Boorstin Wins Pulitzer Prize

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Daniel J. Boorstin, former director and current Senior Historian of the National Museum of History and Technology wins a Pulitzer Prize for history for "The Americans: A Democratic Experience," published in June 1973.


Boorstin, Daniel J (Daniel Joseph) 1914-


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  • The Torch postulates that he is the first SI staffer to ever win the prize.
  • Torch, 5/1974, p. 1
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1974, p. 13

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