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Author Rosenthal, Michael, 1937-

Title Nicholas Miraculous : the amazing career of the redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler / MIchale Rosenthal ; foreword by Patricia O'Toole
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (545 pages)
Contents Introduction : the sage -- Flying the Union Jack -- "An indubitable genius" -- A university is born -- Educator -- Twelfth president -- "Great personalities make great universities" -- An old shoe -- Teddy Roosevelt and a horse called Nicoletta -- "Dear Tessie" -- Mr. Butler's asylum -- At home--and away -- "Pick Nick for a picnic in November" -- "Kid" Butler, the Columbia Catamount, vs. "Wild Bill" Borah, the Boise Bearcat -- "Jastrow is, I am sorry to say, a Hebrew" -- Path to peace -- Perils of bolshevism, promises of fascism -- The fund raiser -- "Morningside's miracle" -- Resignation, retirements, and death -- Epilogue : the disappearance
Summary To those who loved him, like Teddy Roosevelt, he was ""Nicholas Miraculous, "" the fabled educator who had a hand in everything; to those who did not, like novelist Upton Sinclair, he was ""the intellectual leader of the American plutocracy, "" a champion of ""false and cruel ideals."" Ezra Pound branded him ""one of the more loathsome figures"" of the age. Whether celebrated or despised, Nicholas Murray Butler (1862-1947) was an irresistible force who helped shape American history. With wit and irony, Rosenthal investigates Butler's rise to prominence as president of Columbia University, which h
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Subject Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1862-1947.
Columbia University -- Presidents -- Biography.
College presidents -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231539525 (electronic bk.)
9780231539524 (electronic bk.)