Amanda Cook at Houghton Mifflin won a keenly contested auction for a book called

The Chosen: Admission and Exclusion at Harvard, Yale and Princeton, 1900 to Today, which offers a detailed examination of the admissions procedures of the Ivy League giants, and the impact those choices have had on American government and culture. Author

Jerome Karabel is a sociologist at the University of California at Berkeley and has devoted years to researching his topic, including diving deeply into university archives to come up with a picture of how the Big Three have changed—or in many cases failed to change—their policies over the past century. This was a purchase of North American rights from agent

Eric Simonoff at Janklow & Nesbit, and the plan is to publish in fall next year.