• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Living Legacies at Columbia (Hardback)
  • Living Legacies at Columbia (Hardback)
zoom

Living Legacies at Columbia (Hardback)

(editor), (with), (with)
£35.00
Hardback 685 Pages / Published: 22/09/2006
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
From Margaret Mead and Zora Neale Hurston to Lionel Trilling and Lou Gehrig, Columbia University has been home to some of the most important historians, scientists, critics, artists, physicians, and social scientists of the twentieth century. (It can also boast a hall-of-fame athlete.) In Living Legacies at Columbia, contributors with close personal ties to their subjects capture Columbia's rich intellectual history. Essays span the birth of genetics and modern anthropology, constitutionalism from John Jay to Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Virginia Apgar's test, Lou Gehrig's swing, journalism education, black power, public health, the development of Asian studies, the Great Books Movement, gender studies, human rights, and numerous other realms of teaching and discovery. They include Eric Foner on historian Richard Hoftstader, Isaac Levi and Sidney Hook on John Dewey, David Rosand on art historian Meyer Schapiro, John Hollander on critic Mark Van Doren, Donald Keene on Asian studies, Jacques Barzun on history, Eric Kandel on geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan, and Rosalind Rosenberg on Franz Boas and his three most famous pupils: Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, and Zora Neale Hurston. Much more than an institutional history, Living Legacies captures the spirit of a great university through the stories of gifted men and women who have worked, taught, and studied at Columbia. It includes stories of struggle and breakthrough, searching and discovery, tradition and transformation.

Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231138840
Number of pages: 685
Weight: 1389 g
Dimensions: 245 x 198 x 49 mm

You may also be interested in...

Salvador
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The American Civil War
Added to basket
America, Empire of Liberty
Added to basket
Conquistadors
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Inside the Dream Palace
Added to basket
The American Civil War
Added to basket
DK
£16.99
Paperback
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
Added to basket
The American West
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
One Minute To Midnight
Added to basket
The Battle for the Falklands
Added to basket
The Last Stand
Added to basket
Hard Choices
Added to basket
Careless People
Added to basket
American Caesars
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Penguin History Of Latin America
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.