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James Axtell

James Axtell is a professor of history at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.


The Making of A Scholar-Athlete

Unlike student-athletes, who seem to sprout annually and effortlessly from the scholastic soil, scholar-athletes are a somewhat rarer hybrid. They are relatively scarce because the resources needed to succeed in one endeavor are demanded by the ot [...]

Confessions of A Bibliolater

Scholars in the humanities at least, and perhaps in the social sciences as well, are attracted to the academic life for many reasons, but the one magnet that draws them all is books. If they did not love to read, own, fondle, and, yes, show off boo [...]