The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment
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The Guardians: Kingman Brewster, His Circle, and the Rise of the Liberal Establishment

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How liberalism and one of the most dramatic eras in American history were shaped by an influential university president and his powerful circle of friends

Yale’s Kingman Brewster was the first and only university president to appear on the covers of Time and Newsweek, and the last of the great campus leaders to become an esteemed national figure. He was also the center of t...more
Hardcover, 592 pages
Published April 1st 2004 by Henry Holt and Co.
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Didn't manage to finish it because I didn't renew it in time. Just as I was getting to the section on co-education, of special interest to me of course. Remarkably well-written and researched, though possibly not of broad general interest.
Fascinating to read the "history" of a period, the latter part of which I lived through. Meticulously researched, well-written though not exactly a page-turner. I had not previously realized the impact these men, collectively, had on their era.
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