The Creators

  • by Daniel J. Boorstin
  • Narrated by Michael Jackson
  • 6 hrs and 5 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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. In this engrossing book, Boorstin examines what people have added to the world: painting, sculpture, architecture, theology, philosophy, history, poetry, drama, literature, dance, music, and film.
In a narrative brimming with lively biographical sketches and illuminating anecdotes, Boorstin captures the remarkable history of artistic achievement in the West.
Here is a truly epic story, told with all the excitement, appreciation, and authority Boorstin brought to The Discoverers.


What the Critics Say

"An enormously stimulating volume, an epic work of immeasurable riches...this eloquent, remarkable synthesis sets the framework of humanity's advance from darkness and ignorance." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A remarkable achievement and a engrossing introduction to many of the greatest glories of the imagination and the intellect." ( The New York Times)


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A taster menu of creators of all kinds of ideas

Religion architecture, painting, literature and music are all mentioned given as a morsel of possible exploration in a sea of possible subjects, some historical influences and religious influences are explored as to why cultures creations differ and some historical events influences are explained.
A great way to open up one's appetite for knowledge just do not expect it to be encyclopedic, this is a fun exploration of history and some of the influential stories of new ideas.

It is lamentable that Audible chose to only give an abridged version of this book.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 15-03-2002
  • Publisher: The Publishing Mills