The Discoverers Boorstin, D.J. Vintage; 1st Vintage Book ed edition (February 12, 1985)
You’ve probably read this trilogy of Boorstin’s but it’s most likely the best I’ve ever read.
Also: The Creators, and The Seekers.
And I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone with more academic titles and PhD’s to his name.
I’m pretty sure you’ve read them though but if you haven’t…you should. =)