“This is a well-written, well-documented, fast-paced history of a long-lived and fully developed Pennsylvania institution.”
—Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
“David Contosta’s history of Villanova is a wonderful contribution not only to our knowledge of the American Catholic past, but also to our self-understanding in the 1990s. I take pleasure in hailing its appearance and in recommending it to a much wider audience than old grads of Villanova, although they will, of course, take particular delight in the story it unfolds.”
—Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C.