Off the Shelf: Glenn Blackburn

October 30, 2009 — Glenn Blackburn, a professor of history emeritus and senior scholar at the University of Virginia's College at Wise, "Maynard Adams: Southern Philosopher of Civilization." Mercer University Press.

Maynard Adams, a major intellectual figure of the second half of the 20th century, is the subject of a new book by Blackburn, a professor of history emeritus and senior scholar at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.

"Maynard Adams: Southern Philosopher of Civilization" portrays Adams as a profound philosopher and civic humanist. Adams, born in 1919, was a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He died in 2003, but his philosophy continues to inspire others.