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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Ecco Pr
Publication date February 1, 2008
Pages 225
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780061344275
ISBN-10 0061344273
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.85 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $23.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Dedicating himself to saving Beet College when its board of trustees squanders its endowment, Professor Peace Porterfield finds his efforts challenged by a radical poet, a terrorist hopeful, and infighting among faculty members. By the author of Lapham Rising. 35,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

Beet College is doomed...and nobody really cares. The Board of Trustees, led by developer Joel Bollovate, has squandered the endowment. Debutante-cum-self-styled-poet Matha Polite, an indiscriminate radical with a four-student following, wants to bring the institution down. Sweet-tempered terrorist hopeful Akim Ben Ladin (né Arthur Horowitz) sits in his off-campus cave and dreams about blowing Beet up. Faculty members are too busy concocting useless, trendy courses to do anything about it. Not to mention that American higher education is going down the tubes, one less lesser school isn't going to matter. So why is Professor Peace Porterfield trying to save Beet? Beats us.



Editions
Hardcover
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from Ecco Pr (February 1, 2008)
9780061344275 | details & prices | 225 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $23.95
About: Dedicating himself to saving Beet College when its board of trustees squanders its endowment, Professor Peace Porterfield finds his efforts challenged by a radical poet, a terrorist hopeful, and infighting among faculty members.
Paperback
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1 reprint edition from Perennial (February 1, 2009)
9780061344282 | details & prices | 257 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.99
About: Roger Rosenblatt’s dazzling comic gifts are on enviable display.
Miscellaneous
from Harpercollins (October 13, 2009)
9780061865862 | details & prices | 272 pages | List price $9.99

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