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C H A P T E R 8 Victory I am driving south, down Route 95, to the Head of the Occo- quan with Susan. The woman in my car is not my wife, but an- other person named Susan who is a student at the Graduate Institute. Like my friend Sara, Susan is a tiny woman who rows in the women's novice eight. A graduate of a small college in Florida, Susan came to St. John's to broaden her intellectual horizons and prepare to pursue a PhD somewhere else. We carry on a lively conversation about theology and the Greek classics. I am glad I am driving with Susan, because

87 5 VICTORY BROWN’S TRUE AMBITION WAS no secret to those who knew him. He wanted to be governor, had always wanted to be governor. The San Francisco district at- torney’s office had an east-facing window that offered a glimpse of the Ferry Building down by the water, then the Bay Bridge and the Berkeley hills be- yond. Tom Lynch remembered Brown standing at that window, back in the winter of 1944 when he first took office, and peering into both the distance and the future. “You know, Tom,” Brown told him, “I can almost see Sacra- mento from here.”1 But he had

43 Hitler's Victory F R O M BRUNING TO P A P E N HXNDENBURG'S REELECTION Before 1932 began, it was clear that in its course the Weimar Republic would have to fight two crucial battles: the elections for the presidency and those for various state legislatures, among them the Prussian and Bavarian diets. If a Nazi became president, that would be the end of German democracy; if the Nazis obtained control of the Prussian and Bavarian police, the same outcome was almost equally certain. Neither Bruning nor the Social Democrats had any illusions about the

The Triumph and Tragedy of Cesar Chavez and the Farm Worker Movement

C H A P T E R E L E V E N Victory at Any Cost Vasily Safronchuk, the Soviet adviser at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kabul, stated in 1 9 8 1 that since the "Afghan revolution" was similar to the Soviet revolution, it would triumph in a matter of time. Although an adviser, Safronchuk worked as if he were the minister for foreign affairs in Kabul. His statement implied that the Soviets would support the Kabul regime until it overcame the resistance. Safronchuk echoed his government's position, which was that until armed interference in the internal

10 Politics, Heresy, Final Victory For a good many generations after his death Colet was remembered primarily for the school he had founded. But for his contemporaries, his importance was due at least as much to his being dean of St. Paul 's and a well-known figure at court . Erasmus decided to conclude his account of Colet by dramatizing a scene that focused on the interconnections be- tween Colet 's two worlds, the church and the court . This scene will occupy much of our attention throughout the present chapter , and it will be well to have its key

expected. Rather than capping a distinguished career in geog- raphy, science, and government, the late 1940s brought a comprehensive array of defeats for the “dean of American geographers.” He refocused his attention on Johns Hopkins University in the autumn of 1945 but found a new generation of faculty and students more alienated from his imperious administration than ever before. Worse, his burning ambition to build a 15 DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY school of geography did not gel into a coherent faculty. Now sixty-six years old and still turning up at the office

C H A P T E R V I L I The Victory of the Republican Party T H E REPUBLICAN VICTORY at the polls in i860 b r o u g h t the antislavery m o v e m e n t to p o w e r . T w e n t y years of political action, f o r c e d on the abolitionists b y the isolationism of the S o u t h , h a d thus c o m e to fruit ion. T h e h o l d of the R a d i c a l s on p o w e r w a s not i m m e d i - ately complete. T h e extent of L i n c o l n ' s antislavery principles w a s not free f r o m doubt 1 a n d r e m a i n e d to be tested. R a d i c a l control of C o n g r e

Vyasatirtha, Hindu Sectarianism, and the Sixteenth-Century Vijayanagara Court

1 1 Hindu Sectarianism and the City of Victory This book explores the ways in which the patronage activities of a major preco- lonial South Indian polity, the Vijayanagara Empire (c. 1346–1565), influenced the articulation of Hindu sectarian identities. Named after its capital, “the City of Victory,” as a testament to its rulers’ military prowess, this empire eventually encompassed most of the Indian peninsula south of the Krishna River. However, the empire’s historic significance is not limited to India; for a little over two cen- turies, the empire sat