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The University Of Oklahoma

Author: David W. Levy
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806181931
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This book, the first in a projected three-volume definitive history, traces the University’s progress from territorial days to 1917. David W. Levy examines the people and events surrounding the school’s formation and development, chronicling the determined ambition of pioneers to transform a seemingly barren landscape into a place where a worthy institution of higher education could thrive. The University of Oklahoma was established by the territorial legislature in 1890. With that act, Norman became the educational center of the future state. Levy captures the many factors—academic, political, financial, religious—that shaped the University. Drawing on a great depth of research in primary documents, he depicts the University’s struggles to meet its goals as it confronted political interference, financial uncertainty, and troubles ranging from disastrous fires to populist witch hunts. Yet he also portrays determined teachers and optimistic students who understood the value of a college education. Written in an engaging style and enhanced by an array of historical photographs, this volume is a testimony to the citizens who overcame formidable obstacles to build a school that satisfied their ambitions and embodied their hopes for the future.

The University Of Oklahoma

Author: David W. Levy
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ISBN: 9780806137292
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This book, the first in a projected three-volume definitive history, traces the University's progress from territorial days to 1917. Written in an engaging style and enhanced by an array of 72 b&w historical photographs, this volume captures the many factors--academic, political, financial, religious--that shaped the University of Oklahoma.

The Sooner Story

Author: Anne Barajas Harp
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806152354
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David Ross Boyd stepped off the train in Norman, Oklahoma, on August 6, 1892, and looked toward the southwest. “There was not a tree or shrub in sight,” wrote the former Kansas school superintendent just hired to serve as the University of Oklahoma’s first president. “Behind me was a crude little town of 1,500 people, and before me was a stretch of prairie on which my helpers and I were to build an institution of culture.” By 1895, five years after the University’s official founding, the school boasted four faculty members (three men and one woman) and 100 students. Today the campus is home to more than 30,000 students and 2,700 full-time faculty and is one of the most respected public universities in the nation, with twenty-one colleges offering hundreds of majors at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral level. OU’s remarkable journey from that treeless prairie to its present standing as a world-class institution of learning unfolds in The Sooner Story. Arriving upon the university’s 125th anniversary, the book updates a history that last left off in 1980, when William Slater Banowsky was at the helm. Author Anne Barajas Harp examines the school’s history through the lens of each presidential administration from the beginning of David Ross Boyd’s tenure to the present moment in David Lyle Boren’s presidency, now in its third decade. In describing what each president encountered in his turn, she captures the unique character, challenges, and accomplishments of each administration, as these reflect the university’s growth and progress through the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. “Discouraged?” Boyd wrote at his arrival in 1892. “Not a bit. The sight was a challenge.” The Sooner Story conveys the inspiration and excitement of meeting and renewing that challenge over the past 125 years.

Edward Channing And The Great Work

Author: D.D. Joyce
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401020612
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Twenty years after Edward Channing's death in 1931, historians differed rather widely in their evaluation of his work. A British author, surveying American historiography since 1890, was quite critical of Channing's major contribution, the six-volume History of the United States, contending that it "won only a contemporary reputation which is not wearing well. "l Referring specifically to the second volume of the History, this writer stated his feeling that it "added little of substance to what was to be found in earlier works," and that it "was so partisan as sometimes to be quite misleading. "2 Quite a different view was expressed by an American historian writing in the same year. He felt that Channing seemed "assured of a niche in the his torians' Hall of Fame as one of the giants of American historiography. "3 Many of Channing's findings were new, this writer emphasized, and had been useful to other historians. He concluded that Channing's History "wears well twenty years after his death," and, indeed, "remains one of the major accomplishments in the field of American historical writing. '" Some support is given to the latter interpretation by a poll of historians, once again dated 1952, to determine preferred works in American history published between 1920 and 1935. Channing's History finished eighth, fol lowing only the works of Parrington, Turner, Webb, Beard, Andrews, 5 Becker, and Phillips.

Wrong Wenn Der Falsche Der Richtige Ist

Author: Jana Aston
Publisher: Plaisir d'Amour Verlag
ISBN: 3864952646
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Wenn jemand ein Händchen dafür hat, sich den Falschen rauszupicken, dann bin ich es. Schwul? Weiberheld? Spieler? Muttersöhnchen? Alle zu mir! Zur Zeit bin ich in einen meiner Kunden aus dem Coffeeshop verknallt. Wenn ich auch nur daran denke, was seine schönen Hände mit meinem Körper anstellen könnten, wird mir jedes Mal ganz heiß! Aber das ist natürlich bloß eine harmlose Schwärmerei von mir. Ist ja nicht so, als würde ich Luke jemals außerhalb des Cafés treffen. Doch erstens kommt es anders, und zweitens als man denkt, denn unsere Wege kreuzen sich an einem Ort, der meine wildesten Fantasien sprengt. Seine Hände sind plötzlich genau dort, wo ich sie mir gewünscht habe: zwischen meinen gespreizten Beinen. Die Sache ist mir so peinlich, dass ich Luke eigentlich nie mehr wiedersehen will, aber das Schicksal hat offenbar andere Pläne für uns: Als ich in eine Notlage gerate, wird er zum Retter in der Not und wir kommen uns näher. Was wäre, wenn der Falsche plötzlich der Richtige ist? Der New York Times Bestseller-Roman - übersetzt von der Erfolgsautorin Linda Mignani ("Federzirkel").