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978-1-60709-005-2 • Paperback • February 2009 • $52.00 • (£40.00)
978-1-60709-006-9 • eBook • February 2009 • $49.00 • (£38.00)
Victor L. Cahn is professor of English at Skidmore College.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 My Friend, Millard Fillmore
Chapter 3 Four Strings, a Bow, and Reality
Chapter 4 The Universe and Dr. Cahn
Chapter 5 Formidable Figures Up Front
Chapter 6 Academic Interruptus
Chapter 7 On the Cusp of Change
Chapter 8 Finding My Way
Chapter 9 A Teacher Grows Up
Chapter 10 Reflections on a Way of Life
Chapter 11 Confessions of a Closet Jock
Chapter 12 Professor
Chapter 13 A Job for Life
Chapter 14 A Man of the Theater
Chapter 15 On Being a Teacher
Chapter 16 Little Lessons Learned Along the Way
Chapter 17 Curtain
Delightful, witty, well-written, and insightful, Classroom Virtuoso provides not just an entertaining and informative perspective of American education at the prep school and college level, but also a thoughtful perspective of the effects of a changing American society on academic communities over the past fifty years. Whether you teach at a liberal arts college or have attended one, this book is sure to engage you....
— Mary E. Morton Strey
Victor Cahn is, in his own words, a teacher. A great one, whose talent I had the pleasure of experiencing first hand more years ago than he or I would care to admit. In this artful and witty volume, he still has much to teach us about education, finding aplace in the world, and living on our own terms....
— A. T. Charlie Johnson Jr., professor and associate chair for undergraduate affairs, University of Pennsylvania
A constantly engaging memoir by an English professor who loves his life as a classroom teacher. Full of practical strategies, it's a must-read for anyone starting out in the profession.....
— David B. McIlhiney