Days of Splendor, Hours Like Dreams

Four Years at a Small College in the Still North (1963–1967)

by Charles A. (Chuck) Hobbie



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/27/2017

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781663249074
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781532018664
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 214
ISBN : 9781532018657

About the Book

In the 1960s, a young American president helped initiate the civil rights movement, captured the imagination of a nation with the establishment of the Peace Corps, launched the space age, nurtured the birth of the computer/digital age, and began the escalation of a war in Southeast Asia that exacted a horrific toll on the lives and emotions of his countrymen. Sheltered by the foothills of the White Mountains from the world events swirling around it, Dartmouth College resplendently approached 1969—the 200th anniversary of its founding as a school for Native Americans. As the smallest of the Ivy League schools, it was known for its dedication to a rigorous undergraduate education, its isolation from urban centers and sports prowess, and the intriguing manifestations of its all-male culture. In Days of Splendor, Hours like Dreams, author and 1967 Dartmouth College graduate Charles “Chuck” A. Hobbie offers a detailed, frank, and unpretentious memoir. Hobbie remembers the splendor and the fullness of his undergraduate days in the last decade of Dartmouth’s all-male culture. He recounts the minutiae of his courses; friendships with classmates; his dates; and the faculty; academic, social, musical, and sporting events; the extraordinary beauty of the college’s location; and his evolving affection for the remarkable school where hours passed like dreams.

About the Author

Charles A. (Chuck) Hobbie graduated from Dartmouth College, earned an MA from the University of Wisconsin, taught in Korea as a Peace Corps volunteer, and received his JD from the National Law Center, George Washington University. He served on the Peace Corps headquarters staff before litigating for three decades as the deputy general counsel of AFGE, AFL-CIO. A Peace Corps associate general counsel, Hobbie lives with his wife, Young Ei, in Falls Church, Virginia.