THE GROUND I WALKED ON by George N. Shuster


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At the beginning of thee recollections of his twenty-one years as the President of Hunter College George N. Shuster says that he learned, in the deepest sense, what he knows about education in the world of war as a young man: ""first in the order of things comes character, integrity, loyalty to one's hidden best self for the sake of others"". It is this attitude which colors his remarks about his long tenure as the president of a woman's college in a large urban center during years of crisis and those periods of special for the government in Germany after the Second World War. Shuster, a former editor of magazine, became president of Hunter in 1939 and much of his book i devoted to explaining his position on the events of the time (particularly the charges of Nazlism hured against him) and the role that Hunter College played as a community center and as host to the famous figures of the day. George N. Shuster is a liberal and a humanist; his book is oquent testimony to his belief that reason will prevail and that goodness can be found in all men.

Pub Date: Nov. 10th, 1961
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Cudahy