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Notes for Book I

All quotations from Dante's Comedy in this book come from the translation by John Ciardi, Mentor Books, New York, 1982.

Chapter 1

Lynn Cheney: I assumed upon reading newspaper accounts of the incident that the allegation against Cheney was, at the least, exaggeration or misinterpretation. Inquiries to her staff and a review of her written explanations easily convinced me otherwise.

The Cayugas: Sources include Mary Ann Palmer Niemczycki, The Origin and Development of the Seneca and Cayuga Tribes of New York State, Rochester Museum and Science Center, Rochester, N.Y., 1984; Laurence M. Hauptman, The Iroquois Struggle for Survival, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, N.Y., 1986; Mary Van Sickel Wait and William Heidt Jr., The Story of the Cayugas, DeWitt Historical Society, Ithaca, N.Y., 1966; Journals of the Military Expedition of Major General John Sullivan Against the Six Nations of Indians in 1979, Benchmark Publishing, Glendale, N.Y., 1970; Allan W. Eckert, The Wilderness War, Little, Brown and Co., Boston, 1978; Isabel Thompson Kelsay, Joseph Brant, Man of Two Worlds, Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, N.Y., 1984; and Francis Jennings, The Ambiguous Iroquois Empire, Norton, New York, 1984.

Robert Pirsig's Lila is published by Bantam Books, New York, 1991; Zen is published by William Morrow, New York, 1974.

Ezra Cornell: For a more sympathetic gloss on Ezra's sleight-of-hand in founding Cornell, see Philip Dorf, The Builder: A Biography of Ezra Cornell, Macmillan, New York, 1952, and O.D. Von Engeln, Concerning Cornell, Geography Supply Bureau, Ithaca, New York, 1920, pp. 169-176.

Cornell's final accounting: Memo to biographer Kai Bird, who reconstructed every complicated transaction in the public-private world of Jack McCloy, and Bob Parry, my generation's Sy Hersh, who doggedly broke open the story of the White House's contra supply network in precise detail two years it became the new conventional wisdom: next time you're bored, fellas...

Chapter 3

Opening quote: Charles Dickens, Bleak House, Penguin Books, London, 1971, p. 218.

T.S. Eliot: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock," in The Waste Land and Other Poems, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, New York, 1934, p. 5.

Chapter 5

Valuable sources for these chapters on Cornell's "Mfecane" (time of troubles) were: interviews in 1991 with former SDS member Wayne Biddle and in 1992 with former District Attorney Matt McHugh; newspaper clippings in Cornell's Uris Library "protest" file; Divided We Stand, Cushing Strout and David I Grossvogel, eds., Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y., 1970; personal papers in the collections department of Olin Library; my father's diaries for 1969 and 1970; and the two opposing perspectives offered in Daniel Berrigan's No Bars to Manhood, Doubleday, Garden City, N.Y., 1970, and Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind, Simon and Schuster, New York, 1987. See also the interview with my father in the Cornell Program in Oral History, 8/1/69.

Chapter 6

John Locke, Two Treatises of Government, Cambridge University Press, Mentor Books, New York, 1960, p. 109.

Alan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind, op. cit., pp. 332-333.

Uncited quotes from the debate are drawn from Cushing Strout, David I. Grossvogel, eds., Divided We Stand, op. cit.

Chapter 7

Bloom quotes from The Closing of the American Mind, op. cit.

Hitler quote: from Marilyn Young, The Vietnam Wars, 1945-1990, Harper Collins, New York, 1991, p. 244.

Walt Whitman quote: from Leaves of Grass, Bantam Books, New York, 1983, "Song of Myself" p. 72.

Chapter 8

Theodore J. Lowi, "Clinton Rossiter Remembered," Arts and Sciences, Cornell University, v.3, no. 2, Spring, 1982; John Marcham, "Death of a Teacher," Cornell Alumni News, September, 1970; James Morton Smith, in "Recent Deaths," The American Historical Review, June, 1971; A.J. Mayer, "The Tragedy of Clinton Rossiter," Cornell Daily Sun, fall, 1970.

Chapter 9

Styron's book: Random House, New York, 1990.

Puller's Book: Fortunate Son, Grove Weidenfeld, New York, 1991.

On to Book 2

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