Castaways: The Penikese Island Experiment #2020

Castaways: The Penikese Island Experiment By George Cadwalader Castaways The Penikese Island Experiment Cadwalader a Marine captain severely wounded in Viet Nam recuperates but is unable to return to combat Strongly influenced by his experience in the Marines he recruits a small band of unlikely teac
  • Title: Castaways: The Penikese Island Experiment
  • Author: George Cadwalader
  • ISBN: 9781933392202
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Castaways: The Penikese Island Experiment By George Cadwalader
    Castaways: The Penikese Island Experiment By George Cadwalader Cadwalader, a Marine captain severely wounded in Viet Nam, recuperates but is unable to return to combat Strongly influenced by his experience in the Marines, he recruits a small band of unlikely teachers, well educated social drop outs, and launches an experiment in the rehabilitation of hard core juvenile delinquents The site he selects is Penikese, a remote island offCadwalader, a Marine captain severely wounded in Viet Nam, recuperates but is unable to return to combat Strongly influenced by his experience in the Marines, he recruits a small band of unlikely teachers, well educated social drop outs, and launches an experiment in the rehabilitation of hard core juvenile delinquents The site he selects is Penikese, a remote island off the Massachusetts coast Once a leper colony, Penikese is slowly transformed by the students and staff into a school community The Outward Bound atmosphere the author and his staff create on the primitive island involves construction, boat building, farming, and nature study If the wood isnt chopped, theres no heat if the vegetables arent harvested, theres no food Cadwalader and his cohorts treat the kids consistently, and try to hold them accountable for their actions Buffeted on all sidesby the weather, the violent unpredictability of the kids, jittery surrounding communities, and a rudderless criminal justice systemthe author undergoes some painful changes as he confronts the stark irrationality and rock hard recalcitrance of his juvenile criminal charges, some of whom he takes into his own home The admonition of an old Marine sergeant comes back to haunt him That son of a bitch was born bad, and aint you or anyone else gonna change him But Cadwalader and his colleagues persist, and despite setbacks, the school survives The dialogue is raw and gritty The narrative moves from the hilarious to the somber and back again as the author chronicles the lives of the boys who come to Penikese Castaways is a true story, a tale of idealism tempered but not surrenderedan intensely human portrait.
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    • Disclaimer I used to work for George, indirectly, on the island When the boys went home for home visits, I was a caretaker on the farm.George is a true hero A man of deep convictions, and a form and tender heart, he tried so very hard to make a difference in the lives of throwaway boys His character and dedication comes through in his writing The incident with the guinea hens and chickens broke his heart There are so many other stories that couldn t be told, and he doesn t brag about all the wor [...]


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