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Why do private boarding schools produce such a disproportionate number of leaders in business, government, and the arts? In the most comprehensive study of its kind to date, two sociologists describe the complex ways in which elite schools prepare students for success and power, and they also provide a lively behind-the-scenes look at prep--school life and underlife.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780465062690
ISBN-10: 0465062695
Format: Paperback
(204mm x 127mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Basic Books
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 9-Sep-1987
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Peter W. Cookson, Jr.

Peter W. Cookson, Jr., is senior research associate in the Department of Sociology at New York University. Caroline Hodges Persell is professor and chairperson in the Department of Sociology at New York University.

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