Books: Virginia Schoolboys

BEFORE THEY WERE MEN—Charles Wertenbaker-Liveright ($2 ) .* To the small number of books that are not silly about schoolboys Author Wertenbaker has added one. These eight short stories about a Virginia boarding school which he calls "Blackford" should please even graduates of Virginia's Episcopal High School, "Blackford's" prototype. If you do not think this is high praise, ask any fairly recent old boy of St. Paul's what he thinks of Arthur Stanwood Pier's Boys of St. Timothy's.

Before They Were Men records the school careers of Sleepy Carter and Shadow...

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