A Little Rebellion Is a Good Thing: Troubles at Traymore College

A Little Rebellion Is a Good Thing: Troubles at Traymore College

by Duncan Clarke
A Little Rebellion Is a Good Thing: Troubles at Traymore College

A Little Rebellion Is a Good Thing: Troubles at Traymore College

by Duncan Clarke


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When David Pritchard is hired to teach political science at a remote women’s college in 1969, he anticipates a quiet year before moving on to bigger things. However, it soon becomes apparent that all is not well at Traymore College. President Barton and his administration curtail basic academic freedoms, harass tenured professors, and impose tight constraints on students’ personal lives. Appalled, David engages in intimate alliances with sympathetic faculty and several members of student leadership to stand up to the school’s administration. Together, they aim to ignite the press and spark far-reaching legal action. But Barton will not go down without a fight.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951565879
Publisher: Belle Isle Books
Publication date: 08/05/2020
Pages: 334
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Duncan L. Clarke is Professor Emeritus of International Relations and former Director of the United States Foreign Policy Field at American University's School of International Service, Washington, D.C. He was Visiting Professor of Politics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Professor of National Security at the National War College. He has served in the intelligence community and authored numerous articles and five books on U.S. defense and foreign policy. Clarke lived and taught in Washington, D.C., for many years before moving to the Central Coast of California. He earned his BA at Clark University, JD at Cornell University, and PhD at the University of Virginia. "A Little Rebellion Is a Good Thing" was inspired by his experience in 1969-1970 at Radford College, which was then a women's college in Southwest Virginia. Clarke is writing a second novel about a serial murderer on the Appalachian Trail. He has twice hiked the entire Appalachian Trail.

Table of Contents

1 Memory Jarred 1

2 Shipped 7

3 Invitations 24

4 Battered 39

5 Punished 50

6 Threatened 65

7 Attacked 72

8 Vietnam 84

9 Valerie 94

10 Diddle a Dean? 110

11 The Speech 128

12 RJ 146

13 Mustang Kimmy 158

14 December 169

15 Evaluation 191

16 Escalation 202

17 Thunder 216

18 Demonstration 226

19 Marvin Ott 234

20 Invasion 240

21 Transformation 247

22 Deliverance 262

23 Confession 273

24 Trail Trials: Days One and Two 278

25 Trail Trials: Days Three and Four 288

26 Rattlesnake Spur 299

27 Love, Indeed 310

28 I Was There 315

Acknowledgments 321

About the Author 323

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