June 2015: John William Ward: An American Idealist By Kim Townsend | 2015 Features | Amherst College

June 2015 Featured Book

John William Ward: An American Idealist

By Kim Townsend, Class of 1959 Professor of English, Emeritus

“When Townsend looks back on his years at Amherst, he remembers the late 1960s and the 1970s as a particularly memorable era — times that were “uplifting and exciting and confusing,” as he puts it — as the social and political forces roiling the country washed up on Amherst College’s shores as well. Smack-dab in the middle of those tumultuous years was the college’s president, John William Ward…” – Daily Hampshire Gazette

See related interview of Kim Townsend

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