Daniel J. Boorstin
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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
I'm on my 4th read!
My favorite book. I got my first copy as a gift at least 15 years ago. I've since given it as a gift twice and am about to read it again for the 4th time. It captured my interest in history and humanity, with insights on the effects various inventions played, and the some times limiting control those in positions of religious power had over the advancement of knowledge.