Robert M. Hutchins: Portrait of an Educator
by Mary Ann Dzuback
University of Chicago Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-226-17710-6
Library of Congress Classification LD925 1929.D98 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 370.92

As president of the University of Chicago from 1929 to 1951, Robert Maynard Hutchins came to be one of the most prominent and controversial figures in American higher education. To this day, his vision of what the university should be has given shape to twentieth-century debates over the content and function of education in the United States. In her critical biography, the first to focus on Hutchins' University of Chicago decades, Mary Ann Dzuback gives a full and fascinating account of this complex man—his development, his achievements and failures, and finally, his legacy.

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