Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1992), Edition: 1St Edition, 160 pages
LibraryThing member ffortsa
The Headmaster tells the story of Frank Boyden, who at 22 took over as the headmaster of Deerfield Academy in 1902 and ruled with a kind but traditional hand for 66 years. The idea is intriguing, but the work, alas, is more or less descriptive in a way McPhee would learn to make much more involving as his career developed. It has very little nuance, more worshipful than inquiring, and as a portrait is ok - as a book, less than what one would wish for.