A YALE MAN by Milton White


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This trifle, optimistically presented as a novel and guessably autobiographical, has been strung together from magazine pieces and provides a squared off version of the old quandrangle back in the days when to go to Yale was to become a Yale man. This seemed to include, along with For God, For Country, raccoon coats, the Wiffenpoofs singing Boola Boola, and standing under the clock at the Biltmore when you went to New York. Young Dave Miller (and his story is almost as slight as he was--89 pounds) never quite made it, and just after the end of the first semester his father died and he had to leave New Haven.... The book too is over almost before it gets started or can reach that possible designation, alumni.

Publisher: Doubleday