On these Promising Shores of the Pacific: A History of Saint Mary's College

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The original fog-soaked Saint Mary's College campus in San Francisco enrolled both boys and young men and was born in 1863 from the educational vision of Archbishop Joseph Sadoc Alemany. In 1889, the campus moved to Oakland and was affectionately dubbed the "Old Brickpile." Through fires, earthquakes, two world wars and bankruptcy, the college persevered and matured, eventually moving to its present location in Moraga Valley. From United States Navy cadets and "Slip" Madigan's Galloping Gaels to the Latin Question and iconic phone booth stuffing, historian and retired Saint Mary's College professor Ronald Eugene Isetti offers a detailed look at the college's legacy. Join Isetti as he chronicles the academic vision, institutional challenges and student traditions of one of California's oldest establishments of higher learning.
ISBN: 9781626192768
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: Landmarks
Images: 67
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Ronald Isetti taught history at Saint Mary's College of California for thirty five years. His previous books include a history of the Christian Brothers on the West Coast and a biography of the first American Superior General. From 1960 to 1995, Isetti was a member of the Christian Brothers order. He holds a PhD in History from UC Berkeley.
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