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The Castle on the Parkway tells the story of America, New York City and public education through the life of DeWitt Clinton High School--located in the castle on Mosholu Parkway in the Bronx. Though a regular high school without an entrance exam, DeWitt Clinton is no ordinary institution. Opened in 1897 and all boys until 1983, its classrooms, club rooms and athletic fields have produced alumni that have had an extraordinary influence on American life. With more than 800 images and as many touching tales, discover the high school life of the likes of Richard Rodgers, George Cukor, Frank Loesser, Romare Bearden, Burt Lancaster, B. Gerald Cantor, William Kunstler, Sugar Ray Robinson, Stan Lee, Paddy Chayefsky, Victor A. Lundy, James Baldwin, Richard Avedon, Neil Simon, Dolph Schayes, Charles Rangel, Russell Berrie, Garry Marshall, Judd Hirsch, Ralph Lauren, William Macaulay, Nate Archibald, Richard Carmona, Jacques DeGraff, Pedro Borbon Jr., Andrea Navedo, Tracy Morgan and Christine Fleming. This description applies to the 2012 edition from the Hutch Press.