Thursday, March 15, 2012

A look back at the life of Dr. John C. Hodges on his 120th birthday


Today, March 15, is the 120th anniversary of the birth of the great grammarian and author of the Harbrace College Handbook, Dr. John C. Hodges of the University of Tennessee. 
    The Grammar Tip of the Day staff marked this occasion by composing a look back on Hodges' life, which you can read by clicking here.
    Today's profile includes little about Harbrace, since that was covered in "How the 'Harbrace Handbook of English' Changed the Way Americans Learn About Writing" last year, the 70th anniversary of that great tome, the top-selling college textbook of all time.