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In this absorbing autobiography, Herman B Wells, the legendary former president of Indiana University, recalls his small-town boyhood, the strong influence of his parents, his pioneering work with Indiana banks during the Great Depression, and his connection with IU, which began as a student when the still provincial school had fewer than 3,000 students. At the end of his 25-year tenure as president, IU was a university with an international reputation and a student body that would soon exceed 30,000. Both lighthearted and serious, Wells's reflections describe in welcome detail how he approached the job, his observations on administration, his thoughts on academic freedom and tenure, his approach to student and alumni relations, and his views on the role of the university as a cultural center. Being Lucky is a nourishing brew of the memories, advice, wit, and wisdom of a remarkable man.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253115560
ISBN-10: 0253115566
Format: Hardback
(5969mm x 3963mm x 36mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1980
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Herman B. Wells

Herman B Wells (1902-2000) served Indiana University in a variety of capacities, most notably as its 11th president and as chancellor, and was pivotal in IU's development into a world-class institution of higher learning.

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Being Lucky by Herman B. Wells

Being Lucky

Paperback, March 2012
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