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An improbable life : my sixty years at Columbia and other adventures

Author: Michael I Sovern
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Michael I Sovern; Michael I Sovern
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael I Sovern
ISBN: 9780231167628 0231167628
OCLC Number: 842879002
Description: xviii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: List of Illustrations Foreword by Walter F. Mondale Foreword by Lee C. Bollinger 1. A Shared Story 2. Riot 3. Rebuilding 4. Aftermath 5. Condoms and Wrinkle Cream 6. Becoming a Dean 7. Litigating: Tuskegee and the Supreme Court 8. Provost 9. Building an Administration 10. Beginnings 11. Columbia College 12. Columbia Law School 13. Minnesota 14. Coming Home 15. Publishing and Moonlighting 16. Climbing Out of a Hole 17. Ceremonies 18. Doing the Right Thing: Coeducation, Charter Revision, and Columbia Football 19. The Pulitzer Prizes 20. Reagan Versus Mondale 21. Disappointing My Peers: Divestiture and Earmarks 22. City Corruption and Columbia Unrest 23. A Sabbatical Leave and a Return to Celebrations 24. Remembering Malcolm X and Working with the Community 25. International Guests, Anniversaries, Dedications, and a New Campaign 26. Closing a School 27. Salman Rushdie at Risk 28. Hail and Farewell 29. The Last Year 30. A Backward Glance 31. There Is Life After a Presidency 32. Shubert-a Great Gig 33. Almost a Justice 34. Sotheby's 35. America's Challenge 36. What Next? Acknowledgments Notes Index
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