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The Resource Portraits : a gallery of intellectuals, Edward Shils ; edited, and with an introduction by Joseph Epstein

Portraits : a gallery of intellectuals, Edward Shils ; edited, and with an introduction by Joseph Epstein

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Portraits : a gallery of intellectuals
Title
Portraits
Title remainder
a gallery of intellectuals
Statement of responsibility
Edward Shils ; edited, and with an introduction by Joseph Epstein
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In these vivid portraits of prominent twentieth-century intellectuals, Edward Shils couples the sensitivity of a biographer with the profound knowledge of a highly respected scholar. Ranging as widely across various disciplines as Shils himself did, the essays gathered here share a distaste for faddists who "run with the intellectual mob" and a deep respect for intellectuals who maintain their integrity under great pressure. Highlights include an affectionate treatment of Leo Szilard, the physicist whose involvement with the development of the atomic bomb led him to work ceaselessly to address its social consequences; a discussion of the educational philosophy of Robert Maynard Hutchins, the University of Chicago's fifth and most controversial president; an appreciative account of the Polish emigre Leopold Labedz's well-informed and outspoken resistance to Communism; and an essay about the extraordinary Indian writer Nirad Chaudhuri
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1910-1995
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Shils, Edward
Dewey number
920.073
Index
no index present
LC call number
CT3990.A2
LC item number
S55 1997
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1937-
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Epstein, Joseph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Intellectuals
  • Scholars
  • United States
Label
Portraits : a gallery of intellectuals, Edward Shils ; edited, and with an introduction by Joseph Epstein
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
My friend Edward / by J. Epstein -- A gallery of academics, mainly in Chicago -- Raymond Aron -- Nirad C. Chaudhuri -- Sidney Hook -- Robert Maynard Hurchins -- Leopold Labedz -- Harold Laski -- Karl Mannheim -- Arnaldo Dante Momigliano -- John U. Nef -- Leo Szilard
Control code
35138634
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780226753379
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96033162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Portraits : a gallery of intellectuals, Edward Shils ; edited, and with an introduction by Joseph Epstein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
My friend Edward / by J. Epstein -- A gallery of academics, mainly in Chicago -- Raymond Aron -- Nirad C. Chaudhuri -- Sidney Hook -- Robert Maynard Hurchins -- Leopold Labedz -- Harold Laski -- Karl Mannheim -- Arnaldo Dante Momigliano -- John U. Nef -- Leo Szilard
Control code
35138634
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
255 pages
Isbn
9780226753379
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
96033162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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