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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"This deftly woven portrait of Brewster and his close friends . . . is among the most revealing books ever written about the liberal establishment . . . Kabaservice is [a] thorough researcher and [a] comprehensive storyteller." The Atlantic Monthly

Yale's Kingman Brewster was the only university president to appear on the covers of Time and Newsweek and the last campus l...more
Paperback, 608 pages
Published January 7th 2005 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published April 1st 2004)
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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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