From Slave Ship to Harvard: Yarrow Mamout and the History of an African American Family by James H. Johnston. $25.67. Author: James H. Johnston. Publisher: Fordham University Press (May 14, 2012). Publication: May 14, 2012. 288 pages
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. In stories both humorous and touching, Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential.