Education: Trouble at Trinity

Odell Shepard is an idealist, a writer, a lover of Connecticut, a wanderer and a teacher. So was Bronson Alcott, hero of Shepard's Pulitzer Prize biography (Pedlar's Progress). Alcott was a failure at almost everything he tried; Shepard has been a success.

While footslogging his way over most of the highways & byways of the Nutmeg State, Odell Shepard has peddled such friendly wares as good talk, homely poetry, corny songs and New Deal politics. He had sold them well enough by 1940 to get elected Lieutenant Governor. Defeated for re-election in 1942, he resumed the English professorship that he had held...

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