One Hundred Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University President, and What I Learned Along the Way


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Princeton University Press
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6.14 X 9.21 X 0.82 inches | 1.24 pounds
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About the Author

William M. Chace is Professor of English and President Emeritus at Emory University. He is the author of two books, The Political Identities of Ezra Pound and T. S. Eliot and Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics.


"Chace here recounts a young man's maturation and offers insight into the challenges of university administration. . . . Chace is a gifted storyteller, appealingly honest in analyzing what he did well and where he went wrong."---Evelyn Beck, Library Journal
"An unusual book, 100 Semesters is part memoir, part analysis and part how-to manual. . . . Chace's prose is clear and compelling, a pleasure to read as much for its style as for its ideas. It is, in a word, eloquent."---Mark E. Hayes, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Hopeful yet sober, Chace's memoir provides an invaluable perspective on the challenges facing higher education."-- "Booklist"
"A thoughtful commentary on both the promises and challenges colleges and universities have and continue to face. . . . [T]his is a much-needed, authentic commentary on the changes which happened throughout American higher education from one who was a direct participant in academia. . . . Highly recommended."-- "Choice"
"A very useful, if not crucial addition, to the libraries of aspiring humanists and administrators in U.S. higher education. Although neither a call to arms nor a road-map for change, Chace's book is a rich, timely, and sober reflection on higher education's upper half at the start of the twenty-first century."---Tim Lacy, History and Education