Hutchins' University: A Memoir of the University of Chicago, 1929-1950
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BeschreibungThe inauguration of Robert Maynard Hutchins as the President of the University of Chicago in 1929 marked the beginning of a vibrant period for the university and for American higher education in general. This book presents a portrait of institutional life of university at that time, showing how life on campus revolved around President Hutchins.
PortraitWilliam H. McNeill received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Chicago, where he taught from 1947 until his retirement. His books include Mythistory and Other Essays, The Pursuit of Power, and The Rise of the West, all published by the University of Chicago Press.
Pressestimmen"A stirring picture of a remarkable time at the University of Chicago and of a remarkable man." - Chicago Sun-Times "[McNeill] provides a view of the Hutchins years which is respectful and sober. The academic environment was divisive, the educational milieu was hot-house." - London Review of Books"
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2007
Seitenanzahl: 194 Seiten