Coupon
Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal : The Inside Dramas at 16 of America's Most Elite Campuses--Plus Oxford!
by Graydon Carter and Cullen Murphy


Overview - Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter shares a definitive, provocative collection of the magazine's finest dispatches on the political, sexual, and administrative scandals that have swept our nation's campuses.

Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal, edited by Graydon Carter, with an introduction by Cullen Murphy, brings together the magazine's finest reporting on the scandals that have swept our nation's most elite campuses over the past twenty-five years--all in one definitive, provocative volume.  Read more...


 
Hardcover
  • $27.00
  • 20% off for Members: Get the Club Price
    $ 21.60

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 23 copies from $7.12
 
Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 
 

More About Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal by Graydon Carter; Cullen Murphy
 
 
 
Overview
Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter shares a definitive, provocative collection of the magazine's finest dispatches on the political, sexual, and administrative scandals that have swept our nation's campuses.

Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal, edited by Graydon Carter, with an introduction by Cullen Murphy, brings together the magazine's finest reporting on the scandals that have swept our nation's most elite campuses over the past twenty-five years--all in one definitive, provocative volume.

The stories collected here speak to an American obsession with status and to the lengths we will go to achieve it, preserve it, or destroy it--from the enduring, shadowy influence of Yale's secret societies to the infamous "senior salute" at St. Paul's School; from the false accusations in the Duke lacrosse team's infamous rape case to the (mis)reportage of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia; from a deadly extreme-sport episode at Oxford to the Keystone Kop theft of a college's rare books to the allegations of fraud by the now-shuttered Trump University.

Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal brings focus to the perils facing American education today and how the life of the mind, and the significance of the institutions meant to foster it, has been negatively impacted by the partisan politics of privatization, tensions over so-called political correctness, the fraught dynamic of the teacher-student relationship, and what happens when visions for a bold future collide with the desire to maintain hidebound (or venerable) traditions.

With an array of Vanity Fair's signature writers--including Buzz Bissinger, William D. Cohan, Sarah Ellison, Evgenia Peretz, Todd S. Purdum, and Sam Tanenhaus, among others--Vanity Fair's Schools for Scandal presents a compelling if troubling account of the state of elite education today, and the evolving social, sexual, racial, and economic forces that have shaped it.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781501173745
  • ISBN-10: 150117374X
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Publish Date: August 2017
  • Page Count: 400
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.35 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Education > Higher
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Journalism

 
BAM Customer Reviews