The founder and headmaster, now retired, of Taft School in Watertown, Conn., reviews his life and makes a dryly humorous, mellowly patina-ed job of it. The emphasis throughout is on education, politics, reform, his individual beliefs and philosophies. But the memories and opinions are well interlarded with excellent anecdotes and well told stories. There are recollections of masters, parents, boys clubs, the study of the classics and its rewards, religion, scholarships, athletics, old boys. There is much about his Presidential brother, prohibition, local and national politics, Theodore Roosevelt. Conservative and progressive education, the character of modern schools, and his own convictions and conclusions that read well. Pleasant educational, local, and old grad appeal book.