Praise for Daniel J. Boorstin's The Image
“A very informative and entertaining and chastising book.”
“A book that everyone in America should read every few years. Stunning in its prescience, it explains virtually every aspect of our mass media's evolution and seductiveness.”
—Jennifer Egan, Pulitzer Prize winning author of A Visit From the Goon Squad
“An engrossing book—sensitive, thoughtful, damning, dead on target and in most respects unanswerable.”
“Excellent. . . It is the book to end all books about ‘The American Image’—what it is, who projects it, what effect it has at home or abroad.”
“A brilliant and original essay about the black arts and corrupting influences of advertising and public relations.”
“Boorstin’s book tells us how to see and listen, and how to think about what we see and hear.”
-- Scientific American"entertaining, Acute, Stimulating, Timely, And Intelligent...A Brilliant Polemic About A Very Real Problem."
-- Saturday Review
"excellent...It Is The Book To End All Books About 'the American Image' -- What It Is, Who Projects It, What Effect It Has At Home Or Abroad." -- The Observer
Boorstin's tone is that of crotchety old curmudgeon who sees the evil in any technological developments. Read morePublished on July 8 2004 by Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr.
Boornstin is such a prolific writer that it's easy to see how this book got passed over by most readers in the 60s. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2000
Boorstin first published this prophetic book in 1962. What amazes me in particular is the accurate depiction of our current media and journalism. Read morePublished on July 30 1999
This book might be great because it discusesses the problems in AMerica, but it offers no solutions.Published on Jan. 4 1999