Boorstin, Daniel J.
- Bruce J. Evensen
Boorstin, Daniel J. (01 October 1914–28 February 2004), historian and Librarian of Congress, was born Daniel Joseph Boorstin in Atlanta, Georgia, to Samuel Aaron Boorstin, an attorney, and Dora Olsan Boorstin. His Jewish grandparents fled pogroms in czarist Russia. His parents fled again in 1915, when his father's client, Leo Frank, was lynched by an anti-Semitic mob in Atlanta....