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Trial Balance: The Education of an American

reviewed by Karl W. Bigelow 1957

coverTitle: Trial Balance: The Education of an American
Author(s): Alan Valentine
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Alan Valentine came up fast in the world of higher education. A product of Swarthmore, where he won both athletic and scholastic honors, he later became a Rhodes Scholar. While his three years at Balliol were not crowned with the highest academic honors, he did become the second American in history to win an Oxford "blue." He came back to Swarthmore as Dean and an American officer of the Rhodes Trust. Four years later he was made Master of Pierson College and Director of Admissions at Yale. After three years in these posts he became—at the age of thirty-four—President of the University of Rochester. One spoke of him then (the year was 1935) in the same breath with Robert May-nard Hutchins, who had been only a little younger when he too had left Yale, a few years before, to become president at Chicago. But Valentine never made the splash in the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 59 Number 2, 1957, p. 122-122
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 4498, Date Accessed: 7/21/2018 7:55:14 AM

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