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Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White Part Two



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Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White Part Two by Andrew Dickson White
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1914. Part Two of Two. The memoirs of White, an American educator and diplomat, who developed the idea of a university detached from all sects and parties and free to pursue truth without deference to dogma. He sat in the New York state senate and was chairman of the education committee, which dealt with the founding of a land-grant college. With the financial aid of a fellow senator, Ezra Cornell, the land grant was made available for the institution that became Cornell University. White served as the first president, expanding the institution to teach not only agriculture and mechanical arts but also other fields of knowledge. He was one of the first educators to use the system of free elective studies. Later White was minister to Germany and to Russia. He was also ambassador to Germany and was chairman of the American delegation to the First Hague Conference. Contents: As Minister to Russia; Intercourse with Russian Statesmen; All Sorts and Conditions of Me in Russia; My Recollections of Pobedonostzeff; Walks and Talks with Tolstoi; Official Life in St. Petersburg; As Member of the Venezuelan Commission; As Ambassador to Germany; America, Germany and the Spanish War; America, Germany and the Chinese War; Closing Years of My Embassy. Berlin, Yale, Oxford and St. Andrews; My Recollections of William II; As President of the American Delegation at the Peace Conference of the Hague; Hints for Reforms in the Diplomatic Service; Earlier Excursions in the United States; England Revisited; France, Italy and Switzerland; Egypt, Greece and Turkey; Mexico, California, Scandinavia, Russia, Italy, London and Berlin; The Cardiff Giant: A Chapter in the History of Human Folly; Plans and Projects, Executed and Unexecuted; Early Impression; In the New England Atmosphere; In the European Atmosphere; and In Later Years. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing. Other volumes in this set are ISBN(s): 1417921218.
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May 23rd, 2004
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United States
Kessinger Publishing Co
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