CONNECTICUT YANKEE by Wilbur L. Cross
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CONNECTICUT YANKEE

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The autobiography of Connecticut's first citizen whose 80 full years of good works in the fields of education and politics make excellent reading. Known to two generations of Yale men for his scholarly, yet essentially human teaching of English literature, for his administration and his coordinating ability in directing the affairs of Sheffield School, the Graduate College and the University proper. During the depression and after, he served his state as Governor, was responsible for the passage of progressive and liberal legislation, and left a record of businesslike and economical operation, in spite of millions spent in constructive and social legislation. The book abounds in delightful anecdotes; it never drags in interest, despite its length; it leaves a picture of a philosopher and humorist and an inside picture of the administration of a state and of a university. The market should extend beyond Yale men and Connecticut residents, for here is an excellent biography of an outstanding America. Charter Oak Autographed Edition.

Pub Date: Oct. 15th, 1943
Publisher: Yale