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The Inherited Conglomerate

In his collection of folklore from Ireland W.B.Yeats quoted the Irish proverb that, Those who travel much have little faith.”  He quoted this with seeming ambivalence, which reflects something of Yeats himself.   1,428 more words

Book Reviews

Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Author: Laura Hillenbrand
Courses: English 12 & 12H

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. 136 more words

Upper School

Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples' Organized Crime System

Gomorrah: A Personal Journey into the Violent International Empire of Naples’ Organized Crime System
Author: Roberto Saviano
Courses: English 12 & 12H

A groundbreaking, unprecedented bestseller in Italy, Roberto Saviano’s insider account traces the decline of the city of Naples under the rule of the Camorra, an organized crime network more powerful and violent than the Mafia. 84 more words

Upper School

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness

The Sunflower: On the Possibilities and Limits of Forgiveness
Author: Simon Wiesenthal
Courses: English 12 & 12H

While imprisoned in a Nazi concentration camp, Simon Wiesenthal was taken one day from his work detail to the bedside of a dying member of the SS. 142 more words

Upper School

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro: A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro: A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy
Author: Joe McGinniss
Courses: English 12 & 12H… 207 more words

Upper School

The Stranger

The Stranger
Author: Albert Camus
Courses: English 12 & 12H

Through the story of an ordinary man unwittingly drawn into a senseless murder on an Algerian beach, Camus explored what he termed “the nakedness of man faced with the absurd.”

Upper School