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The author of the book: Bill James
Edition: Severn House Publishers
Date of issue: November 1st 2016
ISBN: 0727886428
ISBN 13: 9780727886422
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Language: English
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"A droll, delightful, skillfully written piece of academic satire"
Booklist Starred Review

This sharply satirical novel concerns a battle royal between two academic institutions and their principals. England, 1987. It's all-out war. Two universities in the same city each aim to destroy the other and take over one another's buildings, students and - above all - bank balance. At a time of austerity in public life and huge government cuts, the situation has become desperate and the respective university principals are prepared to fight very dirty indeed. Dr Lawford Chute of the revered Sedge University wants to expand, expand, expand, while the government is telling him to cut, cut, cut. But Dr Victor Tane of Charter Mill employs more covert methods to ensure his institution comes out on top. Who will win these ferocious academic fights and be the model for the statue in the modern-day university grounds: the ultimate proof of posterity for which both principals are battling?

This hilariously witty and highly topical satire on the comic absurdities and ruthless politics involved among Britain's elite academic institutions will appeal to fans of Tom Sharpe's Porterhouse Blue.


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Ebook The Principals: A Satire on University Life read Online! George William “Bill” James (born October 5, 1949, in Holton, Kansas) is a baseball writer, historian, and statistician whose work has been widely influential. Since 1977, James has written more than two dozen books devoted to baseball history and statistics. His approach, which he termed sabermetrics in reference to the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR), scientifically analyzes and studies baseball, often through the use of statistical data, in an attempt to determine why teams win and lose. His Baseball Abstract books in the 1980s are the modern predecessor to websites using sabermetrics such as Baseball Prospectus and Baseball Primer (now Baseball Think Factory).

In 2006, Time named him in the Time 100 as one of the most influential people in the world. He is currently a Senior Advisor on Baseball Operations for the Boston Red Sox. In 2010, Bill James was inducted into the Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Reviews of the The Principals: A Satire on University Life


ZACHARY

Written easily, vividly, wisely.

FREDERICK

Why do you need to write a phone?

MILLIE

A hard, shocking, but extremely useful book that makes you think!

ALEXANDER

Another one-time book

MADDISON

He does not stop applaud author and his works.




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