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The Dons: Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Publication date August 5, 2001
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780226021089
ISBN-10 0226021084
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.05 lbs.
Original list price $20.00
Other format details university press
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For two hundred years Oxford and Cambridge Universities were home to some of Britain's greatest teachers and intellects, each forming the minds of the passing generations of students and influencing the thinking and practice of university learning throughout the country and the world.

In this entertaining, informative book, Noel Annan is at his incisive best. Displaying his customary mastery of his subject, he describes the great dons in all their glory and eccentricities: who they were, what they were like, why they mattered, and what their legacy is. Written with love and wisdom, the great minds of the past—figures such as John Henry Newman, John Sparrrow, and Isaiah Berlin—are brought alive. In addition, Annan's often quoted article "The Intellectual Aristocracy" is included in this book.

No other work has ever explained so precisely and so intimately the significance of the dons and their important role in shaping higher education—at a time when the nature of learning is ever more the subject of dissension and uncertainty.


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9780226021072 | details & prices | 357 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $43.00
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from Univ of Chicago Pr (August 5, 2001); titled "The Dons: Mentors, Eccentrics and Geniuses"
9780226021089 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $20.00
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