Harvard Century / Edition 1

Harvard Century / Edition 1

by Richard Norton Smith
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Harvard Century / Edition 1

The Harvard Century tells the story of how Harvard, America's oldest and foremost institution of higher learning, has become synonymous with the nation, their goals and standards reflecting each other, each setting the other's agenda. It is also a colorful and intimate narrative of the individual achievements of its leaders and of the intense power struggles that have shaped Harvard as it pioneered in setting the priorities that have served as exemplars for the nation's educational establishment.

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ISBN-13: 9780674372955
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 11/15/1998
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.84(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Country and the College

Introduction: Thinkers and Doers

The Soil and the Seed

The Great Assimilator

A Dorchester Mr. Chips

Mr. Conant Goes to War

Redbook, Red Scare

The Bishop from Appleton

Children of the Storm

The Education of Derek Bok

In Search of Coherence

Source Notes and Acknowledgments


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It is hard to imagine that this book will be of much interest to anyone who is unfamiliar with Harvard. For former students the relevant chapters may serve as a mostly boring trip down memory lane. For the real insiders such as professors or administrators or influential alumni it may prove to be more exciting. After finally finishing the book I can only conclude that a story about Harvard or maybe any academic institution is apt to be uninteresting. I feel the same way about the prospect of reading a history of IBM or Xerox - but someone else may find it thrilling.