Title

Recommended Reading for College Presidents

Document Type

Article

Department

Educational Studies (CGU)

Publication Date

7-1980

Disciplines

Education | Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research | Higher Education Administration

Abstract

In all likelihood, the first book list appeared shortly after the first book. Indeed, the complaint that there are too many books to keep up with was heard long before the days of the printing press. (See Theodore Besterman. A World Bibliography of Bibliographical Catalogues, Calendars, Abstracts, Digests, Indexes and the Like [Lausanne Societas Bibliographica, 4th ed., 1965] Vol. 1 , pp. 17-18.) In America, the best known has been the Harvard Classics, fifty volumes of the world's great literature. Their editor, Charles W. Eliot, who had become president emeritus after forty years of reshaping Harvard University, declared, "All the books needed for a real education could be set on a shelf five feet long!"

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©1980 Taylor & Francis

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