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Author Martin, Roger H., 1943-

Title Racing Odysseus : a college president becomes a freshman again / Roger H. Martin
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 262 pages)
Contents Acknowledgments; Prologue; 1. Orientation (Four Years Later); 2. Hubris; 3. Homesickness; 4. Dysfunctional Families; 5. Navy; 6. Old Farts; 7. Community; 8. Victory; Epilogue; Bibliography
Summary The idea of reliving youth is a common fantasy, but who among us is actually courageous enough to try it? After surviving a deadly cancer against tremendous odds, college president Roger H. Martin did just that?he enrolled at St. John's College, the Great Books school in Annapolis, Maryland, as a sixty-one-year-old freshman. This engaging, often humorous memoir of his semester at St. John's tells of his journey of discovery as he falls in love again with Plato, Socrates, and Homer, improbably joins the college crew team, and negotiates friendships across generational divides. Along the way, Ma
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-262)
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Subject Martin, Roger H., 1943-
St. John's College (Annapolis, Md.)
Adult college students -- United States -- Biography.
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
College presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007051017
ISBN 0520942078 (electronic bk.)
9780520942073 (electronic bk.)