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The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going

The American University: How It Runs, Where It Is Going

by Jacques Barzun
     
 

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When it was published in 1968, a year noted for historic student protests on campuses across the country, The American University spoke in Jacques Barzun's characteristically wise and lucid voice about what colleges and universities were really meant to do—and how they actually worked. Drawing on a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishment as a teacher,

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When it was published in 1968, a year noted for historic student protests on campuses across the country, The American University spoke in Jacques Barzun's characteristically wise and lucid voice about what colleges and universities were really meant to do—and how they actually worked. Drawing on a lifetime of extraordinary accomplishment as a teacher, administrator, and scholar, Barzun here describes the immense demands placed on the university by its competing constituencies—students, faculty, administrators, alumni, trustees, and the political world around it all.

"American higher education is fortunate to have had a scholar and intellectual of Jacques Barzun's stature give so many years of service to the daily bread-and-butter details of running a great university and then share his reflections with us in a literate, humane, and engaging book."—Charles Donovan, America

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**** Reprint of the Harper & Row edition of 1968 (which is dinstiguished by inclusion in BCL3). Now readily available on permanent paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226038452
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
1
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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