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The Resource Coming apart : a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969, Roger Rosenblatt

Coming apart : a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969, Roger Rosenblatt

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Coming apart : a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969
Title
Coming apart
Title remainder
a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969
Statement of responsibility
Roger Rosenblatt
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
On the afternoon of April 9, 1969, Roger Rosenblatt, then a young English instructor at Harvard, stepped out of his classroom building. There, across the Yard, he saw students hanging out of the windows of the main administrative building, waving revolutionary flags and chanting. The student uprisings that were rocking the country had finally come to America's most prestigious university. In short order, the demonstrators forcibly ejected deans from their offices. Less than twenty-four hours later - in an act unprecedented in Harvard's history - the University president invited local police to storm the Yard, and in riot gear, they attacked the students with tear gas and truncheons. In the turbulent weeks that followed, Rosenblatt soon found himself at the center of the chaos. As the Senior Tutor in an undergraduate House, he sat up night after night counseling angry, frightened students. As a member of the faculty committee formed to investigate the takeover and determine punishments, he saw just how fragile the bonds were that held the University together. For himself, Rosenblatt gained a very special Harvard education. Drawing on the recollections of faculty - Archibald Cox, Derek Bok, John Kenneth Galbraith, John Dunlop, James Q. Wilson, and Martin Peretz - and of students - Al Gore, Michael Kinsley, James Fallows, Frank Rich, Christopher Durang, and Mark Helprin - Rosenblatt has written an eloquent, often ironic, sometimes funny memoir that can be read as modern history and as a moral tale about a time when people persuaded themselves that they could fix things by taking them apart
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenblatt, Roger
Dewey number
378.1/98/1097444
Index
index present
LC call number
LD2160
LC item number
.R65 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Harvard University
  • Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.)
  • Student movements
Label
Coming apart : a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969, Roger Rosenblatt
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35450507
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316757263
Lccn
96043051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Coming apart : a memoir of the Harvard wars of 1969, Roger Rosenblatt
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
35450507
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
234 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316757263
Lccn
96043051
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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