From Publishers Weekly
In this collection of essays, based on addresses given in the late '70s and '80s to Yale students, the emphasis is on academic mission, on what Giamatti terms "civility." "Eloquent in support of the values of a liberal education, these essays bespeak the product of such formation, a man at ease with the cultural flow of past and present," stated PW.
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About the Author
A. Bartlett Giamatti, at the time of his death Commissioner of Baseball, was a former professor of English and president of Yale University.