Northwestern University: A History

Northwestern University: A History

by Jay Pridmore


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Northwestern University: A History is a resplendent guide to the origins and development of this university. Writer and critic Jay Pridmore offers the definitive chronicle of Northwestern’s establishment—from its founders’ struggle to erect a campus in the wilderness on Lake Michigan’s western shore to its contemporary status as “an institution of the highest order” with three thriving campuses, esteemed faculty and students, and a leading endowment.

Accompanied by a wealth of color photographs, ephemera, and archival material, Northwestern University: A History brings to the fore the storied traditions and contributions of the administrators, faculty, and alumni who built Northwestern into the world-class institution it is today. 

Originally penned to commemorate the university’s sesquicentennial, this new edition charts Northwestern’s evolution in the years of Henry Bienen’s presidency (1995–2009) and offers a new foreword by current president Morton O. Schapiro. Northwestern University: A History captures the rich panoply of the institution’s rise to the first ranks of scholastic excellence and will delight students, their families, and alumni alike. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810128002
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
Publication date: 03/28/2012
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jay Pridmore is a writer and critic who has published widely on Chicago architecture and history, most recently Northwestern University: The Campus Guide (2009). He lives in the Chicago area.

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