Cleopatra's Nose: Essays on the Unexpected (Paperback)

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Discoverers demonstrates the truth behind the aphorism that if Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the face of the world would have been changed. Boorstin goes on to uncover the elements of accident, improvisation and contradiction at the core of American institutions and beliefs.

About the Author


Daniel J. Boorstin, the former Librarian of Congress, is the author of "The Lost World of Thomas Jefferson "and is the editor of "An American Primer" and the series, "The Chicago History of American Civilization,"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780679755180
ISBN-10: 0679755187
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: October 31st, 1995
Pages: 224
Language: English