By Thomas J. Schaeper,Kathleen Schaeper
Each yr thirty-two seniors at American universities are offered Rhodes Scholarships, which entitle them to spend or 3 years learning on the collage of Oxford. this system, based through the British colonialist and entrepreneur Cecil Rhodes and tested in 1903, has turn into the world's most famed educational scholarship and has introduced hundreds of thousands of younger americans to check in England. lots of those later grew to become nationwide leaders in govt, legislation, schooling, literature, and different fields. between them have been the politicians J. William Fulbright, invoice Bradley, and invoice Clinton; the general public coverage analysts Robert Reich and George Stephanopoulos; the author Robert Penn Warren; the entertainer Kris Kristofferson; and the splendid court docket Justices Byron White and David Souter.
Based on vast examine in released and unpublished records and on hundreds and hundreds of interviews, this e-book strains the historical past of this system and the tales of lots of individuals. furthermore it addresses a number of questions akin to: how vital was once the Oxford adventure for the person students? To what volume has this system created an old-boy (-girl in view that 1976) community that propels its participants to good fortune? what number Rhodes students have cracked below the stress and didn't stay as much as expectancies? How have the american citizens coped with existence in Oxford and what have they considered Britain commonly? past the background of this system and the contributors concerned, this publication additionally bargains a beneficial exam of the American-British cultural encounter.
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