The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America

by Daniel J. Boorstin

Board Book(25th anniversary ed)

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A prophetic and scathingly funny analysis of America's inundation by illusion, IMAGE is essential for anyone who wants to distinguish the manifold deceptions of our culture from its few enduring truths.

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ISBN-13: 9780689702808
Publisher: Scribner
Publication date: 11/28/1971
Edition description: 25th anniversary ed
Pages: 336

About the Author

Daniel J. Boorstin was the author of The Americans, a trilogy (The Colonial Experience; The National Experience, and The Democratic Experience) that won the Francis Parkman Prize, the Bancroft Prize, and the Pulitzer Prize. In 1989, he received the National Book Award for lifetime contribution to literature. He was the director of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, and for twelve years served as the Librarian of Congress. He died in 2004.

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The Image: A Guide to Pseudo-Events in America 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This text provides a (rhetorical) foundation/reasoning for arguments regarding 'pseuo-events' that create Presidential campaign ethos and fuel our celebrity crazed culture. I read it when I was an undergrad at Emerson College, to this day I recommend it to my students at Emerson College. - Prof. Danell Tomasella
Anonymous More than 1 year ago