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Flying the Union Jack

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's British roots. A lifelong Anglophile, Butler reveled in his purebred British ancestry. “Speaking some years ago in England,” he wrote in Across the ... More


Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Michael Rosenthal

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

To those who loved him, like Theodore Roosevelt, he was “Nicholas Miraculous,” the fabled educator who had a hand in everything; to those who did not, like novelist Upton Sinclair, he was “the ... More


“Kid” Butler, the Columbia Catamount, vs. “Wild Bill” Borah, the Boise Bearcat

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's views on various political issues in the United States. After losing the Republican Party nomination for president to Warren Harding in 1920, Butler ... More


Introduction: The Sage

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This book tells the story of Nicholas Murray Butler, influential Republican, international statesman, and president of Columbia University from 1902 to 1945. Known as “the Sage,” Butler was ... More


A Corner in the University 1889–1929

Robert McCaughey

in A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166881
eISBN:
9780231537520
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166881.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on developments at Columbia University's Schools of Mining, Engineering and Chemistry during the years 1889–1929, when the university underwent transformation from a small, ... More


“An Indubitable Genius”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's time as a graduate student and later faculty member of Columbia University. After some deliberation, Butler chose to continue his philosophical work ... More


Resignation, Retirements, and Death

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0020
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's activities prior to his resignation as president of Columbia University in 1947. It first considers Butler's belief that the United States had to join ... More


The Twelfth President

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's selection as the twelfth president of Columbia University. In 1889, as the youngest dean of the newest faculty in an institution transforming itself ... More


Educator

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's career as an educator. In 1885, as a young philosophy instructor with an interest in pedagogy, Butler had joined the National Education Association, ... More


Teddy Roosevelt and a Horse Called Nicoletta

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's friendship with United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who welcomed Butler's election as president of Columbia University with these words: “My ... More


“Pick Nick for a Picnic in November”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's campaign to win the Republican Party nomination for president in 1920. It is impossible to locate the specific moment when Butler first began to think ... More


Epilogue: The Disappearance

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0021
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This epilogue discusses the possible reasons to explain why Nicholas Murray Butler, described by The New York Times at his death as “one of the best known Americans of his generation the world over,” ... More


“Mr. Butler’s Asylum”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's campaign for peace and international cooperation as well as his dispute with two faculty members of Columbia University, James McKeen Cattell and Henry ... More


At Home—and Away

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines how Nicholas Murray Butler mixed his professional and social lives. Butler's house in New York became, in the words of Alva Johnston, his New Yorker profilist, a “clearing house ... More


The Path to Peace

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0016
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's commitment to peace as president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. In 1925, Butler succeeded Elihu Root as president of the ... More


“Morningside’s Miracle”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0019
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's stand on various domestic and international issues while he was president of Columbia University. It first examines Butler's initiatives that propelled ... More


Perils of Bolshevism, Promises of Fascism

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0017
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on Nicholas Murray Butler's stand against Communism. Butler's warnings in 1919–1920 about the perils of socialism became part of his campaign message as he pursued the Republican ... More


An Old Shoe

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's friendship with steel magnate Andrew Carnegie during his tenure as president of Columbia University and the latter's role in extending Butler's ... More


“Dear Tessie”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses the scandal involving Harry Thurston Peck, one of Columbia University's most illustrious faculty members, and his former stenographer, Esther Quinn. Peck, an old college friend ... More


“Great Personalities Make Great Universities”

Michael Rosenthal

in Nicholas Miraculous: The Amazing Career of the Redoubtable Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231174213
eISBN:
9780231539524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174213.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses Nicholas Murray Butler's initiatives as the twelfth president of Columbia University. Once he was president, Butler ingested the university, becoming, for all emotional ... More


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