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Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study Steve Batterson

Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study

Steve Batterson

Published July 25th 2006
ISBN : 9781568812595
Hardcover
314 pages
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The Institute for Advanced Study occupies a unique position among institutions of higher learning. An account of its early years is long overdue, so the appearance of the present volume, during the 75th anniversary of the Institutes founding, isMoreThe Institute for Advanced Study occupies a unique position among institutions of higher learning. An account of its early years is long overdue, so the appearance of the present volume, during the 75th anniversary of the Institutes founding, is most welcome. Batterson has mined the Institutes archives to provide a detailed and unvarnished account of the backstage conflicts and intrigue that attended the Institutes growth and determined its future. Those unfamiliar with the Institute will learn how one mans vision shaped a couples philanthropy and created a haven for scholars in the midst of the Great Depression. Equally, those who have had the privilege of Institute membership will enhance their appreciation of the intellectual leaders who made their own Institute experiences possible. ---John W. Dawson, Jr., author of Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt G del