Books That Inspire 2008


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The University of Oklahoma: A History. Volume I 1890-1917
David W. Levy


Paraphrasing a recent campus source ". . . and before there was a State, there was the University of Oklahoma." David Levy captures the raw and sometimes contentious beginning, as the little-school-on-the-plains becomes the flagship institution of the new State of Oklahoma. A demanding professor and distinguished scholar, Levy inspired countless OU history students before retiring. He applied the same high expectations of his students to his work of compiling and bringing to print this institutional history. Volume I, filled with meticulous citations and delightful early-day photographs, will be appreciated by students, alums, and historians. Read, learn, enjoy!


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Alice M Lanning
Director of Freshman Programs
University College