University of Life

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University of Life

university of life n.

University of Life

University of Life

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

Museum of English Rural Life, University of Reading

End-of-life Care: Ethics and Law Cork University Press

All around the Year: Holidays and Celebrations in American Life. By Jack Santino. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1994 and Halloween and Other festivals of Death and Life. Ed. by Jack Santino. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1993

Richard J. Moss. The Life of Jedidiah Morse: A Station of Peculiar Exposure. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press. 1995. Pp. xiv, 175. $28.00

Jean M. Humez. Harriet Tubman: The Life and the Life Stories. (Wisconsin Studies in Autobiography Series.) Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. 2003. Pp. xii, 471. $45.00

Robert E. Schofield. The Enlightenment of Joseph Priestley: A Study of His Life and Work from 1733 to 1773. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. 1997. Pp. xii, 305. $45.00

Reading History Sideways: The Fallacy and Enduring Impact of the Developmental Paradigm on Family Life, Arland Thornton, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005, pp 312

Maury Klein. The Life and Legend of E. H. Harriman. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2000. Pp. xvi, 521. $34.95

Bruce Muirhead. Against the Odds: The Public Life and Times of Louis Rasminsky. Buffalo: University of Toronto Press. 1999. Pp. x, 380. $45.00

Julie Winch. A Gentleman of Color: The Life of James Forten. New York: Oxford University Press. 2002. Pp. x, 501. $35.00

Jayne E. Triber. A True Republican: The Life of Paul Revere. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press. 1998. Pp. x, 314. $29.95

Tracy Adams The Life and Afterlife of Isabeau of Bavaria. (Rethinking Theory.) Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. 2010. Pp. xxvi, 338. $55.00.

Katherine Mellen Charron. Freedom's Teacher: The Life of Septima Clark. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 2009. Pp. xvi, 462. $35.00

Glenda Dawn Goss. Sibelius: A Composer's Life and the Awakening of Finland. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 2009. Pp. xxi, 549. $55.00


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A cliché used by some people to suggest that the only knowledge of any value comes from direct experience. This emphasizes the view that theory is of little value compared with practical skills learned by doing the job. Someone who shares this view might therefore use a phrase like the following: ‘I learned all I know from the School of Hard-Knocks in the University of Life’. It tends to be used to insult or put-down anyone with a degree—especially those who act as though they are superior to others because of their degree.

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