The Castle On The Parkway : The Story Of DeWitt Clinton High School In The Bronx
 
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THE CASTLE ON THE PARKWAY

 

THE STORY OF NEW YORK CITY'S DEWITT CLINTON HIGH SCHOOL AND ITS EXTRAORDINARY INFLUENCE ON AMERICAN LIFE

 
Gerard J. Pelisson
 
James A. Garvey III
 

The first section is a chronological history filled with great cast of characters. For example, in the chapter on 1906-1929, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth come to DWC to teach the students how to hit a ball and a Sioux chief describes his role at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Teacher George Hunter writes the biology book that is at the center of the Scopes Monkey trial. World War I finds Clintonites singing for Victor Herbert, having dinner with the Prince of Wales, and serving as translator for General Pershing. Clinton junior Richard Rodgers writes his first song with former Clintonite Lorenz Hart. The Harlem Renaissance begins with the publication of senior Countee Cullen's poems in the school magazine.

The second section is inspired by the remark in 1901 Clinton yearbook: the true measure of a school can be judged only by what its students do with their lives after they leave school. This section presents detailed time lines to show the influence Clinton alumni have had in culture, business, journalism, government, military, community, science and technology, religion and education, and sports. For example, the military component chronicles the commitment of Clintonites, from the school's founding in 1897 to the present, who served in the U.S. armed forces. In World War II alone, nearly 5,000 alumni were in uniform, undoubtedly giving DeWitt Clinton the largest representation in the war of any school in the nation.

 
 
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