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Stover at Yale

by Owen Johnson

A splendind story of student life in our American colleges. Stover is a typical American and a born leader. He comes to Yale from Lawrenceville Preparatory School, where he has been the "big man in a big school." His keen anticipation of leading his class at Yale is not disappointed, and his ambition and innate aristocracy incline him to the exclusivity of the college societies. But as he comes in close contact with some of the worthwhile thinking men who stand outside the "magic circle," his native independence sturdily asserts itself -- and through his leadership his whole class is brought together on a democratic basis.

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