Michael Rosenthal is a professor of English and former dean of students at Columbia University. He is the author of several books of nonfiction, including The Character Factory. He lives in New York City.
"It would roil Butler's immense ego to learn that—not 60 years after his death—this well-crafted study is even necessary."
A highly readable exhumation of the career of Nicholas Murray Butler, president of the Carnegie Endowment and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and almost entirely forgotten today.
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