A FRIEND IN POWER by Carlos Baker

A FRIEND IN POWER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A personal, agreeable and sympathetic view of academic life follows the screening of candidates for the new President of Enfield University. Professor Edward Tyler of the Modern Language Department is one of the six members of the Committee which makes the decision with the Board of Trustees. In the period of decision other matters engage Tyler's attention; an offer from a woman's college to accept its presidency; the suicide attempt of a brilliant but insolvent member of the faculty; the difficult marital situation of one of those under consideration for the post. An accurate and literate observer of this world in which he participates, Professor Baker shares it with the reader with honesty and occasional humor.

Pub Date: April 1st, 1958
Publisher: Scribner