Augustine of Hippo: A Biography - Peter R.L. Brown I had the honor of being Prof. Brown's student for an all-too-brief quarter during my late, lamented time at UCLA.

We were studying a cache of recently discovered Augustinian letters. He was the stereotype (in a good way) of the soft-spoken, immensely erudite college professor, and was as brilliant in person as on paper.

(PS -- I got an A- on the final paper :-)