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Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Michael Rosenthal

Abstract

To those who loved him, like Theodore Roosevelt, he was “Nicholas Miraculous,” the fabled educator who had a hand in everything; to those who did not, like novelist Upton Sinclair, he was “the intellectual leader of the American plutocracy,” a champion of “false and cruel ideals.” Ezra Pound branded him “one of the more loathsome figures” of the age. Whether celebrated or despised, Nicholas Murray Butler (1862–1947) was an irresistible force who helped shape American history. This book investigates Butler's rise to prominence as president of Columbia University, which he presided over for fort ... More

Keywords: president, Theodore Roosevelt, Nicholas Miraculous, Nicholas Murray Butler, Columbia University, Nobel Peace Prize, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Warren Harding

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231174213
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Rosenthal, author