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Robert Maynard Hutchins: A Memoir Milton Sanford Mayer

Robert Maynard Hutchins: A Memoir

Milton Sanford Mayer

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ISBN : 9780520070912
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546 pages
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At age 28, he was dean of Yale Law School- at 30, president of the University of Chicago. By his mid-thirties, Robert Maynard Hutchins was an eminent figure in the world of educational innovation and liberal politics. And when he was 75, he told aMoreAt age 28, he was dean of Yale Law School- at 30, president of the University of Chicago. By his mid-thirties, Robert Maynard Hutchins was an eminent figure in the world of educational innovation and liberal politics. And when he was 75, he told a friend, I should have died at 35.Milton Mayer, Hutchinss colleague, and friend, gives an intimate picture of the remarkably outstanding, and fallible, man who participated in many of this centurys most important social and political controversies. He captures the energy and intellectual fervor Hutchins could transmit to others, and which the man brought to the fields of law, politics, civil rights, and public affairs.Rich in detail and anecdote, this memoir vividly brings to life both a man and an age.