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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.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0679755187
ISBN-13: 9780679755180
Published: Vintage, 10/31/1995
Pages: 224
Language: English