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Finding the words : the education of James O. Freedman

Author: James O Freedman
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"James Freedman, the fifteenth president of Dartmouth College, began life in a struggling middle-class Jewish family in a provincial industrial New Hampshire town. By the time of his death from cancer in March 2006, he was one of the most celebrated educational leaders of his generation, perhaps of the twentieth century. Finding the Words is Freedman's account of the first twenty-seven years of this trajectory in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: James O Freedman; James O Freedman
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James O Freedman
ISBN: 9780691129273 0691129274
OCLC Number: 70232286
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Family --
Manchester --
Growing up --
Central High School --
A passion for collecting --
The fifties --
Harvard College --
Teachers and teaching --
Harvard Law School and the Union Leader --
Yale Law School --
Teachers and teaching --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: James O. Freedman.
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