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Paperback Alma Mater: Unusual Stories and Little-Known Facts from America's College Campuses Book

ISBN: 087866579X

ISBN13: 9780878665792

Alma Mater: Unusual Stories and Little-Known Facts from America's College Campuses

This witty and surprising volume of facts and anecdotes provides an insider's view of the staggering variety of college life in America . Here are unusual angles on every aspect of universities --... This description may be from another edition of this product.


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True & Unusual Facts About Your University/College

Although it is out-of-print, "Alma Mater: Unusual Stories and Little-Known Facts from America's College Campuses" by Don M. Betterton is an interesting, fact-filled book about interesting, and little known facts about America's many colleges and universities. Being the country with the greatest number of higher-learning institutions in the world, the United States possesses a variety of schools that have been able to stand apart from one another due to their locations and/or school traditions.This book, which was published by Peterson's Guides, the same company that publishes the thick college guides many high school students use during their search for the right school, is interesting because it discusses the little-known facts that you definitely won't find in an admissions brochure. From most preppiest schools, to the origin of many schools' names, this book will fascinate alums all over the country and world. I discovered that my alma mater was voted one of the five most preppiest in the United States (I wasn't shocked). I also read where many famous celebrities attended school, what they studied and who were Rhodes scholars (actor/singer Kris Kristofferson was a Rhodes scholar while studying at Pomona College during the 1950's).If you are a person who loves interesting facts, then this book if the right choice for you. You will be surprised what you'll find about many schools in this book.
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