American Historian Daniel Boorstin Dies Historian and author Daniel J. Boorstin died Saturday. He was 89 years old. Boorstin served as Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987 and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for his book The Americans: The Democratic Experience. NPR's Liane Hansen talks with Boorstin's friend, historian David McCullough.
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American Historian Daniel Boorstin Dies

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American Historian Daniel Boorstin Dies

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American Historian Daniel Boorstin Dies

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Historian and author Daniel J. Boorstin died Saturday. He was 89 years old. Boorstin served as Librarian of Congress from 1975 to 1987 and he won the Pulitzer Prize in 1974 for his book The Americans: The Democratic Experience. NPR's Liane Hansen talks with Boorstin's friend, historian David McCullough.