Anti-Intellectualism in American Life

Category: Book
By (author): Hofstadter, Richard
Subject:  EDUCATION / History
  HISTORY / United States / General
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Social Theory
Awards: Sidney Hillman Prize (1963) Winner
Phi Beta Kappa Ralph Waldo Emerson Award (1963) Winner
Pulitzer Prize (1964) Winner
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 8.00in x 5.20in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Winner of the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in Non-Fiction.

In this award-winning classic work of consensus history, Richard Hofstadter, author of The Age of Reform, examines the role of social movements in the perception of intellect in American life. 

"As Mr. Hofstadter unfolds the fascinating story, it is no crude battle of eggheads and fatheads. It is a rich, complex, shifting picture of the life of the mind in a society dominated by the ideal of practical success." --Robert Peel in the Christian Science Monitor 
Review Quote*"As Mr. Hofstadter unfolds the fascinating story, it is no crude battle of eggheads and fatheads. It is a rich, complex, shifting picture of the life of the mind in a society dominated by the ideal of practical success." --Robert Peel, Christian Science Monitor 

"The most comprehensive, succinct, and well-written one-volume treatment of the subject now available."--Walter Laqueur
Biographical NoteBorn in 1916, Richard Hofstadter was one of the leading American historians and public intellectuals of the 20th century. His works include The Age of ReformAnti-intellectualism in American LifeSocial Darwinism in American Thought, 1860-1915The American Political Tradition, and others. He was the DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. He died in 1970.