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Inhaltsangabe: Both a life story and a portrait of public higher education during the twentieth century, "Harry Huntt Ransom" captures the spirit of a dynamic individual who dedicated his talents to nurturing intellectual life in Texas and beyond. Tracing the details of Ransom's youth in Galveston and Tennessee and his education at Yale, where he earned a doctorate, Alan Gribben provides new insight into the factors that shaped Ransom's future as a renowned administrator and defender of the humanities. Ransom's career at the University of Texas began in 1935, when he was hired as an instructor of English. He rose through the ranks to become chancellor, stepping down in 1971 during a volatile period when debates about the University's central mission raged - particularly over the question of commercializing higher education.The development of Ransom's lasting legacy, the Humanities Research Center bearing his name, is explored in depth as well. Bringing to life a legendary figure, Harry Huntt Ransom is a colourful testament to a singular man of letters who had the audacity to propose 'that there be established somewhere in Texas - let's say in the capital city - a centre of our cultural compass, a research centre to be the Bibliotheque Nationale of the only state that started out as an independent nation'.
Über den Autor: Alan Gribben was a Professor of English at the University of Texas from 1974 until 1991 and now chairs the Department of English and Philosophy at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Titel: Harry Huntt Ransom: Intellect in Motion
Verlag: University of Texas Press
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 2008. Buchzustand: Very Good. First Edition. N/A. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GRP90995520
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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Very Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020292717040
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. 0292717040 Like New Condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers LN6.1076649
Buchbeschreibung Austin, Texas, U.S.A.: Univ of Texas Pr, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Fine. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Fine. hardback in fine condition with fine dust jacket. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 128989
Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, 2008. Hardcover. Buchzustand: New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110292717040
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Buchbeschreibung University of Texas Press, Austin, 2008. Cloth, dj. Buchzustand: New as issued. 1 of 500 copies in hardback. Tall 8vo. xvii, , 356 pp. Profusely illustrated with black and white photographs. A must read to understand how great university library collections come into existence, i.e. the most senior and most powerful administrator on campus has library resources as his/her number one priority. It dosen't happen any other way. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 1005163