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Princeton University

Author: Richard D. Smith
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Copyright: 2005
Pages: 128
Cover Price: $ 21.99

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Princeton University celebrates one of the world's most prestigious schools and, in a real sense, the story of America itself. From its humble Colonial beginnings and pivotal role in the Revolution, Princeton rose to become an innovator in science and scholarship, a cradle of modern sports, and a leader in the arts and literature. The book's intriguing images and rich text chronicle times as challenging as the Civil War and Vietnam eras and events as memorable as the making of the award-winning movie A Beautiful Mind. Famous faculty and students from John Witherspoon to Woodrow Wilson, F. Scott Fitzgerald to Toni Morrison, and Jimmy Stewart to Brooke Shields feature prominently. Throughout, Princeton University celebrates the school's ever-changing face and ever-enduring traditions, revealing why few colleges are as deeply loved by their alumni and surrounding communities.

Background Information

Princeton University is one of the Ivy League schools, located in New Jersey between Philadelphia and New York City. Woodrow Wilson went from President of Princeton University to President of the United States in 1912 and led the country during World War I. F. Scott Fitzgerald is the writer most associated with the Roaring Twenties, epitomized by The Great Gatsby.