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The Harvard Century

The Making of a University to a Nation

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$21.50 • £17.95 • €19.50

ISBN 9780674372955

Publication Date: 11/15/1998

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6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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Mr. Smith fulfills his intentions with as readable an account of Harvard as we are likely to need for a while.—Robert A. McCaughey, The New York Times Book Review

We appear to be at a turning point in the evolution of colleges and universities in America. As in earlier periods of our history, the institutions of higher education are changing in response to the knowledge needs of society… In reading Richard Norton Smith’s The Harvard Century one revisits those forces and personalities shaping our major universities during the decisive decades of their development as the centers for scientific research.—Christopher N. Breiseth, Change

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