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The Headmaster: Frank L. Boyden of Deerfield

by McPhee, John

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Green cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine. Head and heel of spine bumped, light wear to tips of boards. Gift inscription on half title page. Jacket has damp stain (light green from board) to front panel, tape repair to reinforce creases to back of front and rear flaps, small damp stain and abrasion to head of spine.

Synopsis

Starting in 1902 at a country school that had an enrollment of fourteen, Frank Boyden built an academy that has long since taken its place on a level with Andover and Exeter. Boyden, who died in 1972, was the school's headmaster for sixty-six years. John McPhee portrays a remarkable man "at the near end of a skein of magnanimous despots who...created enduring schools through their own individual energies, maintained them under their own absolute rule, and left them forever imprinted with their own personalities." More than simply a portrait of the Headmaster of Deerfield Academy, it is a revealing look at the nature of private school education in America.

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book dealer
Last Word Books LLC US (US)
Bookseller’s Inventory #
1177
Title
The Headmaster
Author
McPhee, John
Book condition
second hand - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Good
Quantity available
1
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Farrar Straus Giroux
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1966
Size
5.5” X 8.25”
Size
5.5” X 8.25”

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