Books tagged: academia

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Trembling in the Ivory Tower: Excesses in the Pursuit of Truth and Tenure
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2010 by Bancroft Press. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
In this gem of a book, scholar and wit Kenneth Lasson takes on all manner of excesses in the Ivory Tower which, from his insider's viewpoint, constitute little less than a full-scale assault on American values and mores. Lasson uses his sharply pointed pen to skewer both the powerful and the petty, from perpetually outraged law professors and would-be literati to ethnic hatemongers with tenure.
Grandfather J. B.: Letters to My Grandson
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,580. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
Memoirs through poignant, witty letters by a self-taught immigrant to his professor grandson from 1959-66, first published by Little Brown and now in quality digital. Both sweet and acerbic, with plenty of subtext and wistfulness of dreams of philosophy or just college, the book compels attention for its strong characters deftly revealed by short letters--and always the correction of the grandson.
Pursuit of Prestige
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Price: Free! Words: 20. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
This dissertation (2002) examines Montana State University's research activity and its effects on graduate education just prior to the university's being recognized as a Tier I Research University by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The study found that prominent research faculty at MSU place a high priority on the university's educational mission.
Meakin
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A jaded academic and musicologist embarks on a new career as an insurance salesman, though he can't shake off his past as easily as that...
Conrad in Beverly Hills
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 105,990. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011 by rawdogscreaming. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Professor Conrad Keppler's childhood, which he thought safely behind him, has begun to encroach on his daily life. Memories of a misconceived effort to rescue his screenwriter father from the evils of Hollywood in order to gain his affection, return to him vividly. Will Conrad's discovery of an unfinished story by his now deceased father heal old wounds?
The Edith Wharton Murders
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,610. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Chaos hits the bucolic State University of Michigan when an academic conference bringing together rival associations erupts in murder.
How to Trap a Tycoon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,080. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » General
By day, Dorsey is a staid academic. By night, she tends bar in an exclusive men's club. On weekends, she's the bestselling guru for women looking to land a rich husband. Adam is the perfect quarry, but he'd chew his own foot off first. If he finds out his favorite bartender is behind his woman woes, he'll never speak to her again. How can Dorsey tell him she'd love to be trapped with him?
Bored in the Breakroom
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Price: Free! Words: 7,310. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
A collection of flash fiction about the lives of academics and young, urban professionals.
Make the Most of Your College Years: A Primer for Success
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 9,190. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » College prep checklists
This book provides tips on how to maximize your college experience. Whether you are starting off at a two-year college or a four-year university, this book is for you!
Grad Skool Rulz: Everything You Need to Know about Academia from Admissions to Tenure
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 40,660. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Careers in education
Get the inside scoop on graduate school and the tenure track. This no-nonsense guide gives you blunt advice about everything from admissions to dissertations to getting tenure. Filled with concrete strategies for surviving graduate school while keeping your sanity.