The Empire State at War: World War II (1949) Hartzell – New York WWII


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Hartzell, Karl Drew. The Empire State at War: World War II. (State of New York: [Albany], 1949) compiled and written for the New York State War Council

Small Quarto. xxiv, frontispiece, 423. 16 b/w plates.  Hardcover, bound in blue linen cloth stamped in gilt. No DJ.

Condition.  VG, top edge darkened over the years but clean and tight.  Not ex-library. Corners slightly bumped.

Overview of the war effort in New York State.

Karl Drew Hartzell, Ph.D., has had a long and distinguished career as a successful and respected professor, dean, and administrator in higher education institutions, as well as high level government administration positions in New York State following WWII, resulting in his first book: “Empire State at War: World War II.”  This led to his appointment as Administrative Officer at the newly founded Brookhaven National Laboratory. He wrote his second book, “Opportunities in Atomic Energy,” during his tenure at Brookhaven, published in 1950.  Karl then returned to academia, becoming dean of Cornell College in Iowa and thereafter dean of Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. From there he accepted the position of Executive Dean in the Central Administration of the New York State University System and was assigned to the State University at Stony Brook, where he was instrumental in building programs at that campus, a challenge he took on in his late 50s through a mandatory retirement at age 65 in the mid 1960s. – National Centenarian Awareness Project