9781570034664

The Bell Tower and Beyond: Reflections on Learning and Living

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  • ISBN13:

    9781570034664

  • ISBN10:

    1570034664

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Pr

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Author Biography

David Emory Shi is president of Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Preface xv
Part 1 The Academic World 1(50)
A Precious Inheritance Inaugural Address
3(6)
The River of Time Address to Alumni Volunteers
9(4)
A Holy Place The Dedication of the Charles E. Daniel Chapel
13(3)
A New Approach to Liberal Learning
16(4)
Graduation Agony
20(2)
Welcome, President Barker!
22(2)
Wisdom with a Smile
24(2)
Joab Lesesne
Bonner Legendary Administrator
26(3)
Francis Wesley Bonner
Dean Extraordinaire
29(3)
John Crabtree
Exemplary Teacher
32(3)
William E. Leverette Jr.
Overcoming the Odds
35(2)
Robert McNamara
A Study in Hope and Resilience
37(2)
Greg Mason
The Timmons Family Legacy
39(3)
Letting Go
42(2)
War and Remembrance
44(3)
On Becoming Paladins
47(2)
An Ethic of Work and Learning
49(2)
Warren Wilson College
Part 2 Writing and Reading 51(24)
The Fate of Books in a Digital Age Phi Beta Kappa Address
53(10)
Pleasures of the Essay
63(2)
A Passion for Poetry
65(3)
Looking Backward into the New Millennium A Book Review
68(3)
A Love of Sacred Music A Book Review
71(4)
Part 3 Contemporary Culture 75(40)
What Happened to the Simple Life?
77(9)
Reflections on the Verge of Autumn
86(3)
Leadership Is for Lovers
89(2)
Going to the Dogs
91(2)
Is Anybody Happy?
93(3)
America's Car Culture
96(3)
The Classics Stage a Comeback
99(3)
Deliver Us from Evil
102(3)
The Decline of Fatherhood
105(2)
The White-Collar Sweatshop
107(3)
Senior Citizens in Cyberspace
110(3)
Haunting Realism The Art of Andrew Wyeth
113(2)
Part 4 Greenville and Greenvillians 115(20)
Greenville's Namesake
117(3)
Nathanael Greene
Fanfare for an Uncommon Man
120(2)
Buck Mickel
Community Servant
122(2)
Max Heller
Embracing the Homeless
124(3)
Tackling the Illiteracy Problem
127(2)
Distinguished Native Son
129(3)
Charles Hard Townes
Behaviorist from Travelers Rest
132(3)
John Broadus Watson
Part 5 The South 135(20)
The South and Its Heritage
137(3)
The Palmetto State Past and Present
140(3)
Interpreter of the New South
143(2)
C. Vann Woodward
Flawed Leader
145(3)
Jefferson Davis
The Big Chill Cooling the South
148(3)
The Weed That Ate Dixie
151(4)
Kudzu
Part 6 America Past and Present 155(60)
A Tangled Fabric
157(2)
George Washington's Rules for Civility
159(3)
Restoring Civility to Congress
162(3)
Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement
165(3)
Pragmatic President
168(3)
Abraham Lincoln
The First Impeachment
171(5)
Forgotten Artist
176(3)
Cecilia Beaux
Gurus of Cornflakes
179(2)
The Scopes Trial Revisited
181(3)
We Stole Her Fair and Square
184(3)
Hawaii
The Greatest Generation
187(3)
The Mighty Eighth
190(3)
Model of Independence
193(3)
Eleanor Roosevelt
The Glorious Fourth
196(3)
A French Apostle of Liberty
199(3)
Martyr or Madman?
202(3)
John Brown
Invading Afghanistan
205(3)
The Election of 1876
208(3)
Christmas Musings
211(4)
``Auld Lang Syne''
215

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