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The Best of the Best

Becoming Elite at an American Boarding School

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HARDCOVER

$38.50 • £30.95 • €34.50

ISBN 9780674035683

Publication Date: 09/30/2009

Short

312 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

8 line illustrations, 1 table

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In a book that’s both generous and skeptical, Rubén Gaztambide-Fernández penetrates the inner world of a top prep school, and shows how the students first construct, and then rationalize, their elite identities. Filled with irony and insight, The Best of the Best reveals both the opportunities and the casualties of privilege.—Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot, author of The Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other

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