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The ivory tower : a novel

Author: Scott Douglas Gerber
Publisher: New Orleans, La. : University Press of the South, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"At one of the nation's most prestigious universities, Doug Cook has left the rat race of his law practice behind to study to be a college professor. Doug is writing his doctoral dissertation under the professor who first inspired him to dedicate his life to the world of ideas, and he has a great group of friends and a wonderful girlfriend. However, when a female student is found murdered on a classroom floor in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Legal stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott Douglas Gerber
ISBN: 1889431974 9781889431970
OCLC Number: 48656875
Description: vii, 356 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Scott Douglas Gerber.

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"At one of the nation's most prestigious universities, Doug Cook has left the rat race of his law practice behind to study to be a college professor. Doug is writing his doctoral dissertation under the professor who first inspired him to dedicate his life to the world of ideas, and he has a great group of friends and a wonderful girlfriend. However, when a female student is found murdered on a classroom floor in the middle of the night, Doug's life is thrown into turmoil as he is forced to risk everything in order to defend the person who is accused of the terrible crime: a popular assistant professor who happens to be married to Doug's beloved sister. And the more Doug tries to help his brother-in-law, the more he comes to realize that 'the ivory tower' of academe is only a myth. In his book, Scott Gerber draws on both his own familiarity with the field of academic law and his experience as the son of a college professor. The Ivory Tower examines the conflict between the image of higher education as a serene oasis of teaching and research and the reality of power and politics that lies just beneath its composed exterior"--Provided by publisher.

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