In an engaging, well-written, exhaustively-researched, even-handed, and insightful book, Patrick Iber not only brings to light previously obscure aspects of this story but also details the complexities and contradictions that bedeviled all sides of the struggle.
Richard J. Walter
Richard J. Walter is professor emeritus of history at Washington University. He taught Latin American history for more than forty years and has published books and articles on the history of Argentina and Chile and the diplomatic relations between the United States and Peru.
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The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.