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Ferrytale : the career of W.H. "Ping" Ferry

Author: James Arthur Ward
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Wilbur H. 'Ping' Ferry (1910-1995) was a self-styled 'town crank', an influential and iconoclastic figure who seemingly knew everyone worth knowing in the mid-twentieth century. This book is the story of his career. From his post as Vice President of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Ping harangued the nation about the evils of technology, environmental degradation, racial inequality, educational  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: W H Ferry; W H Ferry
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Arthur Ward
ISBN: 0804741573 9780804741576
OCLC Number: 46872262
Description: xxi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Victor Navasky --
The Primal Ping --
Figuring Father --
Stubbornly Different --
In Search of Ping --
The Organization Man --
The Awakening --
Fumigating the Republic --
A Full Sack of Concerns --
Peacenik --
Caught on the Horn of Plenty --
A Political Hoax --
Father Louis and Doctor Ferry --
Troubles on Olympus --
Separations --
Getting Rid of It --
Censoric Boobery --
Gentlemen You Must Be Mad --
Peacethinking --
Peace.
Responsibility: James A. Ward.
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Wilbur H. Ping Ferry (1910-1995) was a self-styled town crank, an influential and iconoclastic figure who seemingly knew everyone worth knowing in the mid-20th century. Thi text is an account of his  Read more...

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