Download PDF by Dean Koontz: A Big Little Life: A Memoir of a Joyful Dog Named Trixie

By Dean Koontz

ISBN-10: 0007336829

ISBN-13: 9780007336821

Dean Koontz’s first ever nonfiction e-book, the deeply relocating tale of his lifestyles along with his solid puppy Trixie

Dean Koontz is understood for exploring the darkish facet of human nature in his fiction. yet his softer, playful facet comes out whilst he talks approximately his liked puppy, Trixie, a golden retriever.

Trixie had a different position in Dean's center. And now, during this, his first non-fiction booklet, Dean opens his center to his readers to provide us thoughts of Trixie, of the fantastic puppy who replaced him and altered his lifestyles.

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By the 1960s Berkeley, now a research university, was a diªerent world. Teaching hours were being reduced by one half. There were many more teaching assistants to deal with introductory classes, freeing faculty time. ” Faculty members flew around the nation and the world to conferences and consultations. ” 21 . Politicizing the Ivory Tower Social life was much diminished, in part because spouses now had their own jobs and sets of friends. Fewer faculty members lived within walking distance of campus or of their colleagues.

I realize that many readers will be mainly interested in one or another of the areas covered in this volume and thus make each chapter somewhat freestanding, so that the reader will not need to refer to prior sections in order to identify key persons or events. My greatest appreciation goes to Marian L. Gade, my research associate; Sangwan Zimmerman, who assisted Marian; and Maureen Kawaoka, my secretary— without their indispensable help these memoirs would have been impossible. They have had their o‹ces in the Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Institute of Industrial Relations on the Berkeley campus, and I am most grateful for the cordial hospitality and moral support both units have long ex- xxx .

Faculty members often attended student athletic events. It was a community of friends. Few faculty members traveled to the East Coast even once a year; the trip took four nights and three days by train. Robert Nisbet, in his Teachers and Scholars, has well described those years. I highly recommend this book. ”8 And student life was mostly organized around the collegiate interests of the fraternities and sororities. By the 1960s Berkeley, now a research university, was a diªerent world. Teaching hours were being reduced by one half.

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