Book Reviews Volume 7

Book Reviews Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...has been chiefly fixed upon them. By a process of natural selection, Prof. Arthur T. Hadley has come to the top among the men of his period of life and of his type. His age and health hold out every promise that, at forty-three, he may look forward to an administration of a quarter of a century. He has had twenty years' experience as tutor, lecturer, and professor. He has won recognition, both in this country and abroad, in his specialty of political economy: but he is no narrow specia'ist. His knowledge and his interests are so wide that he can take a broad view of the whole range of learning in a great modern university. He corrfbines with the scholar's tastes much of the equipment for a successful man of affairs. He supplements his other qualifications with that most valuable of all, the ability to interest young men in serious work, while at the same time he recognizes the necessity of recreation and the advantages to be gained from athletics wisely managed. Finally, he understands that the highest obligation laid upon the educated man is to serve the republic, and that the best tribute which can be paid to an educational institution is the fact that its graduates are good citizens. Not only is Yale University to be congratulated upon what we believe to have been the best possible solution of a grave problem, but the cause of education throughout the United States. It is a great thing to have a man of this type set in so high a place, as an example alike of the dignity of the scholar's life and of the usefulness open to the trained educator as a force in the development of the nation.--Nation. The new president will probably have to face a new condition of things as far as his powers and influence are concerned. The old style of president who...show more

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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236549481
  • 9781236549488