The Seekers - The Story of Man's Continuing Quest
- United States
More informationDaniel J. Boorstin, the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Americans, introduces us to some of the great pioneering seekers whose faith and thought have for centuries led man's search for meaning.
Moses sought truth in God above while Sophocles looked to reason. Thomas More and Machiavelli pursued truth through social change. And in the modern age, Marx and Einstein found meaning in the sciences. In this epic intellectual adventure story, Boorstin follows the great seekers from the heroic age of prophets and philosophers to the present age of skepticism as they grapple with the great questions that have always challenged man.
"Impressive. . . . Boorstin reminds us what intellectual history on the grand scale looks like."—The New York Times Book Review
"Unexcelled. . . . [It] confirms Boorstin's rank as one of the giants of twentieth-century American scholarship." —George F. Will
"Delivered with . . . skill, unalloyed admiration, and a keen eye for detail." —Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel