of Heroes of the Imagination

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Daniel J. Boorstin
    • Narrated By Michael Jackson
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    In this companion volume to The Discoverers, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin brings to life more than three thousand years of human artistic achievement, examining painting, sculpture, architecture, theology, philosophy, history, poetry, drama, literature, dance, music, and film.

    Elizabeth says: "No one should miss this book..."
    "Simplistic, Outdated, Factually Challenged"
    Overall

    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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