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Living Legacies at Columbia
Language: en
Pages: 685
Authors: Wm. Theodore De Bary, William Theodore De Bary
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

From Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston to Lionel Trilling and Lou Gehrig, Columbia University has been home to some of the most important historians, scientists, critics, artists, physicians, and social scientists of the twentieth century. (It can also boast a hall-of-fame athlete.) In Living Legacies at Columbia, contributors with
The Classical Legacy of Gilbert Highet
Language: en
Pages: 120
Authors: Robert J. Ball
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-06-15 - Publisher: ISD LLC

Gilbert Highet (1906-1978) was one of Columbia University's greatest teachers and in his day the most celebrated classical scholar in America. One may regard his life and career as both extraordinary and controversial. Now, over forty years after his death, a fresh retrospect seems appropriate, as a way of presenting
A Great Idea at the Time
Language: en
Pages: 360
Authors: Alex Beam
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-04 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Today the classics of the western canon, written by the proverbial "dead white men," are cannon fodder in the culture wars. But in the 1950s and 1960s, they were a pop culture phenomenon. The Great Books of Western Civilization, fifty-four volumes chosen by intellectuals at the University of Chicago, began
A Lever Long Enough
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Robert McCaughey
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-06-03 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University's School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to build a critical and celebratory portrait of one of the oldest engineering schools in the United States. McCaughey follows the evolving, occasionally rocky,
Iconic Leaders in Higher Education
Language: en
Pages: 269
Authors: Roger L. Geiger
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-07-05 - Publisher: Routledge

Iconic leaders are those who have become symbols of their institutions. This volume of historical studies portrays a collection of college and university presidents who acquired iconic qualities that transcend mere identification with their institution.The volume begins with Roger L. Geiger's observation that creating and controlling one's image requires managing