An autobiography with particular emphasis on the 40 years spent at Andover as professor of English and headmaster. The son of German-Americans who settled the Mohawk Valley, Fuess was strictly brought up by his lawyer father, obliged to earn by farm labor the $45 suit he purchased and neglected to pay for at college. With skillful use of anecdote and mellow humor, Fuess sets out to prove that the boy today is no more unregenerate at heart than adolescents like Jullus Caesar on down. He has deep faith in the institution of the private school in training for leadership, and believes that independent schoolmasters, among whom he numbers himself, teach boys to think independently, to win ultimately the race between education and catastrophe. Primarily a book for public library teacher and parent shelves. Not provocative enough for the general public.