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McMaster University, Volume 3: 1957-1987: A Chance for by James G. Greenlee

By James G. Greenlee

In 1957, McMaster used to be a small Baptist enclave of conventional greater studying at the western outskirts of Hamilton. Thirty years later it used to be domestic to the single nuclear reactor on a Commonwealth campus and had cultivated a thriving engineering application and a world-class scientific institution. within the 3rd quantity of the university's historical past, James Greenlee illuminates the center rules, using targets, and infrequently sharp conflicts that marked this startling transition.

Greenlee bargains a tightly targeted examine of the making plans, humans, and occasions that gave McMaster its particular and impressive character. on the center of those advancements stood President Harry Thode, whose grasp plan cast a research-intensive establishment of medium measurement, yet one able to surpassing the most important associations in rigorously chosen fields. regardless of dramatic ups and downs, the impressive endurance of this version is the main to figuring out glossy McMaster.

For readers attracted to the issues of mass schooling in a democratic age, the origins of innovative methods to clinical education, or the tangled family members between a college, its group, and the province, this quantity, just like the McMaster leaders it follows, has a narrative to tell.

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